Clan Elysium wins Destiny 2 King’s Fall Raid Race: Final results

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Seven years removed from its debut in The Taken King, one of Bungie’s most ambitious endgame activities, the King’s Fall Raid, is finally back in Destiny 2. Kicking off with an intense Raid Race, teams were looking to make history as the first to clear this new iteration and ultimately, it was Clan Elysium that proved dominant once again.

When The Taken King came into focus early in Destiny’s lifespan, the pivotal expansion largely helped the then-struggling shooter change course. With an enormous Dreadnaught full of secrets, dozens of new weapons and items to claim, along with all-new challenges, it was a memorable period for Guardians across the globe.

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Headlining it all was Bungie’s most ambitious Raid to date and arguably the most demanding to this day: King’s Fall. Now seven years on from its arrival, the popular Raid has made its return in Season 18 of Destiny 2 akin to how Vault of Glass reemerged in 2021.

As always, a new or returning Raid meant another race was in order. From who secured the win to a breakdown of key Contest Mode details, here’s all there is to know about the Destiny 2 King’s Fall Raid Race.

Clan Elysium storm through King’s Fall Raid for another world first

Taking out the top spot once again, it was none other than Clan Elysium that dominated the King’s Fall Raid Race. Making it three world first records in a row, the team of Cruz, Kyros, VileFate, Moople, Quazz, and Saltagreppo were the first to conquer King’s Fall in Destiny 2.

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They blitzed through both the first raid clear and the subsequent Challenge Mode run before any other teams around the globe.

Destiny 2 King’s Fall Raid Race: Contest Mode & Power Level Cap

As always with Raid activities in Destiny 2, the first 24 hours came with a special Contest Mode modifier. During this initial window, each encounter was tuned to a specific Power Level. Guardians were capped in order to keep things balanced across the board.

For the King’s Fall Raid Race, players were required to reach Power Level 1560 to enter, and no further bonuses were applied beyond that target. Even if players cruised past to the seasonal cap of 1580, they wouldn’t be any stronger than those at 1560 Power.

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Destiny 2 King’s Fall Raid Race: Rules

As King’s Fall was returning activity, the Raid Race functioned a little differently from usual. Rather than simply blitzing through familiar encounters from seven years ago without any new challenges, players had a few new tasks to complete throughout the day.

First Fireteams were required to finish the King’s Fall Raid with Contest Mode active. Then a second full run had to be completed in Challenge Mode, though in this instance, a series of Triumphs also had to be ticked off. The first squad to complete both the regular Raid along with the Challenge Mode variant were crowned the winners.

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