Brave Guardians are beginning to head into the Destiny 2 Lightfall raid to defeat the dark threat looming onboard a Black Fleet ship. If you’re one of those brave Guardians, then you’ll want to know all about the Destiny 2 Root of Nightmares Contest Mode, rules, emblems, and rewards. With that, you’ll have an idea of what to expect and the rewards you’ll get for being the Root of Nightmares Contest Mode.
For more on the Destiny 2 Root of Nightmares raid, we’ve got you covered with the Destiny 2 Lightfall raid release date and time, alongside a guide on the Destiny 2 Root of Nightmares bosses, loot table, rewards, and story. It’s worth double checking you reach the Destiny 2 Lightfall raid Light level and Power level requirements before delving into the darkness as well.
Destiny 2 Root of Nightmares Contest Mode explained
The Destiny 2 Root of Nightmares Contest Mode is a 48-hour window following the Root of Nightmares start time that features increased difficulty but limited-time rewards, both in-game and physical.
The Root of Nightmares Contest Mode will only be enabled during the first 48 hours of release in which players will be 20 Power below the recommended Power level. This ups the ante, making all enemies, including bosses, a lot more deadly. While Contest Mode will likely continue long after the first team beats the Lightfall raid, it is in place to level the playing field and increase the stakes.
Destiny 2 Root of Nightmares World First rules
The Destiny 2 Root of Nightmares World First rules indicate that the first Fireteam of six players to complete the Lightfall raid on Contest Mode will be declared victors. In order to win Root of Nightmares World First, the team must loot the final chest before returning to Orbit, otherwise their finish may not be recorded.
Gear disabled for Destiny 2 Root of Nightmares Contest Mode and World First
The following weapons and armour mods will be disabled during the Destiny 2 Root of Nightmares Contest Mode and World First raid race:
- Grand Overture
- Fighting Lion
- Hierarchy of Needs
- Citan’s Ramparts
- Necrotic Grips
- Thread of Ascent Strand Fragment
- Empowered Finish armor mod
These items will be disabled during the Root of Nightmares Contest Mode World First raid race. The unique effects of this gear will be disabled and further negative impacts to your Power level will occur if they are equipped.
It’s also worth noting that there will be no bounty or weapon crafting progress recorded for killing enemies besides bosses within the raid while the Root of Nightmares Contest Mode is active. This will still track outside of the raid though.
Destiny 2 Root of Nightmares emblems – Twitch Rivals
The Destiny 2 Root of Nightmares emblems will have two unique Twitch Rivals drops available for those who tune in to the Lightfall World First raid race.
The first Twitch Rivals Destiny 2 Root of Nightmares emblem is earned through Twitch Drops by watching a participating stream for at least two hours. Bungie have detailed the full list of Twitch Rivals Root of Nightmares streamers here.
The second Twitch Rivals Destiny 2 Root of Nightmares emblem is unlocked through Twitch Drops again by watching for two hours during the Root of Nightmares Contest Mode.
Destiny 2 Root of Nightmares Contest Mode rewards
The Destiny 2 Root of Nightmares Contest Mode rewards include a raid jacket, a raid pin badge, and a Dream Warrior title pin available for purchase. The World First winners will also get World First title belts.
If you manage to beat the Lightfall raid while Contest Mode is active you will unlock the ability to purchase exclusive items on the Bungie Store. This includes a unique raid jacket to commemorate your victory in the Root of Nightmares raid. These Root of Nightmare Contest Mode rewards can only be purchased by those who successfully beat the raid during this time, though they are not limited to the World First raid race winners.
And there you have it, that’s everything about the Destiny 2 Root of Nightmares Contest Mode, rules, emblems, and rewards, including World First and Twitch Rivals. Lots of players are likely eager to get their hands on the stylish Destiny 2 Root of Nightmares raid jacket while it’s available. If you’re tackling the Lightfall raid, you’re going to want the best Destiny 2 Titan build, the best Destiny 2 Warlock build, or the best Destiny 2 Hunter build to make it through.