Destiny 2 Crota’s End start time – when does the reprised raid come out and how to prepare for it

Destiny 2 Crota’s End start time – when does the reprised raid come out and how to prepare for it
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The Destiny 2 Crota’s End start time is almost here, and players across the world are busy gearing up for another Day One raid experience. Raids are among the hardest activities in Destiny 2, and first-day-release contest mode raids even moreso. But when does the reprised raid, Crota’s End, come out exactly?

Here, we’ll go over the start times and dates for the return of Crota’s End, and its 48 hour Day One mode. Be warned though that this is among the toughest challenges in Destiny 2. You’ll need to be running the best Hunter builds, best Titan builds, and best Warlock builds if you want to succeed.

Destiny 2 Crota’s End start time: A Guardian shoots a powerful Hive Knight with and LMG.

Crota’s End raid start date and times

The reprised raid Crota’s End will return to Destiny 2 on September 1, 2023. Here are the release times across the world.

Crota’s End start time US

  • CA: Tuesday, 10:00 AM (PT)
  • TX: Tuesday, 12:00 PM (CT)
  • NY: Tuesday, 01:00 PM (ET)

Crota’s End start time UK

  • UK: Tuesday, 06:00 PM BST

Crota’s End start time Asia

  • China: Wednesday, 01:00 AM (CST)
  • Japan: Wednesday, 02:00 AM (JST)

Crota’s End start time Oceania

  • Australia: Wednesday, 04:00 AM (AEDT)
  • New Zealand: Wednesday, 06:00 AM (NZDT)

Although this is the official start time, be aware that the popularity of Day One events all but guarantees high traffic. This may mean that Bungie’s servers experience issues, and loading into the game will take longer than usual.

How to prepare for Crota’s End

Crota’s End is a reprised raid. This means it’s an old raid from years past which is returning with a fresh coat of paint and updates to its mechanics. Thanks to the most recent This Week In Destiny (TWID) posts, we also have an outline of some key details players will need to know to be ready for this raid.

  • Power level will be capped at 1790. As long as you’re 1790 power, any levels over that won’t count towards your strength in the raid.
  • Contest mode. To earn the completion and triumph, you’ll need to beat Crota’s End twice. First on Contest Mode – a much harder difficulty akin to a Master or Grandmaster. Next on Challenge mode, where you’ll run it all again, but have to complete each encounter with a certain challenge enabled.
  • Damage changes. Outgoing damage has been increased for this raid compared to previous Day Ones. Incoming damage will remain the same.
  • Enemy changes. Enemies are set to be more aggressive in this Day One raid. They’ll attack and push more frequently.
  • Disabled features. The Overload hand cannon mod, Elemental Munitions mod, Foretracer Hunter exotic helmet, Tessellation exotic fusion rifle, Titan Banner of War Strand Aspect, and Warlock Weavewalker aspect will all be disabled for the Day One, meaning you won’t be able to bring any of them into the raid with you.
  • Mechanical changes. This last one may go without saying, but many of the mechanics for this raid are going to change from what they were in Destiny 1. Be prepared for completely reworked encounters when you step foot on the Moon.

That covers everything you should need for the Destiny 2 Crota’s End start time and start date. Don’t forget to have a look at the best PvE weapons to help you prepare, and maybe the best PvP weapons if that side of the game helps you to unwind.