Weekly Update 1.15.15 (Hard Mode)

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Death Race 2015

Hard Mode for Crota’s End is ready!


Wednesday, January 21st – 10 AM Pacific


Access the Raid by selecting the activity in your Director, and choosing the harder difficulty. With the release of Hard Mode, Level 33 is the new bar to clear.


I can’t give you a playbook for how to end Crota this time. You don’t need my help, anyway. If you’ve experienced Hard Mode in Vault of Glass, you have some clues for how we can scale up a Raid.

Prepare to take better care of your teammates. You’ll have fewer options for healing yourself, and each other. The enemies you’re about to face are stronger and more prone to temper tantrums. Be brave!


Loot! Aside from the usual thrill of battling aliens with your favorite weapons and your most trusted allies, Hard Mode beckons with treasures all its own. We reserved some coveted rewards for the best raiders among you.

Killing Crota will give you all a fighting chance to earn them. Check out the hardware:


Primary Weapons of every variety can be plundered from the Hellmouth. With the application of some loving care and Radiant Materials, each has the potential to reach Maximum Attack of 331.

Don’t forget that Hard Mode is also the only place to obtain “Crux of Crota,” the final piece needed to upgrade the Eidolon Ally (the gun formerly known as Husk of the Pit) to its full, Necrochasmic glory.


That’s Bane of the Dark Gods, in orbit over its port of origin.

When people see you fly this baby, they’ll say “You came in that thing? You’re braver than I thought…”


Finally, there’s also a Hard Mode Exclusive color palette for your gear. It’s called Glowhoo. The first of you to earn it gets to show it off.

Check out forums.planetdestiny.com if you'd like to talk to others about Destiny in a friendly and welcoming community! :)


  • Bezio

    The ship is just more shit on the old ship. So creative.

  • Ryan

    You can still see the same design of the ship from the vault of Glass from this ship.At least it looks a little better than the normal raid version though.

  • Paratrooper2000

    Oh yeah! The Arc Scout Rifle and the Void Handcannon look tempting!
    I’m happy that the shader isn’t Superblack. Else all that DO ranking would have been for nothing. 😉

    • Octus

      i have yet to obtain my shader from the dead orbits. im rank 14 with them now…

      • Paratrooper2000

        I’m Rank 13, still no shader…

        • Octus

          I just got mine last night. Rank 15. Its white and black. Looks pretty good…now on to fwc…..bleh.

  • Thomas Cai Jinzhan

    i’m disappointed that there’s no new sparrow like the Timebreaker from VOG raid.

  • BAMozzy69 .

    Personally I like the look of that ship – even if it is based on the same style as the VoG ship. I really want to get these Primary weapons too – especially Necrochasm! I have been saving my Radiant Energy for these…

    • Octus

      I really want necrochasm also.