Destiny 2’s Root of Nightmares World First winners have been confirmed by Bungie. Over on Twitter, the developers congratulated team Hard in the Paint (HITP) on the achievement.
Rip out the nightmares, root and stem.
Congratulations to the World First Destiny 2 #RootofNightmares winners, Team Hard in the Paint:
💠 Grangalf pic.twitter.com/jjnVV8rQdR
— Destiny 2 (@DestinyTheGame) March 10, 2023
The Root of Nightmares raid was released on March 10 at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET. Members of HITP streamed their raid run on Twitch, and they completed it in around 2 hours and 24 minutes, according to the record on the Destiny 2 raid report site. It took Bungie another couple of hours to confirm the validity of the completion, resulting in the above congratulatory tweet.
The next fastest clear after HITP was done in 2 hours and 33 minutes. The Destiny 2 raid report site is still updating with team clears, and interested people can check it out to see new clear times and rankings.
Root of Nightmares is currently in Contest Mode and there’s a Power cap of 1780 to keep things fair for the World First race. Certain Exotic weapons are disabled during Contest mode as well. Contest Mode usually lasts 24 hours for raids, but it has been extended by an extra day (a total of 48 hours) for Root of Nightmares. For more information, check out our Root of Nightmares Contest Mode explainer.
All players who complete the Root of Nightmares raid while Contest Mode is active get an exclusive emblem, and anybody who completes the raid before March 21 has the opportunity to purchase a Root of Nightmares-themed raid jacket they can wear in the real world.
Note that completion of the raid before the stated date just allows you access to the jacket; you’ll still have to shell out money to obtain the item. If you want it, the Root of Nightmare jacket is $150.