The launch of 'Destiny 2's Leviathan Raid mode has been delayed by a week.

Destiny 2

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The discovery of a serious bug has undermined the launch and led to its delay, according to Bungie, which had hoped to have launched the mode on the PS4 and Xbox One platforms.

As a result, the launch of the start of the Prestige Raid feature has been pushed back, as the company seeks to fix the recently-discovered technical issue.

In a statement, Bungie explained: "An exploit has been discovered in the Leviathan Raid that causes the encounters to be stripped of their intended challenge.

"To allow time to fix this issue, we are delaying the start of the Prestige Raid until next week. It's important to us that the team who earns World First status doesn't have their legacy tarnished by doubt, skepticism, or uncertainty."

Despite the announcement causing disappointment among gaming enthusiasts around the world, Bungie has remained tight-lipped about the precise nature of the problem.

But it has already been confirmed that the much-anticipated Leviathan Prestige Raid launch will instead now take place at 10am (US Pacific Time) on Wednesday, October 18.

This means the developers have been given an additional week to amend the technical issue that has arisen.