Bungie had originally made a decision to delay the Prestige Raid for Destiny 2 because they didn't want teams to cheese a known exploit, but after trying to fix the issue and failing to do so in good time, the studio has decided run it next week regardless, but with the added caveat that they've worked out a way of determining whether a team has taken the easy route.
The harder Prestige version of the raid was originally scheduled to arrive this week, but was pushed back seven days so Bungie could fix an exploit.
Community manager Chris "Cozmo" Shannon wrote in the statement "Right now, these discussions are also happening in our studio".
Now, Bungie has said it can not reliably patch the exploit in time - but doesn't want to delay the Prestige raid any longer.
"The last thing we want to do is fix an exploit some players are using, only to break other parts of the game for everyone". Cozmo continued writing that, 'We can now detect if any teams use this exploit to gain an advantage. This will take some extra time to verify, but we will be able to crown the winners with the confidence they deserve.' Phew. We'll give you more details before it's ready to go.' Cozmo also revealed that Bungie will share more details about the upcoming Raid Challenges sometime next week.
The Prestige Raid will launch in Destiny 2 at 6pm BST on October 18. That being said, it is very likely the exploit that removes all enemies from the throne room during the final boss fight of the raid.