The Vault of Glass is arguably the biggest highlight of Destiny's first year.
The designers of the game's first Raid were given license to create challenges that would depend on close communication and coordination between a larger-than-usual fireteam of six players, and it shows - the obstacles presented by the Vault of Glass will test the patience and skill of even the most experienced Guardians.
But the rewards for completion are high, including unique weapons, armour, shaders, and ships, which is where this Vault of Glass walkthrough and guide can help.
There is a Templar Challenge and Atheon Challenge now available, which we explain on that page, as well as any changes and additions come the arrival of Age of Triumph.
Destiny Vault of Glass walkthrough and guide
Destiny - Vault of Glass: opening the Vault solo and in a group, forming the spire with Vex plates
Before you go Raiding, you need to open the door to the Vault of Glass. You do this by holding down Vex sync plates while a spire forms. There's also an exploit that lets a lone player do it before the rest of the fireteam joins him or her inside.
Destiny - Vault of Glass: Templar boss, how to solve the Confluxes, Fanatics, Oracles
How to defend the Confluxes while dealing with Fanatics, before dealing with the Oracles, then taking down the Templar in the Raid's first boss fight.
Destiny - Vault of Glass: Gorgon's Labyrinth, platform puzzle and jumping puzzle
Between the Templar and Atheon, you need to navigate a stealth section and a jumping puzzle. You can also find loot chests as you go. Here's the best way to do that and even kill a Gorgon as you go!
Destiny - Vault of Glass guide: Gatekeepers, Relics
Before you take on Atheon, the final boss, you first need to deal with three Gatekeepers and defend a central Conflux against Minotaurs, all the while skipping through time and collecting Relics.
Destiny - Vault of Glass: Atheon boss, Time's Conflux, Time's Vengeance, Supplicants
The final boss of the Raid will randomly teleport half your team to a different place, forcing you to call on all your skills and knowledge of the Raid so far and demonstrate exceptional communication skills in order to prevail.
Destiny - Vault of Glass chest locations
We deal with chest locations throughout the guide, but if you just want to know where they are, then this is the page for you. We also list all the loot you can obtain in the Vault of Glass - weapons, armour and the rest.