Reach the Previous Level Cap
As is the case with previous Heroic versions of raids in Destiny, you’ll want to be as high a Light level as possible in Destiny: Rise of Iron’s Wrath of the Machine. Seeing as how enemies will be stronger, having more powerful gear on your Guardian not only allows you to dish out more punishment, but it also allows you to take more damage as well. This can often spell the difference between victory and defeat, so it shouldn’t be taken lightly.
Thanks to the latest patch, it’s a lot easier to reach this once lofty goal. While this may mean that you won’t be able to jump in as soon as everything goes live, it’s a necessary grind if you want to have a better chance at completing the game’s newest challenge.