Bungie revealed all the particulars for those wishing to race to be World's First to complete the new raid in Destiny 2 Beyond Light, which include some changes from the last race.
World's First race will kick off on Saturday, November 21, 2020, at 10:00 AM Pacific Time / 6:00 PM GMT. That is 11 days after the launch of Beyond Light which should prove to be enough time for the hardcore raiders to gear up and get their power level to 1230.
Even though Beyond Light cap will be at 1250, this lower power cap is imposed due to the Contest Mode which is there to ensure a fair run on even ground for all the raiding racers. Keep in mind that this power cap refers to the numbers you need to achieve on the gear as the seasonal artefact power bonus will be disabled.
Furthermore, achieving a power level above 1230 will not be of any help during the World's First race as Contest Mode will cap everyone 20 levels below each encounter. This handicap will remain in place for 24 hours, which is more than enough time for racers to complete the raid several times over, should they wish to.
Declaring the winners will take longer this time around. The last World's First race was somewhat marred by accusations of cheating and Bungie are taking steps to ensure this doesn't happen again.
The team will be spending time to validate the finishing teams' runs before declaring any winners, meaning that potential cheaters may be disqualified and another team will win the race even if they don't technically finish the raid first.