For some people, completing the Raid in Destiny 2 is not enough. For them, the game’s hardest challenge must be made that made harder by going into it blind and woefully underlevelled, trying to knock out the last boss before anyone else in the world and earning both powerful video game bragging rights and a real-life championship belt. Sometimes it’s harder and sometimes it’s easier: Forsaken‘s first raid falls squarely in the former camp. The world’s first clear took a brutal 18 hours and 48 minutes, going to a fireteam made up of Clan Redeem members Modern, Sweatcicle, Ehroar, Indica, FleshCrunch and Gladd.
The team members are still posting about their experience on Youtube and Twitch, but we’ve already got the moment at which they finally ended their grueling raid and earned themselves the championship badge. It goes without saying, but there are spoilers in the video below:
The team members haven’t posted the other sections yet, but I’ll have those up as they come up, along with hopefully the full run if the fireteam puts that up. The video above comes courtesy of Sweatcicle, but let’s also take a look at the fight from Ehroar’s perspective:
If it seems like the raid is insanely difficult, that’s true and not. It’s brutally difficult right now, but that’s because the leveling mechanics have made it very difficult to get anywhere close to the recommended power levels by this point. The intense mechanical challenge won’t mean that it will be a cinch going forward, but every given enemy encounter is going to go a whole lot quicker, and that means it’s going to be a lot easier to keep a hold of the mechanics without dying all the time. DPS phases will go exponentially quicker as players get stronger.
I’m sure people will be duoing or soloing this thing in a few weeks, but for right now just finishing it is a monumental achievement. I’ll be jumping in as best I can, but I don’t expect a whole lot until at least another week of resets. After world’s first, the goal is to finish it by the next weekly reset in order to gain access to this special jacket. It’s gonna be tough.