It’s been a few days since the launch of the Leviathan raid in Destiny 2 and players are slowly making their way through the endgame experience. Some have been able to conquer the raid immediately, and with only four people, while others are still trying to understand the various ins and outs of Leviathan.
What are Calus Tokens?
One element of the raid that is not made clear at the outset is the Calus Token, which drops from chests at the end of each section and those found in the Leviathan’s complex underbelly. Calus Tokens are players’ path to more raid loot beyond what drops from completing each section, and they are extremely valuable. There is just a catch.
Calus Tokens, like any of the Tokens in Destiny 2, are given to a vendor in exchange for reputation. Increasing the reputation bar completely will then deliver an engram, which contains loot from different gear sets. In the case of Calus Tokens, the engram is labeled ‘Imperial’ and it offers weapons and armor from the Leviathan raid set.
Where is Benedict 99-40?
The only catch is that players can’t immediately deposit their Calus Tokens to the Leviathan raid vendor, Benedict 99-40. In order to unlock access to the traitorous Sweeper Bot, players need to complete the full raid. That means beating every section, starting at the Bathing Pools and culminating in the final boss fight with Calus. It’s by no means an easy task, but once done there is the promise of even more loot on the horizon.
In the past, Bungie has offered different ways to increase loot drops, but Calus Tokens seem to be the most efficient way of ensuring players get something from the raid. The only issue with that is when a player gets only Calus Tokens from certain sections, and only ends up with one piece of gear.
No question Bungie has tried to find a balance between the overwhelming rewards of Wrath of the Machine and the stinginess of early raids like Vault of Glass, but Leviathan could use some tweaking. We will see how Calus Tokens change (or not) as time goes on.
Destiny 2 is available now for PS4 and Xbox One. The PC version releases on October 24th.