The first Destiny 2 raid, called Leviathan, is now live, and up to six players can take part in the activity which will put their skills to the ultimate test. But while most players are just battling to get through the raid will a full fireteam, one group of players shows everyone that a six-person squad isn’t a requirement.
The Destiny 2 Leviathan raid has now been beaten by a four-person squad of players. Unsurprisingly, the impressive feat was completed by a clan called The Legend Himself, which was also the world’s first group of players to successfully complete the raid. The clan’s successful four-person raid begins at around 4 hours and 20 minutes into the Twitch livestream further below, and ends at around the 10 hour mark.
The run concluded in impressive fashion as the clan wasn’t quite sure if they would have enough firepower to take down the raid’s mighty boss, Emperor Calus. Although the group manages to get his health bar low, his shield regenerates and the group of four has to fight tooth and nail (and use their supers) just to get that last bit of health and finish him off. One player goes down in the fight, but the other three manage to hold on, finally taking down Calus for some sweet rewards.
Although The Legend Himself clan are clearly a group of skilled players, the key to Slayerage’s (the player streaming the raid) success was a weapon called Merciless. An exotic fusion rifle, the weapon is regarded as one of the best exotic weapons in Destiny 2. Lucky for players then that Xur will be selling the weapon this week, and it is highly encouraged that everyone buys it while they can.
With what appears to be the first four-person raid in the books, some Destiny 2 players are now wondering how far they can go when it comes to the Leviathan. Would it be possible to complete the raid with just two people? Two people could be the minimum possible number, as a solo run is likely ruled out due to part of the raid requiring teamwork between two groups of players, and this part cannot be done alone.
One of the the most impressive feats from the first game was when a player beat Crota’s End solo without dying in Destiny 1. Whether Bungie will allow for more moments like that in future is unclear, but right now the key to the Leviathan raid is teamwork and just being quite good at the game.
Destiny 2 is out now for PS4 and Xbox One, and releases October 24 for PC.