The recommended power level for the Destiny 2 Leviathan raid means that only the toughest players can take the activity on. Bungie has specifically designed the raid to be hard as nails, but one fireteam is making it look incredibly easy.
One Destiny 2 fireteam has managed to beat the Leviathan raid in under 30 minutes. Their total completion time, from spawn, was 27 minutes and 24 seconds, making it the world’s fastest. Footage of the impressive feat posted to YouTube and the playthrough includes every stage of the raid, including the final boss battle against Emperor Calus.
Posting on reddit, one of the fireteam’s members admits that the group of players could have shaved between two and three minutes off of that final time with a bit more practice. The Calus battle in particular is one area where the fireteam – or others attempting to beat this fireteam’s time – is one particular area for improvement. Earlier this week, another fireteam secured the record for world’s fastest Calus battle, defeating the Emperor in four minutes. The tips from that could help anyone blitz through the raid a bit quicker.
Viewers have also picked up on the fact that the player uses the Voidwalker subclass when taking on the dogs in the Pleasure Gardens section. Per the Destiny 2 lingo, the player ‘melted’ the dog in no time at all making use of the Vortex grenade, a Nova Bomb, and four rockets. Some players also suggest making use of the Merciless exotic (one of the best exotic weapons for the raid) on this section.
Unfortunately not all of the tips from this quick raid playthrough are applicable now. Bungie issued a hotfix that nerfed the Wardiff Coil power weapon during yesterday’s Destiny 2 maintenance time. ‘Use Wardiff Coil during the raid Baths section’ had been a solid strategy for players as the weapon put out more damage against crystals than other Power weapons but post-nerf it now works in line with other Power weapons.
But discovering what works and what doesn’t is all part of the fun. The reason why so many players are enthusiastic about Destiny 2 raids is because they push players to play better, to find the the most efficient strategies and communicate with a team. So although the fastest time record has been set, it probably won’t be long until another committed fireteam is able to beat it.
Destiny 2 is available now on PS4 and Xbox One, with a PC release planned for October 24, 2017.
Source: mattyex83 – YouTube