Destiny players officially have less than 12 hours to complete their Age of Triumph books and claim its most prestigious and exclusive of rewards. The culmination of almost three years of effort, the Age of Triumph is the greatest in-game achievement a Guardian can muster. It requires significant effort and time investment in every aspect of Destiny‘s gameplay, the ultimate challenge of one’s skills. Age of Triumph ends at 9:00pm PT today, but the memories will last forever.
The Age of Triumph content patch arrived in March, the last content patch for Destiny as the remnants of Bungie joined sequel development. Within the Age of Triumph patch came the Record Book, with 13 pages of milestones for Destiny players to set their focus on.
Within the Record Book are 96 nodes, each an achievement in its own right. The nodes branch into every aspect of Destiny gameplay, including story missions, class progression, raiding, Strikes, the Crucible, and much more. To reach Rank 7 and 100% the Record Book, players had to finish 63 of 96 nodes, and once they did they could purchase a special Age of Triumph shirt to commemorate the achievement.
Even 2/3 of the total Record book milestones is an incredible challenge, requiring much time, effort, and skill. With just so many hours left, only players already near to that 63 node completion have any chance left of finishing.
Bungie isn’t closing the Record Book after today, though. The exclusive rewards will no longer be available, but players can still complete the various achievements that lie therein. At least, they can complete the achievements that are available. This month also signals the end of major monthly rituals for Destiny as well. August 1 marks the start of the final Iron Banner, ending August 8. And Trials will be ending “soon” as well.
More than any official conclusions to Destiny events, the end of the Age of Triumph should be an important moment for players. This date, in many ways, feels like the end of Destiny. Destiny 2 is still more than a month away from release, but today Destiny concludes in spirit. Dedicated players will certainly linger in-game, enjoying the final Iron Banner event or striving for one last piece of raid gear. But tomorrow has already arrived for most players and all that’s left is waiting for Ghaul to arrive. Best of luck to those Destiny players striving for their final Record Book milestone.
Destiny is available now on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Destiny 2 is scheduled to launch on September 6 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, following by an October 24 launch on PC.