A Destiny player accomplishes the impossible by clearing the game’s Crota boss fight solo, using a custom-programmed Rock Band 4 drum kit as his controller.
This year, Rock Band 4 and Guitar Hero Live have been released in an attempt to revitalize the dormant rhythm game genre. It’s too early to say whether they were successful — but, if nothing else, the former game has given Destiny players an extra challenge to work on.
Back in the early days of Destiny, when content was much sparser that it is now, the game’s community grew fond of testing their skill with self-imposed restrictions like solo runs or time trials. Pretty soon, the Guardians at the top of the tree started to look for more unusual ways to show off their abilities.
Now, a Reddit user going by the handle GladHeAteHer182 has managed to single-handedly defeat Crota, using a Rock Band 4 drum kit as his controller of choice. Video evidence is available on YouTube, demonstrating the unusual inputs the player has to work around to control his Guardian.
GladHeAteHer182 credits a user known as fUnderdog with programming the drum kit to work with the game. With his attacks controlled by a drum pad and moving forward being attributed to the pedal, the battle with Crota is the sort of full-body experience that would make the Oculus Rift jealous.
Crota is the final boss of the second Raid to be added into the game, Crota’s End. This content hit nearly a year ago, as part of the DLC package entitled The Dark Below, released in December of 2014. Footage of the full Raid being completed is expected to be uploaded some time this week.
Meanwhile, it remains to be seen what the Destiny community will come up with next. Hopefully a Fireteam of four completing the King’s Fall Raid on Hard mode, each using a different Rock Band controller will be the next viral video to sweep over the Internet.
However, Bungie isn’t leaving it to players to come up with their own challenges. Just yesterday, comments from Destiny director Luke Smith made it clear that we haven’t seen everything that the King’s Fall Raid has to offer just yet, as there are some unique rewards set to be offered for players who can kill off its bosses in unusual ways.
That’s why Destiny is finally starting to make good on its potential — between an engrossed community and an engaged development team, it’s a game that really feels like it’s in a constant state of evolution.
Destiny is available now for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.