A full squad of true Destiny Legends band together in Bungie’s sci-fi shooter to defeat Oryx in the King’s Fall Raid without using any bullets to take him down.
Recently, a team comprised of CommanderCuesta, Doctor RDG, hackme24, OG Danimalls, Senior Snubby, and TheGrreatGatsby took on Oryx in Destiny, defeating the former Hive king without shooting a single round at any of the enemies in the King’s Fall Raid. As many fans of Bungie’s action-RPG will attest, defeating The Taken King himself is hard enough using standard tactics, but all of the Guardians mentioned above are obviously Destiny diehards, as the strategy they used took planning, skill, luck, and most importantly, a lot of communication.
Instead of using firearms, the players utilized melee attacks, Tripmine grenades, and each of the Guardians’ Specials to keep baddies at bay and kill Oryx. The squad was a 6-person team, and was comprised of 4 Hunters with Celestial Nighthawk, 1 Titan with Ward of Dawn, and 1 Warlock with Song of Flame.
Essentially, the 4 Hunters used Celestial Nighthawk to kill all 4 Ogres while CommanderCuesta (the Warlock) took out the vessel, and generated orbs for everyone. The Titan was the runner in charge of punching Thralls, creating orbs for team Supers, and grabbing the relic as quickly as possible. For the most part, Oryx was defeated using a combination of Golden Gun shots and spammed grenades, but such a description is reductive of the players’ actual achievement, so it’s best for fans to check out the feat in the video below.
This is far from the first time the members of this squad have taken on the King’s Fall Raid with outlandish stipulations put in place. As it happens, the group is comprised of veritable Destiny all-stars. CommanderCuesta was one of two players who beat Oryx together as dual-person team a couple of months back, and TheGrreatGatsby went on to best that challenge just two weeks ago, by successfully defeating The Taken King single-handedly in a solo raid.
While the aforementioned squad’s most recent accomplishment is indeed impressive, it may not top GladHeAteHer182’s near-Sisyphean task of conquering Crota blindfolded, for he had nothing to help him best the Hive prince other than audio cues and controller vibrations. Then, as if defeating the boss without his eyesight wasn’t silly enough, the player beat Crota solo using only his voice.
At any rate, it’s obvious that Bungie has an extremely dedicated fan base, especially with Destiny fans frequently replaying the title’s modes over and over again by setting self-imposed restrictions and limitations on the gameplay. However, should the studio wish to continue attracting more fans, future updates and expansions — including its plans for a new raid and DLC in 2016 — will need to consistently top previous add-ons, which definitely won’t be easy.
Destiny and its most recent expansion, The Taken King, is out now and is available for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.