The latest raid for Destiny 2: Beyond Light dropped this weekend as part of Season of the Hunt, and Guardians all over the world gathered to see who could be the first to beat it. Going in completely blind, there were tears, frustration, laughs, and elation as many raced to be the first to cross the finish line. While my squad sadly didn’t make it, one winner has been declared after the run was verified to be clean! Congrats to Team Luminous for being the first to clear Deep Stone Crypt!
Bungie took to the game’s Twitter account to share the good news with Aoterra, Claw, Flux, Schendzie, SiegeDancers, and Sotosolice taking the crown:
After verification we’re proud to congratulate our Deep Stone Crypt World First winners of clan Luminous!
💠 Sotosolice pic.twitter.com/3a6GJPi7oK
— Bungie (@Bungie) November 22, 2020
Every time a World First event happens to celebrate a new race, there are rewards on the line and a sense of accomplishment as well. Luminous is celebrating an incredible victory, but not everyone is happy about it.
Many in the comment section attempted to contest the declared winners, citing that Luminous is renowned for “going out of bounds regularly” as a speed-running group. Those comments allege that the team cheated to get that number one spot, though it is important to note that any runs in the contest are verified thoroughly by dev judges to determine if the win is clean or if there was any kind of cheating involved.
Regardless of the mixed reception this news had, there were so many incredible teams out there that attempted to be the very first. While we at my clan didn’t take the W (s/o to The Asian Federation), the sense of pride of doing something cool with the community at large was incredibly fulfilling. This also might be my favorite raid yet in terms of aesthetics, story, and mechanics; even if it did kick my butt when trying to go in.
Congrats again to Luminous on their win. Think you have what it takes, Guardian? Check out the latest raid now in Destiny 2: Beyond Light!