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8 months later, Bungie sends custom care package to Destiny 2's first Whisper of the Worm owners

Some eight months ago, the best surprise in Destiny history was discovered deep in the guts of Io: a surprise mission to reclaim the famed Exotic sniper rifle Black Spindle, renamed Whisper of the Worm after its Taken transformation. It was flavorful, challenging, mysterious - and most importantly, it came out of absolutely nowhere. Destiny 2 (opens in new tab) players collectively lost their minds and dropped everything to chase Whisper, eager to be the first to fire it. However,we never really knew who nailed the world-first Whisper completion - until today, that is, as Bungie recently sent the first fireteam to claim Whisper a little care package celebrating their historic victory. 

The news comes to us from Reddit user Destiny_SGA (opens in new tab), AKA Ashteranic. "We never knew if we were the first team to arrive, until recently," Ashteranic said. "Bungie reached out and let us know that we were the first team to beat the challenge, and as congratulations for getting to the end first, sent each of us a thank-you gift." Have a look: 

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"The Whisper was made as a tribute to our players," the signed photo reads. "We're lucky to have brave Guardians like you in our world." 

Ashteranic's teammates LuigiSoS (opens in new tab) and Squid (opens in new tab) shared their own gifts on social media, and Reddit comments from Bungie community managers dmg04 and Cozmo23 confirm that they're legitimate. As it happens, Squid previously posted their world-first run on YouTube (opens in new tab), and I suspect it will get plenty of views in the coming days. 

The Whisper mission sparked week-one-of-Pokemon Go (opens in new tab) levels of enthusiasm and remains one of Destiny 2's best activities, so it's nice to see Bungie honor its first legacy in such a personal way. Squid said it best on Twitter: "This is definitely part of the reason why I love Destiny and love Bungie." 

The mission to get the Whisper of the Worm Exotic sniper rifle (opens in new tab) is now available everyday, so if you still haven't gotten it, fire up our guide and dive on in. 

Austin freelanced for the likes of PC Gamer, Eurogamer, IGN, Sports Illustrated, and more while finishing his journalism degree, and he's been with GamesRadar+ since 2019. They've yet to realize that his position as a staff writer is just a cover up for his career-spanning Destiny column, and he's kept the ruse going with a focus on news and the occasional feature.