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It took this Destiny player 25 hours to beat Oryx solo on Hard Mode

Every time I think I've finally got a handle on a video game, I'm reminded of just how amazing (and better) some people are at it. Case in point: I finally crossed the 300 Light threshold on Destiny (opens in new tab) this week, only to happen upon this video showing a player at Light level 335 taking on Oryx, the final boss of the King's Fall Raid, by himself. And winning. On Hard Mode.

The player goes by Esoterickk, and he explains on Reddit that the only reason this feat was possible was due to the April update (opens in new tab), which bumped up the game's Light level cap. Playing as a Sunsinger Warlock allowed Esoterickk to self-resurrect, and a 335 Sleeper Stimulant is enough to stagger Oryx. You can read the rest of his strategy and his answers to the subreddit's questions here (opens in new tab).

Of course, this is all easier said than done, and even though the video only captures roughly 15 minutes of a successful run, Esoterickk writes that it took him 20 - 25 hours to accomplish this herculean task. How long until one of the other 30 million registered players (opens in new tab) follow suit?

Sam Prell
Sam Prell

Sam is a former News Editor here at GamesRadar. His expert words have appeared on many of the web's well-known gaming sites, including Joystiq, Penny Arcade, Destructoid, and G4 Media, among others. Sam has a serious soft spot for MOBAs, MMOs, and emo music. Forever a farm boy, forever a '90s kid.