Destiny 2 (opens in new tab) clan The Legend Himself took world-first honors for clearing out the new Leviathan Raid (opens in new tab), and if you thought the players would be excited, you should see the developers. Bungie confirmed the accomplishment on its official Twitter account and shared this clip of the clan finishing off the Raid's final boss. Spoiler warning on the video if you'd rather go into the raid sight unseen.
Congratulations to Clan 'The Legend Himself' on being the World First to complete the Leviathan Raid. SPOILERS:https://t.co/bg5azt5O1SSeptember 13, 2017
As players raced to finish the Raid, Bungie watched with eager anticipation. According to Bungie community manager David "DeeJ" Dague, the studio practically shuts down for this kind of event.
We'll be watching. Every screen. Every wall. We hit your prductivity on launch day, you'll hit ours tomorrow. Good luck. Put on a good show! https://t.co/SW71BiAvZ1September 13, 2017
These videos from inside the studio show that Bungie was just as eager to see which clan would finish first, after six hours of overcoming all-new battles, puzzles, and other challenges.
Yes!!! pic.twitter.com/i2rHD5tLt1September 13, 2017
What a finish!#Destiny2 #leviathanraid pic.twitter.com/C4DTYEJLY6September 13, 2017
Cheers!It's always surreal when the studio erupts in applause. Thanks for making the dream of a Fireteam overcoming impossible odds real. https://t.co/V9yUjzgqUpSeptember 13, 2017
Bungie puts a ton of work into these Raids, so it must be a uniquely rewarding experience to watch players figure them out for the first time. Beyond that, The Leviathan is Destiny 2's first Raid ever, the pinnacle of its PvE experience. Now players will spend weeks and months figuring out all the intricacies of The Leviathan, earning better gear to take on its inevitable hard mode. Eventually, the next raid will come and it will start all over again.
Launch day was cool, but this moment was kind of the true beginning of Destiny 2. Or maybe more like the first day of the rest of Destiny 2's life. Either way, it's definitely worth some excited whoops and applause from the folks who made it happen.