Ok man, hard to keep track of what’s going on here. It took about six hours, but the Destiny 2 Deep Stone Crypt raid was finally cleared. I believe I was watching the first world when this happened, Clawtivity and their team, although Bungie says it probably won’t be until Monday when they can officially announce it to make sure everything was legit.
The raid took us to the depths of Europe and then, surprisingly, to a huge space station.
And then … come back down as the space station crashed into Europe and the final battle was against a revived and Shank-ified version of Taniks, a rather odd final boss, but one hell of a raid conceptually. all around, one of the best I’ve seen in Destiny.
There will be plenty of time to go over this later, but first we need to talk about whatever has just been triggered.
There is a new cutscene when you go to Europe that happens at the end of the raid. It’s not a lot, but it’s interesting and involves a lot of new mysteries to come.
We have a new Variks quest, which is an actual mission that I haven’t completed yet, but just about to do.
We have a new Exo Stranger quest where we have to kill things in new “eclipsed areas”. This is a modified version of a current area where debris is falling. I’m not sure what’s different but at the moment my map shows me the Eventide ruins are the area. I don’t know if it runs daily. The reward for this ongoing quest is a new Europa handgun.
Finally, we have the exotic quest for The Lament, The Chainsaw Sword, from Banshee-44 which has just begun. I had it ruined for me but let me just say it contains some wild traditions. I don’t know how many stages there are for the quest itself.
So, in short, there are at least three new questlines to continue as we speak, all of them triggered at the end of the raid. I’m not sure if anything else like a new Crucible card has been unlocked, but I haven’t heard of anything like it yet. But it’s still a few minutes after cleaning, so who knows. It’s very Last Wish-esque with some big changes after the raid, and I love all the new things to do.
You can keep watching your favorite players trying to beat the raid on their own or you can go to the game and do a lot of these new things on your own and see what comes out of it. I’ll see what I can do tonight and report back with a few updates later. Stay tuned.
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