So, the race for the world premiere in Destiny 2’s Deep Stone Crypt begins later today. It’s going to be a bit tricky, with aspects of the raid being leaked ahead of time, and Bungie says it will take longer to verify who wins due to potential PC cheating, but that’s still. an exciting time all the same.
And even if you don’t participate, I plan to log into Destiny whenever the raid is over.
I believe we’re heading into a “Dreaming City Curse” situation with the Deep Stone Crypt raid here. I think Bungie acknowledged that people were enjoying seeing more content added and the world changing when the Last Wish raid was cleared, and while what is happening today may not be as extensive, I think something is brewing.
Namely, already listed in the game in the triumphs section, there is something called the Europa Eclipse area. It could be an entirely new area unlocked by the raid, or it could be a modifier to the existing map, similar to what the Curse did to Dreaming City. At present, there are three achievements related to this:
- In the Eclipsed Zone of Europe, quickly defeat fighters of four or more
- In the eclipsed zone of Europe, beat the fighters with finishers
- In the Eclipsed Zone of Europe, defeat the fighters with your Stasis subclass equipped.
The latter gives you an emblem that looks, at the very least, like Deep Stone Crypt.
So yeah, I believe that whatever area is eclipsed in Europa, it will launch once the raid is cleared, or at the very least on the next reset. There is also something else in the hits called “Exo Challenges” that are not live yet, but I don’t know if that is raid related.
There are other theories as to what could happen, like new stages in the Born in Darkness quest or the Sabotage of Variks quest. There’s an idea that the next Aspect for Stasis subclasses could be given in a raid encounter like the Seed of Light before her.
And there is hope that defeating the raid may unlock more meaty content like with Last Wish. I don’t think Bungie is hiding a secret attack behind the raid like The Corrupted. I could however see them release a new Crucible or Gambit card based on Europa or the Crypt, as it is very strange to get a whole new area and not have any new cards for either.
I don’t expect the Deep Stone Crypt to take 24 hours to come off as Last Wish. With the contest modifier capping the difficulty and all of the teams essentially being where they need to be in power and load with so much time to prepare, I’d be amazed if it wasn’t over by late afternoon or tonight. This means that whatever happens in the game we should be able to experience it today.
I will watch, I will not participate, so that I can chronicle the first world and immediately move on to what happens after. I admit I’ll be a little disappointed if I’m wrong and nothing is coming, but I’ll keep the faith for now. Good luck to all the teams, and I can’t wait to see what Bungie has in store.
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