Destiny 2 prestige raid world first awarded to team who used glitch

Joanna Estrada
October 19, 2017

Despite legitimately completing all the other sections of the Leviathan raid in Prestige difficulty, Clan Redeem's achievement of being the World's First was suddenly called into question. An impromptu, unscientific poll with more than 1,100 responses as of press time indicates that 75 percent of Destiny 2 players think Bungie should redact its labeling of Clan Redeem of the world's first to beat Leviathan on Prestige mode. And, needless to say, the community isn't too happy about this development. Instead, they used the Coil Glitch, which has been around since launch, and many Guardians know about it. Fans immediately took issue with Bungie's congratulatory message given that a member of Clan Redeem can clearly be heard in this video admitting that he's "coil glitching".

The initial launch had initially been delayed whilst Bungie tackled a "serious exploit" that stopped enemies from spawning during the challenge.

"Congratulations to Clan Redeem for being [the world's] first to complete the Prestige Raid", tweeted Bungie, "by a margin of only four minutes!"

This drew a response from Bungie community manager Chris "Cozmo" Shannon, posting via his account on Reddit's Destiny forum: "We have seen the reports that an ammo exploit was used today in the Prestige Raid".

Community manager Cozmo saying "We have seen the reports that an ammo exploit was used today in the Prestige Raid, ' adding "this was not the specific exploit we were checking for and we don't now have the ability to detect it". Power weapons dish out the most damage of any gear in the game but their use is limited by ammo scarcity, so getting full stock from a single pickup is a big advantage.

Quite amusingly, the clan who've been recognised as world first did so using a glitch, but it's not the one that Bungie had expected.

Coil glitching has been in Destiny 2 since it launched more than a month ago. "This was not the specific exploit we were checking for and we don't now have the ability to detect it". Tomorrow we will release the top three finishers in the TWAB [This Week At Bungie blog].

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