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Destiny 2’s first Prestige raid completed in just over an hour (update)

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Destiny 2’s first Prestige raid went live at 10 a.m. PT this morning. Barely one hour later, the world’s first team finished it — a major milestone that comes with its own special rewards.

Clan Redeem, made up of players Sweatcicle, Modern Tryhard, Ehroaar, I Indica I, Senior Snubby and Gladd, defeated the harder version of the Leviathan raid in one hour and six minutes. Bungie said that the team’s impressive time beat the next-fastest group by just four minutes, making the achievement even more remarkable.

This isn’t the first record for Clan Redeem. The well-known speedrunners also finished the original Destiny’s Wrath of the Machine raid (from the Rise of Iron expansion) before anyone else, and they hold the fastest times for several other events in the game.

Earning the title of World First is highly coveted in the world of Destiny, so raids often turn into a race to completion at launch. After the winning team is named, all players are sometimes given something to celebrate about — like a new PvP map, which was unlocked after the world’s first completion of the standard Leviathan raid. (It took that clan, The Legend Himself, a little over five and a half hours to wrap the raid.)

There’s no word yet from Bungie on if Clan Redeem has earned the rest of the player base any unlockables or new things to try, but we’ll keep you posted.

Update: It appears that a member of Clan Redeem, Swatcicle, used a glitch during the team’s playthrough of the Prestige raid. A clip from the player’s livestream during the raid, which is now circulating on Twitter, shows Swatcicle clearly saying that he is “coil glitching.”

Another clip shows Swatcicle referring to the glitch as “dubious.”

The coil glitch is an exploit that refuels power weapons instantaneously. It’s a separate exploit from the one that players believe led Bungie to delay the start of the Prestige raid; that would be the so-called Calus glitch. After the developer identified the exploit, it said that it wouldn’t fix it before the launch of the Prestige raid. However, Bungie said it would track usage of the glitch and immediately disqualify players found using it.

We’ve asked Bungie if Clan Redeem’s title of World’s First will be stripped or if this glitch does not disqualify their speedrun. We’ll update when we hear more.

Update 2: Cozmo23, a Bungie community manager, told players on the Destiny subreddit that it’s up to them to decide “who should be celebrated” for finishing first.

“We have seen the reports that an ammo exploit was used today in the Prestige Raid,” Cozmo wrote. “This was not the specific exploit we were checking for and we don’t currently have the ability to detect it. Tomorrow we will release the top 3 finishers in the TWAB. You can make your own decision as to who should be celebrated.”

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