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It took Destiny’s best players 7 hours to finish the latest raid lair

The Spire of Stars is one of the hardest raids in Destiny history

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The Spire of Stars raid lair launched last Friday, May 11, when players were able to jump in and tackle Warmind’s hardest challenge. But the Spire was much harder than past Destiny raids. This is mostly thanks to the recommended power level for the encounters being higher than most players can meet in one week.

The first encounter in Spire of Stars is recommended at power level 370, thirty levels above the soft cap of 340 that players will get naturally from completing the campaign. Even with most of the popular Destiny streamers running three characters through all of the gearing opportunities before the raid lair released, most players weren’t able to get much higher than 365. The final boss, which seemed to give players the most trouble, is 380 power.

However, clan Redeem was able to defeat the final boss a full 394 minutes (that’s about six and a half hours) after the raid lair launched.

Here’s a tweet from Vicarious Visions, the studio who developed the PC version of Destiny 2 and the Spire of Stars raid lair, congratulating Redeem on its victory.

This is not Redeem’s first world first Destiny raid, as the team also completed the prestige version of the Leviathan before anyone else last year. In Destiny, the team also claimed world first for the Wrath of the Machines raid in 2016.

Datto, one of Destiny’s biggest YouTubers and streamers, took a full 12 and half hours to complete the raid lair. Players are still struggling to take down the final boss, although it should likely become much easier when players get more gear next week.

The Spire of Stars is available to all Destiny 2 players who own Warmind. It’s the final raid to take place on the giant cabal ship, the Leviathan.

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