clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Destiny 2 finally destroys The Almighty spaceship, damages the Tower

It took an hour, but we got there

If you buy something from a Polygon link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

Ikora stands in the Tower in Destiny 2, staring up at the Traveler
Destiny 2
Image: Bungie
Ryan Gilliam (he/him) has worked at Polygon for nearly seven years. He primarily spends his time writing guides for massively popular games like Diablo 4 & Destiny 2.

On May 26, The Almighty spaceship appeared in the sky above Destiny 2’s Tower social space. On June 2, the spaceship was noticeably closer to Destiny’s usual safe space. And it seems Rasputin will destroy it on Saturday, June 6.

At the start of Destiny 2’s current season, Season of the Worthy, players learned of a new threat against the Tower, the Traveler, and The Last City. The last remnants of the Red Legion — the bad guys from Destiny 2’s base campaign — set their giant, sun-destroying, planet-eating spaceship on a collision course with the last safe haven in our solar system.

For months, players worked to complete Seraph Tower public events and help Rasputin — an ancient, Russian super-computer — build satellites and missiles to stop The Almighty before it reached Earth. A new tweet from Bungie promises something will happen with The Almighty on June 6, but a recent bug in the game suggests the destruction of The Almighty won’t be a clean break for Guardians.

A few weeks ago, a Destiny 2 player accidentally glitched into the destroyed tower, spoiling that The Almighty would eventually crash. Assuming the tower battle damage will come this season, the social space will get some noticeable changes as a result of the event.

Based on Bungie’s wording in the tweet — “Rasputin is at full power” — players can likely earn the Seraph’s Wings emblem by watching whatever Bungie has planned for The Almighty (the in-game source for the emblem is listed as “Witness Rasputin’s Full Power”). Interested players can tune in at 1 p.m. ET. It’s unclear where this event will take place — presumably in-game and not on Bungie’s social channels — but The Almighty’s current visibility in the Tower suggests players should start there.

Update (June 6): On Saturday, players gathered in the Tower to watch Rasputin destroy The Almighty. The event started at 1 p.m. ET, with NPCs like Zavala, Shaxx, Ikora, and some random Tower citizens looking into the sky and pointing. The Almighty ship nearly eclipsed the sun.

Thirty minutes later, red missiles from Rasputin appeared in the sky above the giant ship, with more missiles appearing below as time went on. As the missiles started to impact on the ship, tiny explosions appeared around the hull. An hour and a half after the event started, the core of The Almighty burst into flames and streaked across the sky, landing in the mountains behind The Last City (where you can see a smoldering crater).

A small piece of debris crashed into the tower, between the Eververse and Zavala. Inspecting the crash site earns players the Seraph’s Wings emblem. Now that Rasputin destroyed The Almighty, Commander Zavala also has something new to say. It’s currently unclear how long players will have to collect their emblem.

Vox Media has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence editorial content, though Vox Media may earn commissions for products purchased via affiliate links. For more information, see our ethics policy.