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Destiny 2 Fans Are Conflicted Over Forsaken’s Raid Requirements

Only 18 victorious Guardians in 24 hours and 2 minutes.

Posted Sept. 18, 2018, 8:14 p.m.

Destiny 2’s latest raid, Last Wish, launched last Friday as part of the new Forsaken expansion and of all the Guardians who attempted to conquer its challenge, only 18 Guardians completed the raid in the first 24 hours and 2 minutes.

According to the Destiny Raid Report, the first team of Guardians to complete Last Wish and become World First were members of Clan Redeem and finished in 18 hours and 48 minutes. Yes, 18 hours and 48 minutes straight.

For comparison, Destiny 2’s first raid, Leviathan, was completed in 5 hours and 34 minutes and over 4,500 Guardians finished the raid in the first 24 hours.

Last Wish went online on September 14 at 10am PT and when the raid was finally bested, new content was unlocked for all players in Destiny 2 players.

In addition, the teams who completed Last Wish in the first 24 hours earned an exclusive emblem and access to a personalized Last Wish raid jacket for completing it before the first weekly reset.

These facts brought up a question – with only 18 Guardians completing Last Wish in the first 24 hours and 750 in the first three days, how does the community at large feel about the strict requirements and hard work that must be put in to stand a chance to be one of the lucky few to obtain World First or complete a raid in the first 24 hours?

I began by speaking to two members of Clan Redeem – Modern and Indica – and they were generous enough to share their thoughts with me as two of the Guardians who obtained World First for Last Wish.

When I asked Modern and Indica about their thoughts regarding the fact that only 18 Guardians completed Last Wish in around 24 hours, Modern said that “The raid should be difficult even for the best players in the game,” and Indica said that Bungie made the raid “an actual endgame activity that is hard to complete and suits the definition of the hardest activity in the game. It’s something people can look forward to completing and earning the loot and rewards that are worthy of the feat.”

In regards to spending almost 19 hours playing Last Wish, Modern was “beyond happy with the the amount of time it took to complete.” He woke up eight hours prior to the raid and around the 21st hour of being up it was super tough, but the team caught a “second wind” and rode that to victory and the whole team was extremely happy and proud.

Indica said that completing Last Wish was easily his “biggest accomplishment so far in the history of Destiny” and feels Bungie truly rewarded and honored those who put in the time to become World First and that the raid will be something he is looking forward to returning to every week.

Indica also mentioned that it took him about one week of playing every day, for about 10 hours per day, and doing everything on all characters for both resets to prepare for Last Wish.

There were others who shared Clan Redeem’s thoughts on Last Wish, including Ari Smith who said “everything about it is perfect.”

There were those who wish they had a bit more time to prepare for Last Wish to have a chance at World First. On the forums, Jonnnys said that putting in 60+ hours into Forsaken wasn’t even enough to beat Last Wish.

For reference, Last Wish was released 10 days after the launch of Destiny 2: Forsaken on September 4.

DocZep on Twitter felt it was “ultimately too difficult for 99% of Destiny players.”

We ran a poll on IGN’s Fireteam Chat YouTube channel and asked if people were happy or unhappy with the fact that fewer than 2,000 Destiny 2: Forsaken players are the recommended 550 light level for Last Wish.

Max Toovey doesn’t see why the raid needs to be beatable by those except the most dedicated, it’s meant to challenge and be a goal to work towards.

Justin Burke was not happy with the requirements and wishes Bungie would have at least set the expectations for those preparing for Last Wish.

Love it or hate it, those who have completed the Last Wish raid have accomplished a very impressive feat, and luckily for everyone else, it isn’t going anywhere.

Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN who isn’t anywhere near powerful enough to take on Last Wish, but knows that one day soon he will conquer this most daunting challenge. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst.

Destiny 2's latest raid, Last Wish, launched last Friday as part of the new Forsaken expansion and of all the Guardians who attempted to conquer its challenge, only 18 Guardians completed the raid in the first 24 hours and 2 minutes.