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The Legend Himself clan takes world first Destiny 2 Leviathan Raid win, new Emperor's Respite Crucible map released to celebrate

Destiny 2 players have brought down the Leviathan in a race to be the world's first team to beat the new Raid.

Destiny 2's first raid, Leviathan, unlocked today, and was summarily beaten down six hours later.

Some small spoilers follow, so click away if you want to avoid seeing them; to build a bit of a buffer between you and them , here's a link to our Destiny 2 guide and another to the first runs on Destiny 2's Leviathan Raid.

Still with us? Good. Bungie has confirmed that members of the clan The Legend Himself were the world's first to complete the Leviathan Raid in Destiny 2. In the first of the two tweets below you'll find a short video highlight from the very end of Leviathan.

Now that the Leviathan has been brought down and conquered, the Tower can repurpose it to its own ends. Goodness knows what the Vanguard will make of it, but Lord Shaxx has already build a Crucible arena, apparently, and the PvP map Emperor's Respite has ben unlocked for everyone in Destiny 2.

Six hours may seem like a long time, but given that Destiny Raids are complex puzzles requiring players to work out how to overcome encounters and bosses, this is a pretty quick turnaround. It wasn't until 20 hours after release that anyone beat King's Fall, the Raid included in The Taken King, for example.

But now that it's been done once, we can expect to see guides go up and Sherpas volunteer to guide others through. If it's anything like the previous Raids, Leviathan will soon turn into an hour's pleasant jaunt, with a skilled and experienced team. We'll have our own Leviathan guide up just as soon as can be.

If you're keen to have a go, be aware that the Raid recommended Power range is 260 to 280. Prepare yourself by consulting our guide on how to level up fast in Destiny 2.

Destiny 2's Guided Games has just gone into beta, and although its restricted to the Nightfall right now it will open to the Leviathan Raid on September 26, according to the Destiny 2 Month 1 content schedule.

Places will be limited during the beta but eventually any Destiny 2 player will be able to queue up as a solo and have a clan take them through the Leviathan Raid. Should be lots of fun.

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Based in Australia and having come from a lengthy career in the Aussie games media, Brenna worked as VG247's remote Deputy Editor for several years, covering news and events from the other side of the planet to the rest of the team. After leaving VG247, Brenna retired from games media and crossed over to development, working as a writer on several video games.