The present season of Destiny 2 wraps up this week, and the main target all through this season has been making ready for a really particular assault. The Almighty, a ship utilized by the Cabal within the sport’s base marketing campaign, has been hurtling towards the Traveler and the Last City all through the final many weeks, and gamers have been working with the AI Warmind named Rasputin to energy a counter-attack.
In the ultimate hours earlier than the Almighty’s impending crash, Rasputin lastly hit full energy in the present day, and for 90 painfully sluggish minutes, gamers have been in a position to collect on the Tower and watch the fireworks. The Almighty loomed within the sky, blocking out the solar, and lots of the Tower residents had modified positions to observe its strategy.
I watched your entire occasion unfold, which at instances left gamers, each in my gaming occasion, and in on-line boards for the sport, scratching their heads in confusion. Had the occasion began? Was one thing extra going to occur? As it seems, the occasion was all the time supposed to be a really sluggish burn. As we watched, pink flashing laser blasts from Rasputin began appearing within the sky from a number of instructions. And solely after expecting almost an hour might gamers see any sense of the weapons hitting their goal.
After the preliminary barrage, the particles within the distant sky turned extra apparent, till in the end, the Almighty’s core began appearing to distintegrate.
An hour and half after it began, an enormous flash of sunshine confirmed the Almighty’s entry into our environment, and its close to miss as its shattered hulk flew previous the Last City, the Tower, and the Traveler, and eventually, got here to relaxation within the distant mountains, sending out an unlimited shockwave that briefly deafened the Guardians watching.
The total occasion was certainly an odd one. In any given occasion of the Tower, you possibly can see quite a few fellow gamers merely sitting, unmoving, watching the very sluggish and distant occasions unfold. Hardly the norm in an action-packed FPS. Players emoted, having their Guardians eat popcorn, or sit in imaginary garden chairs. But the ultimate explosion and near-destruction of the Tower actually made for some drama.
In addition, gamers have been in a position to transfer to an space close to Commander Zavala after the occasion, the place a bit of particles hit a portion of the Tower, and retrieve a brand new emblem to commemorate their attendance.
Check out some photos of the occasion, in sequence, from the gallery under.
Destiny 2’s new season, which stays one thing of a thriller, begins this Tuesday, June 9.