It seems each week Destiny 2 players are showing off impressive ways of conquering the challenging Leviathan raid. While Guardians have had a chance to learn the best strategy to defeat the raid’s final boss, Calus, and his waves of powerful enemies, a team of six is still a necessity when executing the mission. However, two of the first players to beat Leviathan have popped back up in the community to reveal they bested the raid’s boss as a two-man team.
Posting the impressive run to YouTube, seen below, Slayerage and Epicookiez took down emperor Calus in 15 minutes as a pair. Both players are, of course, fitted from head to toe in the best gear possible, but it takes more than pure combat power to overcome Calus and his army. In fact, apart from strong communication skills between the two, another player helped provide a crucial trick to make the two-Guardian takedown possible.
Slayerage posted on the Destiny 2 Reddit to explain the challenge is actually easier with two people than three, especially when using a tip from a player named Adnan Özsarigöl. “The normal mechanics of the fight are still possible with three people, but once you get down to two, it’s either fight insane RNG or use the sneaky sneaky spot Cookiez is in,” said Slayerage. In the video, while Slayerage focuses on clearing out Calus’ throne room, Cookiez is in the shadow realm portion of the fight to open up the damage plates needed to bring down Calus’ personal shield. The “sneaky sneaky spot” Slayerage references came from Özsarigöl, who pointed out a block in the shadow realm that protects the Guardian and allows them to easily take out the Scions that constantly appear.
Also, the second phase of the shadow realm fight has Calus unleashing a swarm of deadly skulls at the fireteam, but having one to two players take them on makes the process of killing the floating heads more streamlined. “Killing tons of skulls is ‘easier’ with fewer people since there’s less sharing or aiming at a skull someone hits right before you, and it seems like there’s some randomness or an unknown mechanic behind the number of skulls that spawn,” he said. So, while Cookiez handled the shadow battle, Slayerage cleaned out the enemies in the throne area, allowing both to use the unlocked damage plates and take down Calus.
While both players make the process look simple, it’s important to note this took hours of practice to perfect. Entering the raid with a hight combat power level and greatly modded gear will only increase the chances of success, so players should invest an equal amount of time into learning the strategy and leveling up.
Players looking for another interesting way to explore Leviathan can check out the recently found locked chest glitch. Instead of having to return to Leviathan with another fireteam after receiving the loot chest raid keys, getting the rare loot can be done solo using unblocked paths. Of course, Bungie should catch on to this oversight of the map’s layout soon, so try it before it’s too late.
Destiny 2 is available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with a PC release arriving October 24th.
Source: Game Rant