A fan has found a way to cheese the Leviathan Raid on Destiny 2, making the Calus boss battle significantly easier. To long-time followers of the franchise, this may sound a bit familiar. After all, in both previous Destiny games, players have found ways to make the toughest boss battles easier: in the first game, you could make Atheon walk off a cliff; and in The Dark Below, disconnecting your LAN cable at the exact right moment could help defeat Crota.
Destiny 2 has played into fans’ curiosity, offering up all sorts of secrets to keep the franchise’s fervent following interested: there are several little-known features for committed players to uncover; exotic weapons and armor to locate; a secret room that could tease the future of the franchise; a complicated puzzle that unlocks a secret traveller ball; and, of course, there’s an abundance of Easter Eggs just waiting to be found.
However, despite all of that hidden content that fans can work through, players are still searching for ways to cheat the game. And now, a Reddit user named o7yourdesires has uncovered a ‘cheese’ to help defeat the Leviathan Raid’s final boss. Of course, it didn’t take long for a video tutorial to show up on YouTube:
To execute this cheat/glitch/cheese, five players must approach Emperor Calus in the throne room. A sixth player must stay by the goblet with the blue flames. Calus will stomp and kill the five that approach him. After that has happened, the sixth player must walk into the blue flames and commit suicide. The wipe countdown will begin, because everyone is dead. When that countdown shows four seconds, the sixth player should press the button to leave and go to orbit (this button will vary by console).
The delay/processing time should mean that the sixth player actually leaves when the clock is between one second and zero. This will implement the cheese. The other five players will respawn. They can invite the sixth player back in. Now that the cheese is in play, none of the additional enemies will spawn. Only Calus will be there, making the raid much easier.
Of course, some players will believe that it isn't ethically correct to cheat your way through such an important raid. Some would argue that it’s worth completing the raid fair and square first, before using the cheese on replay run-throughs just for the fun of it. That way, you get to have your cake and eat it too: you can play the game fairly and make the most of its quirky glitches.
Destiny 2 is out now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows.