Earlier this week, Bungie said that it was delaying the planned Destiny 2 Prestige Raid for eight days, due to an exploit that allowed players to cheese the Raid boss, Calus.
In a Destiny 2 blog post, the developer has confirmed that the Raid will be going live next week, but it’s yet to fully fix the exploit, which was the main reason for the delay in the first place. Bungie has been working on a fix, but it’s short-term solution doesn’t resolve the issue to its satisfaction. The developer explained the reasoning for this, saying, ‘The last thing we want to do is fix an exploit some players are using, only to break other parts of the game for everyone. Because of this, we are pushing the fix off to a later date.’
So, what does this mean for the intent to avoid ‘doubt, skepticism, or uncertainty’, which could affect the legitimacy of achieving World’s First status? According to Destiny 2’s community manager, Chris ‘Cozmo’ Shannon, Bungie has a system in place which can verify whether a raid team has completed a ‘clean finish’. Cozmo continued writing that, ‘We can now detect if any teams use this exploit to gain an advantage. This will take some extra time to verify, but we will be able to crown the winners with the confidence they deserve.’ Phew. Panic over, eh?
There’s currently no confirmed date for when the exploit fix will actually be ready, but Bungie has stated that, ‘Our current plan is to deploy it as part of a future update. We'll give you more details before it's ready to go.’ Cozmo also revealed that Bungie will share more details about the upcoming Raid Challenges sometime next week. These Challenges ‘have been designed to make you rethink familiar encounters,’ and this probably means there’ll be some changing of enemy placements, and perhaps even other obstacles? We shall see.
The Prestige Raid will launch in Destiny 2 at 6pm BST on October 18.