Last night saw the launch of the Destiny 2 Prestige Raid, and it’s been beaten by Clan Redeem, who used the coil glitch to fight their way to victory. This wasn’t the glitch that Bungie had been watching out for, which means that Clan Redeem may have technically cheated, but they’re still the winners of the World First status, and beat their nearest rival by a 4 minute margin.
Bungie had initially delayed the launch of the higher difficulty raid for a week, so that it could work on removing an exploit that stopped enemies from spawning during the final battle. This particular exploit could not be removed in time, but Bungie said it’d designed a system which could check whether a raid team had completed a ‘clean finish’, and this would be used to legitimately apply the position of World’s First status.
Quite amusingly, the clan who’ve been recognised as world first did so using a glitch, but it’s not the one that Bungie had expected. This hasn’t gone down well with the Destiny community, and it’s been kicking up a bit of fuss over the matter. Clan Redeem had made no attempt to conceal that they were using the notorious coil glitch, which can be used to infinitely refill Power Ammo when using the Wardcliff Coil rocket launcher. To be fair to Clan Redeem, the glitch has been in Destiny 2 since it came out, and players will always use the tools at hand, however unethical they may be to some.
Bungie has since responded to the whole palaver.
‘We have seen the reports that an ammo exploit was used today in the Prestige Raid,’ community manager Cozmo wrote. ‘This was not the specific exploit we were checking for and we don't currently have the ability to detect it. Tomorrow we will release the top three finishers in the TWAB. You can make your own decision as to who should be celebrated.’
So it looks like it’s up to the community to decide whether Clan Redeem are the legitimate winners in this instance.