Bungie has announced that they would be delaying the Destiny 2 Prestige raid mode in order to remove the various exploits that have been making the rounds on the internet lately, which has allowed players to beat the raid’s final boss in almost no time, making it a cakewalk instead of a battle.
Prestige raids in Destiny 2 are supposed to be the harder versions of the various raids in the Destiny games. The mechanics are changed, the enemies are tougher and deal more damage, and it will truly test how good you are as a Guardian…unless you’ve used one of the different exploits that have been used to beat the raid.
The exploit in question that Bungie delayed the Destiny 2 prestige raid mode for was an exploit that caused there to be no enemies in the throne room, eliminating a significant part of the boss fight’s challenge and leaving you the fairly simple job of killing the proper Psion and surviving the Shadow Realm portion of the fight.
While it’s not really an easily replicable glitch (there’s no guarantee that it’ll work every time and the setup is somewhat cumbersome), the fact that it exists and is being shared en masse means that it could cheapen the experience and challenge that the Prestige version of the raid is supposed to provide.
Raid exploits are nothing new, of course, but Bungie has always been fairly efficient at getting those glitches out of things in a fairly decent amount of time. It’s likely that we’ll only have to wait a few days or possibly weeks before we can access the Prestige version of the Leviathan raid, but in the meantime that gives you more time to grind and get stronger before you take on the raid.
Destiny 2 is currently available only on Playstation 4 and Xbox One, but will be available on PC later this month.