This weekend, Bungie live-broadcasted a speedrunning event for Destiny 2: Shadowkeep’s first raid – Garden of Salvation. The race to world-first has long been a recurring theme in MMOs and other popular RPGs, and Destiny 2 is no different. This time, however, a belt was on the line.
Ascend, a PC clan consisting of Antivist, Cyber, ExBlack, Monks, Narhzul, and Pash, finished Garden of Salvation in 6 hours and 13 minutes – just 2 minutes and 33 seconds ahead of the next fastest team. This is pretty on-brand for the length of most other Destiny 2 raids. ExBlack, the leader of Ascend, has the unabridged full livestream of the speedrun over at his Twitch page if you have a spare 6.5 hours on your hand. If you don’t, you can always check out the clip below for the final moments of Garden of Salvation.
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The coolest thing about all of this? Bungie is creating custom real-life championship belts for each member of Ascend’s World-First fireteam as a reward. Everyone else who completed the raid within the first 24 hours also received an in-game emblem.
If you’re like me and are woefully undergeared and unprepared to take on Garden of Salvation yourself, you can join the tens of thousands of people watching other streamers doing it on Twitch. Go find a small streamer you like and cheer them on!