Just 2.5 hours after its Release, the new Destiny 2 Lightfall raid, Root of Nightmares, was cleared for the first time.
While validating the results, Bungie has acknowledged reports of the first completion on Twitter. However, as many players have pointed out, RoenXD and his fire team from the team Hard In The Paint were the first to defeat the final boss, as evidenced by Twitch clips. There was no apparent foul play, so we have a winner. (News flash: Bungie has announced it )
If the reports are accurate, the Root of Nightmares raid race was one of the shortest in Destiny 2. Comparatively, Destiny Raid Report states that it took over seven hours to complete the Vow of the Disciple raid in The Witch Queen expansion. Exploring the Deep Stone Crypt in the Land Beyond Light took about five and a half hours, while the Garden of Salvation in Shadowkeep took about six hours.
The 18-hour time limit on the Last Wish raid in Forsaken is unparalleled. Two hours and thirty minutes are comparable to the time it took teams to clear the Scourge of the Past and the Eater of Worlds raid lair.
This raid race seemed unusually short. The format of interactions plays a role in this. For instance, while actual combat was relatively mild in the notoriously lengthy Last Wish race, the main obstacles were complex puzzles.
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That barrier doesn’t appear in Root of Nightmares. Even more crucially, raiders are getting better at deciphering Bungie’s design language, and on top of that, Guardians have gotten immensely more vital since the last raid.
Despite mod nerfs, we are more vital than ever with the 3.0 subclasses, Strand, and new Exotics, and we can easily take down even the most formidable bosses. Even finishing a raid on day one is significant, so props to everyone involved.