When Destiny’s latest raid, Wrath of the Machine, went live last Friday, both the game’s community at large and developer Bungie itself likely expected it would be a little while before a group managed to complete it. As it turns out, the four days which separated the launch of Destiny’s Rise of Iron expansion and the Wrath of the Machine raid was more than enough time for one team to get properly prepared, since it managed to finish the entire raid in just over two hours.
According to Bungie’s Twitter account, the world first completion of Wrath of the Machine went to an Xbox One Destiny clan called Team Redeem. By the time the six clan members, which included players using the gamertags Modern Tryhard, MagneticRubber, Snead, Ehroar, PvT Nuclear, and FleshCrunch, managed to fell the raid’s final boss, it was a little after 3 p.m. EST. The raid went live at 1 p.m. EST on the dot.
We have a winner! Congratulations to Clan Redeem on achieving World First for Wrath of the Machine. pic.twitter.com/wy3VsRSMJd— Bungie (@Bungie) September 23, 2016
Team Redeem’s accomplishment is especially impressive considering it took groups 14 hours to fully clear the Vault of Glass, and around 7 for Crota’s End. Team Redeem will no doubt be looking to further cement its legacy when Wrath of the Machine’s hard mode difficulty level is released in the near future.
For more on Wrath of the Machine and the Rise of Iron expansion, be sure to check out our coverage of the raid’s official launch trailer, our review of the Year 3 version of the Thorn Exotic Hand Cannon, and our guide on how to get the Khvostov 7G-0X Exotic Auto Rifle.