Destiny 2 players find way to cheese new raid boss, just like poor old Atheon

Athe-gone.

Destiny 2 players have managed to defeat a boss in Shadowkeep's Garden of Salvation raid using a cheese reminiscent of the very first raid in Destiny 1.

Veterans of the game might remember the boss battle at the end of The Vault of Glass, in which half the players had to jump in and out of portals to collect relics, while the other half kept timegates open allowing them to escape - then shooting the shit out of Atheon before having to do it again. Veterans of the game who couldn't be bothered with all that crap might also remember there was a cheese method of killing the big bad, which involved throwing grenades at the poor, simple Vex monster and watching it walk backwards off the map.

Undoubtedly inspired by this method, players have discovered that by throwing a well-placed Hunter's smoke grenade near one of the bottomless pits in Shaowkeep's raid, Harpy boss The Consecrated Mind can focus on the grenade while walking (floating?) backwards to its death.

Unlike Vault of Glass, this unfortunately doesn't immediately end the raid. You see, poor Consecrated Mind isn't actually dead down there, and players still need to continue the raid steps to take down its shields. Once this is done however, the game catches up with the fact the Harpy is 600 feet under, and rewards players with their hard-earned raid loot.

Atheon and the Mind shouldn't feel so bad, Destiny players have found ways to cheese loads of raids all throughout the game's life. The Garden of Salvation raid itself was beaten just six hours after it released, maybe these Vex just need to step up their game - or at least stop stepping off the map.

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