Destiny 2: Absolute Madness – Warden plays “unsoloable” raid boss solo
“I spent about 200 hours on this encounter and it was just pain,” writes Destiny 2 player TheSnazzyRock of his own successful solo run against the Gatekeeper encounter in the Vault of Glass raid. And yes, we feel it. The reason why TheSnazzyRock’s success is to be celebrated aside from the effort it puts in is easily explained.
Raids are in the MMO shooter Destiny 2 (buy now €12.00 ) designed for six players, but there are also the Wardens who see it as a challenge to master the quite complex mechanics of the raid battles with the smallest number of players. In the best case, so solo. So far, however, the gatekeeper encounter before the end boss Atheon was considered an absolute roadblock and unsolobar – and with it the entire raid, regardless of whether all other encounters can be mastered as a single player. The Gatekeeper fight is all about interrupting and killing various enemies that are obstructing or interfering with the opening of the two portals and crafting a relic necessary for defeating certain mobs. You can see what it looks like if you want to solo the fight in the video by TheSnazzyRock.
Gatekeeper solo – luck, timing and the right equipment
TheSnazzyRock has mastered the fight with all sorts of theorycrafting, not only having the right weapons with the right perks at hand, but of course also using the appropriate fragments, aspects and mods – such as fleeting projectile explosions for the minotaurs to break their void shield .
The weapon perk, with which you shoot ammo bricks to pick them up, was also helpful. Because of this, TheSnazzyRock had to farm Heavy Ammo for a while before the actual fight so that there were enough bricks on the arena floor so that he had enough fodder for his rocket launcher before opening the portals. In general, it can be said that the strategy of Destiny fans depends heavily on luck and timing – 200 hours full of failed attempts give an idea of that.
Yet: Of course, what the player is showing will primarily leave Destiny fans who are in the raid content open-mouthed. In particular, the comments during the run give an idea of how much stress TheSnazzyRock suffered from. Impressive. We don’t plan to emulate his run – for reasons of sanity.