Destiny 2 Fireteam Sets new World Record for Shattered Throne
It’s now under 5 minutes.
Shattered Throne is a Dungeon in Destiny 2 that’s just one of the fantastic activities that you can complete by yourself or as a fireteam. Obviously, it’s much easier as a fireteam, and a lot more enjoyable since you’ll have some company. It’s not always about getting rewards though. For some Guardians, it’s about getting through the Dungeon as fast as possible, speedrunning it. Now, one team of Guardians has completed the Dungeon and set a new world record. It’s a little insane.
As you can see, they managed to shatter the time and get it down to 4:41. How is that possible? Well, they figured out a way to skip the Vorgeth Encounter. Every Dungeon is made up of sections, and this world record run just completely passes one of them by. It’s a legitimate strategy, but rules the run out of the 100% category, if such a thing even exists because you’d need to complete that encounter to fit in there.
This run took four months to pull together. A group of Guardians all worked together to figure out the optimal strategies and even uncover this skip. It’s what speedrunners across all games do, but here we can see the culmination of the effort rather than the lead up of four months of work. It’s truly impressive to see.
I think that Destiny 2 is made even more special by the fact that it can accommodate pretty much any type of gamer. If you like MMOs, it’s got a lot for you to play, if you enjoy RPGs, there are mechanics to suit you, if you just love collecting, this is the home for you. Speedrunning has always been a core part of Destiny 2 for some Guardians, it’s just becoming even more prevalent now.
My hope is that in the future, maybe at an official GuardianCon, we can have an entire speedrunning segment for that specific part of the community. I want to see fireteams and Guardians coming together to break Destiny 2 in new ways and show off speedruns through all of the game’s content.
Let us know what you think of this new world record in the comments.