Fans of Destiny 2 think they’ve uncovered the location of Destiny 2’s raid, as well as further details regarding the raid such as how players reach it and where else we’ve seen it in the lead up to Destiny 2 launching.
In the image above, on the left, Luke Smith can be seen as he presented at a Destiny 2 gameplay reveal event. The concept art on his hoodie is said to have some relation to the Raid, and that’s because it appears to link into some other Destiny 2 concept art. As you read on, remember the image of a large object with a small planet-like one above it, seemingly being hunted like prey by the object below.
The Destiny 2 concept art above looks a lot like the image on Luke Smith’s hoodie, so much in fact that it prompted a response from the community enough to go on a hunt for any other evidence that this is indeed the location of the raid. However, this wasn’t all that sparked off the intense investigation into where the Raid takes place.
This concept art might not look so different from the last one you saw, but you’ll notice there’s a ship in this one that makes all the difference. This ship is what has some fans convinced that the object about to be consumed, or the giant catfish ship, are where Guardians will go in order to defeat Gaul and beat the first raid in Destiny 2.
I recently wrote about what this ship could be based on other Destiny 2 concept art. I thought that the Vex could be consuming planets in order to create more of their species, resulting in those planets being turned into machines or metal skeletons formed of the waste products created by the Vex. I then thought that these planets would be consumed by this huge ship in order to turn them back into their base elements, and pump them out into space in order for the naturally forming clouds of dust to form new systems.
While I think that theory is still valid, I think there must be something more to it in order for it to be the first raid in Destiny 2. Gaul is the core bad guy in Destiny 2, as Oryx was in The Taken King, leading me to believe he will be the final boss of Destiny 2’s raid.
Gaul is a guy who thinks no one else is better than him, that’s why he’s taken the Traveller from Earth. The Cabal also have a problem with the Vex, that much is evident from the way they constantly fight each other. I think that Gaul is taking his fight to the Vex in an effort to gain control of their power over time. A Cabal army that can time travel would result in something terrible, a force powerful enough to wipe out a race before they begin and take everything they want without needing to really work for it.
How do you feel about a Vex/Gaul variant?
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