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Destiny veteran Gladd finally cracks after 48 hours streaming new quest

Published: 17/Jan/2020 2:22

by Brad Norton


Bungie’s latest challenge in the world of Destiny has proven to be one for the ages as even the most accomplished players are struggling to maintain their sanity after days of struggle.

One of the most prolific Destiny streamers on Twitch, Sean ‘Gladd’ Gallagher has made a name for himself by tackling some of the most extraordinary challenges the FPS title has to offer. From impressive speed runs to ridiculous solo challenges, he has seen and done it all throughout the years.

Most notably, Gladd streams in front of his world-first raid belts that he was awarded for being part of the first fireteam to clear some of Bungie’s most daunting tests. Despite the accolades to his name and the experience under his belt, even Gladd is hilariously falling apart due to the most recent Destiny puzzle.

Bungie's Destiny 2 introduces new Corridors of Time puzzle.
The latest puzzle has every Destiny player racking their brain over symbols in the Corridors of Time.

Introduced as a surprise on January 14, a new questline demanded that players explore the Corridors of Time. After collecting 19 unique lore entries throughout the initial time-gated introduction to the puzzle, players have since been left to figure out just how to open a gravesite within the unfathomable locale.

The solution is a marathon, not a sprint,” Bungie tweeted after a number of content creators went without sleep for the first night of the challenge. Refusing to play by those rules and simply bide his time, Gladd and the greater Destiny community have been pooling their resources together over the past few days in an effort to brute-force the enormous puzzle.

Seeming to reach his breaking point after being live for a total of 48 hours since the release of the challenge, he started taping a shoe to his head. Clearly reaching a point of pure mental exhaustion like never before, Gladd refused to give in. Instead, opting to vent his frustration in the most randomly amusing ways possible.

Screaming into his microphone, the extreme challenge has undeniably taken its toll. Sarcastically sharing that he loves staying awake for insane periods, Gladd even got a response from the official Bungie account on Twitter.

“One of my favorite things to do, by far, is STAY UP FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME. I usually try to avoid sleeping for more than 2 hours at a time,” he joked, garnering a GIF in response from the developers at Bungie as they implore the streamer to take a break and get some rest.

At the time of writing, there’s no telling just how far off the community is from an inevitable solution. It could be a matter of hours, or players could still be running into the same wall weeks from now. 

This isn’t the first time Destiny players have been forced to solve such intricate puzzles. Gladd was atop the Destiny community throughout 2019 when Bungie introduced the now-infamous Niobe Labs.

As the first to ever solve the puzzle, if anyone is able to crack the new code and endure such mind-bending frustration once again, it’s Gladd. With the entire Destiny community behind him, perhaps the solution is right around the corner.


How to beat the Technocrat Empire Hunt in Destiny 2 Beyond Light: guide

Published: 25/Nov/2020 6:24 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 6:26

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Destiny 2: Beyond Light is jam-packed with awesome content right out of the gate, but everyone gets stuck somewhere, and the Technocrat Empire Hunt has proven to be a difficult hurdle to climb. Here’s how to finish it once and for all.

The Technocrat Empire Hunt in Destiny 2: Beyond Light pits players against Praksis, the Technocrat. He is a Fallen from the House of Salvation and trusted lieutenant for Eramis, Kell of Darkness.

Praksis, The Technocrat will do anything to support Eramis and his malicious cause, which puts him on a collision course with Destiny 2: Beyond Light players. It all comes together in the Technocrat Empire Hunt, where players have a chance to eliminate him once and for all.

However, it’s easier said than done. He is extremely powerful, and before you reach him, you’ll need to take on some lesser enemies and finish a series of tasks. 

Here’s everything players will need to know, including a step-by-step guide, some tips for the fight, and what you’ll get once you manage to beat him.

Destiny 2 Beyond Light The Technocrat Empire Hunt
Praksis, The Technocrat is a loyal servant of Eramis, Kell of Darkness.

How To Complete The Technocrat Empire Hunt

  • First, make sure you have a power level of at least 1120.
  • Then, locate and enter Bray Exoscience.
  • In typical Destiny 2 fashion, you’ll have to work your way through waves of enemies and take on Fallen Brigs.
  • Next, you’ll need to destroy some shield generators, which will help weaken Praksis, The Technocrat ahead of the final showdown.
  • From there, you’ll have nothing left to do but come face to face with Praksis, The Technocrat and take him down.
Destiny 2 Beyond Light The Technocrat Empire Hunt
Praksis, The Technocrat isn’t a walk in the park. You’ll need to keep moving and avoid getting hit by one of his powerful moves.

Tips To Make The Fight Easier

Praksis, The Technocrat is no slouch. He’s even harder than Phylaks, The Warrior, which many players struggled with.

Luckily, there are some tips you can follow to make it easier.

  • Start moving around the tower the moment the fight begins, and don’t stop until he is toast.
  • Praksis, The Technocrat is a skilled Stasis wilder. He has a series of abilities that deal devastating amounts of damage, especially against players with lower skill levels.
  • He also has a shield, and when he uses it, you’ll need to keep an eye out for the red generators floating in the air and destroy them.
  • When in doubt, don’t forget to use the empowering pool at the entrance to the arena. It will give you rechargeable Stasis abilities that are extremely useful throughout the fight.

Once you’ve managed to beat him, you can return to the Europa camp.

Destiny 2 Beyond Light The Technocrat Empire Hunt
The Technocrat Empire Hunt is one of three Fallen Empire Hunts currently available in Destiny 2: Beyond Light.

The Coriolis Force Legendary Fusion Rifle

Players who finish The Technocrat Empire Hunt will receive an awesome weapon, the Coriolis Force Legendary Fusion Rifle. It is extremely fast and powerful and shoots a horizontal volley of Void bolts.

The Coriolis Force Fusion Rifle packs a punch in PvE, especially when equipped with perks like One for All and Thresh. It can one-shot enemies in PvP too, but only from close range due to its unique spread. Think of it more like a shotgun.

Destiny 2 Beyond Light The Technocrat Empire Hunt
The Coriolis Force Fusion Rifle is a lethal weapon and a welcome addition to a player’s arsenal.

And with that, you’ll have everything you’ll need to know to finish The Technocrat Empire Hunt.

It might take a bit of trial and error. But as long as you follow some of the tips mentioned in this article, you’ll eventually come out on top.