How to watch Deep Stone Crypt raid race in Destiny 2 Beyond Light

Published: 21/Nov/2020 16:48 Updated: 21/Nov/2020 18:16

by Julian Young


The cornerstone of any Destiny 2 expansion is the new raid, and Beyond Light’s raid activity is no exception. Here’s how you can watch the top teams compete for World’s First in the game’s newest raid: the Deep Stone Crypt.

With any new Destiny 2 release, Bungie provides players with an offering of fresh content to explore. New story missions, Strikes, and seasonal activities are all typical additions to the game when new content drops.

For many, the most exciting part of a new Destiny expansion is the raid.

These challenging activities require a coordinated effort from a pre-made fireteam of six Guardians, and are considered by many to be the pinnacle of the game’s content.

Destiny 2 Last Wish Raid
Clan Redeem, who achieved World’s First for the Last Wish raid, are looking to add the Deep Stone Crypt to their list of raid achievements.

How to watch the raid race

At 10 AM PST / 1 PM EST / 6PM GMT / 7PM CET on November 21, the new Deep Stone Crypt raid will unlock. The top raid teams in the Destiny 2 community will race against each other to obtain the prestigious World’s First title, granted to the fireteam with the first, Bungie-verified raid completion.

In the weeks leading up to the release of Beyond Light’s new raid, the Bungie team provided players with guidelines on how to prepare for the challenge, and how to watch the raid race once the activity is live.

Instead of their typical in-studio broadcast, the developer will be re-streaming several community raid attempts via a dedicated page on their website. Viewers can tune in there to watch the excitement and catch several different streams at once.

Many community members will also be hosting their own watch parties. Well-known Destiny 2 streamer ProfessorBroman will be watching the raid race with his community, and will “include as many teams as possible” in the viewing experience.

Teams to watch for World’s First

With each new raid race in Destiny 2, the community’s top personalities and most talented players come together and form stacked teams to face off against each other.

See below for a list of the top teams to watch during the Deep Stone Crypt raid race:

  1. Clan Redeem: considered by many to be the favorites, Clan Redeem is renowned in the Destiny 2 community for their raid achievements. Redeem’s lineup for the new raid is stacked with PVE powerhouses AyyItsChevy, Ehroar, FleshCrunch, Gladd, ModernTryhard and Sweatcicle. Keep an eye on this team as they look to add Deep Stone Crypt to Redeem’s list of World’s First completions
  2. Teawrex and company: well-known Destiny 2 streamer Teawrex and his team will also be competing for World’s First. Including other Destiny 2 content creators CharOnTwitch, Gunny629, Gothalion, Rebelize_, and HeyFitzy this team is another contender to watch out for
  3. Primal GG: another popular Destiny 2 content creation team, their squad is also full of top-tier players. Mtashed, LemurFTW, nKuchGaming, GunnaTroLL, IFrostBolt, and ZkMushroom are another solid team for viewers to watch during the race

Outside of those groups, almost every member of the Destiny 2 community will be taking part in the raid race. Check your favorite Destiny 2 content creator’s social media accounts to see if they will be participating or hosting a watch party.

Destiny 2’s Beyond Light raid, the Deep Stone Crypt, releases at 10 AM PST / 1 PM EST on November 21.


Destiny 2 players outraged over Beyond Light’s “weak” new Raid Exotic

Published: 29/Nov/2020 23:30

by Julian Young


Destiny 2 players love powerful gear, and with several new exotic weapons released in Beyond Light there are plenty of exciting items to acquire. However, one new weapon – exotic rocket launcher Eyes of Tomorrow – is severely underperforming, and fans aren’t happy.

In any Destiny 2 expansion, the main attraction for most players is new gear. In Beyond Light, there have been plenty of new weapons and armor pieces to chase despite a portion of the game’s older inventory being sunset.

The new expansion introduced several exotics, including the rocket launcher Eyes of Tomorrow. The weapon’s unique perks allow it to fire rockets at multiple targets, and increase the weapon’s damage if enough enemies are eliminated in a single volley.

Unlocked by the first completion of the Deep Stone Crypt raid, Guardians have gotten their hands on the weapon and tested it out themselves. After spending some time with the rocket launcher, the community discovered the weapon is not as powerful as they originally believed.

Destiny 2 Eyes of Tomorrow Exotic
Players are feeling underwhelmed by Destiny 2’s new exotic rocket launcher.

Eyes of Tomorrow underwhelms

In separate Reddit posts – one on r/DestinyTheGame and the other on r/RaidSecrets – players have identified at least two areas where Eyes of Tomorrow is severely underperforming.

In the first post, ‘u/out_of_phase44’ describes how after receiving the rocket launcher and feeling it was underpowered, they took it into several activities to perform some testing.

Eyes of Tomorrow’s Deceptively Low DPS from DestinyTheGame

After testing, they noticed the launcher “seems to have an arbitrary ~50% damage reduction against raid bosses.”

By comparing the launcher’s DPS against One Thousand Voices – an exotic introduced in Forsaken’s Last Wish raid – they discovered the new launcher is extremely underpowered compared to its counterpart.

Destiny 2 One Thousand Voices Exotic
Eyes of Tomorrow seems to be severely outclassed by other exotics, like Forsaken’s One Thousand Voices.

In the second post, user ‘u/KuaiBan’ had a similar feeling about Eyes of Tomorrow after acquiring it, and decided to do some testing in Lost Sectors and Master Nightfalls. They tested the launcher against another exotic – the Xenophage machine gun – and had similar findings.

Eyes of Tomorrow bugged, dealing massively reduced damage in Nightfall Ordeals from raidsecrets

u/KuaiBan discovered the exotic is also experiencing reduced damage within the game’s Nightfalls, saying “After the tests, I have to conclude that Eyes of Tomorrow is acting weird in Master Nightfalls, dealing massively reduced damage for some reason.”

They went on to say that after some additional testing, Eyes of Tomorrow is being outperformed by several legendary rocket launchers as well.

Both users concluded that the new exotic is badly outclassed by both equal and lesser-quality gear in Raid and Nightfall activities.

Destiny 2 Xenophage Exotic
Bungie has yet to confirm whether they will buff Eyes of Tomorrow like they have with other underperforming exotics, like the Xenophage machine gun.

Bug or intended behavior?

At the time of writing, Bungie has not officially responded to either Reddit thread. Players have yet to receive confirmation that the reduced damage output is intended or simply a bug that needs to be fixed.

Regardless of the root cause, the Destiny 2 community voiced their frustration loudly in the comments sections of both posts.

Responses like “God Bungie really knows how to ruin hype, don’t they,” and “I love this game . . . but I absolutely f**king hate this type of bulls**t they do,” were found frequently in the comments of both posts.

Destiny 2 players will need to wait for an response from Bungie on whether Eyes of Tomorrow is bugged or functioning as intended. Guardians should keep an eye on Bungie social media and the two Reddit threads for updates.