Destiny 2 Salvation’s Edge Becomes Longest Day 1 Raid In History, Beating Last Wish’s 19-Hour Record

By Zuhaad Ali
Image: Bungie via The Game Post

Destiny 2’s latest raid, Salvation’s Edge, has set a new benchmark in the game’s competitive landscape by becoming the longest uncompleted day-one raid in the game’s history.

On Friday, June 7, at 10 AM PT, Bungie released Destiny 2’s new raid in The Final Shape expansion called Salvation’s Edge. This raid takes players further into the Pale Heart of the Traveler to front The Witness, the main antagonist in Destiny’s Light and Darkness saga, and prevent The Final Shape.

Related: Destiny 2 Salvation’s Edge Loot Table: Raid Weapons & Armor

This feat occurred during the highly anticipated World’s First race, surpassing the previous record held by the Last Wish raid, which has the World’s First completion time of 18 hours and 48 minutes.

Who Won Destiny 2 The Final Shape Salvation's Edge World First Raid?
Image: Bungie via The Game Post

As the raid race commenced for the Salvation’s Edge raid, teams from around the world embarked on the brutal challenge, aiming to claim the prestigious title of World’s First as well as taking home the shiny new raid belt.

However, as hours turned into an entire day, it became evident that Salvation’s Edge was a behemoth unlike any raid before it. The complex mechanics, enemies, and intricate puzzles have tested even the most seasoned raiders, resulting in the raid remaining uncompleted after 19 hours of relentless attempts.

And, at the time of writing this article, the teams are still hard at work, trying to beat The Witness encounter which is the fifth overall encounter of the raid. Some of the teams who are on this encounter are:

To give you an overview, we have compiled a list of all the previous world first raid races in Destiny with time frames:

  • D1 Vault of Glass: ~ 14h
  • D1 Crota’s End: ~ 6h
  • D1 King’s Fall: ~7h
  • Wrath of the Machine: ~2h
  • Leviathan: 5h 34m 49s
  • Eater of Worlds: 1h 37m 7s
  • Spire of Stars: 6h 35m 46s
  • Last Wish: 18h 49m 11s
  • Scourge Of The Past: 1h 47m
  • Crown Of Sorrow: 4h 30m
  • Garden of Salvation: 6h 14m 25s
  • Deep Stone Crypt: 5h 29m 10s
  • Vow of the Disciple: 7h 14m 0s
  • Root of Nightmares: 2h 25m 49s

Regardless of who wins this raid race, one thing is clear, this raid will be remembered as one of the best raids Bungie released in Destiny.

Destiny 2 The Final Shape is now available on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC.

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