One of gaming’s most arduous and enduring tests of patience and skill – a Destiny raid. With Bungie’s latest expansion comes a new lengthy battle of wits. But in order to do it yourself, here’s how you can beat the Deep Stone Crypt raid in Destiny 2: Beyond Light.
Given that Beyond Light is supposed to be a step towards a bright future for Destiny, it’s only fitting that it boasts one of Destiny’s toughest raids to date. The multiple hour slog pretty much needs a cohesive unit brimming with teamwork.
There’s a lot of ground to tread with DSC, and a lot to cover if we want to get you to the finish line. So let’s no waste time and guide you to victory in the new Bungie raid.
How to prepare for the raid
It’s vital that you take advantage of every liberty the game affords you with this raid. If you’re allowed a certain amount of things or allowed to be at a certain level, then you maximize that.
Here are some key things to consider.
Your Fireteam is allowed 6 members
Unless you’re a developer for Bungie, in which case why are you reading this, then you should probably be going into Deep Stone Crypt with a full allocation. The race to the World’s First has come and gone, your focus should be on making sure you complete it.
The final boss will peak at a Power Level of 1250
The day 1 contest imposed multiple, punishing restrictions on players in those first 24 hours. One of which was that they were capped out at 1230 Power Level. The good news is that you can now be the maximum level of 1250. It’s imperative that you come into this raid fully leveled.
Overload Champions will be in this raid
So quite simply, make sure you have Overload rounds unlocked and equipped to deal with the Champions. These are the only champions you’ll find in the Deep Stone Crypt raid.
Augments are obtained during the raid and they are all role-based. Augments provide a passive ability to players and will be available by killing a certain enemy holding them.
It looks like a blue icon and the main job of the Suppressor is to be underneath drones/turrets and shoot him.
A yellow buff that is shaped something similar to an oval. The main job of the Scanner is to point out key objectives during the raid and identify targets for the Operator.
Represented by a red symbol, Operator’s need to shoot and interact with objects featuring the symbol.
Finding the raid
Now the real fun begins. In order to make your way there, you’re going to need to circumnavigate a deadly storm that wants to bring your efforts to a screeching halt. So the raid is already off to a murderous start. For every second your Guardian is exposed to the scathing chill of the blizzard, you will receive a stack of Frostbite debuff. If you, unfortunately, reach a stack of 10, then your body will succumb to the blizzard and you’ll be facing a quick restart.
To survive this storm:
- Mount your Sparrow
- Head into the storm
- Follow the lights to guide you
- Keep finding heat bubbles to reset the debuffs
- Make sure EVERY Fireteam member is able to successfully make it through the storm
- Reach the airlock
- Defeat the Brigs and Captain defending it
- Start the first encounter
First Encounter – Disable the security
NOW the real fun begins. You’re immediately introduced to the mechanics of this raid as your Fireteam will need to split up into two with designated roles to be assigned. The arena has a lefty and right side, so you’ll need to make use of these Augments to overcome this room.
- Split up into two teams
- Each team should ideally have one Operator, one Scanner, and one regular Guardian
- Scanners need to locate the objectives to shoot and take out
- Operators will shoot the highlighted panels underground
- Regular Guardians need to fend off enemy threats, destroy Servitors, and Overload Champions, plus interfere with the Augment terminal
- Keep going until all six fuses are destroyed
Second Encounter – Defeat Atraks-1
Many people thought that Atraks-1 was going to be the final boss of the raid, instead, one of Eramis’ most trusted lieutenants returns as a Fallen Exo. There’s a hefty amount of information to digest here, so be diligent.
- Again, split up into two teams
- Collect purple orb
- Three players stay on Europa, three go into space – both are destroying Servitors
- Scanners need to indicate the Atraks-1 clone – it should glow yellow
- Operators need to reset the Replication debuff
- Regular Guardians need to work in tandem with Operators to remove it
- Once all six Servitors are eliminated, the Space Team will need to have their Scanner point out which Atraks has the yellow glow
- Then players need to damage him and his leftover phantom too
- Keep going until Atraks-1 is down to 25% health
- Head to space and have the Scanner identify the right clones that need to be shot in order
- Defeat Atraks-1
Be sure to remove replication debuff from above a player’s head too, otherwise, they face a 4-second window before it kills them.
After the titanic war you’ve just been through, this section will feel like a godsend. A linear platforming section with some light action. We don’t even need a list for this one.
Just simply negotiate the jumps, kill the few enemies, and get your team through to the end of this section.
Third Encounter – Stop Europa from being destroyed
The final one of our three Augments will be found in this encounter – Suppression. For encounter number three, you’ll need to split up into teams of three now and deal with the destructive nature of nuclear cores.
- Split up into teams of three: Scanners, Operatives, and Suppressors
- The final boss, Taniks, needs to be stunned by the Suppressor role – he can’t be damaged in this phase
- The Scanners will need to accurately point out the correct boxes that nuclear cores can be put into
- Operators will need to shoot at glowing terminals to spawn nuclear cores
- Only spawn nuclear cores when Taniks has been stunned
- Players carrying these cores will gain a stack of radiation, just like the blizzard, building up 10 of these will kill you
- Depositing a nuclear core will result in the automatic disabling of one player’s augment – you can’t deposit two in the same box
- Players will need to keep this process going until it’s been done six times, this causes a hatch to open up that all players need to jump into
- This needs to be done ASAP as Tankis will start chasing you towards the hatch and will instantly kill anyone that is too slow
- Just one member of the team needs to get through the hatch
Just to reiterate, the second that hatch opens…RUN. You do not want your journey to come to an end because you were too idle.
Fourth Encounter – Kill Taniks, the Abomination
It all comes down to this. It’s time to utilize everything you’ve absorbed to this point. One final test of resolve to make this Exo and ex-Exo. It’s going to require more dishing out of key roles, people taking responsibility, and more than ever – teamwork.
- Scanners will need to be looking for the right bins to deposit nuclear cores into again
- Operators should NEVER carry cores and instead need to shoot the purple bubble that engulfs core carriers
- Suppressors unlock the correct boxes as pointed out by Scanners
- Players will also need to trade cores to account for the radiation stacks – remember, 10 will cause instant death
- Once four cores have been deposited, Taniks will unleash a barrage of damage, exposing his thrusters in the process, you need to shoot them
- Repeat all of this until Taniks is down to 25% health
- Taniks will now enter his final phase
- This stage needs to be done with the utmost haste, otherwise, Taniks will perform a complete wipe of the team
- Diminish his health bar with constant attacks and eventually vanquish Taniks
- Enjoy your victory and your loot!
Congratulations! You just beat the very tough Deep Stone Crypt raid and are one step closer to becoming a master of Beyond Light. We now wait for the World’s First solo completion using a Rock Band controller.
We sincerely hope our guide on how to beat the Deep Stone Crypt raid in Destiny 2: Beyond Light was of use to you. Go ahead and beat it, then who knows, maybe beat it again under tougher circumstances.
Image credits: Bungie
Destiny 2 Trials of Osiris rewards: January 14
The Destiny 2 Trials of Osiris rewards are out for the week of January 14. Use our quick and easy guide to see what items can be redeemed.
Players who love to battle it out in competitive PvP action to earn Destiny 2 Trials of Osiris rewards can now see what the week of January 14 has to offer.
Destiny 2‘s Trial of Osiris has become a staple of Bungie’s sci-fi shooter, thanks to its heated action, and the rewards for January 14 are now available to see.
One of the most popular game modes that the first-person shooter offers is, no doubt, Trials of Osiris, which is the game’s competitive multiplayer playlist that allows Guardians to test their skills against other players.
One of the exciting factors of this game mode, besides proving your skills, is the new set of rewards that players can earn with their success every week. Here is the newest set of Trials of Osiris rewards in Destiny 2.
What are the Trials of Osiris rewards for January 14 in Destiny 2?
The Trials of Osiris is an end-game Crucible event that resets its rewards and map every Friday at 9 AM PST / 1 PM EST / 6 PM GMT. The more reputation you can earn in Bungie’s Trials of Osiris, the better quality of rewards you will receive in Destiny 2.
The map that players fight on changes each week, but for this week, the Iron Banner Crucible event is on, meaning the Trials of Osiris will be back with more rewards and a new map on January 21.
Here is the complete list of Trials of Osiris rewards for the previous week:
- Reputation Rank 4: Upgrade Module (2)
- Reputation Rank 7: Enhancement Prism (3)
- Reputation Rank 10: Eye of Sol (Kinetic Sniper Rifle) – The Messenger (Kinetic Pulse Rifle)
- Reputation Rank 13: Upgrade Module (2)
- Reputation Rank 16: Igneous Hammer (Solar Hand Cannon) – Sola’s Scar (Solar Sword)
- Flawless Reward: Eye of Sol (Legendary Sniper Rifle) (Adept)
To earn the Flawless Reward, players will need to win seven Trials of Osiris matches without losing a single game.
It’s a tough feat, no doubt, but it’s doable with enough skill, patience, and understanding of the game’s mechanics.
- Passage of Ferocity – Your third match win grants a bonus win. (10000 Glimmer & 15 Legendary Shards)
- Passage of Mercy – Forgives one loss per run. (10000 Glimmer & 15 Legendary Shards)
- Passage of Wealth – Increased Trials Rank points from reaching 3, 5, and 7 match wins on a ticket. (15000 Glimmer & 25 Legendary Shards)
- Passage of Confidence – Grants bonus rewards from Flawless Chest. (20000 Glimmer & 50 Legendary Shards)
Hopefully, this week’s Trials of Osiris rewards are worth you going after and can be used to make your overall Destiny 2 experience more fruitful and enjoyable!
Image Credits: Bungie
Destiny 2 Xur location and items: January 14 – 18
Here is where you can find Xur the Merchant and get different Exotic items for yourself when playing Destiny 2.
You can get Exotic items for yourself in Destiny 2 by visiting Xur the merchant. This character moves around, so here is his location and all the items that you can get from him.
You can also get different Exotic items each week by visiting the merchant, Xur. He hangs out in random locations around the map, and this guide will let you know where to find him along with his inventory.
Where to find Xur the Merchant in Destiny 2
Xur’s location in Destiny 2 changes each week. Currently, Xur can be found in the European Deadzone, in the Winding Cove up on a cliff.
- Read more: Destiny 2 Trials of Osiris rewards
Once you visit him, you can get yourself some neat new Exotic items to use in the game. Xur will provide you with items that are at the same power level as you.
Xur’s January 14 – 18 items in Destiny 2
You can find all of the items available for sale from Xur this week in Destiny 2 below:
- Exotic Engram
- Sweet Business – Auto Rifle
- Gwisin Vest – Chest Armor
- Armamentarium – Chest Armor
- Vesper of Radius – Chest Armor
Legendary Weapons & Armor
- Jian 7 Rifle – Pulse Rifle
- Seventh Seraph Officer Revolver – Hand Cannon
- False Promises – Auto Rifle
- Timelines’ Vertex – Fusion Rifle
- Seventh Seraph CQC-12 – Shotgun
- Seventh Seraph Saw – Machine Gun
- Swarm of the Raven – Grenade Launcher
- Righteous Armor set
This week’s collection of wares consists of impressive weapons, helmets, quests, and cosmetic items.
- Read more: How to claim Destiny 2 Prime Gaming rewards
You can equip these and reap their benefits when running into combat in Destiny 2 if you are looking for some new things to use against your enemies.
Stay tuned to Charlie INTEL for more Destiny 2, and check out the possible Destiny 2 and Halo crossover.
Image Credits: Bungie
Destiny 2 Anniversary Event hints at Halo crossover
Destiny 2 players have spotted some Halo weapons in the upcoming 30th Anniversary event, and they believe it could be teasing a crossover.
The Bungie 30th Anniversary Pack will arrive in Destiny 2 soon, and the teasers appear to show Guardian’s rocking some very familiar Halo weapons. This has sparked rumors that a Halo crossover will be arriving in Destiny 2 soon.
Bungie kickstarted the legendary Halo franchise back in 2001 but since parting ways with Microsoft, has now moved on to developing and supporting Destiny. Now, Halo is in the hands of 343 Industries.
Bungie will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a special Destiny 2 event that brings over content and cosmetics from its previous games. Although it’s Bungie’s most famous franchise, there was no confirmation that any Halo content would arrive.
However, on the 30th Anniversary Pack’s Steam page, eagle-eyed players believe they have spotted Halo weapons that tease a crossover.
The Bungie 30th Anniversary Pack launches on December 7 and brings a new Dungeon, as well as the Gjallarhorn Exotic Rocket Launcher, and weapons and armor from its previous games – Myth and Marathon.
Although Halo put Bungie on the map, the end of its Microsoft partnership has meant that Destiny and Halo have never had a crossover. However, it appears that could change.
Players have spotted weapons that look extremely similar to Halo’s classic Battle Rifle and Focus Rifle (or Covenant Carbine) in an image from Destiny 2’s ‘Dares of Eternity’ activity.
Some also believed that they spotted a Needler in the same image, but it’s actually a new armor set where the shoulder piece has some very familiar purple needles poking out of it.
However, there’s no guarantee that this will be an official crossover. It’s likely that Bungie has crafted new weapons that are inspired by Halo’s but in such a way that it doesn’t directly bring them over.
While an official crossover is possible, we’ll need to wait until the 30th Anniversary event releases to know just how much Halo will arrive in Destiny 2.
You can also check out how to get Destiny 2’s Last Word Hand Cannon and Halo Infinite devs teasing a stronger anti-cheat is on the way.
Image Credit: Bungie / 343 Industries
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