Beating raids is something most people enjoy as the culmination of their efforts in an MMORPG. Raids are heralded as the pinnacle of massive multiplayer excellence, requiring players to utilize both personal skill and a heck of a lot of communication and teamwork. Typically raid rewards are based around unlocking some rare gear for your characters, or some cool weapon or armor that the boss used during the fight. In the case of Destiny 2, Bungie decided to completely turn the raid rewards on its head by giving the first team to beat the Last Wish raid a really awesome price.
No joke, the team will have a big gold and cyan belt up for grabs, complete with a black leather strap to keep the gold plates in place. It looks like a world championship title belt from the WWE 2K games or another wrestling federation. The centerpiece has a giant skull with a sword through the center and spiked chains encircling the skull icon. There are space ships at the top of the emblem with “World First” between the hilt of the sword and “Last Wish” at the bottom tip of the sword. The player’s name who first conquered the raid will go on a plaque just beneath “Last Wish” and the Bungie logo sits at the very bottom of the center plate.
The two side plates feature space ships on a logo at the top and a skull with “2018” on the bottom emblem.
If you want to get your hands on the title belt, you’ll have to join up with your buddies and be the very first team to defeat the Last Wish raid. You’ll have a little bit of time to get your team together as the raid doesn’t go live for Destiny 2 owners until September 14th, 2018 at the end of the week starting at 10:00am Pacific Standard Time.
The details on the raid are scant, but it involves taking your team into the Dreaming City in pursuit of some high-end loot.
For those of you who want to get your hands on the belt after completing the Last Wish raid and looting everything of value in the Dreaming City, you’ll have to compete with a rather large audience, including gamers from South Korea who will be right there at the starting line as well.
The first six players who complete Destiny 2’s raid will each receive real-world trophies to highlight the completion of the raid. Bungie has plans on further detailing the awards starting next week after the raid officially gets underway.