Destiny 2 PC clan becomes first to finish Shadowkeep raid

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Destiny 2 (opens in new tab) speedrun clan Ascend have become the first players to finish Garden of Salvation (opens in new tab), the raid from the shooter's new Shadowkeep expansion (opens in new tab).

The Ascend team, made up of Antivist, Cyber, ExBlack, Monks, Narhzul and Pash, completed the complex, multi-part raid in 6 hour and 13 minutes, which is roughly in line with the first-time records for other Destiny 2 raids. It was a nail-biting finish: they completed the Garden of Salvation just 2 minutes and 33 seconds ahead of the second-placed team, according to the game's official Twitter account (opens in new tab).

You can watch a 50-minute, condensed version of the raid from Monks' perspective above, or you can watch the full version, complete with voice comms and keyboard clacks, on ExBlack's Twitch channel (opens in new tab). Naturally, the shortened version won't show all the time spent figuring out how to beat each encounter, but no doubt guides will flood onto YouTube over the next week. You can also join 20,000 others watching streamers try to beat the raid on Twitch (opens in new tab).

Ascend will receive custom championship belts from Bungie for their triumph. For everyone else, finishing the raid within the next few hours (before 10am PDT) will bag you an in-game emblem. 

If you're new to Destiny 2 and hoping to take advantage of the shooter's free-to-play release on Steam, read our beginner's guide here (opens in new tab).

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Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play. He's now a full-time reporter covering health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. When he does have time for games you may find him on the floor, struggling under the weight of his Steam backlog.