The ENTIRE Destiny Community Just Got PUZZLED – Destiny 2

Some Footage in this video is from players
around the community, their links will be in the description of this video, as well
as all music too! I want to give a massive shoutout to literally
everyone that is in the Destiny Community! All of you, actually all of you! Without your
help revealing codes this wouldn’t be possible, so if I show clips of people or spreadsheets,
say names, just know you’re still apart of it all, just can’t add all names, thank
you! Never did I think that Bungie would have hit
us with a puzzle this elaborate and collaborative in the same season that we had an exotic “quest”
that took us 15 minutes to complete. Corridors of Time has not only been one of my favorite
events of all time, but serves as a beautiful spiritual successor to Niobe Labs & Outbreak
Prime. We have a big story to tell including secret missions, lore to reality, Magic Hexagons,
ARG sequences, community collaboration, spreadsheet stories, and to top it all off, a jarring
climax! Bust out your thinking tin foil hat and come through a journey of time with me
as we talk about the forest that is truly infinite, Niobe Labs 2: Vex Boogaloo. We already
have videos on the channel dedicated to these stories, but it’s important I talk about
them again. Bungie is no stranger to excellent puzzles and communities coming together, I
mean hell Luke Smith and his team on World of Warcraft were the first to complete the
Scepter in the Shifting Sands and he still has the title of Scarab Lord on there! Now,
I have never played World of Warcraft, but reading up on the steps involved for that
sounds reflective of what is done in the philosophy of these community events on Destiny. Outbreak
Prime for example had players looking through an Owl Sector Rabbit hole, then getting a
sequence of codes for the ARG map of the room, to get a final piece to start a quest of the
weapon. Niobe Labs had players using ideals from the lore of the forges and mapping together
their clues for Niobe to help them solve a very difficult enemy filled, race against
the clock challenge. Even more recent than those 2 events, Bungie gave everyone who owned
the collectors edition of Shadowkeep, a rune to solve the puzzle and when opened had little
unreadable codes for each person, with hundreds of different codes to read. This turned into
the community forming chapters of lore from it. All of these will strike in similarity
with this new secret event of Destiny, but I want to make the message clear, these are
all very well done events and this one may take the prize as the best puzzle we’ve
ever seen Bungie do, but also the most perplexing finale! So, on to the story of the community
that cracked the code! January 14th, 2020. Bungie help releases a statement that server
maintenance will be delayed and that the new hotfix won’t be put in. This threw me for
a loop when I woke up to everyone tweeting that Osiris had a non advertised mission and
that it was just to explore the corridors of time! Myself and many others immediately
jumped on to see what the heck this could all be about, but we also knew this wasn’t
the first time Bungie has dropped something on us like this. The thing that was off for
me at first was, why did Osiris just have the secret mission? These missions are usually
hidden in other places around the world or in the case of Niobe, in a sequence of symbols
to start, but what we would all come to find later is that this was the point, Osiris gave
us the quest and it wasn’t a hassle to start because we would be here looking for answers
for DAYS or if you waited weeks, but more on that later! You were thrown into the corridors
of time with no real objective, just to explore this truly infinite forest with an array of
symbols and I want you to pay attention to these callouts because they will come into
play a lot in the time spent doing this puzzle! Traveler, Clover, Diamond, Hex, Snake, Plus,
and for later on Blank. All of these outside of Traveller & Blank are going to be potential
doorways every single time you need them for a sequence of doors. Think about it like this,
you have 5 potential paths each time you enter a room in a needed 7 sequence code to reach
what we will call a checkpoint. To even guess the right room once is ⅕ . Now do that 7
times of guessing the correct path. You are left with the chance of guessing ONE PATH
at 1 and “78,125”. Now keep in mind their are 18 different 7 sequence paths to find,
one 11 sequence path, and then the final path, which we will get to later in the video, and
you have a hell of a guessing game at hand. Or, you have clues hour. You know that grandfather
clock at your parents house that is so loud and you just ask yourself why even have it
if it makes this loud ring and OWWW my ears, why are these so loud? Anyways,these clocks
reveal that the top of the hour is significant in some way and this is also the case for
the obelisks inside of Destiny 2. The season of Dawn introduced these obelisks for guardians
to connect planet to moon, to shore, and even the tower for some purpose that we will probably
be shown at the end of the season, but these obelisks had an odd thing about them. Symbols,
symbols much like the ones we already describes around the outside! What we didn’t know
until this event was well underway was that the obelisks were the key to the sequence.
At the top of every hour, the obelisks would spit out a bunch of symbols in a different
order for players to relay to teammates inside the corridors of time. The way to read this
was always the same on the obelisks with one starting top right then moving clockwise,
till the 7th symbol was in the middle. Once you ran through these 7 sequences, you made
it to a room called the time lost vault. What was this? The time lost vault had two major
keys to it, a piece of lore to collect and a puzzle piece in the center! This piece would
be a small piece of a map to the end goal! Here’s the catch though, every hour, we
knew a new route to that goal. This started out with many hardcore players asking themselves
why would Bungie give us the answer every hour? I want to solve it myself, not hand
fed. Well, this quickly became, holy crap the answer is taking too long to get here,
someone please make it 30 minutes, I want to see my hexagons! Players were so perplexed
by these 6 side panels around the middle hexagon and the lights in the center of the hexagon!
I want to break this down so nobody feels confused in the future, but I kind of doubt
this will make full sense. These rooms were actually puzzle pieces, you hit the ??? and
three things happened. #1, you recieved lore, #2, you saw a grave with a sword, a ghost,
and a guardians crest at the foot, WAS THIS A TEASER FOR THE REWARD? And #3, you looked
down and saw the symbol in the middle with surrounding doors and symbols around it. This
hexagon was made up of parts to connect onto a map The middle symbol meant that you were
to go through that symbols door, but the lights or lack thereof, were created in a way that
you needed to reorder your symbol path to fit them, but the cue was the outside hexagons,
which needed something to mirror to be able to connect, so for example, if I had traveler,
traveler, hex, hex, snake, traveler, traveler on one side, that meant I had to mirror those
little symbols to another one for it to fit. See, told you it still wouldn’t make sense.
This went on for a long time and players truly were trying to bruteforce early to find the
end, but they were going to be in for one. We knew about 2 symbols thanks to a Bungie
Press kit that had been leaked earlier, thanks Lono, and other than that, we didn’t know
the rest. Players tried to use the other symbols as clues to put together the next route, but
their just wasn’t a route to be had, the obelisks were the only way, so once all except
for 3 remaining were found, the community came together in BULK! This is where the community
clustered together! With over 1000 possibilities left and only 3 codes out, this was madness
as far as which route to take, but who cares about chances when thousands of people in
the destiny community were able to find our HUGE path we had been waiting all day for
and over 1000 possibilities remaining in only… ya know, 20 MINUTES! Yeah, once the community
found the path, it was time to beat the secret mission, grab that sword off of the grave
and slay out! This was about to be a pretty cool one day event and.. Oh, an emblem too?!
No worries, I’ll just be taking my sw… why did I get teleported back here again?
Oh no! It’s NOT OVER!?! Oh boy, how innocent we were on Day 1. You recieved lore, an emblem,
and a new code when you made it to this seemingly final room, but no mission complete and hey,
my friend revealed a different code than me? Why can I keep revealing codes? Players originally
had speculated a couple of ideas, #1: We were going to have to wait for all the other hint
rooms and do those, that was quickly debunked, and #2: Theories of taking just your fireteam
and redoing the other sequence, but with your new codes were had, but the main problem with
this was that the middle symbol most of the time, was a blank! This wasn’t a glitch,
this was for real! We were about to be in this room for the next 6 days! From being
apart of the main team of streamers, data wizards, map artists, and transcribers, some
of the stories I will share will be the first time anyone is ever hearing these publicly,
so get ready because just like the puzzle itself, this video really begins here! Night
1 was a shock to all of us, not only were we just beginning this puzzle, but when the
realization of how long this was going to take hit us, we were baffled. Yes, you heard
that clip correctly, 1 match in 2 hours on raid secrets discord and honestly
that was surprising given that we were about to need 5040 total unique pieces and we would
need to match almost all of them to find a path to the solution! Originally on Night
1, we were throwing all of our community photos into a google drive that was shared, thinking
that, well their can’t be that many and this would organize them, but we were thinking
on a smaller scale since the final one to get here was only 18 pieces, so it wasn’t
unrealistic that we were only going to be looking in the max 1000 range and given how
Outbreak Primes ARG was around 1000 pieces, we were thinking on that scale. We were counting
the number of sides that had blanks to throw these pics in at first, but this quickly sparked
confusion as the community was mistaking the reveal room unique code for rooms before it.
Also, this was just not an efficient way to sort through data. Day/ Night #2 kicks off
and WOW do we have a different system entirely, we have now ASCENDED into spreadsheets and
mapping out data entry points! TJ09 built a code that would map our data for us and
without this, we wouldn’t be where we are! This was about to be HUGE! This was our old
map… okay ponder that for a second, and BOOM that’s the new map.. My job, was what
I will refer to as toothpaste capping. It felt like the factory job since I was rotating
players into my game to screenshot their unique code. I want to add something I didn’t say
earlier. This unique code changed every hour for a max of two hours and was changing for
every character you had on your account. So, a max of 6 total codes, per person, per day,
every day, for everybody who owns an account on destiny. People were rotating into the
game in masses, I don’t even think I ever had a point where someone wasn’t in my game.
The reason why I especially was taking screenshots and putting them in a spreadsheet for the
rest to transcribe was because other than organization, it also was meant for us to
take a nice clear image of the floor. Just look at some of the bad screenshots we received!
I wish so badly in the next puzzle, the room is dark for my eyes sake and that there’s
a spot where players can take their screenshots very clearly. For all the screenshots that
myself and MANY others in the community were taking and adding, it just wasn’t enough,
just like the sleep we were all going to be having this week! Transcribers and data entry
team was going to have another problem of their own! This is the day that we decided
to bring in another coding expert outside of our own. We met another person that without
their program for our spreadsheet, none of this would be done yet! Zycore built a code
that would auto sort our transcribed data. So, think about it like this, if you are entering
a ton of unique pieces, it’s hard to keep track of everything right? How do you make
sure that what you’re entering isn’t a duplicate? Use this system that he built.
With this, anything that showed up in column M was detecting if the piece was a dupe or
not. So, any false or unique would automatically show up as so and if it was true, you knew
to stop there! We went from 300 transcribed data points to 1129 in a day, Now here’s
another major problem that we discovered with this. We had made a ton of transcribing errors
and this was not going to be a fast process to fix. When I say that by this point we had
over 9000 data entries, that sounds good, but I’d say a good 7800 were going to be
scrapped! This took pretty much all day to fix the errors, but lots of people in the
community just kept going while some spent over 24 hours fixing these entry points! This
was causing madness to occur! The map was starting to look very
very clear, these are the days where the whole community was coming together and working
harder than ever, we wanted to see this done as much as the next person, to the point where
you literally had people sleeping on stream, just to get back to transcribing and screenshotting!
We were going to need help! I don’t mean in the sense of sharing data, no, I mean in
the sense of teams to transcribe, screenshot, dump data, and map. This was already happening
on day #3, but day 4 & 5, I’m not even joking when I say that we were receiving resumes
from people and that we legitimately had a hiring process for people to be taking on
these jobs! It was officially like working a 9-5, except much longer hours. We had people
who were showing us their stuff that we had to even fire for some jobs, we had people
who couldn’t commit long term, and then we had the rat pack who were like coked out
monsters in a wolf of Wall Street like office! Seriously, when I say that 500 data entries
needed to be transcribed and the rat pack was done in 30 minutes, I mean it! We
also had a ton of help from other communities such as
chat rooms [sweat bobbers], discords, reddit communities, and other websites along the
way! This was truly a community project from the ground up and a big thank you to everyone
out their who helped, but we are NOT done! By the end of day #5, it was apparent, we
were going to need certain puzzle pieces to begin mapping out our route, so we sent out
bounties for puzzle pieces by using surrounding data to know which side fit where! Anyone
who wanted to try and brute force was going to run into some problems with the official
amount of unique codes being 5040, which is 7 factorial, Bungie loves their 7’s, and
the possible route ranging from 30 to 50 potential doors to be opened, you were looking at odds
in the 20-70 million chance range since you didn’t know all symbols and you didn’t
know if a puzzle piece door was going to be blocked on the map. The map had also hit the
point where we knew it was going to be a full on maze for us to draw through, just like
the 18 piece one before it! Another thing that I noticed to be very cool during my time
taking screenshots was that the emblem you got for hitting reveal also had a purpose.
Sure, it was a reward for hitting the reveal room, but it was also an incentive for players
to show their code. Think about it like this, if you were to give thousands of people the
option to come in and help a puzzle they wouldn’t get a reward for till it was solved, sure,
some would help, but not everyone. This emblem insured that people were revealing their codes
and we found that by day #4, that Bungie was rotating a new code for everyone every hour,
each character, instead of a max of 6, you now had a max of 72 per day! We went from
2680 to 3460 contiguous puzzle pieces in 4 hours as compared to about 100 in the 5 hours
before it! We were getting very close, but a few obstacles still stood in our way! I
am all for gatekeeper… wait… I am collaborating gatekeeper… wait.. I am all for collaboration
and helping one another and oppose gatekeeping information because it just feels wrong! During
this process their was so many accusations of us withholding information for other sites,
discords, reddits, etc. This was simply not true, all data was made available as soon
as we possibly could have made it! The other problem with letting everyone see the sheet
we were working away at every second was that Google sheets couldn’t keep up and was SLOW
from the traffic! So slow and so much data on these, that Google shut us down actually!
They shut us down and thought we were trying to flood their servers or in other terms,
DDOS them! This is such a hard topic to talk about because I feel that what I’m about
to say will upset some greatly, but that is not my intent! We tried so many different
spreadsheets, data collection, other websites, and slowed down a lot to try to work with
everyone because let’s be real, this wouldn’t even be possible without everyone! The problem
here is that we may have worked with almost too many different sites & data entries. Look,
there’s nothing wrong with this and I love that so many wanted to collaborate data, but
I also felt that this may have slowed us down in doing so. The main reason was that we already
had a process that was working and then it was like shifting new corridor management
every day! Some methods were great, but data wasn’t transcribed well, others had great
data, but the sites had trouble working! This is a tough balancing act because everyone
should be included, but we had a system that we were just bangin out data and getting it
done! This also created a negative headspace in the process because nobody was sleeping
and their was a clash on what we should be doing constantly, but this turned into a groove
eventually. I think this will be a learning curve for everyone involved in future puzzles
going forward! This was the final day, the day that we were going to beat this damn puzzle,
the day that the map was going to be given a path, and the day where we could all reflect
on the crazy week it had been, this was also in a way bittersweet. The people I have met
on this journey made it special and I could tell that Bungie designed this puzzle for
all walks of communities and players to come together. As we neared the final hours, we
shifted from data collection to mostly just bounty hunting puzzle pieces. It was insane
because due to the viewership through streams and social media, we were able to track all
of our bounties in very very short time! The other thing was that the map team was working
endless hours to get this thing done and was feeling the pressure from everyone wanting
to see the progress since the new map was to have over 1000 new pieces added and lots
of them were ones that Sweatcicle and others had drawn a path for! The final stretch to
the madness being over was happening! Zycore pulled a play that only few knew about, he
decided to put in a fake symbol at the end! A diamond. This could have thrown us into
a different room, or, the correct path! In the final moments, the data team, streamers,
map editors and transcribers were pulled into one Voice channel to go over the code [parisito]!
And the rest was history! Yes, that was me legitimately crying! With over 100 hours put
in by almost everyone from this community and all the others listed in the graphic,
this moment was special and culminated everything we loved about community wide puzzles! Now
it was time to claim our sword? The final voice lines showed us that the grave in the
corridors was not saints, but our grave, the grave of the guardian that avenged Cayde-6,
and the grave that had a significant story clearly. Does this mean we changed our path
in time? Does this mean someone saved us? I’ll let you wait for the My Name is Byf
video to explain all of that, but for now, we knew one thing. The quest gave us a weapon
core, that core was to be returned to Saint 14 and the quest led us to change our fate
and kill a boss in the Hallowed Lair strike, However, this gave us what many had feared
or thought it could. This was not a sword at all, actually this was a weapon that was
already planned on the road map a week from now, this was the Bastion. A fusion rifle
shotgun kinetic hybrid. A weapon that shot hexagon forms and a weapon that players would
be at Bungie’s throat about. I want to say a couple of things before I ask your opinion
so hold onto it for just a second. The thing I can really appreciate is our roadmap isn’t
exactly as planned, we can jumpstart some pieces in it, making it more malleable. I
mean we literally jumped into the future to snag a weapon so everyone in the community
could use it early. I also think the weapon is very unique and interesting, it adds a
new presence to the fusion archetype and is a blast to shoot. The problems that I and
most of the community can probably agree on are as follows. I think if this wasn’t on
the roadmap or have been datamined, more people would love this weapon, but I have a perspective
of someone who chose to stay up all week to get it done, my choice, not Bungie’s fault.
I also felt that this puzzle, although not gatekept, should have been more inclusive
for the whole community, remember, my perspective is a bit jaded considering I was apart of
the core of it. The other thing was that I felt we were teased with a sword and trust
me if this isn’t over and we do get the sword, expect a video on that, but the sword
was on our grave and etched into it for a reason, Saint called it our favorite weapon
and yes it was, we killed Oryx in his original form to have the chance to unlock swords,
so getting Bastion felt odd because we have never used it before. Also, the dialogue at
the end, saint says the weapon will never be used against a guardian again, but this
thing slays in the crucible and isn’t insane inside of Strikes and Raids? No matter what,
when you have a puzzle like this and players don’t get EXACTLY what THEY want, you can’t
please everyone with the reward, I just wish some things were changed. I appreciate the
new approach to an exotic locked behind a puzzle as this ties story and gameplay in
very well and leads me to believe Bungie is getting more creative than ever in their storytelling,
I just still feel perplexed by this and I’m scared that after Niobe Labs demotivating
players to want to help with puzzles and now this reward to many feeling that it missed
the mark, that player participation will go away for these slowly and I don’t want the
puzzles to go away because for me, I didn’t care what the prize was, I just enjoyed the
puzzle with the people I met. Like I said before, making a dark mode in the reveal room
and adding a spot for players to take screenshots would have helped a lot for data, but also
maybe adding an in game map to the area to update our progression, and please don’t
even putting a sword on the grave. What did you think of the puzzle & reward? I think
it’s important to keep an open mind about this one! I think in general, SayNoToRage
summed up the whole experience pretty well. This is the “where are we now” portion
of the video and to be honest, this one may turn
into a part 2 if Bungie releases something else on the 28th of January because we just
got Bastion early, but who knows. Bungie received a lot of flack for the reward at the end and
I think your perspective on it comes from which type of player you were during this.
If you were in the position of the hardcore bunch, you probably aren’t too happy with
the reward, but if you had been lightly following and then scooped your reward, you probably
didn’t have all that much care for it. Bungie also released a post that they will be closing
the corridors of time starting on the 28th as well, so the puzzle will never be able
to be seen again after that and I personally feel like it’s erasing all of the work we
all put in as a community, but they’re probably just prepping that area for end of season
content. As of this current reset, players don’t even need to run the 30 sequence code
anymore, they can just pick up the quest from Saint 14 at any time, making the work put
in by the community feel like it’s also being lost in time. I think going forward,
this needs to not be the case as this allows the player base to appreciate the work to
get there, just feels hand holdy is all, especially given that the 28th, the quest would still
be with Saint 14 anyways. The morale of this story is not just expectations vs reality,
but more so unity and community, we quite literally formed together as an entire community
on this one and worked together to reach into the future to snag an exotic, how cool is
that?! The end of all of this is bittersweet for me because I met a ton of amazing people
from all over and I get to hopefully do justice in sharing those peoples stories, hopefully
as many as I could. All I know is that I hope more puzzles come to us in the future and
I hope we can all work together again. Through the ups and downs, the rewards, the feelings,
one thing was made clear, this UNITED us ALL! If you did enjoy this story, a like would
be greatly appreciated, as well as a subscription! We are getting close to partner on Twitch,
so if you want to catch me live, just click the link at the top of the description and
follow me there, anyways, next video will be a lot less time waiting and I appreciate all
of the support, BLOOPER TIME!


  1. evanf1997 said:

    Tried to do my best to credit everyone involved and tell the story as objectively as possible! New video will be out sooner rather than later, thanks for all of the ❤️

    January 23, 2020
  2. draco121 said:

    wish i could've helped but i needed to get the battle pass just to enter

    January 25, 2020
  3. Rohan Sampat said:

    the fact that you could not make things accessible is pathetic. All you need is like 10 google accounts. One database, one script to every 5 min update all 10 of those. Using a pipe filter solution (possibly use map reduce if you elect to have multiple sources) and you would easily solve this problem. YOU DO NOT HAVE AN UNSOLVABLE PROBLEM, you simply refused to solve it yourselves and wanted others to do it, and they did not do it right… big shock.

    January 25, 2020
  4. google / you tube said:

    Every time i TRY to do a raid it seems like IM the only 1 that turns up ,,,, no one else will join me. ??? WHY. ??????????

    January 25, 2020
  5. google / you tube said:

    WEll i reckon for going to ALLLL that trouble with lots of people involved, the reward should of been at least 3 rewards and a T shirt, 👍👍👍👍😊😊😊😊😊

    January 25, 2020
  6. noname noname said:

    lmao he replaced tea with traveler

    January 25, 2020
  7. Visual Reversal said:

    Great video. I'm going to give you a sub on twitch bro.

    January 25, 2020
  8. Jacksonace1 said:

    I really wouldnt be surprised if this isnt the end of the story of our tomb. I could totally see that sword being Saint's, and that is why he said it used to be his. It just seems like if we had done all that and listened to Saint's speech at our coffin that we would have mentioned that to him in some way when we talk to him in the tower. Considering we just shake hands with him and go to the tangled shore, it seems like there is more there for Bungie to tell.

    January 25, 2020
  9. James Johnson said:

    I don’t play Destiny anymore but I’m fascinated by what’s going on with the game.

    January 25, 2020
  10. Call me NACHO! said:

    I was there since hour 1 to figuring out how to get in the grave room to gladd breaking his sub train record to breaking sweatcicle by throwing so much money at him he had to play music for an HOUR and pleading with twitch chat to stop throwing money at him to gladd figuring out the master code

    January 25, 2020
  11. Jason Jay Rios said:

    I want to be a part of the destiny community. But i fear that daily life will prove difficult

    January 25, 2020
  12. Oscar Houston said:


    January 25, 2020
  13. Tyler Von Bergen said:

    Hey man, just found your channel. Quickly ascended to my top 3 youtubers. I really love this style of video. Keep up the great work.

    January 25, 2020
  14. Kevin Culligan said:

    Everyone's so butthurt about the reward and calling bungie lazy. If CoT had release on time, a week later, everyone would've been hyped for bastion and said they went overboard for it. (Aka: the opposite of lazy) People just let their speculations get the better of them and were angry because they were wrong.

    January 25, 2020
  15. red cloud said:

    gladd’s face says it all. the bastion just really didn’t live up to staying up 6 days and being continuously teased by a potential sword especially when d2 has a big lack of good swords compared to d1. yeah, the experience was amazing, ngl. I stayed up with the boys and was so hyped as time went on. This weapon DESTROYED the hype and hope like it was nothing. It made me so angry I uninstalled and went to play god of war.

    January 25, 2020
  16. Silver Strings said:

    You get a like for the Vex Boogaloo

    January 25, 2020
  17. DontMaskTruth said:

    "We needed everyone", even though thousands and thousands of people didn't participate. If you participated, your input was used, but codes were randomly generated for each player, how else could a player whose asleep when their code comes up, or at work, or on vacation, still have their 'unique' code added to the tapestry? 😂 A player choosing to lose sleep in no way removes blame from the company that let them do so, without attempting to fully inform them as a consumer. But if you know that person will simply internalize those feelings of accomplishment, hell, why bother? Bungie's brilliance was: puzzles have pieces, pieces connect, more sides equals more connections, a hexagon is the most efficient shape in 2D planes, let's make puzzle pieces from hexagons and withhold information so it takes longer, and people can call that 'content' for at most two weeks. Yes, the destiny community is great. In fact, the community is the sole reason this developer has any money or good faith. The community does the work of making the game fun, while Bungie cranks out carbon copies of activities, all focused on killing AI that never evolves, while shuffling around weapon archetypes and perks.

    January 25, 2020
  18. That Ghoul said:

    people just over hyped it for themselves. it's a puzzle, do it. don't expect anything or fill your head with a bunch of bullshit. just play it. people would have been a lot happier in solving it than being disappointed in the end and talking shit. gun sux btw lol

    January 25, 2020
  19. Silver Strings said:

    Puzzle 9/10

    Reward 4/10

    Niobe is something special, and I don't know if they can match it, but this…This is absolutely great. It was well said with that being a picture of the community, though. I agree, I love the puzzle for the puzzle, but the reward sort of….let me down. I think that they could have done different things, but…they did it how they did, and now it can't be changed. The best thing people can do is give CIVIL feedback. If you liked it, say so, if you didn't…say so. But in either case, stay civil and say why, Bungie can't fix it if they don't know what the community wants. Ideas are hard to come by, from a developmental standpoint.

    January 25, 2020
  20. Chestermayfire said:

    I'm a casual player. I did nothing to solve the puzzle but had a blast following everything on Twitter. As soon as I saw it solved I went in and did the whole corridor code and got the core the "hard" way just to honor the work that everybody put on solving this so I could have a cool new weapon so thanks a ton for that 🤩🤩

    January 25, 2020
  21. ahre said:

    Bastion is one of my favourite weapons, alongside Erentil and Telesto.
    But as a reward for the puzzle it's ass.

    Amazing video as always, you never fail us, Evan! ♡

    January 25, 2020
  22. Chris Duncan said:

    This was the first community wide event I've had a chance to be a part of and it was so incredible to a part of! I loved staying up and sending in codes and getting my fireteam together and following along, however the reward at the end leaves a pretty bittersweet taste in my mouth. All that work put in feels wasted with corridors going away and the quest being just given away now. It feels like we did this for nothing because Bastion was already promised, we didn't earn anything. This was the perfect opportunity to for our hard work to create a world altering event or unlock something huge like Trials

    January 25, 2020
  23. EL WETTO. said:

    18:30 was that Elmo laughing

    January 25, 2020
  24. Mineturtle 28 said:

    Hey I forgot if Evan addresses this in the video, but I can’t seem to get the quest from saint 14. I got the weapon core right after completing the corridors of time and I went to talk to saint. But after that I didn’t get any other quest steps/new quests. Is there something I can do to fix this?

    January 26, 2020
  25. Mineturtle 28 said:

    Hey I forgot if Evan addresses this in the video, but I can’t seem to get the quest from saint 14. I got the weapon core right after completing the corridors of time and I went to talk to saint. But after that I didn’t get any other quest steps/new quests. Is there something I can do to fix this?

    January 26, 2020
  26. Remco de vries said:

    To all the players whome helped solve the puzzle, you are my heroes. ❤️ You all. Even with bungie closing the quest/area it doesn't diminish in no shape or form what you all did. Nor did the fact that we got a shitty weapon instead of the sword lol. Anyways, thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all of your contributions. Love and Respect, Always. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    January 26, 2020
  27. Jacob Koster said:

    Everybody gangsta till Evanf1997 plays journey at the end of his video

    January 26, 2020
  28. Akirro - said:

    I'm guessing multiple people have already thought this, but what if the Corridors of Time gives the 15th wish?

    January 26, 2020
  29. Shadow storm said:

    sooooo epicccc

    January 26, 2020
  30. Kyle Szalontay said:

    I dont think the issue is bastion itself, I think the issue is that they teased us with a sword, and they also said bastion is our favorite gun

    January 26, 2020
  31. chad bryant said:

    Look I think the bastion is fine, but the reward for that puzzle and quest needed to be on par with the mountaintop, whisper, iza, so on. Unfortunately it’s just not, I don’t think we will see it in load-outs going into raids, nightfalls, so on. Yea we may have hyped it up a bit, but a 6 day puzzle to find the weapon we were laid to rest with? Our expectations were high for a reason.

    January 26, 2020
  32. Im Not OJ Im OG said:


    January 26, 2020
  33. schano1992 said:

    And then there's the player that literally run 3 rounds on a planet and 10 bountys and get the weapon in half an hour and never heared about what happend here I mean damn you make that possibility for the casual player to get a nice gun but there could have been a reward for you a special emblem call it "took the long way" or an extra perk on the weapon or something….. 😀 meanwhile I feel like the really interesting things in the game like Niobe or this one take so much work and people solving the mysterys about giving so little rewards even if I think they're biggest fun like you feels a bit twisted to me and make it hard to find people playing them too

    January 26, 2020
  34. Toby noname said:

    does that mean well get a 2nd Chance to receive this weapon?

    yes I know he said something about that later in the vid but im a bit retarded and didnt really get it…

    January 26, 2020
  35. yotodine said:

    @Everyone WOW! People still play bungie games! way to support the local drug dealer! Or rather a company who just fallows the money! GOOD JOB PEOPLE. Don't tell me that you guys also donate to alQaeda!

    January 27, 2020
  36. [REDACTED] said:

    When the game got so real, the real corporation thought it was an attack.
    Who said games brought violent…

    January 27, 2020
  37. Kyle Wilson said:

    I got to this late and didn't know that Saint just gave the quest out after it was completed, so i still did all the lore, the emblem and getting the weapon quest in the same way as everyone else had to and had a blast, it was long but still fun. To then see that i could've just picked it up felt like slap in the face, so i can understand how everyone felt who helped complete this must of felt. This weapon should of become exclusive to those who did it through the corridors and then added to the loot pool next season for those who missed it, not one done so everyone gets.

    January 27, 2020
  38. Tomáš Flusek said:

    Well, if they put CoT on the roadmap INSTEAD of Bation itself, they could've saved themselves from the bash, with Bastion as a hidden reward after puzzle is solved. + zero argues about the value of the season pass.

    January 27, 2020
  39. 13th Party said:

    11:33 what hand cannon is that?

    January 27, 2020
  40. WhiteMagnums said:

    Basically they shouldn't have baited us out with the sword. If they hadn't noone would've been disappointed I doubt. Also they shouldn't close the corridors of time. I don't like the way they do stuff like that. The 'you had to be there' mentality as other YouTubers have called it is really beginning to grind me down.

    January 27, 2020
  41. drag0n3y31 said:

    I tried to help out but it was way too confusing for me. I’ve been doing pvp for the last two months straight. I had no idea what to do or how to help. I heard you have to do the saint 14 quest to get the bastion which I haven’t done yet. This weapon seems dumb compared to the work that went into getting it. Why not just wait one week to get it fryer reset?

    January 27, 2020
  42. Slav Wal said:

    and all of this for what ? for that useless fucking gun good job bungie

    January 27, 2020
  43. John Drumm said:

    As someone who kind of comes in and out of the game, this was amazing to me, and I love the fact that they did this. I hope they do more things like it in the future. However, that being said, I don't have enough time to dedicate to something like this myself, so I have the perspective of a spectator rather than a player. From the outside looking in, this is phenomenal.

    January 27, 2020
  44. ThE DIDDL3R said:

    I love our community

    January 27, 2020
  45. Hello World-WPL said:

    the transcription true or false was due to the fake pictures and something called maps peace, not fitting and missing hex or blocks,
    The skarrow9 team part was this hi bro listen to this let's get a rat and some cheese
    also did lots of transcripts

    January 28, 2020
  46. Jason Hong said:

    Title should be
    "How bungie wasted the whole community efforts and time"

    Fucking stupid… Bastion.. lol … Might as well give us 1 glimmer.. that's what it's worth.. fkin bastion ..

    January 28, 2020
  47. HenkeiSawari MidoriUsagi said:

    maybe the actual weapon will be a key to open a new timeline in the corridors of time, a lot of things might be.

    though "Bastion" means like a fortress, is a moving fortress, dunno, maybe a floating island fortress where the bastion is the key to advance?

    January 28, 2020
  48. jUppers said:

    this is a cycle of hype and disappointment. no wonder, the destiny community is so depraved for something of quality that they are ready to be hyped for literally anything and treat it as if that's best thing that ever happened to destiny. the best thing that could happen to destiny is that if the people who make the content were fucking fired, because the sound and visual design is 100% wasted on this dead beat game

    you are not fooling anyone, you didn't like this reward and you just want to pretend this game has good devs

    January 28, 2020
  49. Brunauss Testburn said:

    Clever way to break up a maze puzzle. The main tiles/characters themselves would not fit in place unless the groups around their edges, comprised of seven individual tiles/characters, matched up with the groups connected to their neighboring six main tiles/characters.

    January 28, 2020
  50. Tanay Pathak said:

    Wait a minute…

    From time stamp 17:18 to 17:38 why did you repeat the same sentence twice?

    January 28, 2020
  51. Malcolm X said:

    Three things I learned from watching the worlds biggest puzzle in Destiny ( and possibly all of gaming):

    1. community players CAN work together cohesively in a video game
    2. The developers wanted gamers to step in their shoes for a change
    3. All streamers are selfless sometimes

    January 29, 2020
  52. Moobeus said:

    I wonder when Gladd is telling the story of this to his grandchildren if he will omit the moment when he began taping shoes to his head xD

    January 29, 2020
  53. Trowa Barton said:

    just a heads up but the community is getting a list together.

    January 29, 2020
  54. Tim Kroek said:

    These kind of community puzzles are the things i live for. If they released a puzzle like this every month it would make me the happiest person alive. The bastion as a reward was pretty disapointing to me but the reward for me was the puzzle itself and the people i met in the discords while we were transcribing hexes. Nothing but love for bungie with this puzzle

    January 29, 2020
  55. Kyoruka said:

    Gladd will never be the same

    January 29, 2020
  56. I can't ball said:

    Stop talking out of your ass bro

    January 29, 2020
  57. Animelytical said:

    Me: Farms Bright Dust

    January 30, 2020
  58. Animelytical said:

    Imma be honest. As a fusion fan, it's funny to think that I canonically love it. The puzzle is a good idea. I would like to be more involved next time

    January 30, 2020
  59. Mxyk said:

    "I didn't care what the reward was." Spot on, exactly how I felt too. The puzzle WAS both the challenge and the reward.

    January 30, 2020
  60. NKPyo said:

    This puzzle is what made me install Destiny 2. This was amazing to see. I can't wait to help the next puzzle since I missed out on the past ones.

    January 30, 2020
  61. Meat Beater 3000 ! said:

    They should bring an update for an ez mission where you can transform you bastion into the sword you wanted as like:„ you have broken the seal that is bind to this weapon to unleashe its full power“ to make it more epic

    January 31, 2020
  62. Hunter McKenna said:

    The reward of this puzzle, for me, was honestly just the lore at the end of it all. It was a really touching moment.

    February 1, 2020

    I'm glad I didnt waste 1 second of my life solving a puzzle for a shitty gun I allready paid for. I mean. Does anyone even use bastion besides that first game of pvp.. then just put mind benders back on and go " well that's was fun "

    February 1, 2020
  64. TheZampa said:

    the best part was the sleep deprivation madness 😀

    February 1, 2020
  65. armando peniche said:

    That sword better be coming in the next season as a "sequel" of this quest, I don't mind bastion but I don't use fusion rifles that much

    February 2, 2020
  66. Miguel Bahena said:

    Holy poop, "Niobe Labs 2, Vex boogolo?" Where u get these bars?

    February 2, 2020
  67. AvalonSpectre said:

    Bungie will never do another puzzle like this because of the backlash. To many in the community, they lost every bit of good will because they felt cheated and abused. When Destiny eventually dies, this will be seen as the first Domino because now Bungie is in a forever lose-lose situation with it's playerbase that cannot be broken thanks to his they don't want the game to increase forever, constant neglect in terms of bugs/content/refreshes and current FOMO pandemic sweeping video game.

    February 2, 2020
  68. Merc_789 said:

    outro music?

    February 2, 2020
  69. Lucky Slime said:

    I was ill during this quest and I AM SO SALTY that i coudn’t experience it for myself i joined richt after it, i wanted to do one of these ever since i saw your niobe labs video. This is truly my hell

    February 3, 2020
  70. Jarod Tate said:

    I'm gonna be honest, I'm quite fond of the Bastion. It hits hard, sounds cool, looks cool, and the puzzle was FUN to witness! Also, I just wanna point out that a while back a hidden exotic heavy weapon was spotted in the API, and when I say hidden, I mean it doesn't even have a spot in the collections, which is how Outbreak worked in Season of Drifter.

    February 4, 2020
  71. Danny van der Knaap said:

    That is the exact reason why I stopped playing destiny they hate us and this proved it

    February 4, 2020
  72. The Broken Man said:

    "One of her favourite weapons". ONE of! Why are people unable to get that fact?

    February 4, 2020
  73. GP 2 Engine said:

    I must be super casual because I never even knew any of this happened.

    February 5, 2020
  74. Ethan Hegel said:

    I didn't hear a thing about this puzzle until the Friday before the puzzle went down. My buddy and I hadn't even done Saint-14's regular quests or Osiris'. We ran the puzzle, did the all the quests, and picked up and completed the Bastion quest to get this gun over that weekend.

    February 5, 2020
  75. The Canyonside Bandit said:

    I didn't get the emblam😥

    February 5, 2020
  76. Blake Williams said:

    For me, I followed this as closely as possible. Looked for the spreadsheets, tried to fins a way to get into contact with you guys. Obviously I didn't make it in time. I wanted to give you guys my piece, but I couldn't finish in time. I still think the reward was super underwhelming, but the way everyone worked together was amazing.

    February 6, 2020
  77. Wolf The Sniper said:

    The Destiny community is so ungrateful lmao

    February 7, 2020
  78. ibeedrago said:

    I totally get your take on enjoying the puzzle regardless of the reward. That’s what I used to love about raids in D1. Now it’s harder to get the same enjoyment out of raids, because most people watch raid videos before attempting them, and they gate-keep against players that haven’t done the raids or watched videos on how to complete them. So the enjoyment of just exploring the raids and learning the mechanics as a team seems to be less and less of a thing.

    February 10, 2020
  79. Coco Not Koko said:

    My name is at 20:53 let's get it boys

    February 10, 2020
  80. Coco Not Koko said:

    Personally I would have preferred either : A. Give us a wanted community weapon straight off the bat, no quest, no whatever, we get it instantly. On the 28th of January, we get a quest from Saint-14 to complete the bastion quest which would be really short but we get a pretty cool weapon. B, keep bastion hidden, away from the roadmap. C. Tell us what it is for if it is for a weapon we already know about, instead of taking advantage of the mystery.

    February 10, 2020
  81. Skeleton said:

    Nothing was more disappointing than seeing Sad Gladd’s face when the Bastion dropped into his inventory on that step completion. Bungie screwed the pooch with the reward at the end. Recall the sheer number of things/features unlocked when Niobe Labs were forcibly completed. All of the Exotics, the Bergusia Forge, etc.

    Getting an item we all knew was coming the following week… that was fucked up and lazy. And it’s disappointing to see a large plurality be in denial about that facet. I’ll never forget how disappointed guys like Gladd were. So rarely see the big guy like that. I think I’m done with participating in these events in the future if this is what we have to look forward to.

    February 10, 2020
  82. Alexander Pino said:

    What if they did this full laughs

    February 10, 2020
  83. Alexander Pino said:

    Wait if that us in the grace wouldn't that mean that the next destiny game would have us die for real just like cade-6 and if that true that means they would be no more destiny games unless orsie travel back in time to stop us from dying

    February 10, 2020
  84. Costin Herea said:

    an absolute shjt. The energy is there, the people are there, the game is there, … but also Bungie is there. I'm close to alt+f4=uninstall here. ;(

    February 10, 2020
  85. *Donato De Santa* said:

    Did bungo fixed the Edz obelisk?

    February 10, 2020
  86. Armando Diaz said:

    I got kicked out of a store for drop kicking the jigsaw puzzle section after this……

    February 13, 2020
  87. silver flash said:

    Me:don't have season pass and don't know what's going
    Also me:I wanna watch this coz it's destiny 😑

    February 15, 2020
  88. King Lions said:

    i'm not the biggest fan of destiny, but these videos are still fun for me personally to watch. love the channel.

    February 16, 2020
  89. orange juice said:

    Question. Would you have been happy with something like dark drinker or raze lighter? swords aren't exactly in the best place in the current sandbox with them mostly being used as movement utility and with worldline zero already dominating in that category would it change the sword movement?

    February 18, 2020
  90. Wittier said:

    i think a sword would have been cooler especially because they are getting buffed

    February 21, 2020
  91. RobSwizzle said:

    Honestly, I've played this game regularly and I have yet to ever encounter any puzzles and community led events like the hunt for Bastion. I never even knew this was happening because I'm a bit detached from social media. So twitter and facebook were out for me. It's a shame because so much effort goes into this stuff, and I'm over here still trying to find one friend to play Destiny with. Destiny is not popular in Pgh, PA. Everyone hates it here, at least the people who I've met and chatted with.

    February 21, 2020
  92. NotCo said:

    evanf shouting out everyone in the community
    me knowing damn well i sat on my ass and did fuck all

    February 21, 2020
  93. OTCDestiny said:

    I definitely think that these are much better are more nostalgic after the dust settles. Like how you did the Whisper and Last Wish videos, a while after. Makes the videos much more sought after. I don't want to see a 40+ minute video on corridors of time after I just spent 7 days watching it. Lol

    Good video anyway man. Keep up the good work

    February 22, 2020
  94. Diocesyn said:

    I’m kinda sad cause I was playing modern warfare as this was going on

    February 24, 2020
  95. Aaron Kirtley said:

    I know I'm late on this but didn't Saint-14 say "One of his favorite weapons"?

    February 29, 2020
  96. SubDemon said:

    Corridors of Time was a huge waste of resources and man power especially because after the puzzle was solved Saint would just give the quest to you rendering it completely useless and pointless for the rest of the players. They should have made a Whisper/Outbreak type mission instead of wasting so much resources on a useless meh maze when this game already has its fair share of bugs and unbalanced stuff, no wonder shit doesnt get done…

    March 1, 2020
  97. Saint 14 said:

    Gladd got rick rolled

    March 2, 2020
  98. sanityjinxazu said:

    My experience with the puzzle is rather basic as I wasn't even aware of what went on in regards to the community. I pulled up a guide and followed that as I marathoned path after path for the lore until I got to the final sequence required to get bastion.

    That's really it, and I like the exotic because hey, Kinetic fusion rifle.

    March 2, 2020
  99. P3T3 TT said:

    wow this was intense. sad i missed it

    March 2, 2020
  100. Caleb Capps said:

    "A camel is a horse designed by comity."

    March 2, 2020

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