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Destiny 2’s latest community challenge wants you to kill a paltry 300 million Hive

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Destiny 2 community challenge (3)
20 years later and I’m still waiting for this sequel

If you’ve been keeping track of your stats in Destiny 2, you’ve probably got a selection of numbers that are higher than a Bob Marley fan club at any given time. In a world swarming with all manner of cosmic horrors and god-killing monsters from beyond space and time, it’s the cannon fodder who really suffer. The grunts and minions, the cretins of various interstellar races who march out to die at the hands of an unleashed lunatic who wields the deadliest of weapons in one hand and can unleash multiple elements of carnage in the other.

You’ve probably got a kill-count on par with a small war by now, but Destiny 2’s latest community challenge wants to task Guardians with a bit of actual digital genocide. Over on Mars, Guardians are currently grinding away in an event that’ll run from September 3 – 10, and in it you’ll need to take down literally millions of the fiends. Here’s the checklist of what you and every other active Guardian in Destiny 2 will need to do this week:

Destiny 2 community challenge (2)
  • Use 300 000 Override Frequencies
  • Defeat 300 Million Hive
  • Defeat 175 000 Wave 7 bosses in Escalation Protocol
  • Defeat Nokris 150 000 times
  • Defeat Xol 100 000 times

I’m going to need a lot of bullets. I was curious as to how long it would take to accomplish one of those tasks across the Destiny 2 community, and after some number-crunching on a Nokris speedrun by some of the best players around, I came to the conclusion that defeating the outcast son of Oryx 150 000 times would take roughly 31 million seconds. Or with less zeroes attached 517 500 minutes OR 8625 hours OR 359 days OR just under 30 months.

So what’s in it for you? If the community waxes this challenge, they’ll receive an additional Menagerie chest every week until the launch of Shadowkeep, which should help with various quests as the Season of Opulence winds down to a close.

Last Updated: September 4, 2019


  1. Challenges like these irritate me to no end.
    In order to complete them, you have to play one game, exclusively, forever.


    • Kromas

      September 4, 2019 at 13:29

      Live service games want you to exclusively play them. It is the way they operate. Not that I care much for Destiny 2 these days.


    • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

      September 4, 2019 at 14:20

      I think those requirements are aggregated for all players. Not per player..?


      • Guz

        September 4, 2019 at 15:12

        I would think so, and it seems quite do able


    • Allykhat

      September 4, 2019 at 14:12

      The best part? Its completely optional.

      If you want the emblem, play it. If you dont, then dont?

      Player choice in games… what a time to be alive 😀


  2. Yahtzee

    September 4, 2019 at 13:29

    The need to post Kung Pow gif’s are strong right now.


  3. Admiral Chief

    September 4, 2019 at 13:44

  4. Stoompot

    September 4, 2019 at 13:44

    Casuals and solos need not apply for this game


    • Admiral Chief

      September 4, 2019 at 13:54

      Did you hear that Cheddar?


  5. Guz

    September 4, 2019 at 15:12

    Sort of related: I finally did it, started up warframe(needed a break from DOTA post TI9) and started this week………holy shit there is sooooooo much going on.I’m a bit lost

    SPACE NINJA!!!!!!!


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