If you’re unfamiliar with the term cheese, it’s basically a way to glitch the game and complete an activity using said glitch which makes completing it much easier and less time consuming. Cheeses are not unknown to Destiny as there have been many over the years such as the infamous Atheon cheese where you could push the boss off the map or the Kneeling Crota glitch and much more.
One such glitch was found in Destiny 2’s new Leviathan Raid in the final boss fight. The final boss fight is not hard mechanics wise but there are so many things happening at once which require a lot of communication and participation from each member of the 6 man group. This doesn’t usually happen because people find random players to play with on LFG sites which makes it hard to complete the raid fast, often making players spend hours trying to do it or give up entirely after a few unsuccessful tries. Even one player dying can result in the team having to do the entire boss encounter again, there is a reason why raids are given the reputation of Destiny’s hardest activity.
How does the glitch work then? Once you make your way into Emperor Calus’ room, each fireteam member kills themselves (easily done by standing in the fire), except for one. After everyone is dead, the last person proceeds to kill themselves as well and then the skull with the timer shows up when everyone dies.
Once this skull appears with the timer, the one person who died last, will wait till the timer hits 04. Once that happens, they should return to Orbit and Leave fireteam, you must NOT be fireteam leader. Once they’ve done that, it’ll take a while for the others to respawn in. Once they do however, you’ll notice that all the doors from where enemies spawn in are now OPEN. If they are open, then Congrats! the glitch worked, now no enemies will spawn in this room meaning that once Calus teleports you, there is realistically only need for 1 person in the throne room to kill the psions during call-outs.
You can then have 5 people in the shadow realm which means you have more people shooting at the skulls that give you the damage buff. You can easily obtain 100+ stacks or atleast 90. 100+ stacks ensures an garaunteed one phase Calus kill depending on your loadouts. You can even do 4 in realm and 2 in the room, that is perfectly fine.
One important note: Make sure the fireteam leader that started the activity Make sure to is the one leaving, make them start activity, land in the leviathan then he makes someone else leader and then leaves once you do the glitch, this makes the success rate of the glitch working higher. Once it works, make sure you wait for the 6th to join back in and spawn in before starting otherwise you’ll loose 2 revive tokens.
use this cheese as soon as possible as it’ll eventually get patched because this is really game-breaking. Till then, enjoy your loot Guardians!