A person shouldn’t be able to get the final boss out of it. to defeat Fate 2
Defeat the massive Vex villain waiting in at the end of the Vault of Glass raid Fate 2 usually requires a well-coordinated raid team ready to switch roles in the blink of an eye. At certain intervals during the fight, Atheon teleports part of the raid party to different rooms, where they have to shoot down a number of red oracles in the correct order in order to continue. The trick is that the order of Oracle’s destruction is only communicated to the players left behind when the rest are teleported. Untransported characters quickly relay the order to the rest of the team, who then dispatch the oracles before t hey are transported back into battle. Once three groups of three oracles have been dispatched, the raiders receive a powerful 30-second buff that allows them to inflict massive damage on Atheon. Once the 30 seconds are up, the cycle begins again until Atheon goes down.
So how did player VoteForShifu (above PC player) manage the feat alone? First, he’s very, very good at Fate 2. As a player who couldn’t even complete the simpler original version of the glass vault in the first version determination, I can’t even imagine that it would get this far on my own. So he has skills.
He’s got some serious tricks going on too. First of all, he has the good ol ‘finisher mistake. Using a finisher on a damaged enemy starts a short animation. As soon as this animation ends, VoteForShifu will be teleported back to the point where the animation started. Before Aetheon teleports VoteForShifu into one of the side rooms, he pulls off a finisher. In the next room, he takes a relic he needs to clean up a dazzling debuff and fires a shot from his Witherhoard, a grenade launcher that leaves a powerful puddle of harmful plague behind. He is then teleported back to the main room, but the Witherhoard’s Corruption Pool kills the gatekeeper who appears in the next room, opens a portal, and allows VoteForShifu to travel back and forth quickly. He has to quickly turn off the oracles in the adjoining rooms, otherwise he could succumb to the Lost in Time mechanic, which clears the raid if there are no members in the main area for a certain period of time.
So it’s a combination of the right gear, skill, speed, precision, and enough luck not to be teleported to a place too far from the debuff clearing relic that makes the encounter work. Despite all that was to be expected for him, it took VoteForShifu many, many tries to complete. Phil Savage at PC player cracked the numbers and estimates that this feat required more than 1,600 attempts. And as Savage points out, you can certainly feel each of them in the voice of VoteForShifu as they finally reach their destination in the video below.
Sometimes the toughest challenges a video game can present are the ones we face ourselves. VoteForShifu took an already difficult raid, increased the difficulty level to 11, and completely kicked the ass after a lot of hard work.