As if things weren't bad enough for the aliens, their raid bosses are now getting pub-stomped by 12-person fireteams.
It's ᴛᴜʀɴɪɴg ɪɴᴛᴏ quɪᴛe tʜᴇ ᴅᴀʏ ꜰᴏʀ hilarioᴜs Destɪɴy 2 mᴀᴛchmakɪɴg exploɪᴛs. Hot ᴏɴ tʜᴇ ʜᴇels ᴏꜰ tʜᴇ Trials fixɪɴg emblem fiᴀsco ᴄᴏᴍᴇs wᴏʀd ᴏꜰ a sᴏᴍᴇwhᴀᴛ ᴍᴏʀᴇ wʜᴏʟᴇsᴏᴍᴇ glɪᴛch. Tʜɪs ᴏɴe enᴀʙʟᴇs pʟᴀʏers ᴛᴏ queue ɪɴᴛᴏ ᴄᴇʀᴛᴀɪɴ PvE ᴀᴄᴛivɪᴛies, ɪɴcludɪɴg raids, wɪᴛh ᴅᴏuble tʜᴇ aᴍᴏᴜɴᴛ ᴏꜰ pʟᴀʏers ɴᴏrmᴀʟʟy ᴘᴏssɪʙʟᴇ. In tʜᴇ cᴀse ᴏꜰ raids, thᴀᴛ ᴍᴇᴀɴs 12 guardiᴀɴs clappɪɴg aʟɪᴇn cʜᴇeks simultᴀɴeoᴜsly. As ʏᴏᴜ cᴀɴ ɪᴍᴀɢɪɴᴇ, ɪᴛ ᴍᴀᴋᴇs enᴄᴏᴜɴᴛers ʙᴏᴛʜ ᴍᴜᴄʜ eᴀsier ᴀɴd hilarioᴜsly chaotic.
Pulling off the glitch is relatively simple, but will likely require some trial and error to get the timing down. Here's how, using a raid as an example:The normal maximum number of players for a raid is six, so first assemble two fireteams in orbit, one with five players and the other with seven. Ideally both fireteam leaders will be located as near as possible geographically. The leader of the larger fireteam clicks to join the smaller team, either using the join friend text chat function or via the in-game roster. They will now have a message asking if they want to bring their current fireteam with them. Don't click it yet. The leader of the smaller fireteam now launches the activity. As the timer hits two seconds, let the leader of the bigger fireteam know via voice chat. The leader of the bigger fireteam clicks 'Yes, bring them with me', and if you've got the timing right you'll load in with a 12-player team.
The ability to match more players than should be allowed into activities has been doing the rounds since earlier in the month, but now that several content creators have made videos explaining how to do it, I imagine Bungie may address the issue. From the tweet below, community manager Dylan 'dmg04' Gaffner is well aware.
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Or perhaps Bungie will just leave it as it is. Unlike the Trials exploit, these over-manned activities aren't really hurting anyone, barring making it slightly easier to complete content that already wasn't particularly tricky. And who knows, if the community continues to rave about how much fun they're having with them, perhaps Bungie will be inspired to make a 12-player seasonal activity at some point. Though I suspect we'll need to wait for support for the PS4 and Xbox One to be deprecated first.