Destiny's New Raid Has A Chest No One Can Open Yet

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With every new Destiny raid comes all sorts of potential new secrets, and Wrath of the Machine, which launched last week alongside Rise of the Iron, follows the trend. Over the past few days, the raid has inspired countless Reddit threads about what might be hidden in the depths of the Cosmodrome. One thing that definitely isn’t there: a coherent story. But there might be a cool chest.


In the hours after Wrath of the Machine went live on Friday, raiders quickly discovered hidden chests inside the tunnels and walls. They also discovered what appears to be a new puzzle: A seemingly unreachable chest, trapped behind five laser beams in the final section of the raid. As it turns out, each of these laser beams is tied to a monitor located somewhere in Wrath of the Machine. Activate each monitor and you’ll remove a laser. Activate all five and presumably you can reach the chest, which could contain anything from more SIVA shards to a hidden exotic weapon quest.

Players have already found four of these monitors. But the fifth is far more elusive. Destiny’s intrepid raid hunters are doing their best to figure out how to get to it. Some say they’ve been able to spot it through the cracks of the big diamond that houses one of the raid’s final areas, the maze-like Server Farm, which looks like this:

Map by Redditor HunterStrikesBack
Map by Redditor HunterStrikesBack

Over on Reddit’s raidsecrets forum, which we’ve spotlighted on Kotaku before, players are trying to find patterns in the server farm. Maybe they’ll reach the fifth monitor if they do something with the proper canisters or solve the mysterious light-panel puzzle. There are theories that the fifth monitor may be tied to the strange disease that floated around Destiny in the days leading up to Rise of Iron’s launch.

What’s inside this elusive chest? Will we find the hidden fourth exotic weapon quest in there? Is it actually accessible or will we have to wait for Hard Mode? We’ll find out... well, probably pretty soon!



“One thing that definitely isn’t there: a coherent story.”

I am of the opinion that the raids actually do an incredible job of explaining whats happening through audio, visual cues, environment, and contextual observations as told via gameplay and its mechanics.

Like how shitty would King’s Fall have been if Oryx spoke over the intercom to you the entire time? “Guardian’s, I can’t believe you’ve meddled in my caches of Light and used them to empower yourselves to kill the hideous and powerful subject I left there to guard it!” - you literally gleam as much just using your brain and paying a tiny bit of attention.

Story for Wrath of the Machine: After destroying the place where SIVA is made in the story, Guardians have to *raid* the last of the Fallen stronghold to clean up the SIVA mess once and for all. You encounter some kind of SIVA enhanced priest, who you chase deep into his own territory. This culminates with finding the most SIVA’d Fallen of all, who you kill through a combination of combat prowess and the Light.

What more does it possibly need? Voice overs congratulating you that you can get sick of after the umpteenth time you do the raid?