Destiny 2: Who Won the Crota’s End World First Raid Race?

And the winner is...

by Noah Nelson
Image: Bungie

Destiny 2 Crota’s End World First Raid Race happened on Friday, September 1, 2023. It required the winning team to beat Crota’s End twice, once in Contest Mode and a second time in Challenge Mode. In total, it took the winning team X HOURs to become the Destiny 2 Crota’s End World First winners. Here’s the team that won.

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Who Are the Destiny 2 Crota’s End World First Winners?

The winner of the Destiny 2 Crota’s End World First Raid Race is saltagreppo and his team. The first team to clear Crota’s End on Contest Mode was saltagreppo, but Challenge Mode needed to be beaten as well to officially be crowned World First. They finished before a mass majority of teams beat Crota on Contest Mode.

The full team of winners are these players: Saltagreppo, Quazz, Moople, VileFate, Cruz, and Kyros. They won by one minute and five seconds which is absolutely crazy!

While saltagreppo and his team are the further team streaming, there could be a team that won the race before them that we don’t know about. We can only know for sure when @DestinyTheGame on Twitter (or X) announces the winner, and they announced the winner is saltagreppo. Bungie needs to double-check that there was no cheating before announcing the World First winners.

The Crota’s End World First Raid Race in Destiny 1 took six hours and the clan that won was Invigorate Gaming. The players listed as winners were nicktizziebear, LolitsKirBY, imatrix7, LtJohn5, Ewoktapus, xHawk-eye, and LuckyCharms343. The World First for Crota’s End in Destiny 2 took just shy of six hours.

Earlier this year, when we watched the Root of Nightmares World First Raid Race, we saw roenXD and his team called Clan Elysium win the race in a little over two hours. It was a close race, but Elysium pulled through.

If you want to try and clear Crota’s End in Contest Mode, you have 48 hours which makes the cutoff on September 3, 2023 at 10:00am PT. If you beat Crota’s End on Contest Mode, you’ll automatically get the Exotic Auto Rifle Necrochasm which is amazing news for people who don’t like grinding Raids (me).

If you want access to buy the exclusive Crota’s End merch, you have until September 12 for the Raid ring, November 28 for the Raid pin, November 28 for the Raid poster, and November 28 for the Swordbearer title pin.

Crota’s End is a hard Raid; use our The Stills encounter guide to start off and follow the rest of our guides to help you through.

- This article was updated on September 1st, 2023

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From his early days of blog-style music, movie, and game reviews to working as the Esports Writer at Coastline Community College, Noah Nelson now works fulltime as a Staff Writer for Attack of the Fanboy and PC Invasion. He has been helping gamers everywhere with Destiny 2 god rolls, Warzone 2 DMZ missions, and collectibles in any indie game for over a year and a half. His Bachelor's Degree in English Rhetoric and Composition with a minor in Journalism from CSULB has shaped him to be a strong writer and editor. His fondest gaming memory is playing Sly Cooper 2 after begging his mom (for hours) to play it before his birthday and he still cries myself to sleep remembering the time he accidentally saved over his 99% completion save file in Kingdom Hearts 2.