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How to Get (& Thoughts on) Bastion – Exotic Fusion Rifle & The Corridors of Time Puzzle Recap


The exotic weapon Bastion is now available
to earn a little earlier than expected. In this video, I’ll first just talk about
how to get the weapon and then we’ll explore what went down in order to unlock the quest
to get it. Now, Bungie has come out and said that the
quest will be available from Saint-14 starting on January 21st at reset, so if you’re doing
this before the 21st, you’ll need to do what I’m about to tell you. If it’s after the 21st, then you… probably don’t? But if you don’t see the quest from Saint-14,
either 1) you need to run the 2 story missions to save him or 2) you may need to do what
I’m about to say. The first thing you’ll need to do is run through
the Corridors of Time. Specifically, you’ll need to scoop the quest
from Osiris on a character that has saved Saint-14 this season, then run a 30 symbol
path sequence. The sequence can be found in the description. What this means is that you run through the
doorway of the corresponding symbol in the sequence, so for example, the first is X or
Clover, so you run through the Clover path, next is diamond, run the diamond path, etc. You can’t mess up any of these paths along
the way or it won’t work. If you do it correctly, then on the final
symbol pathway, you’ll hit the end. This will start a line of dialogue and then
give you an item that you’ll take back to Saint-14. Note that you may need to talk to Saint-14
twice for the quest to pop up. After talking with Saint-14, you’ll head to
the Tangled Shore to take out 5 Fallen Captains or Servitors. You will then talk to the spider, who will
have you run a nearby Lost Sector for an item from an enemy. After grabbing that item, you’ll head back
to Spider, who needs you to do 10 Spider bounties, 8 public events and kill 30 challenging, aka
orange health bar, enemies. Heroic events will count for 2 for this. As for the bounties, you’ll just want to scoop
the easiests ones from Spider, the ones that specifically target enemies that are in Lost
Sectors and not just generic Patrol areas, along with the Tangled Shore generic bounties. It’ll cost you a few ghost fragments, but
you’ll earn these doing the public events, so that shouldn’t be a big deal. When you finish that, you’ll need to head
to a gravesite in the Lost Sector in Four Horn Gulch. I did this on my Titan already, but the grave
site is where I drop my Ward of Dawn, right over the waterfall. After that’s over, you’ll run a “special”
version of The Hollowed Lair, where you need to kill a special enemy. This enemy is at the very end of the strike,
he’ll spawn on the right side platform after a short time. After he is killed, I think you can just leave
if you want to. Talk to Saint-14 and you’ll be given Bastion,
a kinetic fusion rifle. This weapon will fire 7 pellets in a burst
of 3, for a total of 21 pellets. The weapon does not crit. It also can penetrate enemy shields to deal
damage directly to health bars, although first initial tests did not really seem that potent. I have not stepped foot into PvP just yet,
but at optimal ranges, you can actually kill 3 people with a single shot, 1 kill per burst. The odds of that happening are incredibly
low, but that is a large indicator of its damage output. We’ll talk more about the weapon at another
time. That’s how to get Bastion. Doesn’t sound very exciting, in fact, it sounds
very much like a typical exotic experience, but I want to explain the story of how the
30 symbol path sequence was discovered and started, because it was quite awesome and
I imagine a lot of people might not even have known it was happening or are maybe just fuzzy
on the details. On January 14th, at reset, Osiris was offering
a quest that allowed players to explore the Corridors of Time from the first two story
missions of the season. However, wandering around aimlessly yielded
nothing at all. At the same time, the obelisks on each of
the 4 planets started displaying a series of 7 symbols in a hexagon shape. If you look closely, each one of the symbols
is on a raised panel. These panels go in a spiral from highest to
lowest, which determined the order you run in the Corridors of Time. You would then reach a destination that would,
when activated, display a few hex grids along with a symbol in the middle of them. We’ll call this a puzzle piece for the rest
of the video. In this example, the path you would take is
Diamond, Hex, Snake, Hex, Clover, Clover, Plus, although you could actually go in the
reverse order and have it work as well. Every hour, the obelisks would change their
symbols, resulting in a new path to run in the Corridors of Time. Running this new path would generate a new
puzzle piece along with giving you a piece of lore. There are 19 lore pieces and all of their
paths are found in the description. As more and more puzzle pieces were found,
it was discovered that some of them had the same hex grids as others on certain sides. Linking these together started to generate
what looked like a path through a maze. If we look at the middle symbol, you’ll see
some blue lines. These represent opening in the route of the
maze, so if there was a solid line, you couldn’t go through that. After a few hours, a path and overall maze
started to form, but to brute force this path would take longer than it would to just wait
for the rest of the puzzle pieces to be generated by the obelisks paths that would spawn every
hour. However, after hour 14 or 15, there were enough
pieces in the puzzle that there would only be a possible 125 paths to run to get to the
end of the maze. So, the community ran these paths and lo and
behold, one of them was correct. The maze consisted of 11 tunnels of varying
symbols found in the description. The reveal at the end of THIS puzzle was yet
another puzzle piece, along with an emblem. There were 2 differences: 1) Some pieces had
no central symbol and 2) everyone’s puzzle pieces were different. It was quickly determined that there were
thousands of puzzle pieces and it would take a large community effort to piece this gigantic
map together to find the next path. The process of this 2nd puzzle maze was the
same as the first in terms of mapping out the maze, it just consisted of thousands of
pieces instead of just 19. Multiple discord servers set up spreadsheets
in order to start data entry, while several community members and streamers started the
laborious process of getting puzzle pieces from the community. A streamer would invite a player into their
lobby at the end of the path, the community member would activate their puzzle piece,
the streamer would take a picture and then upload it. Then, multiple people doing data entry would
take this puzzle piece and translate it into text form to put into a spreadsheet. Computer programs were written to take this
text and essentially make a grid of the puzzle pieces, automatically detecting where there
were matches in pieces and then started piecing the map together. There were some hints from the puzzle pieces
themselves as well: for example, pieces with blank sides were most likely edge pieces. A piece with 3 blank sides in a row was an
edge piece, a piece with no blank sides was somewhere in the middle. Not only were there thousands of pieces, but
each player in the game had pieces unique to them depending on what day of the week
it was. On Tuesday’s reset, it was 2 pieces, switching
back and forth every hour. On Wednesday, it was 3 new pieces to that
player in a 3 hour rotation. On Thursday, it was 4, Friday 5, Saturday
6 and Sunday 7. As progress was made, it was speculated that
a lot of these puzzle pieces may have been timegated, with the game releasing new pieces
daily. Community members worked around the clock
to collect pictures and input data in order to make a chart of the maze, eventually leading
to the full maze being completed, leading us to Bastion at approximately 3am eastern
time on January 20th. As for my thoughts on this entire puzzle event,
I thought it was great, although I personally would’ve preferred actually being home to
help with this project for longer than the first day. This puzzle was reminiscent of Outbreak Prime
from Destiny 1. And, this is the kind of jolt of energy the
community needed in what ended up being a slow time in the season. Puzzles like this are a great part of the
Destiny experience, not to mention the complete surprise of it all. However, my criticism with this puzzle event
is that if you were someone not involved in the puzzle piece decyphering process, which
consisted of a team of about 20-30 people, the most you were really able to contribute
in the second half of the event was submitting an image of your 2 puzzle pieces to a team
of community members and that’s about it. It wasn’t until much later into the event
where the team needed specific pieces where it felt like people could be directly responsible
for slotting in puzzle pieces, which is where I think that feel good moment that people
might be looking for was happening. Unlike Outbreak Prime, I was out of town for
everything but for the first day, so I got to experience the other side of the coin this
time around, that coin being the “limited participation, watch everyone else do a lot
of the work while I sit around,” side of the coin. I can completely understand if people want
to feel more involved in these community puzzles other than just dropping off a couple pieces
of data and watching others make the magic happen. The first part of the puzzle process was great
because you could actually solve it by yourself as long as you could figure out what to do. The second part had significantly less involvement
per individual. Outside of the first day, the rest of it involved
just waiting around for a group of people to solve it. If there were a way to have those people willing
to participate feel more included in the puzzle solving process, that might make it more interesting
for a large crowd. It does seem like these kinds of puzzles are
designed for the omega hardcore, which is fine to an extent. I realize it’s probably very difficult to
make a puzzle that both satisfies the hardcore player’s desire to mash their head into a
puzzle wall for days, while also giving the average player the feeling like they helped
more than just passing on some data. The issue with everyone trying to get involved
in THIS puzzle is just a too many cooks situation, you can’t really have 200 people all working
on the same thing. If there were something on the bungie site
that people could get linked to in order to make their inputs and then maybe have to solve
OTHER inputs or puzzles in order to get a puzzle piece, something like that, I think
that could be pretty cool. Something where people could contribute as
little or as much as they wanted, that would be the ideal. That being said, we already have a lot of
world first style events and we don’t really have a lot of these community wide events,
encouraging a complete collaboration within the entire community. If everyone could do the puzzle by themselves,
we get another world first race situation on our hands and perhaps that’s not the kind
of event Bungie wants to create. But if there was a bungie.net site to go input
your data, then you might not be able to replicate the community effort of piecing together the
puzzle. Bungie.net would end up doing it and it may
just turn into a waiting game. So, it’s a tough one for sure, all about the
balance of how much do you want the hardcore community to do, vs. how much do you want
the average player to feel like they directly contributed to the effort beyond submitting
a picture to a Discord server. As for the end result, the reward of Bastion,
the fusion rifle, definitely seems like people were not happy. Bastion, along with the quest steps for it,
were spoiled via dataminers quite a long time ago and I think a lot of people were anticipating
a different reward due to the highly secret nature of the Corridors of Time, not to mention
that Bastion was already on the roadmap. The sword on top of the gravesite, lot of
people thought maybe Dark-Drinker or Raze-Lighter from D1. Although I did also see a lot of other stuff
like Gjallarhorn thrown out there which I never thought would happen, along with plenty
of other stuff that was maybe a little too grand of a scale. Nothing about the Corridors of Time puzzle
was known until it dropped, which was awesome and I know how hard that is to make happen. That made it seem like the reward would’ve
been the same, a complete secret. I think if Bastion was not announced on the
seasonal timeline, it would’ve been better, but according to Bungie twitter: “it’s in
the roadmap to let players know what they can earn during this season,” so it seems
like in keeping something a secret, it may be misleading to buyers. Wouldn’t surprise me if there way some sort
of legal issue there, where Bungie drops a surprise exotic in the middle of a season
only for season pass holders. The exotic would have to be available for
EVERYONE to get, while also being timeless, no time limit, in order for it to be a true
surprise and not have to be listed on the roadmap. In this case, the weapon is very much linked
to seasonal content. An unfortunate result for those expecting
something different, although to be fair, people hyped themselves up like crazy without
knowing what would happen. I can definitely sympathize. Had I been around for the 2nd part of puzzle
solving, that would’ve been good enough for me, I love the puzzle solving stuff a lot,
but I likely would have been one of few more directly involved with puzzle solving, which
is not the experience that most other people got. My experience was the same as most of the
community’s, which was waiting for stuff to happen. There were a ton of people who poured in hours
and hours of time into this their names are in the description, but I will also credit
them here in the video. I’m sure there were plenty others as well
that I just wasn’t able to grab names of. The puzzle portion of the experience was very
cool to follow and I hope that people remember the community effort most of all. But that’s the story of Bastion and the Corridors
of Time puzzle, along with my thoughts. If you enjoyed the video, a positive rating
would be great, be sure to subscribe as well if you’re not already, thanks for watching
and I’ll see you next time.

100 thoughts on “How to Get (& Thoughts on) Bastion – Exotic Fusion Rifle & The Corridors of Time Puzzle Recap

  1. This is one of those ‘Had to be there to experience it’ moments that Luke Smith (I think it was him) was talking about. Even though people don’t like Bastion, I don’t mind it, because not only did I get to experience our beautiful community come together and unanimously get excited for this insane puzzle, but I got some amazing lore as well. The eulogy Saint-14 reads off is amazing and really puts into perspective what our Guardian has truly done in this universe.

    I don’t care if Bastion is shit, cause for me it wasn’t about the destination, but more the journey.

  2. You know what would be a cool idea for Destiny? There was this game once, I can't remember what it was called, but I'm pretty sure it was some kind of Dungeon Crawler JRPG. The idea was that as more and more players cleared the Final Boss, more content would open up. Something like that would be great for Destiny. Put in an activity where, after a certain number of players clear the end boss, a Puzzle opens up, and then the community has to solve it and then once it gets solved, a new segment of the activity opens up with a new end boss. Players who might just not be good at puzzles ould contribute by helping to clear the end boss over and over to help advance to the next puzzle in the activity.

  3. I stopped playing altogether now, I'm sick of the drastic difference between console and PC, PC is the ez button, won't play again unless it's a major expansion or when they sync up the game on both PC and console, or at least until they get rid of the goddamn recoil on console.

  4. Can someone help me I did the corridors of time correct got the dialogue and got the exotic quest but the thing disappeared when I went back to orbit

  5. I talked to saint but he didn't give me the quest but I had the chromatic weapon core so idk what happened Everytime I talk to him it says he has nothing for me

  6. I think people are upset not because that bastion is not that good of a weapon, but they were upset because bungie made a very good secret quest, they were hoping it will turn out like the whisper quest or outbreak quest, but instead the it was bastion,a weapon that was announced earlier..that kinda throw the excitement away…big time, cause of fhe effort was huge…people expecting something different, something unique and surprising…that surprise element was somewhat makes playing the game even more exiting,wether the exotic was good or not it doesn't matter because at the end of the day, the community will think that bungie still have plenty more surprising content and secrets that they can pursue someday..so it drive people to play more

  7. i mean it's cool that The YouTube Content part of the community figured this out but can us stupid people who just like to learn raids and do raids get some content now for this supposed MMO they're making? I thought my season pass was funding an MMO and not an escape room

  8. The irony of the community spending thousands of collective hours to solve a puzzle involving infinite amounts of time

  9. So I ran the corridors of time, heard dialog but did not receive anything else other than that dialog, went to Saint and there is no item/quest or dialog from him. Am I possibly missing something? I have done both of the missions for Saint as well

  10. "And then you could just leave I guess." And so one of our guys did and a new guy joined right afterward wasting his time instead…

  11. I don't think the suprise argument holds to much weight when it was a suprise it dropped now. I think it's more just that people are underwhelmed at the weapon after all the effort taken to obtain it.

  12. Puzzles like this are cool if you’re into it, but items shouldn’t be locked behind them forever like Outbreak Prime was in D1 (granted that puzzle was simpler). Exotics should be relatively easy to obtain for casual players. Most of them are just grind out a quest or get lucky with a random drop, and I’m fine with that; but all exotics should be obtainable for players who don’t have many friends playing the game without the use of LFG’s. Raid weapons should be put in quests where you can have a solo encounter with the raid boss (even with the mechanics, though they’d need to be tweaked). It’s not fair to lock rare weapons behind barriers that aren’t skill-based, but based on whether you have friends and/or are lucky enough to find a Sherpa.

  13. Is it possible to go back and get the lore pages after completing the long sequence? Because I have realized I didn't get them all beforehand

  14. No offense but Bongo always let's us down no surprise something cool happens and not a cool or secret reward something already planned and wasted everyone involved time for something they are going to give away anyway

  15. I’m just not a puzzle guy….I’d never be able to solve any of this. I’d rather have a community event that just required normal gameplay leading to rewards only achieved when the community gets to the progress goals….at least then I’d be getting my gameplays worth of the season and event. This puzzle event only made me not play destiny even more…plus now I don’t have a bastion quest to look forward to next week so that’s even more reasons not to play…sigh…but still GG to those that bothered to solve it.

  16. Day 987 of Dattos missing profile picture. …We have searched and searched to no avail. We may need to gather a larger rescue team.

  17. I thought it was exciting to send the info and watch the pros piece the puzzle together . Day one was interesting and as nighttime came around the excitement started to kick up and well it was interesting . Good job guardians across the world in making this happen.

  18. Constructive criticism is always great, but when you do it it often comes out as nit picky. Food for thought, I’m just a person on the internet anyway so who cares about my opinion

  19. I'd love to get this weapon, but there's no way for me to. Sure it may not be the BEST weapon, but it's still a neat little thing. But it really gets annoying because if only season pass holders can get this, which is what I've heard flying around, thats kinda fucked. Because exotics are supposed to be these really cool weapons/armour that you have to earn or get lucky to get, and the season pass method with erianas vow(probs misspelled her name) and symmetry, now apparently this? Plus the cool armour weapons and other random stuff we get in the season passes is gone once the season passes. That's content that honestly the game needs to keep, as everything else is getting kinda mundane tbh, so it's sad to see it go. Plus making things a absolute bitch to grind for without having the pass is scummy, it takes a while to rank up once. I did a test last season when I didn't have the pass, level 33 in the pass, and it took 4 weekly bounties, and a fuck ton of dailys to go to 34, but that same amount right now would get me around two almost 3. That kinda fucked in honestly. My main thing is, however, WHY do they need this money? Just because, or is it being used in the games development? If it's being used in development, I'm okish with that, but if not, well… Fuck. Sorry for a rant it's just getting exhausting dealing with this stuff. And it makes me feel bad for new players, because it just sets a bad tone for them, especially compared to how d1 would treat new players. Anyways, again sorry for a rant, have a good day people.

  20. Ok, puzzles are fine and all, but why do we need them in a game with such a severe content drought, I mean there's literally nothing to do. WHERE are you going to use this exotic, in a lost sector to complete another bounty, give me a break.
    Stop designing one and done events like this, where they might be cool it contributes almost nothing to most of the player base and at the expense of of development time to the point where there is once again no reason to play the game atm.

  21. Honestly, this kind of exotic quest is is not fun. I would like do smth for myself, not depend on super high ranking people, that have wayyy too much time on them to this stuff. I would love do this stuff, but 9-5 job doesn't allow me to. Bungie could take inspiration from things like Borderlands 3 and many other rpg games, where they give out quests and people solve them themselves, or with grp of 3-4. This community thing is good for I guess streamers and college kids , but when i got out of college and started job its just hard to keep track on reddit and discord for this engagement. I dont mind what exotic it was I wanted to do it and figure out myself, which i tried but it became pretty quickly its hard to do it by 1 man

  22. I don't feel like I deserve this weapon. I did absolutely nothing to help, let alone even know this was all happening this past week.

  23. While I prefer the weapon to be something else like a whisper type quest/item, I loved seeing this community event unfold.

  24. Nope, don't listen to this freak. no need to go through that corridor bullshit, quest is gonna be given for free today.

    And yeah, these noobs spent their 6 days to solve it LMAO

  25. Everytime a huge puzzle like this, or the opening of Bergusia Forge it makes me wonder how much man hours were wasted on something so few people are ever going to experience. Its amazing seeing the community come together and solve these things, which I think is what is actually worthwhile here, giving the playerbase something to get excited about together instead of looking too closely at what Bungie could be doing instead.

  26. this was the goddamn 30th nail in the coffin for me, i’ll come back to the game when they do something worth my time

  27. Corridor Crunch are great, they are the only reason I participated more in this event than just sitting around, waiting for stuff to happen.

  28. The community put in a ton of work and hours into a puzzle where the reward was… early access to a subpar weapon………..

  29. The actual quest was stupid. As someone who could not care less about lore, the Twilight Gap mission for the Devil’s Ruin was more interesting than the monotonous steps to get Bastion.

    “Do things on The Tangled Shore you have already done hundreds of times”

    The community thing is hit or miss for me. It is a really cool concept that it took the community to solve it, but there was no involvement for anybody other than that small group of 30 players.

  30. The only reason it was on the roadmap is because they dont have enough content to actually put something else there. This entire season (like everything since Shadowkeep) is a joke and disrespecting this much work from the community like this is not cool.

  31. Big Shout-out to the Destiny Community for doing this, it's so cool to see, and is one of the reasons il always support this game.

  32. When whisper dropped, I sat and watched, built my power up and prepared for an adventure…

    This grabbed the whole community by the nads and said "come at me bruh"

    Challenge accepted, great quest all in all, 10000000% more rewarding than devils ruin,… I like bastion personally

  33. You said Bungie can’t release an exotic unannounced mid-season.’ What about outbreak perfected and bad juju? And they also came directly with a catalyst.

  34. I have already done it with the correct code its not working i have literally wrote it down 3 times on a piece of paper an crossed each off just to be sure an before any one says have you conpleted the story yes i have

  35. For me it was a good idea and it brought the community together.. but for what… a weapon that's coming out in a few weeks anyway.. so all that for nothing..

  36. I ran in Bastion last night in PvP… I wasn't even aware the quest was already open.
    I was waiting for to do it on my own but I guess not.
    It can probably be fun and engaging for the people actually involved, but for the rest of us?
    Go watch a "how to get" video?
    I'd appreciate if they put in dynamic puzzles that were easier/soloable but you'd actually have to solve yourself.

  37. Btw, Niris is going to update the map with my name (Xplosives) under the managers section, Electrimwhip under the managers and streamers section, and he’s going to update Raz’s streamer tag to correctly show Raz765; just an FYI for the description to be updated/archive in case it isn’t

  38. As a player largely on the sidelines (inactive clan, no active friends) what the hardcore people have done is incredible! I don’t feel left out at all!

    As for the reward, only two changes I’d make to Bastion
    1. More PvE damage
    2. Crit damage

  39. so uh, i've been doing all the quest steps on my hunter, saving Saint, bringing him back, doing his bounties along the way as well, ive done the puzzle twice successfully (got the eulogy twice at my own funeral) and the quest step didnt drop ? What exactly am i doing wrong ?

  40. I think the puzzle and community effort to get this done was amazing. I also think that the creativity to produce this is outstanding.

    Personally, I love the idea that we messed with the Timeline and pulled the weapon release date forward. If Kojima did something like this, the terms visionary/genius would be shouted from the rooftops for its 4th wall breaking nature. Unfortunately, this is not the Metal Gear community so the usual out of control negative hyperbole is being fired Bungie's way. Unfortunate.

  41. Tons of effort put into a puzzle that really can only be important to streamers and there audiences, as a hardcore player it personal kinda does not jell with the low amount of content we're getting per season now. It was okay when there was more content going around aka the outbrake was an amazing secret edition but tons of people have not even played in afew weeks! the sundial heroic was… frankly a joke and i cant see how maybe the dev time that went into this especially with the matchmaking effort which i can imagine took tons of dev time going into making the normal in game content… good?

    I love things like this, it makes destiny special, but when the core game is so fundamentally baron is it really what the game needs right now?

  42. Very boring quest, really nothing more than a commercial event for streamers. Next time I’d rather get a difficult IN GAME quest

  43. Anyone having a problem with saint giving you the quest for bastion?? I've tried relaunching the game and tried doing the sequence on multiple characters and still nothing

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