As Destiny 2 Puzzle Stretches Into Second Day, Bungie Advises It's "a Marathon, Not a Sprint"

As Destiny 2 Puzzle Stretches Into Second Day, Bungie Advises It's "a Marathon, Not a Sprint"

At least one streamer's been on the case for 24 hours.

Nothing gets the Destiny 2 community going like a good puzzle, and this week Bungie's unleashed an especially devious challenge. Popular Destiny streamers and scores of other players have been working to crack the new Corridors of Time puzzle for more than a day, and a new message from Bungie suggests the end isn't in sight just yet.

"The solution is a marathon, not a sprint," reads the only dispatch about the puzzle from Bungie's official Twitter account. While some players wonder if the tweet itself is a new hint—jokes and serious theories involving Bungie's Marathon series are swirling about—a few messages from Bungie's community manager indicate otherwise. "Do not go so hard that your health is impacted," writes @A_dmg04.

Later in the day, @A_dmg04 told his followers to relay a message to Destiny streamer Gladd, who at the time of writing has been streaming for over 24 hours: "Hop in chat, spam 'Go to bed.'"

The first phase of the puzzle was sort of a start-and-stop affair for the Destiny community. New codes would appear on Osiris' new obelisks in-game once every hour, revealing a pathway through the shifting Corridors of Time that would lead to a piece of lore and a new clue. Once 19 of these hourly code sequences were collected, the clues at the end of each pathway were combined into a hexagonal grid map that revealed another sequence.

At the end of that pathway, players were granted a new emblem and got started on the current phase of the puzzle, which seems to involve crowdsourcing unique clues from individual players for the sake of creating an even bigger map. For large stretches of Gladd's stream today, he's just been cataloging these new clues in a spreadsheet that's now over 700 rows long.

Bungie has intervened with long-haul puzzles before, but so far all signs point to the community being on the right track. That doesn't mean folks should stay up until the Corridors of Time have been completely cracked open, though. If you're following along, please take breaks and at least a healthy nap or two.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Mathew Olson


Mathew Olson is a writer formerly of Digg, where he blogged and reported about all things under the umbrella of internet culture (including games, of course). He lives in New York, grew up under rain clouds and the influence of numerous games studios in the Pacific Northwest, and will talk your ear off about Half-Life mods, Talking Heads or Twin Peaks if you let him.

In other news

Halo 3 Gets New Armor in the Master Chief Collection, But Many Aren't Happy About It

The new additions look out of place to many, but 343 says a toggle option is being explored.

NPD: PS5 Sets New US Console Launch Records While Switch Holds Strong

A strong debut for Sony hasn't stopped Switches from flying off shelves.

The Last of Us Part 2 Takes Home Top Prize at The Game Awards: Here Are All the Winners

Hades, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, and Among Us did get some well-earned love too.

Perfect Dark Revival Unveiled at The Game Awards

Joanna's back in a new story conceived by The Initiative.

Need help?

Call of Duty Modern Warfare Weapons Tier List

Here's our guide compiling the Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2019 weapons list, including all weapon unlock levels, and more.

Borderlands 3 Shift Codes List (August 2020)

All the info you need on getting and redeeming SHiFT Codes in Borderlands 3, plus how to get Golden Keys to earn loot.

Destiny 2 Xenophage Quest - How to Get the New Xenophage Machine Gun

This is how to complete the Destiny 2 Xenophage quest, including all puzzles, and more.

Apex Legends Wattson - Abilities, Skins, How to Win With Wattson Apex Legends

This is our guide to Wattson in Apex Legends, featuring all her legendary skins, new abilities, tips, and more.