Even Bungie is having troubles dealing with Thaviks, The Depraved, it seems.
If the name doesn't ring a bell, that's probably because you haven't hit up a Destiny 2 heroic strike in a while. Thaviks is the star of what's widely acknowledged as the most miserable heroic strike in Bungie's MMO-shooter - Exodus Crash - courtesy of a boss room with lots of places to die and Thaviks' aggravating abilities.
Kirk's helpful guide to the misery that is the Thaviks boss fight.
The formula of the boss strike isn't that different to what's come before in Destiny and Destiny 2. It's the lethality of the room - and those bloody electrified shanks - that makes life so difficult. Thaviks disappearing halfway through your super doesn't help either, but that's just annoying.
So to much pleasure last week, Bungie announced they would be removing Exodus Crash from matchmaking:
Exodus Crash will be removed from Heroic Strike Matchmaking next Tuesday with Update 1.2.1.
Teams are investigating changes for aspects of the Strike, and we'll provide additional information in the future. pic.twitter.com/79ArqQfWrl
— Bungie (@Bungie) May 25, 2018
The patch officially dropped earlier this morning, with the patch notes confirming that Thaviks and his invisible arse was being put on ice for a while.
But the patch came and went, and players were still getting queued into Exodus Crash:
Exodus Crash hasn’t been removed. Got it twice already in 3 Strikes!
— jchhcj (@jchhcj47) May 29, 2018
— FLIP (@FLIP_THE_GIANT) May 29, 2018
A Bungie community manager officially confirmed the issue. A change was rolled out not long thereafter to prevent players from being dropped into Exodus Crash, but users are still getting dropped into Thaviks' room of death.
Thaviks will eventually get his comeuppance, although it could be argued that the strike isn't that bad when the Blackout modifier isn't in play. One way or another, Exodus Crash is getting the arse. It'll be fun to see how it's reworked, whether that's a change to the room, Thaviks himself, or the enemies that flood in.