So I finally got Sword and was playing through the game with my girlfriend. While waiting for her to catch up with me in the story early this morning, I found a Max Raid for a Lampent. I decided I wanted that Pokemon, and joined in on the stamp when it showed on the Internet.
Lo and #$%&ing behold, the Lampent was shiny. (I jumped out of my chair.)
So many things have changed in Gen 8 that I don't know if I can believe that it's dumb luck. I know they made it really easy to find shinies in Ultra Wormholes in Gen 7. Is this big hype that I joined by chance or was it boosted a lot? If so, what changed (or could have) to make it easier to find one? I have been unable to find such information, although I'll say I didn't do a ton of digging.
Possible useful information: My allies had shiny, fully evolved, Galar S-tier Pokemon with them. Can you hack Max Raids into being shiny?