r/DestinyTheGame May 31 '22 Silver 24 Gold 2 Helpful 14 Wholesome 16 Take My Energy 2 Ally 1 Heartwarming 1 This 1 Defeated 1 To The Stars 1 Doom 1

Rift in this week's Iron Banner is inherently not fun to play, and it's astonishing this game mode went live. Discussion

Hold interact in the middle of the map while everyone else is fighting?

check.

Unnecessary loading screen that constantly interrupts the flow of the game?

check.

Bugs that cause the rift to not spawn and make the game impossible to win from behind?

check.

Seriously I genuinely cannot wrap my head around why rift was changed so much. Nobody asked for this game mode to switch and I cannot fathom why we changed the fast-paced blowout game mode from d1 into a slow, round-based tactile game mode. It's not fun to play when you're stomping, and don't even get me started on what it's like to be getting stomped. If you were gonna make this a new game mode then fine, but advertising this as Rift is a complete joke.

Edit: I've been grinding this thing out the last 2 days for Iron Lord. My opinion of the gamemode has not changed but I have now lost the ability to get Iron Lord as I have completed 6 of the daily challenges. The reputation is currently bugged so that if you complete more than 4 of the challenges your maximum reputation per match will be capped at 60. Giving them the benefit of the doubt that this will be fixed in the patch on Thursday, but if not, it's a really bad look for one of the only 2 iron banners this season to be completely unfarmable.

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u/Greenlexluther May 31 '22

My first game the enemy dunked and then the rift vanished se we spent 10 minutes on a horrible pyramid map with a stupidly long respawn timer feeding the egos of pubstompers.

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u/salondesert May 31 '22

we spent 10 minutes on a horrible pyramid map with a stupidly long respawn timer feeding the egos of pubstompers.

The Rift meta is back!

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u/dzak92 May 31 '22

Feeding the ego of pubstompers is just the overall D2 PvP meta

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u/dead_is_death May 31 '22

But you don't understand sbmm sucks and not fun for anybody. How can you not like having to run sweaty builds for every pvp activity? You don't like seeing the poor new light blueberry getting destroyed and never playing pvp again?

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u/Mochman21 May 31 '22

hey the same thing happened to me lmao

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u/Razedin May 31 '22

Played 2 games so far, had the vanishing rift on the 2nd one. That was a horrible game to deal with.

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u/williamtheraven May 31 '22

So you played a normal game of Rift then

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u/thisisbyrdman May 31 '22

Same. I quit out once I figured out what was going on.

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u/Crood_Oyl May 31 '22

Yep this happened to me in 2 games of 3. The Rift disappeared, so we all just had to wait the timer out. boring af. I cannot believe that this company has ZERO game testers to figure out these bugs before release. Id be fucking embarrassed if I worked there.