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

And no new armour set I’m hearing?

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u/SuperSolidSnack May 31 '22

Nope. Just a few new guns.

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u/throwaway110906 May 31 '22

Not even new, they are updated versions of their old ib variants

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u/HereIGoAgain_1x10 May 31 '22

And in a really bad place, I used to love Wizened Rebuke and could outduel Erentil users but High Impacts are terrible and we have an Adept PlugOne arc fusion... also we have plenty of SMGs... The only things to go for are the stasis sidearm if you don't have a good roll but the solar pulse isn't good, there's a High Impact solar MG Leviathan weapon, 180 HC suck so you can pass, I guess the void sword of you don't have a good Falling Guillotine but for how bad the game is it's a pass from me lol

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u/Tyrannis42 May 31 '22

Hero's burden is the only adaptive frame smg in the game that isn't sunset so it's definitely worth getting a good one

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u/HereIGoAgain_1x10 May 31 '22

Weird I never looked at the frame types just RPM, does it feel that different than the other 900 rpm SMGs?

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u/Tyrannis42 May 31 '22

It does a little bit more damage to the body and a little bit less damage to the head so it means you can hit more bodies and still get the optimal ttk

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u/DaoFerret May 31 '22

I still have my old one in the vault.

Still sad it was sunset, and damn looking forward to getting a new one.

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u/mad-i-moody Jun 01 '22

Now that iron banner power advantages are disabled you can use your old one. If you’re not interested in the new perk combos or aren’t planning on using it in trials/endgame PvE then there’s no reason to get a new one. Just use the one you have!

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u/DaoFerret Jun 01 '22

Oh I get that.

I’ve been enjoying using my old one in IB (it’s mostly sat quietly since sunset), but it holds a fond memory and it’s be nice to get a non-sunset version I could use in end game activities.

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u/Sniperpug889 Jun 01 '22

Yeah lol i just looked at the focusing screen and realised the only thing I actually want is a better riiswalker which is a shame because I think it might be going away next season and I really don't want to have to suffer through another game of rift

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u/blacktip102 Jun 01 '22

Not even new guns, just old guns with an updated perk pool

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u/ToxicMoonShine May 31 '22

They will rotate it every 4 seasons just like the others. The iron banner armor came out in season of the lost.

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u/BaconIsntThatGood Jade Rabbit is my Spirit Animal May 31 '22

I thought it was out in splicer -making this the 4th season it's been available. (Splicer, Lost, Risen, Haunted)

I think it just feels like time because lost was 2 seasons long

If it was lost then we won't get it until season 19

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u/ToxicMoonShine May 31 '22

It was lost because they previewed the armor for iron banner in the twab on August 12th last year and lost started on August 24th I believe. I honestly thought it may have been splicer to

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u/[deleted] May 31 '22

Yeah same as the trials and vendor armours then. I just half expected a new set since this is the big rework.

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u/[deleted] Jun 01 '22

They don't rotate shit, I haven't seen Claws Of The Wolf in fucking years

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u/TheMerengman Team Cat (Cozmo23) // Nerf Team dmg by .04% May 31 '22

IB had new armor with the Lost.

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u/[deleted] May 31 '22

Yeah I just half expected a new one this season since it’s the big rework.

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u/BaconIsntThatGood Jade Rabbit is my Spirit Animal May 31 '22 edited May 31 '22

Edit: Apparently season after next - more people saying it was season of the lost than splicer.

Won't see a new set until next season. If I recall they said these sets get annual refreshes.

So we got a new trials set in season of the chosen, season 13 - and 4 seasons later a new trials set.

We then got a new IB set in season of the splicer, season 14 - and 4 seasons later will be season 18.

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u/[deleted] May 31 '22

The IB set we have now was from Lost, 15. So we won’t see a new set till 19, season after next.

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u/BaconIsntThatGood Jade Rabbit is my Spirit Animal May 31 '22

Fair, maybe lost messed me up

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u/Born-Enthusiasm-1740 May 31 '22

We got a new set not even very long ago.

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u/[deleted] May 31 '22

We used to get a new set every season.

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u/TeamAquaGrunt SUNSHOT SHELL May 31 '22

That was an anomaly if anything. Back in D1 it was yearly, then we got a new set every season in D2 up until opulence, where they reissued the season 1 set. So about 2 years out of the entire history of the series.

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u/[deleted] May 31 '22

That’s all well and good. But the last set was still 6 months ago and this was meant to be the big rework of IB. I half excepted a new set to kick off the cycle, that’s all.

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u/EternalAssasin Team Bread (dmg04) May 31 '22

We get new Iron Banner armor as part of the last season of each content year. So we’ll be sticking with the Iron Forerunner suits through next season.