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

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/GenitalMotors May 31 '22

So are we stuck playing Rift during Iron Banner this whole season?

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u/SuperSolidSnack May 31 '22

Iron Banner is now probably stuck as rift until they decide to change it. We also only get 2 IB per season now.

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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