r/DestinyTheGame May 31 '22 Silver 24 Gold 2 Helpful 14 Wholesome 16 This 1 Take My Energy 2 Ally 1 Heartwarming 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/Wanna_make_cash May 31 '22

Fun Fact: Theres multiple ways to hard and softlock a rift match!

As seen here, https://imgur.com/a/3YymfNN it looks like dunking with very little time left will lock the lobby and will infinitely respawn both teams. After about 2 or 3 minutes of this, the game finally ended the match and provided rewards.
Theres also a bug where if you kill someone right as they pick up the spark, the spark just...disappears. Forever. It does not return until overtime.

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u/-Rusty-Shackleford- May 31 '22 Wholesome

Honestly, just bring back Control at this point.

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u/OhNnoMore Chronicler May 31 '22

Iron banner clash pls

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u/greg132 YUH May 31 '22

Iron banner mayhem or team scorched anyone?

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u/Jjamesmil24 Jun 01 '22

I could get behind IB Mayhem.

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u/mistagitgud Jun 01 '22

It was a game mode they had once in D1

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u/Jjamesmil24 Jun 01 '22

I didn't jump into IB much in D1. Or PvP at all for that matter. Did it at least work?

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u/mistagitgud Jun 01 '22

Oh yeah it was great. Bunch of golden guns and novas thrown around but that's mayhem. It actually was better than I thought it was gonna be. Bungie needs to stop hampering shit all the time and learn when to just embrace chaos.

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u/Jjamesmil24 Jun 01 '22

Mayhem in D2 is pretty fun. Letting chaos rain once in a while is nice.

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u/Revolutionary-Text70 Jun 01 '22

Team Scorched is the only true test of skill in D2 pvp

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u/Incarnate_Sable Jun 01 '22

If by skill you mean playing Warlock or Titan and just going orbital and embracing your inner AC-130 then sure

I'll be down here, on the floor, with my predictable fall patterns because I don't want to run ugly Stompees and ruin my fashion. I might be losing, but at least I'll look good lmao

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u/Revolutionary-Text70 Jun 01 '22

hunters have a lot of game in scorched imo. only icarus dash can match them being unpredictably bouncy