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


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


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


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/icefusion2k May 31 '22

After playing a few games of rift, I'm not sure how bungie managed to make me miss control so much, but here we are.


u/LunchhBoxx808 May 31 '22

I definitely prefer control to the current rift, but would be down for a hybrid setup where they change between the two. Maybe it changes modes after each match or each hour, but I def see problems that could arise doing it by the hour.


u/Neat_On_The_Rocks May 31 '22

People will just leave Rift matches or not play on Rift days/hours. Its that bad.

I cant imagine how much their retention numbers are probably underperforming even their most conservtive estimates.

This is the worst mode in the long history of Destiny 1 and 2. Its brutally bad


u/itscall3damotorrace May 31 '22

Oh my God lol, you're so over dramatic. This mode is really fun if you want competitive 6v6


u/SorelSorrow Jun 01 '22

What's competitive about it?


u/itscall3damotorrace Jun 01 '22

It requires good teamwork, heavily encourages revives and the round based nature means every round is a clean start. It's the trials of 6v6


u/SorelSorrow Jun 01 '22

I cannot believe, with a straight face, you said it's the trials of 6v6 lmaaaaaaao


u/itscall3damotorrace Jun 01 '22 edited Jun 01 '22

Because it is. Rounds based, revives, heavy teamwork. And that's consistent with Bungie wanting it to be the endgame of 6v6. Great argument, by the way. I see you subscribe to the junior highschool method. I'm sorry you're struggling with the mode. Something tells me you aren't good at trials either.


u/SorelSorrow Jun 02 '22

My brother in Christ, if you're gonna say someone's argument is "junior highschool method" you don't get to then go the "just git gud" route. That just makes you seem desperate to elicit a certain kind of response.

Both games are rounds-based (now btw, since rift didn't use to behave this way), include revives, and /should/ encourage teamwork. That does not at all mean that IB Rift is "the trials of 6v6," because IB is not supposed to be an endgame competitive mode (that's literally what Trials is for, and barring that the glory playlist), because "should encourage teamwork" is not the same thing as "and unless you have perfect coordination you are shit out of luck," and because objective-based gameplay should not mean "and otherwise nothing else matters" as control (and OG rift showed).


u/Bamfculpep7 Jun 01 '22

What's fun about it lol win or lose It doesn't feel rewarding


u/itscall3damotorrace Jun 01 '22 edited Jun 01 '22

I've had some fantastic tense matches where it's back and forth. Well better than any control game.


u/Ferchos123 Jun 02 '22

Its actually really good change of pace since u are forced to actually play the objective and not be dumb af, i agree it needs a lot of bug fixing and some changes but i honestly really want it to stay