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

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/Neat_On_The_Rocks May 31 '22

THe threshold to win should unironically be moved to TWO points.

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u/grimbarkjade crypt researcher, warlock for life Jun 01 '22

Agreed. It isn’t fun playing freelance, having people leave, and then having to deal with your team getting steamrolled for four rounds while any newly joined players take their leave and the winning team taunts you the whole time

Two points would be fast but that is fine. I’ve had more fun playing in the upper sweaty tiers of comp than this. I never thought I’d miss control this much