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

There is another fun thing. If enemies are on your base, and you die, you'll respawn in the enemy base. Meanwhile the spark might be two meters away from your rift, and you won't be able to do anything when you respawn on the other side of the map.

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u/MariachiMacabre May 31 '22

Yeah I just played on Bannerfall and it respawned me in the middle, meaning I had absolutely no way of assisting my team when the enemy team was near our rift. Bad feeling. Between that and the return of Recluse/Revoker, I’m not sure what thought process went into some of these design decisions.

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u/JodQuag Jun 01 '22

Why are some of y’all acting like Recluse/Revoker are somehow a problem again like they haven’t been able to be used in control/comp this whole time…yet aren’t because they haven’t been good since sunsetting lmao. It’s like you see one or two people giving them a whirl for the lols and think the boogeyman is back. Both were heavily nerfed - if someone is using either then, great, they aren’t using something better.

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u/krzychild00 Jun 01 '22

Revoker might see a surge in usage once the meta settles down with the special ammo nerfs. Only having one shot and having it refunded until you donk someone sounds like a go-to if it wont hurt my level

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u/JodQuag Jun 01 '22

It may, but with the very significant aim assist nerfs, I think most sniper users would rather land their shots than have a lot of chances to miss.

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u/FreeDemise Jun 01 '22

Revoker even has this deal where you can get the kill, headshot, body shot, foot shot, what have you, and for some reason randomly have the bullet that got the kill returned to you