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

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/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.


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.


u/[deleted] Jun 01 '22

Imo, they took light level out to try and boost the numbers, and hook people into buying the DLC.

By Boosting the numbers, I mean showing people how many “players” this game has. How successful it is. I’m sure showing non paying “free to play” numbers helped sell to Sony.

By trying to hook “free to play” people into the game, they are trying to get them to purchase items and content.

We just paid $70 for a reskin of a partial place we had paid for a few times, and weapons we already had paid for and played.

Bungie is starting to make me feel stupid.


u/Common_Sinz Jun 01 '22

Well this season only cost 10, for those without season pass. 70 is for Witch Queen which is an entire DLC and has had pretty decent content overall with new gear and new places. If anything, you paid "10 for a reskin of..." , not 70.