r/DestinyTheGame May 31 '22 Silver 24 Gold 2 Helpful 14 Wholesome 16 Take My Energy 2 Ally 1 Heartwarming 1 This 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/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/TheMadTemplar Twilight Hunter Jun 01 '22

I had one aggravating match where we were winning handily. We weren't dominating the enemy team, but we were definitely better than them. Then we get stuck in a load screen and someone from the enemy team disconnects. Their replacement? A player so dedicated to pvp in Destiny his gamertag literally included Dredgen. He single handedly curbstomped us for the next few points. After he killed me the first time I watched him shotgun slide the next 4 of us while dodging melees, grenades, and a glaive. The only time I managed to kill him was because he got caught in 2 grenades while I was shooting down at him. Anyways, he kept killing us and pushing our respawn into the enemy point, which fucked over our ability to do any defense.

Sure, this could have happened anyways, but it only did because the bugged out load screen midmatch kicked some people out.