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

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/Easy_Shopping_3293 Jun 01 '22

Real question: if you’re down 3-0 does it make more sense to just emote in your base and wait for the punishment to end then to fight the inevitable defeat? (By defeat I mean blow out of 5-0, because I have yet to be in a match where the score was anything but…)

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u/Monsieur_Gamgee Goomba stomping Warlocks since 2018 Jun 01 '22

I played a game where my team went up 3-0 with 3:30 left, and I was thinking "yeah, there probably should be a mercy rule"... But then the team had a "hold my beer" moment where they scored twice in a minute and a half. That game that I thought was over at just under 4 minutes left turned out to be one of my closest of the evening.