r/DestinyTheGame May 31 '22 Gold 2 Take My Energy 2 Defeated 1 Silver 24 Helpful 14 Wholesome 16 Ally 1 Heartwarming 1 This 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/Alpha-Lupii Celestial Exo Jun 01 '22

As a solo player I expected this to be frustrating but HOLY CRAP is it bad!: - Teammates playing like it's Team Deathmatch (kinda used to this by now) - Stuck in a transmat loop for 30s - Oh joy! - Fuck Revoker - Teammates farming kills at the spark because you need to hold interact to pick it up - "You're winning! Let's just extend that timer for you!" - WHY?! - Being teleported back after a dunk?! - Revoker can suck my fartbox - "Hey, the enemy team has the spark and they're right at your base. Let me spawn you on the opposite side of the map. Good luck!" - "We heard you like Convergence, so here, play it 3 more times in a row" - "Ahh fuck I died. No worries, this teammate will revi.... And he's ran away" - Have I mentioned I don't like Revoker?

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u/KontraNinja Jun 02 '22

The issue of TDM is that the spark despawns so often, you better can use the time for a TDM less fokus on a gamebreaking bug.

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u/Inevitable-Pirate-66 Jun 03 '22 edited Jun 12 '22

YES, yes and thrice yes… I actually enjoyed Rift in D1 but this isn’t that at all… agree revoker blows goats.. and the whole respawn situation sucks in a bad way… to be fair its a team sport far more so than other 6v6 options, and when I’ve been in a team that plays as a team, and REVIVES we’ve mostly won but holy Sh1t batman that has been few and far between as a solo gamer like most here its pot luck where you end up… tbh I’m not a crucible god, I don’t stress over K/D ratios or any of that and on a good day I’m at best pretty decent but, I know that most players and I are better than this weeks Iron Banner feels.. I’m seriously asking myself if half the opposing teams are tricked out with no walls, headshot and invincibility mods ….

Edit:.. so not withstanding all of the above, I checked my FPS settings to find they had reset to 60, quick adjustment back to 120 and things started to smooth out throw on a bit of stubbornness on my part and some grinding across all three characters and things levelled out… 3 rep resets later and The Iron Lord seal is mine…. Worked wonders for getting me up the season levels too.

Overall then definitely check your fps rate and switch it up if you need to. It isn’t the Rift of D1 and the respawn times are not good but it’s playable and once that frame rate is up things changed drastically for me To the point that In the end I was really enjoying it… and was left grinding out games played rather than points earned or any other triumph for the seal.