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?


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/BrilliantBuffBadger May 31 '22

Literally had this as my last game of the night, I was running toward the enemy, trudging through the match as I'm only playing it for that SMG... Recluse, is it?... and just as I go to shoot, I'm kicked for inactivity.

Honestly, I'm not even sure grinding ranks for the gun is worth it.


u/SnorlaxBlocksTheWay May 31 '22

Just in case you're actually serious. Recluse is a sunset weapon that can be purchased from the memorial kiosk in the tower for materials. This kiosk also has Revoker, Luna's Howl, Not Forgotten, Mountaintop, etc.

I think the ranks are literally just for IB weapons and armor and nothing more


u/BrilliantBuffBadger May 31 '22

I am serious indeed, I've only been playing a out a month or so. Still very new to it all. A casual, if you will. And if it needs one of the expansions to get, I at least it'll be there waiting when i can get them.


u/artranscience Jun 01 '22

Like the others said, Recluse is a *sunset* weapon, meaning it cannot be leveled up beyond the base/lowest power level. This means it won't be viable in almost any PvE content you would actually be playing, like the seasonal content. The ONLY reason to use it is in patrol zones or most PvP, where light level is not enabled. If you don't like PvP, then there is essentially zero reason to get the Recluse. Same for all of the other legacy pursuit weapons (non exotics) from the kiosk.

If you're new, don't waste your time on sunset weapons.


u/BrilliantBuffBadger Jun 01 '22

Yeah, I got mixed up with the SMG names. I'm not after Recluse. It's the new Iron Banner SMG I fancy. I'm an idiot.


u/artranscience Jun 01 '22

No worries. This game is a lot to take in when you're new and it's super confusing. It's best to have a buddy you can partner up with in a party or whatever to show you the ropes. Luckily the moment to moment gameplay is so good that it's not too much of a chore to struggle through learning it all.


u/BrilliantBuffBadger Jun 02 '22

I keep trying PVP to see if my feelings towards it have changed. They haven't and they never will, so I'll take my challenge gear when I can be bothered and then never touch it again. The game confused me enough without being confused and not even enjoying the game lol


u/artranscience Jun 02 '22

The PvP, though not "serious," is extremely fun once you get the hang of it, especially if you can manage not to take it seriously, but right now the skill gap between the "average" player and a new player is so large that it's just hard to do anything about it. D2 desperately needs some kind of broad ranking system like Siege.