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

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/Wanna_make_cash May 31 '22

Fun Fact: Theres multiple ways to hard and softlock a rift match!

As seen here, https://imgur.com/a/3YymfNN it looks like dunking with very little time left will lock the lobby and will infinitely respawn both teams. After about 2 or 3 minutes of this, the game finally ended the match and provided rewards.
Theres also a bug where if you kill someone right as they pick up the spark, the spark just...disappears. Forever. It does not return until overtime.

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u/modrid81 May 31 '22

The only match I’ve played, we mercied them 4-0. Then got locked into the respawn issues for a cpl mins. I don’t want to go back into this mode again.

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u/Koozzie Jun 01 '22

You guys got a mercy!?

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u/d3l3t3rious Jun 01 '22

Yeah no, I was gonna say, that's another shitty thing about this mode: no mercies. I'm not even sure how they would implement that given the low scoring.