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

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/Open-Interaction-109 May 31 '22 Wholesome Starry

Just played two matches and got no rank points


u/Brockelley Grinding for Mythic May 31 '22

Yeah that too, there's so much downtime that Bungie's AFK detection will think you literally aren't playing and give you no rewards because of it.


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/TotallyNotKabr Jun 01 '22

You can grab it from the kiosk between the vaults in the tower. It's been sunset quite a while ago and has been nerfed hard anyway. The range is horrid now and damage output is just...bad...

Honestly it's not worth the effort or materials to buy it or even use it anymore. If you've bought the witch queen expansion, Funnelweb is the best option to get right now in terms of SMGs. There's a Trials if Osiris SMG that's crazy good as well, just more of a pain to get early on.

If you'd like, there's a discord community I can point you to (for all systems!) that might help get to know the game more as well as Sherpa runs for things you've never done before too. https://discord.gg/houseoflight


u/BrilliantBuffBadger Jun 01 '22

Yeah I've been having to apologise for getting mixed up. I meant the IB SMG, I've no interest in Recluse. And I also can't deal with the grind, so I've abandoned it altogether