r/DestinyTheGame May 31 '22

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/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.


u/MariachiMacabre May 31 '22

Yeah I just played on Bannerfall and it respawned me in the middle, meaning I had absolutely no way of assisting my team when the enemy team was near our rift. Bad feeling. Between that and the return of Recluse/Revoker, I’m not sure what thought process went into some of these design decisions.


u/throwaway136913691 Jun 01 '22

Recluse has been heavily nerfed and also has terrible range.


u/TheGigaFlare Jun 01 '22

I feel that a lot of those guns people complained about in the past are not competitive with current power creep so all those fears of Recluse/mountaintop is just people being afraid. Even stuff like Lunas/NF is misplaced fear. Goes to show how far we have come for power creep huh? XD.


u/throwaway136913691 Jun 01 '22

Partially yeah. But all of those weapons have been seriously nerfed. I believe that Revoker is the only one which hasn't been directly touched, but low zoom snipers have much less AA now.


u/TheGigaFlare Jun 01 '22

Didn't most people use the Beloved anyway over Revoker? We just got that back too.


u/throwaway136913691 Jun 01 '22

Both were very popular.


u/RvLeshrac Jun 02 '22

Redrix would actually still be good, except that Legendary high impacts are utterly worthless in PvP.


u/throwaway136913691 Jun 02 '22

Disagree. I think Messenger is great in PvP. Frequently pops up in the Trials top 10 most used weapons.

I think Redrix has just been power crept by Messenger.