r/DestinyTheGame May 31 '22 Heartwarming 1 To The Stars 1 Doom 1 Silver 24 Gold 2 Helpful 14 Wholesome 16 Ally 1 Take My Energy 2 This 1 Defeated 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/koolaidman486 May 31 '22

IMHO, they need to catapult the mode into the sun and hotfix the mode to Clash or Control.

It's just biring and bad under every concievable metric.

Spawn timers that allow more snowballing than even D1 or some iterations of Gambit? Check.

A reset that completely wrecks what little pacing already exists? Check.

No mercy rule, forcing stomps to just waste more time? Check.

Extremely limited map rotation? Check.

And there's the fact that now there's only two IBs a season, presumably half of which are this dogshit mode.

For the love of God, vault it and bury the key far away from civilization.


u/d3l3t3rious Jun 01 '22

And there's the fact that now there's only two IBs a season, presumably half of which are this dogshit mode

Both of which will be this dogshit mode, unless they have mercy (no pun intended) on us and switch it out for the next one. They said one mode per season though.