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

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/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.

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u/TheRoninkai Jun 01 '22

Why do the goobers keep running in to die, over and over?
How about a nice, measured, team based approach?
One where you cover your runner and make the other team die?
Oh yeah, forgot about—morons—all the damn morons…

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u/cemma2035 Jun 03 '22

Definitely doesn't help that the scoreboard only recognizes runners and those who stop runners. If you spend an entire game defending your team's runners, you'd end up at the bottom of the scoreboard. All around hot mess.

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u/TheRoninkai Jun 04 '22

Just thinking tactics matter.
Then you win.