Published on September 21st, 2018 | by admin
This week at Bungie, Power is enabled
This week at Bungie, Power is enabled.
Lord Saladin has returned once more to host the Iron Banner. Power matters, and players are feeling it. Some who conquered the “Last Wish” raid are taking their newly earned rewards out for a spin, while others are completing their weekly challenges in search of powerful rewards.
Across the pond, some of the team have made their way over to EGX! If you happen to be in Birmingham, UK, make sure to stop by. There are opportunities to meet the developers, and a panel that goes deeper on the creation of the Dreaming City. If you’re unable to make it, the discussion panel will also be streamed.
Developer Meet and Greets
Virgin Media, Destiny 2: Forsaken Stand
Friday, September 21, 5:15 PM BST
Saturday, September 22, 11 AM BST
Discussion Panel—Building the Dreaming City
Saturday, September 22, 1 AM AEST
That’s not all that we have going on this week. We’re still in the midst of celebrating many players throughout the community who’ve taken on one of the most challenging activities in the Destiny universe to date.
Toppling a Giant
On September 15 in ANZ, Petra invited Guardians from around the world to launch into the “Last Wish” raid. The race for World First was exciting as always, and Clan Redeem once again earned the title. This fireteam truly knows the definition of teamwork, as each member provided the skill and puzzle-solving knowledge to overcome the activity as a whole before anyone else in the world. The team have a few words from their fireteam to share with you. To read more, head over here.
If you have yet to visit the Dreaming City since the Raid was beaten, these six Guardians have unlocked some new areas for you to explore. You can find a new strike, ”The Corrupted,” and the new Gambit map, “Cathedral of Scars,” available in their respective activity playlists.
Break On Through
Starting Wednesday, September 26 in ANZ, the new Crucible game mode Breakthrough will become available to all players of Destiny 2. There will also be new maps that were crafted to complement this game type. Here’s a quick overview of how Breakthrough works:
At the beginning of each round, players will fight to capture a central zone. Once the zone is captured, your team will deploy the Breaker. As players work to deploy the Breaker, the zone can be contested, resulting in an epic tug-of-war between the two teams. Once the Breaker is captured, it will be used to assault and hack the enemy team’s Vault.
If you hack the enemy team’s Vault, you win the round. If you fail to hack the enemy team’s Vault within the round time limit, you lose. If you are in the process of hacking the enemy team’s Vault when time runs out, you will enter Sudden Death until you either hack the Vault, or the enemy removes all your progress.
First team to win three rounds takes the match.
Breakthrough will first be available as the Weekly Featured Playlist for the week of September 26. Then, it will be added to the Competitive playlist starting October 3 in ANZ. Owners of Destiny 2: Forsaken may begin to play Breakthrough in Private Matches on September 26 as well.
As for maps, here are some sneak peeks at what every player looking to deploy some Breakers might expect next Wednesday:
For those who have yet to play since Iron Banner went live, Convergence will also be available as a Breakthrough map.
Players on PlayStation 4 will also have access to the map Gambler’s Ruin.
If you’re looking for something to do this weekend in Destiny 2, we have two offerings that may appeal to your interests.
Destiny 2: Forsaken’s Gambit mode will be open to all Destiny 2 players this weekend. Boot up and play on Saturday, September 22nd at 3am AEST through Monday, September 24th 3am AEST. Watch the trailer here.
If you’re looking for some pure PvP action without having to bank motes for the Drifter, Lord Shaxx is your man.
Double Valor Weekend
Start: 3 AM AEST on September 22
End: 3 AM AEST on September 26
Double Valor will be available in all Crucible Playlists, including Iron Banner! Get out there and make Shaxx proud.
Movie of the Week
How long do you need to wait after something’s been released to talk about spoilers? Maybe it depends on what you’re talking about. If it’s a movie, you should probably wait a week or two. What about a Destiny 2 raid—“Last Wish” in particular? We’re thinking seven days is long enough. In any case, if you’re looking to go into the raid unspoiled, don’t watch the amazing videos below.
If your movie gets chosen, we will give you a special Lens of Fate emblem in Destiny 2. To enter, just send your movie to the Creations page with the tag #MOTW.
Challenges and powerful rewards are waiting, not to mention double Valor gains in the Crucible coming this weekend… including Iron Banner!
Before we go, the team do want to take a moment to thank the test and services teams at Bungie. They wanted to thank everyone for coming in and kicking ass to get four updates out in the last 10 days. Without them, weekly challenges would still be in danger of Saturday resets, among other issues that snuck through the cracks at launch.
Have a great weekend. May your engrams yield wonderful rewards.
For more information, head on over to Bungie.net.