Destiny 2: Beyond Light is fast approaching, which means a lot of existing content will be left on the cutting room floor. Alongside many other changes, Bungie has decided to trim down the Crucible experience as well, so there are a number of Crucible modes that players may want to give one last try before saying goodbye.
In the latest This Week at Bungie article, the studio unveiled extensive lists dictating what players can expect to play in PvE and PvP after November 10. The studio’s reasoning for curtailing the Destiny 2 Crucible experience is to focus on the most popular game types and bring the player population together, instead of spreading it thinly across a wide selection of modes.
The Crucible game modes that will be transitioned into the Destiny Content Vault are as follows:
- Supremacy (Classic Mix playlist, 6v6)
- Countdown (Weekly 4v4 Rotator)
- Lockdown (Weekly 4v4 Rotator)
- Breakthrough (Weekly 4v4 Rotator)
- Doubles (Crimson Days, 2v2)
- Momentum Control (Weekly 6v6 Rotator)
- Scorched (Weekly 6v6 Rotator)
Most of these concern the rotating playlists, which are the two upper nodes present in the Crucible directory. Each week, one node features a 4v4 mode while the other features a 6v6 one. As evident, the 4v4 modes are being all but eliminated, which probably suggests that the rotating playlists will be reorganized into something new. If players want to experience the modes listed above, they should keep their eyes on the weekly rotating playlists.
These modes will not be deleted permanently, but they are leaving Destiny 2 for the foreseeable future. It is important to note that Momentum Control and Scorched are planned to come back at some point in year 4. It is unclear when, though, so fans should take advantage of the Momentum Control mode as much as possible between now and November 10, as it is much easier to complete Crucible quests inside this mode.
Moreover, the Doubles game mode has only been featured during Crimson Days, around Valentine’s Day. It was the activity that the event was focused around which suggests that, in year 4, Crimson Days will most likely work differently.
Bungie states that these changes will lower matchmaking times and help provide a better connection. While these sound good, fans hope that the content exodus will remedy Destiny 2’s load times as well, especially on consoles. Bungie will be preview all of the upcoming Crucible changes soon, and one can hope that the Destiny 2 showcase at Gamescom 2020 will touch on them.
Destiny 2 is available now for PC, PS4, Stadia, and Xbox One, with PS5 and Xbox Series X versions also in development.