Destiny 2’s Iron Banner PvP event swapped control mode for Rift during Haunted Season, but in Season 18, the new Eruption mode gets even more chaotic. Eruption missions give players a kill streak, with each new elimination providing a significant power-up as the match progresses.
Bungie Description The outbreak of “killstreak-based power-up conflicts” that started with regular team deathmatch rules. One kill earns you one point, but two consecutive kills will give your Guardian a “Surge” buff. When this effect is activated, the player will begin to glow, generating 10% Super Energy and 20% Grenade, Melee, and Class Energy for each new enemy killed in a row. They will also get three points for each elimination and, on the fifth kill, will become “Primed”.
When activated, everyone in your team will get 5% super power and 10% grenade, melee, and career power, and you will get 12% super power and 5% grenade, melee, and career power per kill energy and 3 points per kill. The catch here is that you’ll be applying a 15-second timer, and once it hits zero, you’ll “burst”, resetting your winning streak and ending your teammate’s perk. And also killed you. For the opposing team, you’ll be visible to them on the map, and you’ll get three points for each elimination they do.
Your own team can see you no matter where you are on the map, and you can have multiple players in Prime at a time. The eruption will be exclusive to Iron Banner, which now only happens twice per season. As for the Rift, Bungie hasn’t given up on the mode and will be adding it to Crucible’s weekly rotation starting with Season 18. Rift is being tweaked for next season and will have more standard overtime rules when it returns, and Multispark is also expected to make a comeback in future seasons.
Bungie says it also hopes to explore the 3v3 Rift in the future, which will allow it to use smaller maps like Wormhaven and the slightly asymmetric Burnout. The mode will also have minor tweaks to make it more competitive and fast-paced. In other Destiny 2 news, this week’s patch made things a little easier for Solstice, with Season 18 kicking off at the Destiny 2 showcase on August 23. You can check out the latest Iron Banter column to find out why the next raid should be Rise Iron’s superb Rage of the Machines.
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