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Destiny 2: Forsaken's Gambit Mode Free Weekend Now Live

Try your hand at Gambit.


Destiny 2's Forsaken expansion has been out for a few weeks and the Raid is live, but that doesn't mean Bungie is done trying to entice people to play the game. This weekend, between September 21-23, anyone with Destiny 2 (which is free this month for PlayStation Plus members) has a chance to try out Gambit mode for free.

In Gambit, two teams of four face off against separate waves of enemies. Fallen enemies drop "motes," which you can collect and deposit into a bank in the center of the map. Once a team has deposited 75 motes, a "primeval" boss appears. The first team to kill its boss wins the round.

That would make for an enjoyable PvE race, but a few additional rules apply, ratcheting up the excitement of each Gambit match. Banking a group of motes all at once temporarily removes your opposing team's mote bank, while a mini-boss appears in its place. Also, at various points during the match, a portal will open up, letting one player travel to the opponents' side, where they can attack and kill players, causing additional setbacks.

The free trial includes all four Gambit maps. It's an exciting mode, and one anybody who's interested in Destiny 2 should give a shot. The trial begins at 10 AM PT (1 PM ET) September 21 and ends at the same time on September 23. For tips to help you win, be sure to check out our Gambit guide and, for the love of all that's good, use Sleeper Simulant if you have it.

This week also represents the first instance of Iron Banner in Year 2 of Destiny 2. For more information, check out this week's Ascendant Challenge location and guide as well as Spider's latest bounty.

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