Destiny 2: New Gambit Mode Revealed For Forsaken DLC
Here's what to expect from the new PvP/PvE hybrid mode.
With the next big Destiny 2 DLC expansion, Forsaken, on the way later this year, Activision had been teasing that some kind of innovative new mode was coming. With Forsaken now revealed ahead of E3, Bungie has shared the first details about this new competitive multiplayer mode, which is called Gambit.
Gambit is a blend of PvP and PvE. Two teams of four are separated into different areas, although they'll see each other at the start of a match to emote their hearts out. They'll then face off against waves of AI enemies who drop motes. These can be collected and deposited to send more enemies to the other team's area; you'll need to bank them routinely, as you can only hold 15 and lose them if you die. At a certain point, one player from each time can "invade" the opposing team's area, putting further pressure on them.
During a livestream, Bungie said its goal was to offer a "new experience" with Gambit. It says that it takes PvP and makes it into something where your success isn't necessarily dictated by being able to shoot faster or more accurately than another player. At any given time, you'll have to decide whether you should kill AI enemies, collect motes, deposit motes, or invade (assuming a teammate isn't already doing so).
Gambit will be playable at E3 2018, so we should be hearing much more about it very soon. The new mode is just one of several components that comprise the new Forsaken expansion along with new areas of the Reef to explore, a new Raid, new Supers, and more.
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