The drums of change continue to boom out over Destiny 2. The weekly report from Bungie provided a deeper look at how things are different for the Crucible and for Guardian subclass abilities, as well as a sneak peek at some fresh armor looks coming with Shadowkeep.
For the PvPers out there, the Crucible will be shuffling itself starting October 1st. Quickplay will be replaced with Classic Mix, and Competitive will be replaced with 3v3 Survival, which will award Glory. Bungie is adding a Survival Solo Queue option is being added that also awards Glory, and 6v6 Control is getting its own playlist. This mode will be front-and-center as Bungie believes it’s a good starting point for any new players.
Crucible players can also expect rotating maps from season to season, the reassignment of maps from certain playlists, the return of Elimination in Crucible Labs, and map additions like Widow’s Court, Twilight Gap, and the new Fragment map.
The weekly update also provided a closer look at changes to PvP, including shared Heavy Ammo crates in 6v6 modes, changes to how skill rating and Glory will affect matchmaking, and tweaks to how Glory, Valor, and Infamy streaks work (losses will reduce Valor and Infamy by 1 and Glory by 2, though you can’t lose Glory if you’re at Fabled rank or below).
On the more PvE side of things, the blog post also provided an advance look at how many subclass abilities will operate once Shadowkeep launches. These adjustments are either subclass specific or include agnostic changes to Super Energy regeneration, instant reloading, damage multipliers, and Super damage resistance. In short, there are a lot of tweaks due to arrive, so you’ll want to take a moment to review.