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Something Just Feels Off About Destiny 2's Season Of The Drifter Content So Far

<div _ngcontent-c14 = "" innerhtml = " Destiny 2 Bungie Destiny 2 Season of the Drifter launched this past week introducing Gambit Prime and The Reckoning, one spin on an old activity, one completely new. The power cap has been raised, and I've been crawling my way toward 700 every week, thanks to the powerful engrams dropping too low, and also I Something… feels off about the entire concept of Season of the Drives, and the way the content cycle works so far Gambit Prime is a new take on Gambit that is one round with a modified Primeval phase But the real draw is the addition of "roles" where when players get a full armor for either the Reaper, Collector, Sentry or Invader role, they get special bonuses pertaining to that role-making powerful enemies as the Reaper or the ability to summon a 20 fashion blocker as Collector. But the way to get those set s is… strange. The idea is to do The Reckoning, deposit currency you get from Gambit Prime, complete the mode and get armor drops for Prime. Do this enough and you can get a full set eventually.               Destiny 2 Bungie This process is filled with clutter and armor that is almost entirely useless, however. There is not one set of armor that lets you pick your role, there are four sets of armor for each role, for each class, even though they are visually identical minus changing the decorative…


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Destiny 2 Season of the Drifter launched this past week introducing Gambit Prime and The Reckoning, one spin on an old activity, one completely new. The power cap has been raised, and I’ve been crawling my way toward 700 every week, thanks to the powerful engrams dropping too low, and also I

Something… feels off about the entire concept of Season of the Drives, and the way the content cycle works so far Gambit Prime is a new take on Gambit that is one round with a modified Primeval phase But the real draw is the addition of “roles” where when players get a full armor for either the Reaper, Collector, Sentry or Invader role, they get special bonuses pertaining to that role-making powerful enemies as the Reaper or the ability to summon a 20 fashion blocker as Collector.

But the way to get those set s is… strange. The idea is to do The Reckoning, deposit currency you get from Gambit Prime, complete the mode and get armor drops for Prime. Do this enough and you can get a full set eventually.

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This process is filled with clutter and armor that is almost entirely useless, however. There is not one set of armor that lets you pick your role, there are four sets of armor for each role, for each class, even though they are visually identical minus changing the decorative snake color. That might be on its own, but Season of the Drivers has also revealed that there are three tiers or armor. The bottom tier might get you a single Gambit Prime perk if you have a full set. The second tier of armor, now live after Tier 2 or The Reckoning appeared yesterday, may get you 2-3 perks. But finally the end goal is the final set where a full collection will get you all four perks for a role, or you can mix and match a few perks from other sets if you want. [Idon’treallyunderstandwhyBungiehasdesignedthissystemtocreatetwotiersofarmorthatarefundamentallygoingtobeuselessaftertwoweeksonceTier3launches?IgetthatmaybeitwasanintrotoafewperkswiththeresttofollowbutIdon’tunderstandwhyyouwouldliketodownloadabottom-to-midtierwhenyou’reclearlygoingtoneedalotofitwhenittakesthreesynthsandaTier3cleartogetonepieceoffinalstagePrimearmorLikeTier2launchedyesterdaytriedtobeatitafewtimesfailedwithrandomsandthen…stoppedWhydoIcareaboutbeatingitnow?Whatthepointoffarmingtier2iswhentier3willbeheresoonbecauseofthewaythereckoningworkswhereyoucangettoplaythisfeelslikeit’sgoingtomaketiers1and2pointlessinafewweeksaswhywouldanyoneeverrunanythingbutTier3ifthey’retryingtofarmfortheonlyarmorthatmatters?We’vegotsomestufftocomeinthisseasonthatwedon’tknowaboutandIhavetheinvitationsthatwillprobablyrequiredifferentTierrunsbutitseemsweirdrightnowAlsotherearenewgunstopursuebutI’mstillnotclearonhowtogetthemminuscuratedrollsforafewbasedoncertainachievementsinPrime/TheReckoningRankingupinGambitandbountiesarestillgivingoldgearfromwhatIcantellIhaven’tseenanewgunasyetatmatchyetinPrimeyeteither

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Finally, all of this, I think it is the entire endgame pursuit of this content drop is… to get one set of armor for one specific activity. I am not even convinced that Gambit Prime is more than regular Gambit, especially with the new sudden death final round changes in the other mode. Gambit Prime’s Primeval phase is a slog even if you know the “proper” strategies to do it. And it’s a mode that seems like it’s going to be fully dominated by pre-made teams in specific roles soon enough, more than than Crucible or regular Gambit. I do find myself wishing that the prime armor perks also worked in regular gambit, if it would give them more purpose than just being used in one modified version of one single activity in the game. Due to the fact that you don’t have a lot of points to this TLC as of yet.

Again, this could change. Next week will bring the Thorn quest, some sort of Drifter vs. Vanguard rivalry and Invitations of the Nine. These may be the most interesting, non-prime activities this DLC needs, but so far, the entire concept of the season and the loot runs pretty well, and I don’t understand the decisions that were made here.

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Destiny 2 s Season of the Drifter launched this past week introducing Gambit Prime and The Reckoning, one spin on an old activity, one completely new. The power cap has been raised, and I’ve been crawling my way toward 700 every week, thanks to the powerful engrams dropping too low, and also I’m playing the new activities.

Something… feels off about the entire concept of Season of the Drifter, and the way the content cycle works so far. Gambit Prime is a new take on Gambit that is one round with a modified Primeval phase. But the real draw is the addition of “roles” where when players get a full armor for either the Reaper, Collector, Sentry or Invader role, they get special bonuses pertaining to that role-making powerful enemies as the Reaper or the ability to summon a 20 fashion blocker as Collector.

But the way to get those sets is… strange. The idea is to do The Reckoning, deposit currency you get from Gambit Prime, complete the mode and get armor drops for Prime. Do this enough and you can get a full set eventually.

This process is filled with clutter and armor that is almost entirely useless, however. There is not one set of armor that lets you pick your role, there are four sets of armor for each role, for each class, even though they are visually identical minus changing the decorative snake color. That might be on its own, but Season of the Drivers has also revealed that there are three tiers or armor. The bottom tier might get you a single Gambit Prime perk if you have a full set. The second tier of armor, now live after Tier 2 or The Reckoning appeared yesterday, may get you 2-3 perks. But finally the end goal is the final set where a full collection will get you all four perks for a role, or you can mix and match a few perks if you want.

I don’t really understand why Bungie has designed this system to create two tiers of armor that are fundamentally going to be useless after, two weeks once Tier 3 launches? I get that maybe it was an intro to a few perks with the rest to follow, but I don’t understand why you would like to download a bottom-to-mid tier when you’re clearly going to need a lot of it when it takes three synths and a Tier 3 clear to get one piece of final stage Prime armor. Like Tier 2 launched yesterday, tried to beat it a few times, failed with randoms, and then… stopped. Why do I care about beating it now? What the point of farming tier 2 is when tier 3 will be here soon, because of the way the reckoning works where you can get to play, this feels like it’s going to make tiers 1 and 2 pointless in a few weeks, as why would anyone ever run anything but Tier 3 if they’re trying to farm for the only armor that matters? We’ve got some stuff to come in this season that we don’t know about, and I have the invitations that will probably require different Tier runs, but it seems weird right now. Also, there are new guns to pursue, but I’m still not clear on how to get them minus curated rolls for a few based on certain achievements in Prime / The Reckoning. Ranking up in Gambit and bounties are still giving old gear, from what I can tell. I haven’t seen a new gun as yet end of match reward in Prime yet either.

Finally, all of this, I think fundamentally it is that the entire endgame of this content drop is… to get one set of armor for one specific activity. I am not even convinced that Gambit Prime is more than regular Gambit, especially with the new sudden death final round changes in the other mode. Gambit Prime’s Primeval phase is a slog even if you know the “proper” strategies to do it. And it’s a mode that seems like it’s going to be fully dominated by pre-made teams in specific roles soon enough, more than than Crucible or regular Gambit. I do find myself wishing that the prime armor perks also worked in regular gambit, if it would give them more purpose than just being used in one modified version of one single activity in the game. Due to the fact that you don’t have a lot of points to this TLC as of yet.

Again, this could change. Next week will bring the Thorn quest, some sort of Drifter vs. Vanguard rivalry and Invitations of the Nine. These may be the most interesting, non-prime activities this DLC needs, but so far, the entire concept of the season and the loot runs pretty well, and I don’t understand the decisions that were made here.

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