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Destiny 2: Forsaken is getting some new and upgraded progression systems

Gambit will also receive its own ranking system, and clans are getting an upgrade

Ryan Gilliam (he/him) has worked at Polygon for nearly seven years. He primarily spends his time writing guides for massively popular games like Diablo 4 & Destiny 2.

Destiny 2 introduced a new clan system when it launched last year, one that offered rewards and is central to the new Guided Games feature. Many of the perks it offered between seasons 1 through 3 didn’t particularly wow players in clans, though. Bungie has announced that the clan perks in season 4 are much better, even giving some concrete details about the upcoming expansion’s bonuses. The studio also announced that Gambit — Forsaken’s flagship mode — will include a built-in ranking system.

Players will earn clan perks in Forsaken by gaining experience over the season, however, the leveling process is a bit more interesting. Clan bounties will now attribute to your clan’s overall experience. Players will have to complete activities with their clan mates to complete these.

Leveling clans is getting slightly more complicated, but the perks are now worth the price. Players will have increased resilience — lowering the damage they receive — when in a group with their clanmates after hitting rank three.

Ranks five and six will offer players additional resources. Rank five clans will have a chance to receive bonus resources when they pick up nodes in the Reef. The weekly clan milestone engram will offer players a guaranteed Masterwork Core — a valuable resource for upgrading their weapons — at rank six.

The new Gambit mode will also receive some bounties and tiered rewards based on rank. As players progress through Gambit, they’ll earn Infamy — similar to the Valor ranks in crucible. The more matches you win, the higher and faster your points will climb. Even losing matches of Gambit, however, will reward you with Infamy points. Like Valor, Gambit will also feature win streaks.

While it’s not entirely clear how, grinding Infamy will offer players unique weapons and armor. Once players reach level 50 with the Drifter — the Gambit merchant — he’ll offer a weekly bounty that will reward players with powerful gear.

The new clan features, as well as Gambit, will become available when Destiny 2: Forsaken is released for PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One on Sept. 4.

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