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Destiny 2: Forsaken’s new Gambit mode will ship with quitter penalties, join-in-progress

Rest easy trial players, Bungie already has a fix ready to go


During the Gambit free trial, the Destiny 2 subreddit was mostly filled with positive messages to the developers of the game’s upcoming expansion, Forsaken. But some players had some criticisms, mostly regarding their experiences with other players quitting, and never getting replacements for missing teammates. Bungie has since responded, and quelled the fears of excited Gambit players everywhere.

According to Reddit comments from Peter Sarrett, a senior technical designer at Bungie, Gambit will be released with penalties for players who quit in the middle of matches. Perhaps more importantly, Gambit will also offer a join-in-progress feature, which will replace team members who are missing for any reason.

For those who’re unaware, Gambit is a team-based mode that’s new to Forsaken. It’s Destiny’s first PvEvP mode, and features two competing teams collecting items from slain enemies, and banking them to summon a boss that must be defeated. But players are also able to mess with the opposing team, sending over additional enemies for them to fight or physically invading the enemy arena themselves.

In a mode that focuses so heavily on team play, a lack of penalties for players who quit, or the means of replacing them, could pose serious problems for Gambit’s long term health. Thankfully, Bungie’s solution for these problems was simply not implemented in the free, 24-hour trial, but is prepared for the mode’s official release on Tuesday.

Destiny 2: Forsaken, which is required to play the new Gambit mode, will be released on Sept. 4 for PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One.

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