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Destiny 2 Gambit developer’s tips on how to dominate in the free trial

Check out our Gambit coverage, and learn how to take down your enemies in the 24-hour free trial

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: Forsaken’s flagship feature is the PvEvP mode Gambit, where players fight enemies, bank motes and try to take each other down in the process. For 24 hours, starting at 1 p.m. EDT on Saturday, Sept. 1, all Destiny 2 owners will be able to check out the mode for free ahead of Forsaken’s release on Sept. 4.

In anticipation for this free trial (and how tricky Gambit can be), we sat down with Gambit designers Lars Bakken and Robbie Stevens to get a better idea of how players should approach the new mode. The team had quite a few suggestions for us, and we’ve documented them all in some potent Gambit guides.

For those interested in the history of the mode, we also spoke with Bungie a bit about how they came up with the Gambit concept, and how PvP was added into the mode.

Below, you’ll find guides to help you prepare your loadout, jam on invasions and a bunch of other useful Gambit tips over the course of this weekend and into Forsaken’s actual launch.

13 tips to dominate in Gambit

Here’s how to build your loadout for Gambit

How to invade properly

This is the Gambit free trial’s map, Emerald Coast

Here’s how Gambit came to be, according to the designers

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