Bungie is making some interesting changes to Destiny’s PvP

By Brenna Hillier, Friday, 5 February 2016 00:24 GMT

Destiny PvP will get a bit of a shakeup when patch 2.1.1 drops next week.

The next Destiny: The Taken King update will introduce some interesting changes to the Crucible.

Arekkz breaks it down in the video above, but for starters, players will no longer have special ammo at the start of 3v3 matches, but will have to search it out after kick off. This move is designed to end the death-within-seconds-of-match-starting thing, which can be really frustrating. 6v6 modes will continue as normal, as Bungie believes the larger modes are less of a problem in this regard.

The other major change was inspired by the recent Rift Iron Banner. This more co-operative game mode is significantly easier with a co-ordinated team of friends, so solo players find it very frustrating to be matchmade against groups.

To counter this, Bungie is introducing two new playlists called Freelance. Available in 3v3 (Elimination, Salvage and Skirmish) and 6v6 (Clash, Control and Rift) flavours, these playlists are only for non-grouped players.

In other news for PvP players, Bungie will introduce a Damage Referee, which is designed to improve your experience if you’re on a bad connection.

Visit Bungie.net for more information on these topics. The update rolls out on February 9, alongside the Crimson Days 2v2 PvP event.

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