Destiny 2 Survival mode on the Altar of Flame PvP map has a limited pool of lives and permadeath

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 25 July 2017 18:22 GMT

A look at another PvP mode in the Crucible for Destiny 2 was shown off today.

In the IGN First video, viewers are given a look at gameplay from the Crucible’s Survival mode on the Altar of Flame map in Destiny 2.

With Survival mode, there’s only a certain number of lives the team can use from a shared pool, and it features permanent death. Teamwork will be essential in order to survive, but it’s apparently not as competitive as Trials of Osiris despite being on the Competitive playlist.

Crucible design lead Lars Bakken also walked the site through the Altar of Flame map which is set on Mercury. According to the video, it’s a medium-sized map, features a few lanes for snipers and locations for medium to close quarter combat.

In the center of the map is a heavy ammo drop which could prove to be a rather treacherous area due to snipers. It is a “huge point of contention,” according to Bakken, and will force a fight between players vying to get their hands on it first.

You can get a good look at how things could play out in the seven minute gameplay video above, and if you give this video from Arekkz a watch, the information from both videos is condensed for easier viewing.

In Destiny 2, PvP will feature 4v4 teams instead of 6v6 as with Destiny 1.

Altar of Flame is the latest Crucible map to be show. The others are Endless Vale on Nessus, Midtown on Earth, and Vostok on Felwinter Peak.

Destiny 2 will release on September 6 for PS4 and Xbox One. The PC version will release on October 24.

The early access and open beta for the game was held last week, and was extended through today.

If you want more time with it, you have until 6pm PT, 9pm ET, 2am UK.

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