Destiny 2 Crucible will go back to 6v6 thanks to a patch coming later this month.
The 1.2.3 update, available from 17 July, will turn all Quickplay matches into 6v6 rather than 4v4 affairs, mirroring the original Destiny. Moreover, Supremacy will be removed from regular rotation and will be a featured weekly playlist instead. Finally, Rumble, a crazy free-for-all, will be elevated to a full-time, separate playlist.
Finally, Valor will be earned in every Crucible playlist with the exception of Rumble and private matches. Valor won’t be impacted when a player joins an in-progress match, either.
That’s not all the big update is addressing — Prestige Raids Eater of Worlds and Spire of Stars will be bumped up to a recommendation of 400 Light, offering 400 Light weapons for those who can complete the affairs. Not a bad little head start into Destiny 2 Forsaken, eh?
Here are full patch notes:
Destiny 2 update 1.2.3 patch notes
Crucible Playlist Update
- Increasing player configuration to 6v6 and updating the playlist description
- Removing Supremacy from the pool of available game modes
- Updating Control win score to 150
- Control Zones will initially be neutral
- Updating Clash win score to 100
- Bomb Fuse timer in Countdown lowered from 40 seconds to 35 seconds
- Rumble will become a full-time playlist
- Supremacy will be added to the weekly featured playlist, updated to 6v6, and have a win score of 150
Crucible Ranks Update
- Players will be able to earn Valor rank from additional playlists:
- Crucible Labs
- Iron Banner
- Trials of The Nine
- Joining a game in progress will protect your Valor Win Streak for that game
- If you lose: No penalties incurred to your Valor Win Streak
- If you win: Valor Win Streak increases
- Players will be matched using their Glory rank
- This means your opponents will be of similar rank to you
- The higher you climb, the tougher the opponent
- Glory Loss Streaks will be re-tuned to be less punishing over time
- Consecutive losses will decrease the Rank Points lost instead of increasing
- Streaks will still cap out at 5
- All Rank Streaks will no longer reset once they hit their cap
What do you make of the changes? I’m okay with most of ’em, but I’m one (of the few, perhaps?) who actually likes the Supremacy gametype.
Destiny 2 is available now on Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4. Destiny 2 Forsaken heads to those platforms in September.