I’m admittedly obsessed with Destiny and obviously Destiny 2, so when they announced Gambit mode – my hype was incredibly real. For those who haven’t had a chance to dive in just yet, I got in and grabbed some shots to explain it as simply as I can! I tried desperately to capture pictures of it so let’s go!
New to Destiny 2’s Forsaken expansion is a Player-Versus-Player and Player-Versus-Environment mode in which you are paired off into two teams of four. Your team has to kill enemies within designated zones and pick up the bright white motes they drop when they die. Smaller enemies only drop one where yellow-bar enemies, which are tougher, drop anywhere between three to five motes.
This bank right here is in the middle of every map for Gambit and it has a container that you fill up with those motes you’ve gathered. What do these motes do? They summon Blockers that will go over to the enemy team’s side and try to stop them from filling their container with motes. What does this do though? Filling the container with 75 motes will summon a huge boss called a Primeval and once that HUGE boss is dead — your team wins! It’s a race to both stop your enemy team from getting their container filled and summoning their Primeval and also getting yours summoned as quickly as possible!
That’s not all though. Remember how I said this was also Player-Versus-Player? One person per team has the chance to come through the other teams portal and ‘invade’ their area and possibly cause a lot of trouble to your team. Usually seen as glowing red, they have less than thirty seconds to invade and cause as much damage to the other team as they can before disappearing back to their side. So, while you’re attempting to slay monsters and steal their motes, watch your back because someone from the other side may have snuck in to kill you and make you drop your motes.
Tips: Death during the match from any means will make all those motes drop and get lost forever — so don’t get greedy. There’s nothing wrong with being the pal who sits back with their sniper rifle or high-powered bow and pick off motes for people to gather up. Heck, I do it quite often! Help your friends get through the area clean, bank their motes and get that Primeval summoned as fast as you can! Careful rushing your teammates to gather up sprayed motes everywhere, as you can bump into them and it becomes an absolute clown show. Use that time where everyone is scrambling to check and make sure the other team hasn’t summoned THEIR blockers to your side.
A lot of times, I get into a Gambit match and people seem so intent on gathering up motes that they forget that the other team may have sent blockers which will lower your container to bank the motes in and halt progress. Someone should always be keeping a close eye on that area to get rid of those tough fellas that way your team CAN bank their motes once they’re dead. Another thing to note is that you shouldn’t be too concerned in the first few minutes with gathering up a proper Large Blocker. The first few minutes should be spent clearing out the initial spot and banking as much as you can to start building up while the waves are easiest.
It’s not just about the blockers, you guys! It’s also about the process of banking motes which you can’t do if you’re dead and have lost them or if Blockers are impeding your progress! So think smart in Gambit because The Drifter knows it’s just a flip of the tag to find out what creatures you’re up against. If it’s Scorn, well, you have fun with that! I’ll be out there hitting up Gambit mode until they rip me away from my keyboard! If you see VerveAndFury there on PC — give me a wave emote and let’s get into a match!