A new Destiny 2 Crucible trailer has dropped, and it focuses on the game’s multiplayer including both returning game modes and new ones, one of each we saw in the game’s beta several weeks ago. There’s no indication yet of whether or not Iron Banner or Trials of Osiris will still be playable.
The Crucible was one of the main ways that players could get loot, especially when it came to Trials of Osiris and Iron Banner, which gave you various armor and weapons depending on how you performed during those periods. You could also win loot in the regular games.
In addition to older modes like Control and Team Deathmatch, the Destiny 2 Crucible trailer also talked about some of the new modes that would become available, such as the bomb-planting mode Countdown and the Survival game type, where players have limited respawns similar to a lite version of Trials.
However, even in the old modes there will be a few changes; first off, players will be facing off with four-on-four teams, rather than the six-on-six teams that had previously been used in the original Destiny. Control is also more fast-paced; now you don’t have to go through two stages of capturing to grab a point, and the game starts with you controlling your specific spawn point.
What other game modes we’ll be making use of over the course of Destiny 2’s lifetime remain to be seen, but we’ll likely be playing them a lot when the game comes out.
Destiny 2 will be releasing on the Xbox One and the Playstation 4 on September 6, while the PC version will be releasing on October 24. If you pre-order the game, you’ll be able to get the Coldheart Tracer Rifle, a special Exotic weapon. Be on the lookout for more Destiny 2 news in the future.