Destiny 2 Forsaken Gambit Guide – Invasions, Farm Motes, Gambit Tips

With its next expansion, Forsaken, Destiny 2 brings a new Multiplayer Mode to introduce some variety to the online experience. Although it will not be entirely different from how the other modes work, it still has its own set of rules and strategies required to excel at it. Let us talk about the Destiny 2 Gambit Mode in detail below.

Destiny 2 Forsaken Gambit

Gambit is a unique Multiplayer Mode that blends PvE and PvP elements expertly to give fans something refreshing.

There will three threats that you will be facing and around which the mode centers i.e. invasions, banking motes, and the opponents themselves.

Before attempting anything else, let us talk about loadouts and starting class before you start around in Gambit. Although there will be other tasks to fulfill, none is more dangerous than the enemies themselves.

You have high-level players and high-level AI. You need to select a loadout which screams I’m here to shoot you all down.

For this purpose, going with guns like The Wardclif Coil, Sunshot, Fighting Lion, Sweet Business, and Merciless is actually wise. Each of these weapons is great at dealing high damage and have a good range.

Even if you mess up your loadout, you can swap it for a better one mid-game with not-so harsh punishments.

Regarding Perks, go ahead with the classics i.e. Rampage, Dragonfly, or Cluster Bomb. Lastly, you have the roles which not everyone understands, to be quite frank.

Coordination is key in this mode and that starts even before the round. Therefore, for the best strategy that goes when it comes to the roles is dividing the offense among two players and the Invader and Floater for the other two.

This way, the Killers Bank Motes and keep the opposition at bay while the Invader, well invades but also helps in the fight. Lastly, the Floater works with the Invader and clears the blockers out.


When you are carrying the primary objective of the mode which is to bank motes and wait for the boss, there will come a time when you have banked enough motes to open up a portal to the other team’s area.

Portals open at 25 motes, 50, and 75. This is where the real fun starts. If you are not winning, do not let the other one do so either. Disturb their attempts at succeeding and break their momentum.

Send your most experienced player as the Invader. Have him destroy the motes and with it the progress of the opposition. Remember, you have 30 seconds each time you hop into their area, so make your decisions fast and kill faster.

You can also make life difficult for the opposition by erecting blockers. You get a higher level of blocker each time you bank 5 more motes. At first level you the Taken Phalanx, at 10 motes you have Taken Knight and finally, at 15 motes you have Ogre.

When it comes to the boss fight itself, the Primeval phase, things become even more interesting. The portal exists there permanently now, and invasions are quite frequent.

Moreover, each mote destroyed or enemy player killed will result in their boss’ health to regenerate causing it harder for the opposition to bring it down.

However, it is highly recommended to perform such a feat when you are lagging behind in the boss fight.

Otherwise, if you are succeeding and on the last couple of hits, by all means, avoid invasions unless you want to lose the battle because of your over-cockiness.

For the defensive side, make sure you focus on taking out the Invader as soon as he appears. Yes, even the boss can wait if there is some work that needs to be done.

This is because the Invader, as discussed above, can cause the boss to regenerate its health. Do not stick too close as a team otherwise, you risk on getting blown up by a single rocket.

You can deal extra damage with some of the Supers like Nova Bomb and Golden Gun.

Lastly, it all comes to the score itself. The Invasions do not matter when you are on a solid lead of motes. Do not risk it. Things only get close and heated when both sides are in the Primeval phase.

Otherwise, stay to the safe side, play smartly to achieve victory.

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