Field Testing? Armsday? As of the 2.0 update, Banshee-44 has a special weekly event each Wednesday known as Armsday. With proper Field Testing, he’ll provide reward packages that you can choose from once you reach the proper rank. You won’t be able to acquire an Armsday package until 9/16 though. Each ‘bounty’ Field Test weapon requires a different type or amount of kills for testing to be complete. Upon completion, Guardians will receive reputation with the Gunsmith. We recommend completing the Nightfall Strike before testing the weapons – with the XP boost from Radiant Light, you’ll be able to reach Rank 1
Published on: Sep 8, 2015 @ 23:08 As part of Destiny’s week-long PvP Preview event, Bungie has released two new game modes for all to play for free: Mayhem (delayed until 9/11/15) and Rift. The former has a relatively simple premise: abilities recharge at extraordinary rates, resulting in absolute chaos within the Crucible. The latter, however, is a bit more complicated. [divider] What is It? Rift is essentially Destiny’s version of Neutral Bomb— with a few key differences. For example, points are awarded as Spark runners make their way to the Rift, which happens to be on the opposing team’s
Published on: Sep 7, 2015 @ 15:40 The ability to identify, locate, and eliminate targets rapidly with your sniper rifle is a great skill to have in your arsenal – you just need some practice and a willingness to step outside your comfort zone. Close quarters snipers and quick-scoping players are implementing a skill that takes a lot practice and bravery, but it’s not impossible to do what they do. With these tips and guidelines, you can enhance your ability to acquire targets faster and make your friends’ jaws drop. [divider] Commit to Sniping Great players are both skilled and comfortable
Published on: Sep 3, 2015 @ 16:03 Even the greatest Crucible warriors can get frustrated from time to time, but the key to success is recognizing when your emotions are getting the best of you. Like in any competition, controlling tilt can help you develop better habits and skill, win the game, and most importantly, enjoy yourself more. [divider] Tilt: What Is It? The term “tilt” is commonly used when referring to poker. Occasionally, a gambler can go on a losing streak and convince themselves that they will eventually recover by winning big. When this happens, they begin to lose
Published on: Sep 1, 2015 @ 16:37 The Taken King is just around the corner! Destiny is collectively holding its breath for the massive expansion, and players who have exhausted what the current game has to offer are looking for ways to get themselves better prepared for The Taken King (see, it’s in italics now). We’re here to give you the ultimate guide in prepping yourself to be able to take advantage of everything you can on Day 1 of the expansion. We want to preface this article by stressing heavily that everything we list here is optional. We’ve collected a
Published on: Sep 1, 2015 @ 15:42 Now that the basics have been covered, let’s dive into the meta-game. Mind games, tactics, map movement, spawn control, and other strategies are part of the meta-game; smaller, more specific aspects of Crucible strategy not made apparent in-game that grant a greater understanding of PvP matches and offer distinct advantages when mastered. In this chapter of the Crucibible, we’ll be talking about the meta of pre-positioning. You’ll learn how to give yourself the advantage before a firefight, and how to take into account equipment, other players, and your surroundings to win a standoff.
Published on: Aug 26, 2015 @ 19:22 If Nightstalker had the most changes, and Sunbreaker the fewest, then Stormcaller falls somewhere in between. The new Warlock subclass was more than just bare bones, but had a few perks that didn’t connect strongly to the tone or feel of the class, and a few more whose abilities were ill-defined or lacking. Bungie has spiffed up the Sith Lord for their final build, and we’re excited to take a second look, straight into the eye of the storm. [divider] Stormcaller Grenades Bungie very wisely removed Lightning Grenade from the Stormcaller’s available pool.
Published on: Aug 26, 2015 @ 18:13 Our discussion of the subclass redesigns continues with the Sunbreaker. The Solar Titan is largely unchanged, with a few perks shuffled around and a few descriptions altered for clarity, but there are still some notable differences we’ll outline for you. As always, you’ll hear what we have to think about each talent and how it compares to the initial set that was shown at E3. [divider] Sunbreaker Grenades Much like the Nightstalker, the Sunbreaker’s grenades haven’t changed a bit. In fact, the only change is to the name of the Sunbreaker’s unique grenade: