Destiny 2 is getting a new “Eruption” Iron Banner mode in Season 18


Destiny 2’s Iron Banner PvP event replaced Control mode with Rift during Haunted Season, but for Season 18 it will get more chaotic with the new Eruption mode. Eruption tasks players with earning killstreaks, with each new kill providing significant bonuses as the match progresses.

Bungie describes Eruption as a “Clash with energy boosts based on killstreaks” that starts with the regular Team Deathmatch rules. One kill earns you one point, but two kills in a row will apply the “Surging” buff to your Guardian. With this effect active, players will begin to glow, and each new kill in their streak will generate 10% Super Energy and 20% Grenade, Melee, and Class Energy. They will also earn three points by elimination and, on the fifth kill, will become “Primed”.

If they shine then they must die
If they shine then they must die

Once primed, everyone on your team will gain 5% Super and 10% Grenade, Melee, and Class Energy, while you will gain 12% Super and 5% Grenade, Melee, and Class Energy. class per kill, and three points per kill. The catch here is that you’ll have a 15 second timer applied that will “burst” you once it hits zero, resetting your streak and ending perks for your teammates. And also kill you. For the opposing team, you will be visible on the map and they will earn three points each time they eliminate you.

Your own team can also see you wherever you are on the map, and multiple players can be booted at once. The eruption will be unique to Iron Banner, which only happens twice per season now. As for Rift, Bungie is not dropping this mode and will add it to the Crucible weekly rotator starting in Season 18. Rift is being tweaked for next season and will have more standard overtime rules when it returns. , while Multispark is also set to make a return in an upcoming season.

Bungie says it also wants to explore 3v3 Rift in the future, which will allow it to use smaller maps like Wormhaven and the slightly asymmetrical Burnout. There will also be small tweaks to the mode that will make it more competitive and faster. In other Destiny 2 news, the Solstice grind just got a little easier with this week’s patch, and Season 18 will kick off with a Destiny 2 showcase on August 23. You can check out the latest Iron Banter column for why the next raid should be Rise of Iron’s superb Wrath of the Machine.

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