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Destiny 2: Checkmate PvP modifier explained

Published: 00:48, 18 September 2023
Destiny 2 - Iron Banner
Destiny 2 - Iron Banner

Bungie is trying to make the existing PvP modes more exciting and the next strategy for it is the Checkmate modifier.

Checkmate modifier will debut in Destiny 2 on September 19, 2023, after the weekly reset and it will create a rather different Crucible experience.

In essence, it will make the combat sponger but more emphasis will be put on gunplay rather than abilities and the like.

It is also meant to promote aggressive gameplay but it remains to be seen what it will be like actually.

The first game mode to be modified by Checkmate is Control, followed by Survival two weeks later and finally Rumble to close out the six-week testing cycle.

With Checkmate enabled, everyone will get more health, creating an environment with a higher time-to-kill (TTK). Other things will be modified to accommodate this change, with some of the weapons' stats being the most noticeable alteration.

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Basic abilities will charge 50 per cent slower and Supers will regenerate 40 per cent slower. There is no way to increase these rates other than Exotics and builds.

Special ammo will not be granted on respawn and other players will not drop it. However, you will be able to generate the green bricks through points scored from kills, assists, deaths, zone captures and gathering Heavy ammo.

This is a significant step away from the traditional Destiny 2 PvP and it can be equally intimidating or exciting. There is only one way to find out whether you will like it, starting on Tuesday, September 19, 2023.

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