The Destiny 2 community is alive and well thanks to the Bungie emancipation from Activision and the treasure trove that was the Shadowkeep update. The studio is continuing their efforts to bring new experiences, and revamped familiar ones, to the fray including a new Crucible Mode that puts less emphasis on class abilities and more of a focus on weaponry. 

The new Destiny 2 Crucible Mode is called Momentum Control and it's set to go live when the big Festival of the Lost event launches: October 29th. As for what this new mode offers, it's all about the gunplay. Though the abilities aren't necessarily being turned off, they have definitely taken a backseat to weapons because now the abilities will only regen when a player lands a kill. Hence the focus on the weaponry: land the kill, get the ability. All about that skill, baby! 

Another important thing to note is that the Motion Tracker is also turned off during Momentum, which makes being a little sneaky snake (sneaky snaaaake - OK, too many Vines, sorry) all the easier to do when in a match. As for the specifics, here's what Bungie had to say: 

  • Instant Respawn Times 
    • Out of the fight? No problem; drop right back in immediately
  • Weapon Damage Increased 
    • Higher combat lethality 
    • Everything in your arsenal is a contender
  • Ability Regen Requires Effort 
    • Defeat enemy players to charge your melee, grenade, and Super
  • No Tracker 
    • Sneak around your enemies for some sweet flanks
  • Amped Control 
    • Zones capture faster and grant more bonus points per kill
  • Super Charged Supers
    • Increased damage resist in Super means you become the 1,000-pound gorilla
    • Be careful, because Heavy weapons will put you down quickly
  • The Heaviest of Ammo 
    • Increased Heavy ammo respawn rates and drop amounts 

Based on the community's response, this new Crucible Mode could be here to say so don't hesitate to speak your mind about Momentum to the Bungie devs (respectfully!). As for the game itself, Destiny 2 is now available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC through Steam.