It's impossible to deny the scope of what Destiny intends to be. The game boasts some incredibly solid shooting mechanics and while it aims to bring players together with its MMO/FPS hybrid gameplay, there are times when one might want to indulge in the more simple of pleasures. Sometimes, a simple arena-style deathmatch is what's required and if recent rumors prove accurate, gamers could soon see something of the sort implemented.
Stripping away the fat, the new gametype that is rumored to be making its way to Destiny's PvP Crucible mode goes by the name of Inferno. Taking a cue from the popular Team SWAT gametype from Halo, Inferno is purported to remove use of the radar, super abilities and any additional bonuses, forcing players to instead rely on their skills with the game's weaponry. With Bungie looking at the possibilities of a racing mode, this would add yet another way to play the ever-evolving title.
This rumor comes at the hands of Reddit user KingOfCarrotFlowers who claims that an Inferno grimoire card sheds light on the new mode's details. If this is in fact an addition that is on its way to Destiny, this "hardcore" multiplayer mode is likely to draw some of the game's more competitive fans right back into the experience. The alleged card's text can be found below:
"A modified variant of multiple Crucible match types, Inferno tests your Light against the darkest of conditions.
Darkness prevails, leaving Guardians to rely on their weaponry and combat skills alone. The enemy can only be found by sight and sound alone. Rely on your teammates and keen tracking to stalk your enemies and shut them down without the trust in your most powerful abilities.
True skill put to the ultimate test. No trackers. No Supers. No bonuses. Only kills earn points."
With Destiny's latest raid making waves, it seems as though the promise of an ever-evolving experience is right on target. If this is the case, the introduction of a new multiplayer mode - especially something as widely sought-after as a hardcore mode - is not out of the question. Fan concerns are being taking into consideration and Bungie is continuing to look forward to the game's sequels. It may not be a game for everyone, but it's clear that there is a great amount of passion behind the project.
Bungie has yet to officially announce the existence of Inferno. The information seems plausible and aligns with rumors surrounding new multiplayer modes in The Dark Below, but until there is some sort of official acknowledgement, it should be treated strictly as a rumor.
What variation on the traditional multiplayer gametypes would you like to see implemented in Destiny?
Destiny: The Dark Below is available now for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
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