The Destiny 2 Gambit mode is made up of PvP and PvE parts alike, creating an entirely new experience for those with the Forsaken expansion. In this Destiny 2 Gambit mode guide, we'll be detailing everything you need to know if you're jumping into the mode for the very first time, as well as providing you with a range of essential Destiny 2 Gambit tips, so you know how to win in any situation.
If you instead need any additional information at all about the brand new Destiny 2 DLC, you'll want to head over to our full Destiny 2 Forsaken DLC guide. It's on this page that you can find all the information you need about how to get access to the new content, as well as how and when you can access the forthcoming Last Wish Raid.
Destiny 2 Gambit Guide
The basic premise of the Gambit mode is this: two teams of four players work to kill waves of enemies as quickly as possible. The first team that banks a certain number of enemies slain will be presented with the final boss. The first team to kill their respective boss wins the match of Gambit.
But, there are variables. Enemies drop motes of light whenever they're killed, and you have to collect these and bag them in the central deposit station, which looks like a large lab chamber located in the middle of the map. The first team to bank 75 motes in total from enemies slain will be presented with the opportunity to fight their end boss, which is the road to winning Gambit. Basically, speed dominates this game.
Occasionally, a member of the opposing team will be able to invade your game of Gambit, and vice versa. There'll always be a portal within the area, and whenever it glows, a member of your team can step into it and be transported to the opposing team's arena. Your job while in the other team's arena is to wreak havoc as quickly as possible. Enemy NPCs won't attack you here, so this is your chance to take down as many opposing players as possible.
Destiny 2 Gambit Tips
- We mentioned previously that speed dominates Gambit, so you're going to need a fast firing weapon.
- Equip at least one heavy area of effect weapon, like a grenade launcher or RPG, that'll help you clear out crowds quicker.
- Don't save your Super Ability to the final boss. It's fine to use your Super to either clear out waves of enemies, or to defeat opposing players before they can kill any members of your team.
- If you really want to be as quick as possible in Gambit, you should have your team divide into teams of two players, with each of you taking it in turns to run back and bank motes.
- Remember that if you die, you'll immediately lose all the motes that you're carrying.
- As a rule, we'd recommend banking motes whenever you've got around 10 stashed up.
Remember that the final boss is going to be the toughest enemy you'll face in Gambit, so you'll always want to have at least a few shots saved up for your RPG or grenade launcher. The earlier you acquire and then use your Super Ability in Gambit, the more chance it has of recharging before the final boss appears, letting you use it again.
This might be the end of our Destiny 2 guide for the new Gambit mode, but we'll be updating it whenever we uncover any brand new details about the mode, like loot drop rates. For now though, you can continue ahead to our Destiny 2 Forsaken weapons guide, where we'll be compiling all the weapons that we've encountered so far in our time with the DLC.
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