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If You Play Battlegrounds In Destiny 2, Join In

Going AFK in Battlegrounds is annoying for all of us.

If You Play Battlegrounds In Destiny 2, Join In

Season of the Chosen has brought a lot of good things to Destiny 2. Battlegrounds is chief among them. This game mode is almost like a horde mode in Destiny 2, though it still can’t hold a candle to Prison of Elders. However, it’s becoming clear that some Guardians can’t be bothered to complete these activities. But they’re still joining them, making everyone else do all the work.

Battlegrounds works by pitting three players against waves of enemies. There are three points to destroy after each wave, and then a boss. they’re quite simple, but they’re a lot more fun than endlessly powering through Strikes, Crucible, or Gambit. They’re a nice change of pace, and I’ve had loads of fun with them.

There is a more annoying side to these activities though. That side is seeing Guardians join your Battlegrounds game and sit there doing nothing. Occasionally they’ll move around to ensure they’re not kicked out, but that’s about it.

This means that the two or one other Guardian who is actually interested in progressing the activity has to do all of the work. That’s no easy feat for a single Guardia. When overwhelmed, these waves of enemies can destroy you in a few seconds.

I haven’t had too much of a problem with this myself, but it’s enough that it’s started to appear as complaints posts on the Destiny 2 Subreddit. this shows two things. First, Guardians need to stop joining Battlegrounds and sitting there. If you’ve got a quest to complete, put some work in.

Second, and perhaps more importantly, Bungie needs to track these Guardians better. It sucks that you can be carried through the seasonal opening quest by sitting there doing nothing in this activity. These Guardians should gain no progress as a result, forcing them to participate in the future.

That might seem harsh, but I think it’s the only worthy punishment that you can inflict. There should be a requirement that a Guardian has to at least get a few kills by the end of a Battlegrounds activity or they’ll earn no rewards or quest progress. Otherwise, what’s the point of trying to play for fun?

Let us know if you’ve had issues like this in the comments.

I'm an avid Destiny 2 fan and player. I fell in love with Destiny 1 during the early alpha and have been hooked by the universe ever since. I really enjoy playing with other Guardians, speculating about the lore, and writing about as much of the Destiny universe as I can.

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  1. Byte my pixel

    February 22, 2021 at 7:53 pm

    I think while battlegrounds is good, for a lot of players it’s too little, too late. Active members in my clan have gone from 18ish to 5. I’ve asked why the numbers have dropped and keep hearing the same answer. Bored of the same activities, the endless grind and the sunsetting”issue”. Unless bungie can turn it around really quickly I think a lot more players are going to start leaving.

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