The Destiny community is always coming up with new ideas for how to build upon Destiny 2. One such suggestion today has been a brand new PVP mode for the Crucible that locks the loadouts of each Guardian and pits them against each other in an uncommonly even match.
Reddit user jmroz311 made the suggestion on the Destiny subreddit that Locked Loadout might help in part to make PVP great again. With all the balanced and fixes Bungie have to do in order to keep PVP fair, it can be a bit tiresome to try to find the best way to play against others. Personally I’ve been coming up against a lot of those Guardians who love to shoot you with a Shotgun and quickly melee afterwards, ultimately annihilating you in one foul swoop.
The difference with Locked Loadout is that Guardians would be restricted with the weapons they’re able to use.
For example, a loadout could be locked to Pulse Rifle, Fusion Rifle, Grenade Launcher. This would then change week over week to something else, such as Sidearm, Auto Rifle, and Rocket Launcher. This would keep changing week over week to ensure that weapons are fresh for the playlist, and the playlist doesn’t become plagued by the same problems as other modes have, with particular weapon types being massively overpowered.
Within each week’s loadout you’d have the ability to swap between the same types of weapon. So your Kinetic Hand Cannon can be swapped for another Kinetic Hand Cannon in your loadout, and so forth. This allows for some level of control over how good you are with your weapons in the mode, whilst keeping that restriction on what you’ll be using.
Personally I think the game mode should go further, or have another deeper level of Locked Loadout which can’t be changed. In this mode Guardians would spawn into the match with three very specific weapons, chosen by Bungie, and that would be it for the entire match. This forces players to use specific weapons, but moreover it would level the field completely and require Guardians to fight with what’s available, not what they’ve fought for and earned.
To a degree this game mode might defeat the point of Destiny 2 a little. All the gear we’ve spent time grinding towards is thrown out the window for something different. But there could be specific rewards that make playing this game mode worthwhile. Something for collectors such as emblems, and something for each season such as Pinnacle weapons that are purpose built to be great across PVP and PVE. As always let us know what you think in the comments.
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