Will 3-Peeking end in Destiny 2 Season 15?
At this point, is it possible to fix it?
Bungie has announced that it’s killing 3-peeking in Destiny 2 season 15. How’s it going to do this? Well, swords and emotes will be disabled in the Trials of Osiris and Competitive Crucible playlists. Admittedly, these are the only ways in which you can activate 3-peeking so far, but that’s not to say that they’re the only ways you can achieve the same effect in the game. I don’t hold out much hope for this practice being eradicated, and I don’t think you should either.
What is 3-Peeking?
Before we move on, let’s make sure we all understand what 3-peeking is. It’s the practice of using a sword or emote to trigger the third-person camera in Destiny 2 and look around corners without sticking out your Guardian’s body. In effect, this means that you can “peek” around a corner or two, or just a wider area, without being seen. It’s not in the spirit of the most competitive modes in Destiny 2, and some Guardians are really annoyed by it.
Can Bungie Stop 3-Peeking?
I honestly don’t think that it’s possible to prevent Guardians from peeking around corners like this. Sure, it’s important to make Trials of Osiris and the competitive playlist a lot fairer. Removing swords and emotes will do that. There won’t be a way to activate that third-person camera now, which is the crux of the issue. However, Guardians are canny, and they’ll find a way to make it happen anyway.
The issue here is that the third-person camera is in the game. If it’s in the game, Guardians will find a way to trigger it. There might be some stupid requirement to make it work, but eventually, a method will be found.
Ultimately, Bungie needs to vault Trials of Osiris and come up with something better. It’s full of issues like this, and removing 3-peeking altogether could actually be more harmful to the game than helpful. Without the ability to explore Trials maps as thoroughly as they usually do, Guardians will miss things. Secrets will go unfound, and those looking a the tech behind the game because of a passion for it will lose interest.
Let us know how you feel about this potential “fix” in the comments.