Destiny 2 Gets New “Eruption” Iron Banner Mode In Season 18

Destiny 2‘s Iron Banner PvP event swapped the Control mode for Rift during Season of the Haunted, but for Season 18, it’ll be getting more chaotic with the new Eruption mode. Eruption tasks players with earning kill streaks, with each new elimination providing significant power-ups as a match goes on.

Bungie describes Eruption as “Clash with energy boosts based on kill streaks” that starts out with regular team deathmatch rules. One kill earns you one point, but two kills in a row will apply the “Surging” buff to your Guardian. With this effect active, players will begin to glow and each new kill in their streak will generate 10% Super energy and 20% grenade, melee, and class energy. They’ll also earn three points per elimination, and on the fifth kill, will become “Primed.”

If they glow, then they must die
If they glow, then they must die

Once Primed, everyone on your team will gain 5% Super and 10% grenade, melee, and class energy, while you’ll gain 12% Super and 5% grenade, melee, and class energy per kill, and three points per kill. The catch here is that you’ll have a 15-second timer applied which will cause you to “erupt” once it reaches zero, resetting your streak and ending the perks for your teammates. And also killing you. For the opposing team, you’ll be visible to them on the map and they’ll gain three points each time they eliminate you.

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Author: Darryn Bonthuys