Destiny 2’s new survival mode revealed

Destiny 2 is coming to us soon, so it’s only natural we get flooded with new information.

Thanks to IGN First coverage we can take a sneak peak at the new PvP survival mode. The key elements here are a limited number of lives, coordinated team tactics, and permanent death. The lives left are shared amongst the team so the goal is to stay alive as long as possible. Here’s a video:

The game plays out on a new map, Altar of Flame, set on Mercury, and here’s what IGN had to say about it:

“The heavy ammunition drop is located in the middle of the map and will force players to meet, should they want to prevent their enemy from gaining the upper hand via sniper rifle rounds. It’s hard not to think of Destiny 1’s Lighthouse when you’re there, as the map’s design has elements of the much sought-after Destiny 1 location. I love the fact that with many maps we’ve seen, there are cases to be made for each weapon type. Destiny 1 struggled with a reliance on the current meta being selected for each scenario and that trend seems to be changing, which gives me hope that we’re going to see unique loadouts in each PVP encounter. Time will tell.”

Destiny 2 is out on consoles on September 6 and on PC on October 24.