New Destiny 2 PvP Modes & Maps Coming in Seasons 16 & 17

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New Destiny 2 PvP Modes & Maps Coming in Seasons 16 & 17

August 4, 2021

By: Robert N. Adams

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There will be new Destiny 2 PvP maps and modes coming in Seasons 16 and 17 according to Assistant Game Director Joe Blackburn, laying out a bright future for Bungie's MMOFPS on PC and consoles.

Destiny 2 gives players the opportunity to explore both PvE and PvP content depending on their tastes. While new PvE content is constantly being added and evolving every season, PvP content might run the risk of going stale. Fear not, though — it looks like Bungie has some ambitious plans in the works for the next few seasons.

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What Are the New Destiny 2 PvP Modes and Maps Coming in Seasons 16 & 17?

Destiny 2's Assistant Game Director Joe Blackburn detailed the plans for new Destiny 2 PvP modes and maps in a Twitter thread. Unfortunately, he didn't mention much in the way of specifics — but we can at least get an idea of what to expect in the coming months and years.

 
 

Season 16 will see two vaulted Destiny 2 maps ported to the new engine implemented with the Beyond Light update. Blackburn says that there's a fair amount of work to get something like this done; it's not as easy as pushing a button. Season 17 will see the launch of a brand-new map, and Season 18 will have a special surprise for longtime Destiny veterans: a Destiny 1 map will be remastered and brought to Destiny 2 for the first time ever.

What about the new Destiny 2 PvP modes, though? Well, Blackburn breaks that down into three key points. First, Bungie is looking into bringing Rift into Destiny 2. secondly, there will be "multiple" brand-new PvP modes in 2022. Finally, the game's developers will be evaluating the PvP landscape as a whole following the conclusion of Season 15 and investigating "what other broad systemic improvements the PvP ecosystem needs."

Blackburn concludes the Twitter thread by noting that Bungie is aiming to continue Destiny 2's growth and pointing out that the company is hiring for a number of positions. There's still plenty of fun to be had in the game right now, though! You can play Destiny 2 for free on PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and Google Stadia via its official website.

Are you looking forward to experiencing new Destiny 2 PvP modes? Which Destiny 1 map would you like to see ported to the game? Let us know in the comments below!

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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!

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