Destiny 2 PvP is About to Be Great Again with Major Crucible Changes Arriving in Season 19

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Destiny 2 has long been regarded as one of the best looter shooters out there. But there’s a sizable portion of the community that wants its PvP aspect more than its PvE content.

That said, the future is looking bright as the Bungie development team has recently unveiled significant changes arriving in Season 19. This bodes well for people who enjoy Destiny 2 PvP so much.

Season 19 Crucible Playlists

The Crucible menu’s interface will look different in the upcoming season of Destiny 2. Players are going to find new options in the Crucible screen, such as Quickplay 6v6, Weekly Rotator 6v6/FFA, Competitive Division, Crucible Labs, and Private Match.

Additionally, matchmaking systems are also slightly different depending on the mode. For instance, Quickplay matches will use an improved version of skills-based matchmaking or SBMM. 

For the weekly rotating game modes like Momentum Control, Rift, and Rumble, they will be using CBMM or connection-based matchmaking. CBMM, for those who don’t know, is a matchmaking system that finds and pairs players based on their connection quality. With this system, players will be less likely to feel lag since they’ll be playing against opponents having a similar latency to them.

The Competitive Division is a new playlist in Season 19 that will randomly pick between Survival, Rift, and Showdown game modes. This playlist is intended to put players to the test and determine whether they have what it takes to beat the competition. 

Needless to say, the Competitive Division is going to use a more tightened version of SBMM, where players are most probably paired with opponents who have the same skill level.

Destiny 2 New Crucible Interface
New Crucible Interface Photo: Bungie

Here are the other changes that players can expect:

Crucible Labs
  • During Season 19, Labs is showcasing 3v3 Rift with asymmetric maps. 
  • Labs has a stacking +25% reputation booster! 
  • Crucible Labs uses CBMM. 
Private Match
  • This will continue to act as your place to train up in a given mode, play against your friends, host small tournaments, or mess with activity settings to make silly modes! 
Trials of Osiris
  • When Trials is active, it replaces Crucible Labs. 
  • Trials uses ticket-based matchmaking (TBMM) and the Flawless pool
Iron Banner
  • When Iron Banner is active, it replaces the Quickplay node. 
  • Iron Banner is going to be moving to loose SBMM during Season 19. 
Crucible Rewards
  • Crucible Engrams
    • Crucible Engrams will be a virtual currency and live exclusively on the Rank progress bar on Lord Shaxx. 
    • Crucible Engrams may be opened individually by players directly on Shaxx. 
  • Crucible Gear Focusing
    • You can focus the Crucible Engram directly into either Crucible armor or Crucible weapons. 
    • Crucible gear focusing cost for Season 19: 
    • 1 Crucible Engram 
    • 10,000 Glimmer 
    • 50 Legendary Shards  
    • Crucible Engrams DO NOT need to be “claimed” in order to be spent on focusing

So, what can you say about the major Crucible changes coming to Destiny 2 Season 19?

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