About a month ago, Bungie officially announced its decision to use Destiny 2‘s Forsaken DLC to include what it had originally described as a new mode for the first-person shooter genre in general, with the expansion bringing the PvPvE mode known as Gambit into the fold in September. As it so happens, that won’t be the only fresh mode that the add-on will incorporate into the science fiction shooter several weeks from now, as the studio has promised the DLC will also introduce a new PvP mode called “Breakthrough”.
This much was revealed in the August 2018 issue of Game Informer, with Destiny 2‘s PvP Design Lead Derek Carroll stating that when Forsaken launches, the team will take a break for a few weeks before it officially puts out “four new maps and a new team mode called Breakthrough.” According to the description of the mode, Breakthrough fits in the Competitive playlist, and it’s designed for two teams of four players, and it includes a heavy focus on objective-based gameplay. D2‘s PvP Design Lead details the new mode in Forsaken by saying:
“At the start of each round, both teams attempt to control the Breaker, which will allow you to hack the enemy Vault. Once the central Breaker is owned, it can’t be recaptured and one team goes on the defensive. The attackers need to capture the Vault before time runs out to win the round, or else the defenders get the point.”
As many Guardians will likely proclaim, Carroll’s explanation of Breakthrough makes the new Destiny 2 mode sound a lot like a tweaked variation of Control, which requires a team of players to obtain and retain three different Capture Points on a map. Breakthrough will differ from Control, however, by eventually establishing the permanent roles of “Offense” and “Defense” on a given team partaking in the match instead of having the roles shift constantly. Of course, one could also liken it to Call of Duty‘s Headquarters mode, too, which could be where Bungie got the inspiration for Breakthrough.
Taking all of this into consideration, it definitely looks as if Bungie is intending to use Forsaken as a major shot in the arm for Destiny 2, as the inclusion of Breakthrough is just one of many new wares coming to the game. Not too long ago, in fact, some eagle-eyed fans recently spotted that the forthcoming DLC could have a fresh Escalation Protocol mode as well.
Destiny 2‘s Forsaken DLC is set to launch on September 4, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Source: Game Informer