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Destiny 2’s new Gambit mode will be available early on September 1st

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Destiny 2’s next big Forsaken expansion launches on September 4th, and one of its big additions is a new Gambit mode. It’s a mixture of the game’s player-versus-environment and player-vs-player modes, and the combination sees players battle enemies in two separate zones with the ability for one player from each team to teleport into a rival’s zone and cause carnage. It’s one of most highly anticipated parts of Destiny 2 Forsaken, and now fans will be able to play it a little earlier than expected.

Bungie is allowing all Destiny 2 players to access Gambit for one day only on September 1st (from 1PM ET / 10AM PT), ahead of the Forsaken release on September 4th. While fans have been able to try it at both E3 and Gamescom, this opens the mode up to every Destiny 2 player for 24 hours. It’s also a clever way of tempting players to preorder Forsaken ahead of its release, and get players excited about Destiny once again.

Bungie switched up a lot of stuff in Destiny 2, and the changes alienated the loyal player base. Forsaken is a chance to correct some of the changes made to Destiny 2, and the new Gambit mode is a fun addition. I got a chance to play it a few times at Gamescom this week, and it feels like it fits into Destiny 2’s vast universe rather well. It’s fast-paced enough to attract those who thrive on PvP, and team-based enough for PvE fans.

If you’re one of the many Destiny 2 fans that have moved on to other games in recent months, Gambit and Forsaken in general are shaping up to add significant changes that may reinvigorate Destiny 2. September is a busy month for video games, but Forsaken might be enough to tempt Destiny 2 players back. You can play Destiny 2’s new Gambit mode on September 1st.