Hot on the heels of yesterday’s Destiny software update, Bungie has revealed Inferno Mode, a new Crucible mode arriving next week, as well as some cool new features now available from within the Destiny Companion App.
Destiny’s new Inferno Mode will test the strength and skill of even the most seasoned of Crucible players. What makes Inferno Mode unique? For starters, players will have no Tracker interface on their HUD, eliminating the ability to detect other players through “radar.” What’s more, Inferno Mode also removes a variety of scoring events, requiring players to focus on taking out enemies and playing the objective to win a match. Heavy ammo will also be in shorter supply—one crate per match—and players won’t be able to pick up heavy ammo from fallen Guardians. The new mode will kick off with a variant on the Control gametype, which has been optimized with shorter objective captures to keep gameplay balanced and encourage teams to play strategically. Inferno Control will be available to play on Tuesday, March 3.
In the meantime, Guardians can check out an awesome new feature added to the Destiny Companion App via an update today–mobile Vault management. Now, regardless of whether you’re in the middle of a Raid or on your lunch break at work, you can view and manage the contents of your in-game Vault anytime, anywhere. Need to deal a specific type of damage during a Nightfall Strike but forgot to retrieve a weapon before leaving the Tower? Fire up the companion app or log into Bungie.net from your browser to add it to your inventory on the fly. Best of all, just like the in-game Vault, items managed through the Companion App can be retrieved and added across all of your characters.
To learn more about Inferno Mode and today’s update to the Destiny Companion App, check out today’s Bungie Weekly Update, which features interviews with Senior Designer Leif Johansen and Engineering Lead Chris Gossett.
For all the latest on Destiny, Call of Duty, Skylanders, and more, stay tuned to the Activision Games Blog.