Battle for Supremacy.
During a Destiny livestream as part of Gamescom 2016, Bungie revealed that Destiny will be getting private player vs. player matches on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
The announcement came at the start of the Destiny stream, which included new information about the upcoming Destiny: Rise of Iron expansion coming next month. Though private matches will debut alongside Rise of Iron, Bungie will make the private PvP functionality available for all PS4 and Xbox One players.
The opening of the stream featured a look at the options players will have when creating private matches. Customization options include the map, score and time limits, light level, and time of day.
Bungie also showed off the customization options during the stream, as well as a private match being customized and played. Players can start a match with various numbers of guardians, including beginning a match by themselves.
A post from Bungie also details the way to choose private matches in the Crucible, which will become available with the launch of Rise of Iron. Bungie currently lists the options players will have when creating private matches, but notes that the details may change ahead of the launch. A feature on private matches from Game Informer notes that while the customization options do not allow players to tweak every detail of a match, such as ammo drop rates, the initial debut of the feature is a “first pass” at private PvP matches.
Among the other details revealed were the names of three new multiplayer maps coming as part of Rise of Iron — Last Exit, Skyline, and Floating Gardens — as well as the new multiplayer mode Supremacy.
Supremacy is a 6v6 mode where guardians drop crests when killed. Players can pick up these crests to score points.
Destiny’s next raid will also launch following Rise of Iron’s debut. Dubbed Wrath of the Machine, it will be available September 23.
Destiny: Rise of Iron will be available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 20. Also that day, Destiny: The Collection, featuring all released Destiny expansions so far, including Rise of Iron will be released.
Rise of Iron was announced as part of a livestream earlier this year.
Jonathon Dornbush is an Associate Editor. Find him on Twitter @jmdornbush.