Bungie’s Neglected Gambit Mode Finds New Life in Fortnite

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Bungie's Neglected Gambit Mode Finds New Life in Fortnite

A devoted player has taken matters into their own hands. They have faithfully recreated Destiny 2’s Gambit within Fortnite’s Creative Mode.

Bungie’s take on the PvPvE combat trope has faced criticism over the years. However, it is primarily due to a lack of investment in its development rather than a flawed concept. And straylight is here to prove just that.

Gambit’s Current State in Destiny 2

Gambit's Current State in Destiny 2

Destiny 2’s Gambit mode is intended to be one of the fundamental trio in the FPS title, along with PvE activities and PvP matches in Crucible. However, in recent times, Gambit has suffered from a long-standing drought of fresh content

Other than some shaders and Ritual Weapon ornaments, Bungie has remained remarkably silent. They have yet to introduce any new maps over the course of several years. And if there exists a slim chance of something in development, the studio seems to keep their lips too tight about it, leaving fans to speculate about the mode while craving more information. Unfortunately, so far, nothing has been unveiled.


Gambit’s Reborn in Fortnite

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The bleak state of Destiny 2 lately has prompted many players to seek solace in other games. And Fortnite is one such safe-havens. But once a Guardian, always a Guardian. You can leave Destiny, but Destiny never leaves you. This holds true for straylight, a dedicated player of both Destiny 2 and Fortnite. With time and effort, they have managed to unite their two beloved games. 


Straylight has crafted a custom Risk It Rampage mode within Fortnite’s powerful Creative Mode editor. The island code 1568-4346-9669 faithfully captures the essence of Gambit: a 4v4 PvPvE. Players’ tasks are defeating enemies and depositing resources to unleash disruptive adversaries on their opponents’ map. As soon as either team accumulates enough resources, they gain the ability to summon the final boss. From then on, it becomes a race to defeat said ultimate challenge. Whoever takes down the boss first will claim the title of the victor. 

Community Reaction

The reborn of Gambit in Fortnite has ignited excitement and countless discussions among gamers. Players, especially Destiny 2 lovers, are embracing the custom mode wholeheartedly.

At the same time, the Destiny 2 player base has also seized the opportunity to voice their concerns. They believe Gambit is gradually fading from the spotlight due to Bungie’s neglect. The lack of new maps, in particular, has been a major point of contention. Until now, there are only four available maps, with the most recent addition dating back to Season 6.


Interestingly, it’s not just Fortnite players attempting to create improved versions of Destiny 2’s Gambit. Crash Team Rumble, for example, also embodies Gambit’s essence. Thus, suggesting that the potential of this forgotten game mode is more than what Bungie is giving it credit for. However, the studio’s current stance indicates a disinterest in further developing Gambit.

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