Bungie delivers a brand new “Breakthrough” Destiny 2 PvP game mode, maps

Hot on the heels of the launch of Destiny 2: Forsaken comes the release of the brand new Destiny 2 crucible PvP game mode by the name of Breakthrough — and a number of new maps too.

Beginning today, all Destiny 2 players (not just those who upgraded to Forsaken) can get jump into some new player vs player action and check out the Vault hacking-based gameplay. The new maps associated with the Breakthrough mode include Equinox, Firebase Echo, The Citadel, and the exclusive PS4 map Gambler’s Ruin, all of which you can see below.

Destiny 2 – Breakthrough Crucible mode:

See the initial announcement of the mode on the Bungie news site here.

Starting Tuesday, September 25, the new Crucible game mode Breakthrough will become available to all players of Destiny 2. There will also be new maps that were crafted to complement this game type. Here?s a quick overview of how Breakthrough works:

At the beginning of each round, players will fight to capture a central zone. Once the zone is captured, your team will deploy the Breaker. As players work to deploy the Breaker, the zone can be contested, resulting in an epic tug-of-war between the two teams. Once the Breaker is captured, it will be used to assault and hack the enemy team?s Vault.

If you hack the enemy team?s Vault, you win the round. If you fail to hack the enemy team?s Vault within the round time limit, you lose. If you are in the process of hacking the enemy team?s Vault when time runs out, you will enter Sudden Death until you either hack the Vault, or the enemy removes all your progress.

First team to win three rounds takes the match.

Breakthrough will first be available as the Weekly Featured Playlist for the week of September 25. Then, it will be added to the Competitive playlist starting October 2. Owners of Destiny 2: Forsaken may begin to play Breakthrough in Private Matches on September 25 as well.