A new map is coming to Destiny 2 in Iron Banner tomorrow, and it looks like it will be familiar to fans of the series.
Bungie announced today that Distant Shore would be added to the Crucible map rotation starting with Iron Banner tomorrow, and then be available in all playlists once the event ends.
Upon closer inspection, it’s relatively clear to see that Distant Shore is, at the very least, inspired by Destiny 1 map Shores of Time. Each of the three images that were tweeted show what look to be re-skinned or re-imagined areas of Shores of Time, which took place on the planet of Venus. This new map looks like it’s in the Destiny 2 location of Nessus.
Shores of Time was a long-time favorite of Destiny gamers, as it was one of the original maps first offered in the game’s very first beta test. It works very well as a Control map, with a central location for the B flag, which bodes well for this Iron Banner that will be played on the same mode.
It will be interesting to see how different, if at all, Distant Shore is from Shores of Time, as Destiny 1’s maps were built for six-vs-six gameplay, and Destiny 2’s Crucible has been built from the ground up for four-vs-four.