Today I wanted to bring you all something a little different, a first person diary from the perspective of my Hunter, during one of my recent matches of Mayhem Clash. If you don't know, Mayhem Clash is a new game mode that is being added into the Crucible with the launch on The Taken King. In it your Super Ability, Melee and grenade all recharge much faster, along with special and heavy ammo drops spawning much more frequently. It really does live up to the name; Mayhem!
The opening few shots of the bullet ridden section of the Tower shows me that the time is near the middle of the day, no sunsetting over the last safe city on earth today. I spawn in and immediately swap my Hawkmoon for the Shadow of Veil, this is my first time fighting the good fight in this area, so I take a guess as to where a good sniper position will be. Luck favours me, and soon enough a number of enemies rush into my line of sight. A few squeezes of the trigger later, and my team has taken the lead, and my first super is progressing very well indeed. I know their team will be onto me know, and I stay just a little bit too long in the same place. A well placed Lightning Grenade puts me out of business. But before my cape has even touched the ground, I am back in the fight. This time I am out for revenge!
I decide to take to the left, more open side of the map, to see if there is any action going down there. Sure enough losses are being incurred on both sides in the courtyard. Just as I am notified that my Super is ready to be deployed, I see a Nova Bomb heading straight for me and my comrades. I am lucky enough to only take a large amount of damage. I look over and see that my friends were not so lucky. There wasn't a moment to waste thinking of my fallen brothers in arms, as I then heard the tell tale sound of another Guardian releasing his Golden Gun onto the field. I take that as my cue to extricate myself from the main court yard, and retreat to the adjacent open aired space. Lord Shaxx pipes up in my ear that Heavy Weapons Ammunition will be released onto the map in a few short seconds. This works well for me, as I am already rather neatly positioned where said drop would land. I holster my Hawkmoon onto my hip, and precede to withdraw my Rocket Launcher from its sling on my back. With three rockets in the tube at once, and the ability for the rockets to detonate early based on proximity to opposing Guardians, this was a weapon to fear.
A few short seconds later, and a Titan comes around the corner, via the door where my first few seconds were spent inspecting through my sniper scope. From the look of him, I knew this Titan was about to spell trouble for me and my cohorts. I barley have time to let one of my rockets off in his direction, before his Fist of Havoc wreaks just that right in front of me. This now means that only the enemy team have Heavy munition now, which simply won't do. I make the decision to release my Golden Gun onto the field, and try to neutralise the opposing teams Heavy weapons. This goes surprisingly well, they appear to have been expecting my team to come through the main door, which very kindly had at least a few rockets aiming at it. I jump around the corner and produce my flaming cannon from my hip, the sound of which makes all near by enemies look in my direction. Luck was on my side again, as I managed to remove these rockets from the field without dying myself.
Now the weapon situation was equalled once more between the teams, my team started to open up a significant lead. Helped in part to a few very nice headshots from yours truly. But before the heat of the battle got too much for our sorry opponents, Lord Shaxx stepped into the fray and brought proceedings to a close. Mentioned something about granting mercy to the opposing team, but at the time, I was hell bent on trying to make sure I got a decent result from the current(and also third) release of my Golden Gun, I am pleased to say, it wreaked suitable destruction in the closing few seconds of the match.
And there you go my friends, my first trip into Bannerfall was over, and I had tied another victory knot to my belt. I hoped you like reading from the perspective of my Guardian, if you did be sure to let me know on TWITTER, and I will revisit this topic!
That's all from me, thanks for reading,
Friends of The Games Critic:
My name is Ed, I write everything here, covering all kinds of games, but I only play them on the PS4!