Destiny 2 longer respawn timer in PvP a concern for some players

Developed and published by Bungie, Destiny 2 is an online multiplayer game that was launched back in 2017. Two years later, after Bungie acquired the publishing rights, it went free-to-play under the New Light title.

Destiny 2 picks up RPG elements and allows players to indulge in both PvP and PvE. As expected, the developers often bring new content to the game to keep it fresh.


And while these updates are welcomed by many, Destiny 2 players are now expressing their concern over the developer’s recent decision to increase the respawn time in PvP game mode. Bungie said they are doing it to slow down the pace of the game.

Although it is a difference of just 2 seconds, gamers say that they are now getting spawn picked with the enemy getting more time to get into a vantage point from where they can simply snipe them.

Many say that the small change has made the game unenjoyable since the enemy simply camps near the spawn point in the majority of games.


The increase of the respawn timer feels like it made every player too scared to try anything. Players will just sit behind cover and not move. I feel like this slows the game down unnecessary and punishes any play attempts that arent garunteed wins (aka team shooting). I understand the goal was to slow down the pace, but again I feel its unnecessary.

I understand the intention behind them, but I can’t say it’s doing anything to better the PvP experience. On maps that already played to time like Convergence, it makes the game obnoxiously long. On fast paced, way too small maps like Anomaly or Exodus Blue, it only reinforces spawn trapping because the enemy has an entire 7 seconds to get to a vantage point and pick you from your spawn again. On Midtown, it’s nearly impossible to get out of A anymore. On Fragment, it will spawn you near/inside B while surrounded by enemies way too often. Altar of Flame is somehow even worse with spawn trapping, too.(Source)

It looks like many Destiny 2 players want Bungie to revert the respawn time to how it was before the update, with some saying it should be decreased. But with the developers yet to comment on the matter, it is still unclear if they will listen to the player base or stick with the changes.

As always, we’ll keep track of this one and update this space when Bungie has something to say so stay tuned.

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My fascination with technology and computers goes back to the days of Windows XP. Since then, I have been tinkering with OS, mobile phones, and other things. When I am not working on anything, you will find me enjoying video games on some Discord server.