Bungie’s weekly update has been rebranded This Week at Bungie… and that’s not the only change coming from the Destiny developer this week.
There are two new Crucible playlists headed our way - Freelance 3v3, and Freelance 6v6. As the name suggests, these teams can only comprise of individual players -- “no fireteams allowed.”
“Freelance 6v6 and Freelance 3v3 are mixed-mode playlists that are only accessible by solo players – no Fireteams allowed,” says designer Jeremiah Pieschl. “Freelance playlists will be available sporadically on the weekly rotators in your Director.”
“The design goal of Freelance playlists was to facilitate an even playing field. Both teams will be on equal ground, though an advantage can be gained by opening a voice channel to Team Chat. A secondary goal was to provide playlists with a wider variety of engagements. Featuring mixed-modes with all of their associated maps means players will have a much more diverse experience and see less repetition in the combinations selected by matchmaking.”