'Destiny 2' Redrix's Broadsword Revealed & Infamy Rank Explained & for Season 4

Destiny 2 players are looking forward to the release of Forsaken in a few weeks, so Bungie has used its most recent weekly blog post to offer details on what to expect. Developers revealed the new Gambit rank system, called Infamy, and teased the Redrix's Broadsword Season 4 reward.

How Does Infamy Rank Work in 'Destiny 2?'

Destiny 2 Gambit bounties
Gambit bounties are an additional avenue for earning Infamy points. Bungie/Activision
  • In Gambit there are five ranks with three tiers each: Guardian, Brave, Heroic, Fabled and Mythic. The sixth rank, Legend, occupies a single tier.
  • Infamy points are required to rank up.
  • Win streaks award point bonuses. Streaks cap at five wins, and the bonus stays there till you lose. Streaks are not reset for joining matches in progress.
  • The Drifter will also offer daily Gambit bounties for even more points. Weekly bounties appear after level 50.

Crucible Glory ranks are being overhauled for Forsaken as well, with emphasis on reducing grind, offering more rewards for all players and removing the pressures of time constraints.

How Crucible Ranks Change in Forsaken

  • Weekly reward gains have doubled.
  • Players who compete in any level during Season 3 get bonuses at the start of Season 4.
  • Losses in Competitive no longer reset a Valor streak.
  • Radar returns to Competitive.
  • Control and Clash modes added to Competitive.
  • Loss streaks have been removed completely.
  • Timed Pinnacle rewards are now awarded in quests. These quests may ask you to use the rank system, but they don't expire.
  • Top-three placement in Rumble mode counts as a ranked win.

Beyond these changes to Rank, Senior Crucible Designer Kevin Yanes also teased the major PvP reward for Season 4, Redrix's Broadsword. As its name implies, it's a companion weapon to this season's Redrix Claymore, which will be fully retired once Forsaken goes live. Those who got the Claymore will still be able to use it, but new players won't be able to unlock it.

The Broadsword will feel somewhat similar to the Claymore and will be available by completing a special quest offered by Shaxx. Once that task is complete, it figures into Destiny 2's new randomized weapon roll system. This means Broadsword drops will take place in Crucible engrams, and different versions of the weapon will have varied barrels, magazines and Masterwork perks. Its standard perks, Outlaw and Desperado, will remain fixed. To make the deal sweeter for those who already have Redrix's Claymore, the Broadsword will be made available from drops immediately without completing the quest.

These changes and more will begin to roll out via a free update on Aug. 28. However, players will need to purchase Destiny 2's full Forsaken expansion to receive its complete suite of benefits.

Destiny 2 is available now on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Forsaken releases Sept. 4 on all platforms.

What's your take on the Gambit ranking system and the changes being made to Crucible? Will you be striving to earn Redrix's Broadsword? Tell us in the comments section!