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Think You're a Pro at Destiny 2?

Updated on October 19, 2018
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Wesley is an avid gamer, streaming enthusiast, and a technology advocate with a certification in management & information systems technology

Prove It Then

Calling all amateur, semi-professional, and would-be aspiring serious players! If you're a fan of Destiny 2 and up for a challenge, Rockstar Energy is currently hosting an ongoing tournament dubbed none other than the "Rockstar Riots Competition".

Currently halfway through week two, Riots is an eight-week-long competition with a different focus each week. Don't be discouraged about joining if you are just finding out now though, as there may have been prizes for the past week already, the real deal is up for grabs till the very end. Guardians who fight to the top 200 from any "Legendary Round" week will play to win one of four spots for an expenses-paid trip out to compete at Bungie Studios!

Rockstar Riots Competition
Rockstar Riots Competition

The Road Getting There

As previously mentioned week one is already over and the challenge focus was aimed at any Crucible Playlist. The scoring system was straightforward and consisted of three ways to score points.

1. +100 points for match completion
2. +1 point for every guardian kill
3. +3 points for a precision kill

Sadly, no, the plus one for a guardian kill and plus three for a precision do not seem to stack, instead, you are rewarded with the two *bonus* points for a precision kill. On the bright side, winning or losing a match still rewards you with the plus one hundred points, so getting random teams doesn't count against personal performance.

Week two, now live and midway complete, is all about Strikes. Strikes week follows a similar scoring system with only a slight change to the match completion score, rewarding instead one hundred and twenty-five points. Like before, it's all about personal performance, aside from speed of completion there does not seem to be any consequence to random groups.

Weeks' three and onward are currently 'locked' on the site of the competition unfortunately only giving start dates with the week's focus, to presumably prepare, while keeping the scoring system a mystery until the opening day of that challenge. Based off of what we know from the first two weeks however, we can guess what might be similar between them, and it's not just their structure. *Cough* Prizes *Cough*.

Scoring System (Week Two)
Scoring System (Week Two)

Loot Worth Fighting For!

At the end of each week thus far, there have been prizes awarded to the top ten players from that challenge. Both weeks have given a chance to win a gaming chair by Vertagear for first place in addition to prizes for top five and top ten. Top five players would receive an Astro gaming headset and a Scuff controller as well as prizes included in the top ten categories. Top ten, while not as tasty as a new headset or comfy chair, is still worth bragging rights to your friends, co-workers or family as they will receive two cases of Rockstar Energy Drinks along with a fifty dollar Bungie.net store gift card.

Weekly Challenge Prizes
Weekly Challenge Prizes

Legendary Rounds, Legendary Loot.

If you thought you were in the thick of it before, get ready to get serious. The Legendary rounds start with week four and continue through the week six. The Legendary Rounds will surely be more challenging than those of the previous weeks because, in addition to a weekly prize for the top players, the top two hundred from each legendary round will compete in the qualifying round come week seven. Be warned though, only the top four from the qualifier will move on this time. There is a small catch to gaining access to the Legendary Rounds though. As part of the competition promotion, Rockstar Energy Drinks are currently available in a limited edition Destiny 2 Forsaken version which features a code under the tab of each beverage. Each code entered will unlock one Legendary Round each, so in order to play through and increase the odds of winning any of the three Legendary Rounds, three separate codes are needed. These codes don't just provide access to these exclusive rounds though, they also enter you to win grand prizes, weekly prizes, and daily prizes.

Legendary Round Prizes
Legendary Round Prizes

Leaderboards and The Finale

Week eight will be the final showdown for the Rockstar Riots competition as this will be a lengthy match between the top four finalists from the qualifier going head to head with four members of Bungie Studios. The whole matchup will be shown live on Twitch.Tv with commentary the day of the official match. With this big of a fight, Rockstar has provided weekly leaderboards which seem to update individually for each player just a few minutes after any match completion. If leaving a permanent tab open on the computer isn't a problem, the personal "Dashboard" section of the competition site will update in real time displaying that players stats along with a ranking placement for that week so far. Once a week is over that leaderboard will be frozen and remain available for viewing to the public until the competition ends. Other weeks so far only display a start date in the "first place" section, giving something to look forward to.

Weeks One and Two
Weeks One and Two
Qualifier and Finale Info
Qualifier and Finale Info

What Are You Waiting For?!

With the meatiest part of the competition yet to be underway, there's still time to make an effort for a fighting chance to prove you can throw down with the best of the best and maybe take some bragging rights home as icing on the cake. The Rockstar Riots Competition for Destiny 2 is definitely action-packed, intense, and the place to be if you have ever wanted to see what you're made of against Guardians of all reaches of the globe. It's time to get out there and play to fight, and fight to win. Energy drinks up, Guardian.

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