Destiny's Valentine's Day Event Is Full Of Love And Murder

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Today, Bungie released another update for Destiny, a video game in which players travel through space imagining new content.

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The update comes with a few interesting tweaks—no more starting special ammo in 3v3!—but most importantly, it toggles a temporary new Valentine’s Day event called Crimson Days. Unlike previous events, this one doesn’t have much to offer PVE players other than a few new emotes. Crimson Days is all about PVP.

From now until next Tuesday, February 16, there’s a new 2v2 playlist called “Crimson Doubles” that will let you and a friend team up against other fireteams of two. (There’s no matchmaking.) When your teammate dies in this mode, you’ll get a buff called Heartbroken that boosts your stats and makes you reload more quickly. Adorable, ain’t it?

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Shaxx, your Crucible handler and easily excitable announcer, will give you a quest and a bunch of new bounties for this new Crimson Doubles mode, and it seems like the loot rewards are pretty solid. (These bounties replace the Weekly PVP bounties for the coming week.)

Illustration for article titled iDestiny/is Valentines Day Event Is Full Of Love And Murder

Do you feel it? Love is in the air. Also: murder. And malaise.

You can reach the author of this post at jason@kotaku.com or on Twitter at @jasonschreier.

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I was considering a triumphant return to Destiny after months in exile for this event, until NO MATCHMAKING. All of my friends have embraced never playing this game again, and the thought of whoring myself out to a mouth breathing squeaker on /r/Fireteams rather than efficiently cruising casually through matchmaking on mute is just so depressing.