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Private Crucible matches in Destiny are live, and they have Ghosts to find

Go beat up your friends and find your new collectibles.


Dennis Scimeca

Internet Culture

Posted on Sep 13, 2016   Updated on May 26, 2021, 12:52 am CDT

Since our visit to Bungie in August we’ve known a secret we haven’t been able to share until today: There are Ghosts to find in private Crucible matches in Destiny.

You can start looking for them as of today, because private matches are now live as we close in on a week before the new Rise of Iron expansion is released. Buried in each map we’ve tried thus far is a dead Ghost, which when revived also unlocks a new Grimoire card, adding to your understanding of Destiny lore.

Destiny players are already discovering the Ghosts and uploading their finds to the Destiny subreddit, so avoid those posts (and the inevitable YouTube guides that will pop up shortly) if you want to make these discoveries on your own.

In addition to new Ghost hunts, private Crucible matches in Destiny offer 15 game types including Inferno (no radar) and Mayhem (quick ability recharge rates, no respawn delay, more ammo drops) variants. There are 26 maps—every map released for Destiny to date—to choose between, six different score and time limits respective, and the ability to switch on Light advantages for your own private Iron Banner games.

Destiny: Rise of Iron will be released on Tuesday, Sept. 20 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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*First Published: Sep 13, 2016, 5:03 pm CDT