Destiny 2: Beyond Light – How to break free from stasis

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Bungie introduced the all-new Stasis subclass with the release of Destiny 2: Beyond Light. While many players have likely gone through the new campaign with Duality and unlocked the Stasis subclass, there might be some confusion with the new mechanics. Specifically, players may not know that they can break free from stasis early.

Breaking free from stasis is pretty self-explanatory on consoles, but it might not be as obvious for PC players. There are 2 ways to get out of stasis when an enemy hits you. Understanding these two methods will seriously help your survival strategy against NPCs and in Crucible.



How to break free from stasis

The first method is to wait for the stasis cooldown to expire. It takes around 5 seconds in total and you won't take any damage while waiting for the stasis effect to end. However, 5 seconds can be enough for an enemy player or a group of NPCs to totally demolish you.

The second way is to avoid the full cooldown and get out of stasis early. However, you will take ~130 damage if you choose to break out of stasis early. It could still help you escape dangerous area for more survival. This method, however, could be what confuses gamers, and especially those on PC.

Simply put, to break free from stasis early: maintain your class ability. For console players, this is the same as holding the crouch button. For PC drives, it depends on your control mapping, which may prevent you from knowing that this option exists. Here's how to break free from stasis for each console:


  • For PS4 players, hold down the O button.
  • For Xbox players, hold the B button.
  • For PC players, the default keyboard button should be V. However, if that doesn't work, click ESC. Then click Open Settings. In the Keyboard/Mouse tab, scroll down to the Character section. Here you will find the two buttons that your class ability is mapped to. Set this to your personal preference.

Don't spam your class ability when breaking free from stasis. Instead, hold the button down for about 1-2 seconds. You should see your character glow as it frees itself from the ice.



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