There might be new content in Destiny 2 with Bungie’s 30th Anniversary celebration DLC, but the beat of the Trials of Osiris goes on. Some of the best guns in the games are available in the competitive arena, as well as some of its toughest challenges. Here’s what you can expect to win if you compete in the Trials this weekend, and what map you’ll face when you jump in.
The Trials of Osiris officially kicks off at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET on Friday, so we’ll update this post with all the pertinent details about the event when that happens.
Trials of Osiris, as always, will be available from Friday’s daily reset until the weekly reset at the same time the following Tuesday. During that time, you can also pay a visit to Xur to see what Exotics he’s selling. Make sure to pay a visit to Saint-14 in the Tower to pick up a Trials card, which will dictate certain bonuses (such as whether you get bonus rewards at certain milestones or if a loss will be forgiven).
This week’s Bungie blog post noted that it had deliberately kept Trials mostly unchanged over the last few weeks, other than offering the Freelance option available last weekend. That won’t be available this time around, but it will return in the future. A change is coming for this weekend, however, specifically targeting the Flawless pool, which had been enabled each Sunday this season.
Rather than simply lumping in Flawless players together, matchmaking will work differently right from the outset. Matchmaking will attempt to pair you–if possible–with other players who have both a similar number of wins on their current card and a similar number of overall wins for that specific weekend. This will prevent players who just barely manage to achieve a Flawless run from being matched with nothing but the very best, elite teams once the Flawless pool is enabled. Bungie warns that the tweak could lead to an increase in matchmaking times but says it will be monitoring the situation.
Going Flawless, for those who don’t know, means achieving seven consecutive wins without a loss in Trials of Osiris. Do that, and you earn yourself some high-quality rewards that can’t be attained in any other way. While the mode remains the highest-end activity for PvP players, this season has made it more welcoming to everyone by providing you with more rewards as you play, ensuring you get some gear just for taking part.
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