The Iron Banner officially ended in Destiny 2’s Season of the Haunted, which means that every weekend from now on will see the toughest multiplayer competition in the game, Trials of Osiris. Here’s where you’ll play this weekend and what special weapons you can earn if you manage to get flawless.
Trials of Osiris starts with the daily reset on Friday, so we’ll update this article once it starts.
Proof Weapons now carry the Origin Trait Alacrity. It offers increased aim assist, reload speed, stability and range on your Trials weapons when you are the last living member of a squad or running solo. You can also choose to switch to the Crucible Origin Path, One Quiet Moment, which greatly increases your weapon’s reload speed when you reload out of combat.
As always, testing will be available from the Friday daily reset at 10 am PT / 1 pm ET until the weekly reset at the same time the following Tuesday. During this time, you can also pay Xur a visit to see what exotics he is selling. Make sure you pay a visit to Saint-14 in the Tower to pick up a Trials card, which will dictate certain bonuses (like whether you get bonus rewards at certain milestones or if a loss will be forgiven).
Trials of Osiris is a weekend PvP mode that runs from a daily reset on Friday to a weekly reset on Tuesday, giving you four days to participate. Your goal in Trials is for you and the other two players in your squad to achieve a “Flawless” race, in which you win seven matches without losing any.
Be impeccable and you’ll win a trip to the Lighthouse and receive some special rewards, including the new Adept weapons. These have additional stat bonuses, making them among the most coveted items you can get.
Thanks to several changes to Trials this season, though, the mode is a little easier to get into than it used to be. Trials of Osiris now features matchmaking, so you can join matches even if you don’t have a full three-player squad to face you. Your Trials Passage, the card you buy from Saint-14 that gives you access to the mode and tracks your wins, now does no track your losses – so you can keep playing and earning rewards, even if you lose in a flawless race. Bungie has also tweaked Trials so that you earn rewards based on the number of roundsinstead of matches, you won during your session and added a reputation system similar to Crucible and Gambit, making it easier to earn some of the unique items in Trials of Osiris.
Finally, you will earn Trial Engrams for participating in the mode, which you can earn from Saint-14 during the weekend you receive them. Thanks to the new update, you can adjust these engrams to produce specific loot pieces or take chances with random drops that will expand what’s available in your loot pool. So even if you’re just entering Trials alone, there are plenty of ways to earn some great new gear.
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