Destiny 2: Trials Of Osiris Officially Returning March 13
Intrepid Guardians across the globe have succeeded in depositing over nine billion Fractaline in Destiny 2, thus completing the Empyrean Foundation community challenge that has dominated the mind-space of most players for the last several weeks. In celebration, Bungie announced via YouTube that a long-gone PvP mode from the original Destiny, Trials of Osiris, will return in its first Destiny 2 iteration on March 13, which just so happens to be when the game’s next content season, Season of the Worthy, officially kicks off.
The Trials announcement came in the form of an in-game cutscene and a tweet from Bungie. The cutscene takes players to the top of the Lighthouse to seemingly send a message to space.
— Destiny 2 (@DestinyTheGame) February 26, 2020
In the above trailer, Bungie leaves many specifics about how Destiny 2‘s Trials of Osiris up in the air: does it still require a Trials Passage, if so, how much does the Trials Passage cost, what currency is used to buy it is the Friday to Tuesday time frame set to return; how many wins are needed to get the best rewards, how does matchmaking work; and so on. Bungie does say, however, that this new version of Trials “matches what we remember from back in Destiny 1, so you can make your own assumptions.
The loot is even better, however, if you can manage to go “flawless” and win seven straight Trials matches. In Destiny 1, that earned you the opportunity to visit the Lighthouse, a special location that dished out some of the rarest and coolest weapons and armor in the game. (Destiny 2 had its own spin, the Trials of the Nine, which was a four-player version of the event and included a different special location for winners.) Trials was removed from Destiny 2 way back in August 2018, so it’s been a long while since we’ve had the opportunity to take on one of the game’s greatest challenges.
According to Bungie’s livestream, that original Trials gear from Destiny 1 is set to return with the new Trials of Osiris. If you manage to go flawless, your special Trials armor will react so that other players can see your accomplishment for that week wherever you go. It also looks as though Trials-themed weapons will make their return with the new mode. The new Trials will also bring back three maps from the original Destiny: Cauldron, Exodus Blue, and Anomaly.
Trials of Osiris is set to make its return on March 13, the weekend after the start of the Season of the Worthy on March 9.