In the world of Destiny 2, the Trials of Osiris stands as a pinnacle PVP (Player vs. Player) activity, consistently drawing in Guardians seeking the thrill of intense competition and extraordinary rewards. Season after season, it has remained a key feature, and the Season of the Witch is no different, keeping the tradition alive. In this comprehensive breakdown, we’ll delve into the ins and outs of Trials of Osiris, offering you a complete understanding of what to expect this season.
Trials of Osiris: An Overview
Trials of Osiris is an exclusive experience available to players who have embraced the Lightfall expansion. It has evolved significantly in recent seasons, addressing longstanding issues such as cheaters, account recovery services, and technical glitches within the Destiny 2 ecosystem. With each iteration, Bungie has sought to refine and enhance the Trials of Osiris, making it more accessible and enjoyable for the player base.
Matchmaking for the First Time
One of the most noteworthy changes in this season is the introduction of matchmaking in Trials of Osiris. This means that players no longer need to assemble a pre-made fireteam to participate. The system will pair you with other Guardians of similar skill levels, leveling the playing field and encouraging wider participation.
Keep Playing, Regardless of Losses
Trials will now permit you to keep playing even after accruing three losses. Notably, you can still earn valuable gear in the process, although the most exceptional rewards are reserved for those who achieve Flawless victories. This change is a testament to Bungie’s commitment to making Trials a more inclusive experience.
Enhanced Anti-Cheat Measures
In the ongoing battle against cheaters and unfair practices, PC players will now notice the implementation of BattlEye anti-cheat software. This addition marks a significant stride in maintaining a fair and competitive environment for all Guardians.
The Meltdown Map: A Familiar Setting
This week’s featured Trials of Osiris map is none other than “Meltdown.” This multiplayer map, originally vaulted in Beyond Light, made its return in the Season of the Deep. Familiarity with the map can be a significant advantage, so use your knowledge to outmaneuver your opponents and secure victory.
Trials of Osiris Rewards: A New System
The reward system in Trials of Osiris has undergone a substantial transformation this season. Instead of the previous requirements of 3, 5, 7, and Flawless wins for specific weapon drops, players will now earn Trials Engrams. These engrams can be used to level up your reputation with Saint-14 in the Tower’s Hangar, opening up a wider array of rewards.
This weekend’s Trials of Osiris rewards include:
- Rank 4 – Upgrade Module (x2)
- Rank 7 – Enhancement Prism (x3)
- Rank 10 – Cataphract GL3
- Rank 13 – Upgrade Module (x2)
- Rank 16 – Igneous Hammer
- Flawless – The Messenger (Adept)
Notably, once you’ve unlocked a Trials of Osiris reward, you can re-roll it for the cost of a Trials Engram. This flexibility allows Guardians to fine-tune their gear to perfection and aim for higher stat rolls by achieving Flawless victories.
Passages: A New Approach
With the playlist revamp in Season of the Lost, Trials of Osiris has also reimagined its Passages (or Cards). These items grant you access to the Trials playlist each weekend, and they play a pivotal role in your success.
Passage of Mercy
This Passage now forgives two losses if you haven’t been Flawless for the week. It’s the ideal choice if your aim is to reach the Lighthouse. With this Passage, you can absorb one loss without needing to reset your card and start from scratch.
Passage of Ferocity
This Passage grants a bonus win after reaching three wins on your card, allowing you to skip an entire match on your journey to the Lighthouse. However, it lacks the loss forgiveness of the Passage of Mercy.
Passage of Wealth
For those more interested in farming Trials rewards and less concerned about achieving Flawless runs, the Passage of Wealth is the choice. It rewards extra Trials rank on every win, with the amount increasing as your major rank rises.
Passage of Confidence
This Passage provides a bonus reward from the Flawless chest, but it’s only accessible after achieving Flawless status for the week. If you’re confident in your skills and have a reliable fireteam, this Passage can help you maximize your rewards at the Lighthouse, although it’s the most challenging to execute.
Selecting the right Passage for your playstyle and fireteam composition is crucial in optimizing your Trials experience.
Weekly Destiny 2 Reset
Trials of Osiris operates within a weekly cycle, going live on Friday (October 27) at daily reset. To participate, make your way to The Tower’s Hangar and consult Saint-14, Destiny 2’s Trials overseer. He offers bounties and rewards throughout the week, so make sure to engage with him to maximize your Trials experience.
In conclusion, Destiny 2’s Trials of Osiris has evolved and improved with each passing season, and the Season of the Witch is no exception. With the inclusion of matchmaking, a new reward system, and revamped Passages, Bungie is committed to ensuring that this pinnacle PVP activity remains engaging and accessible for all Guardians. So, assemble your fireteam, embrace the Lightfall, and prepare to conquer the Trials of Osiris this season.
Destiny 2 Trials of Osiris artwork showing Guardians and the Lighthouse on Mercury
Destiny 2 Trials of Osiris map & rewards this week (October 20 – 24)