The competitive Crucible PvP mode Trials of Osiris is live in Destiny 2 from July 9-13. In this weekend-exclusive mode, two teams of three players battle over multiple rounds. The team that defeats the other wins the round (there are no objectives on the map to worry about), and the team that wins the most rounds wins the match.
The members of the winning team then have a win added to their Trials card. Getting three, five, and seven wins on your card nets you pieces of special Trials gear that are exclusive to the gamemode, and if you win seven games in a row on one Trials card, you’ll achieve flawless status.
Going flawless allows you and your team to head to the Lighthouse, which is where you’ll receive an Adept variant of a Trials weapon (notably, perk rolls are still randomized). Players can apply powerful Adept mods on these weapons, making them more valuable than non-Adept counterparts. However, getting three losses on your Trials card will reset it. Therefore, it’s crucial to play smart and communicate with your teammates efficiently if you want to getall of the rewards that are on offer during each week of Trials.
Saint-14 in The Tower can also be given Trials of Osiris tokens that you earn while playing in exchange for some additional armor pieces or weapons. Since most players will be earning a fair amount of these tokens as they attempt to reach the Lighthouse, turning them in is a great way to augment your winnings with even more loot. However, it’s important to note that they disappear when Trials of Osiris ends each Tuesday at weekly reset, so use them right away.
The map that Trials matches take place on changes every week. This week, Trials is taking place on The Anomaly, which is a notoriously scrappy close range map where SMGs, shotguns, grenade launchers, and fusion rifles dominate. There are also a few medium range sightlines where pulse rifles and hand cannons will do well in. Avoid snipers and scout rifles on this map, though.
The gear that you get from playing well in Trials of Osiris is typically some of the best in the game. The rewards on offer this week include a Trials chest armor piece and more.
- 3 Wins: Trials Chest (Armor)
- 5 Wins: Coming soon!
- 7 Wins: Coming soon!
- Flawless: Coming soon!
Are you a big Trials of Osiris fan, or are you new to the mode? Are you interested in trying it out, or do you think it’s not the right type of PvP experience? Let us know in the comments.
The latest Destiny 2 expansion, Destiny 2: Beyond Light, is available now for $40 on Xbox, PlayStation, and PC. The base game is free, so if you’re looking to try Destiny 2 out before investing any money, you can do so.
If you do decide to try the game, don’t miss our beginner’s guide on how to get into Destiny 2 in 2021. Also, for some builds that will improve your effectiveness in Trials, check out our guide to the best Destiny 2 builds, and how to make your own. Don’t miss our roundup of the 10 best Destiny 2 weapons you need to farm in Season of the Splicer either, as several of them are very effective in PvP and can help you win in Trials.
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