The Trials of Osiris have officially started up again in Destiny. This marks the first time since the launch of The Taken King that this event has happened. Rewards for those complete the trials will have stats that will rival the items for completing the new raid on Hard mode.
In the latest Weekly Update on Bungie.net, Senior Designer Derek Carroll gave details on the matchmaking updates to Trials.
“With the changes we’ve made to matchmaking, there will be a greater chance that the other team will be on the same rung as the ladder as you, making your climb to 9-0 much more meaningful,” said Carroll. “For those of you who can go the distance, we’ll be dropping endgame gear that will rival the Light of those Guardians who have been defeating Oryx in King’s Fall hard mode.”
The Trials had previously been postponed two weeks due to a Nightstalker Hunter exploit, but a quick patch to Destiny allowed for the elimination style PVP to once again open its doors. Bungie also reminded players of several previously announced updates to the mode.
- Requires a minimum character level of 40
- Requires a minimum Light of 251; Recommended Light is 290
- Winning teams now receive Trials gear rewards directly at the end-of-match completion
- Players that go undefeated on their passage will continue to be invited to the Lighthouse
- Players may continue to play in the Trials past 9 wins (but rewards are maxed out at 9 wins)
- Trials passages now have a details page containing your boons
- Player must now purchase boons from the details page on their passage instead of from Brother Vance
- Boons can no longer be applied to Trials passages after starting a run
- Trials gear can be purchased from Brother Vance (including some items found at the Lighthouse)
- Brother Vance now has bounties that award Legendary marks
- Crucible bounties can now also be completed in Trials of Osiris
- Matchmaking has been updated to make it more competitive to reach the Lighthouse
Good luck in the trials Guardians.
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