It’s Friday, you’ve got a comfy couch set up, and a controller all charged for a night of some of Destiny 2’s best PvP competition. Trials of Osiris has rolled back into town, bringing with a fresh weekend and opportunities to earn some of the best weapons in the game. Before you get your passage card stamped by Saint-14, don’t forget to check in with Xur to see what the Agent of the Nine has for sale. Here’s a look at where you’ll play Trials of Osiris this weekend and what weapons you can earn.
Map: Endless Vale
- Reputation Rank 4: Upgrade Module x 2
- Reputation Rank 7: Enhancement Prism x 3
- Reputation Rank 10: The Immortal (Strand submachine gun)
- Reputation Rank 13: Upgrade Module x 2
- Reputation Rank 16: Astral Horizon (Shotgun)
- Flawless Reward: Astral Horizon (Adept)
For this season of Trials, Bungie has decided to remove the Freelance node and enable Fireteam matchmaking. That means that even if you don’t have any friends to join you for some highly competitive PvP fun on the weekend, you’ll still be matched alongside two other players as you attempt to earn some of the best gear in the game.
Season 20’s loot pool includes a brand-new 750 RPM Strand Legendary-class submachine gun, The Immortal. This particular SMG, The Immortal, is proving to be very popular in PvP, especially when it rolls with a Target Lock perk, which many players consider to be a god roll. Players can also potentially pick up Astral Horizon, an aggressive shotgun for your kinetic slot, and one which has the chance to roll with Slideshot, Surplus, Opening Shot, Shot Swap, and Elemental Capacitor perks.
Trials weapons carry the Alacrity Origin Trait, which gives you increased aim assist, reload speed, stability, and range on these weapons when you’re the last living member of a fireteam or running solo. You can also choose to swap to the Crucible Origin trait, One Quiet Moment, which greatly enhances your gun’s reload speed when you reload while out of combat.
The Trials reward system has also been changed this season and works the same way as other Tower vendors. Engrams you earn will stay with Saint-14 until you visit him and decode them, and there’s now an option to focus weapons and armor sets that are no longer in rotation for a certain number of engrams and resources. If you have any Trials engrams from previous seasons, you’ll need to visit Master Rahool to decrypt them.
Trials goes live from Friday’s daily reset at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET until the weekly reset at the same time the following Tuesday. Make sure to pay a visit to Saint-14 in the Tower to pick up a Trials card, which will dictate certain bonuses (such as whether you get bonus rewards at certain milestones or if a loss will be forgiven). Your ultimate goal in the Trials of Osiris is for you and the other two players in your fireteam to achieve a “Flawless” run, in which you win seven matches without losing any.
Go Flawless and you’ll earn a trip to the Lighthouse and receive some special rewards, including the Adept weapons. These have additional stat bonuses, making them among the most coveted items you can get your hands on. Your Trials Passage–the card you purchase from Saint-14 that grants you access to the mode and tracks your wins–does not track your losses, so you can keep playing and earning rewards even if you lose out on a Flawless run.
Bungie also adjusted Trials last year so that rewards could be earned based on the number of rounds won rather than matches, and added a reputation system similar to the Crucible and Gambit, making it easier to earn some of the Trials of Osiris’s unique loot.
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