It’s been an exciting time to dive into Trials of Osiris lately, thanks in part to the fast-paced, highly competitive PvP mode that feels even more energetic with the arrival of Arc 3.0. The high-level event will be back this weekend, and with new weapons such as The Inquisitor shotgun and Whistler’s Whim combat bow, there are some great prizes up for grabs if you fancy collecting your squad for a flawless race.
We don’t yet know which map will be featured in Trials this week, but we’ll update this post as soon as multiplayer goes live. You can also check in later to see where is Xurand collect practical gear from the mysterious arms dealer to prepare for intense competition.
Trial weapons now have the original eagerness trait. It gives you increased aim assist, reload speed, stability, and range on your Trials pistols when you’re the last living member of a squad or running solo. You can also choose to upgrade to the Crucible Origin trait, One Quiet Moment, which dramatically improves your weapon’s reload speed when reloading out of combat.
As always, trials will be available from the daily reset on Friday at 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET until the weekly reset at the same time the following Tuesday. Meanwhile, you can also visit Xur to see what Exotics he sells. Be sure to visit Saint-14 in the tower to pick up a Trials card, which will dictate certain bonuses (e.g. if you get bonus rewards at certain milestones or if a loss will be forgiven).
Trials of Osiris is a weekend PvP mode that spans from the daily Friday reset to the weekly Tuesday reset, giving you four days to participate. Your goal in Trials is for you and the other two players in your squad to complete a “flawless” run, in which you win seven games without losing any.
Go Flawless, and you’ll earn a trip to the lighthouse and receive special rewards, including new Adept weapons. These have additional stat bonuses, making them one of the most coveted items you can get your hands on.
Thanks to a lot of Trials changes this year, the mode is a bit easier to understand than it used to be. Trials of Osiris now features matchmaking, so you can jump into matches even if you don’t have a full three-player squad to take on it. Your Trials Passage, the map you buy from Saint-14 that grants you access to the mode and tracks your wins, now does not Track your losses so you can keep playing and earning rewards even if you lose on a clear run. Bungie has also adjusted Trials so that you earn rewards based on the number of Sleevesrather than matches, you’ve won during your session and added a reputation system similar to Crucible and Gambit, which makes it easier to get some of the unique loot from Trials of Osiris.
Finally, you’ll earn Trial Engrams for participating in the mode, which you can cash in with Saint-14 during the weekend you receive them. You can tweak these engrams to get specific chunks of loot, or try your luck with random drops that will expand what’s available in your loot pool. So even if you go all out on your own, there are plenty of ways to earn new gear.
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