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Bungie responds after controversial Destiny 2 quest ends in disaster

Published: 18/May/2020 8:32 Updated: 18/May/2020 8:51

by Brad Norton


Destiny 2’s Felwinter Lie questline has come to a screeching halt due to an unforeseen bug, and the furious player base has already taken aim at Bungie, and their lack of speed on fixing the major issue.

Bungie’s latest Destiny 2 event brought the community together to tackle nine million Seraph Tower runs. After a wave of immediate backlash and a subsequent change to the overall objective, the developers have once again found themselves in a rough patch as the questline nears its end.

As players pushed through their final runs and the step was ticked off on May 17, a new problem came to surface. After almost a week of collective efforts across EDZ, Earth’s Moon, and IO, players finally gained access to the final stages of ‘The Lie,’ but Guardians across the world soon discovered no one was able to progress through.

The following steps had players investigating Vostok for Ana Bray before tallying up 1,000 shotgun kills. A lengthy questline all came to a head with the final step forcing players back to the Moon. Unfortunately, a quest-breaking bug is preventing anyone from going any further than that.

Community Manager Dylan ‘dmg04’ Gafner soon stepped in: “If you’re respawned at Eris when interacting with the Lie quest node on the Moon, you’re in a bugged state. Will investigate first thing in the morning, and get you updates asap.”

As Bungie confirmed the issue with the final step, players responded with a mix of disappointment and frustration. Some called it a “letdown,” while others highlighted it as another flaw among a season of missteps.

“Obviously Bungie didn’t intend this, but it’s almost funny how this one quest is a perfect storm of bugs in a season that’s already looked down upon,” Reddit user AlphynKing said soon after Bungie responded to the major Felwinter Lie bug.

The original Felwinter’s shotgun was introduced as an Iron Banner reward in the very first year of Destiny 1.


Until the issue is resolved, players will simply have to wait until they can get their hands on Felwinter’s Lie. Only time will tell if the iconic Destiny shotgun will pack just as much of a punch.

One thing is for sure though — this certainly isn’t the finale anyone had in mind after days of communal grinding and farming shotgun kills, and Guardians are already hoping Bungie’s promise that “things will be different” in Year 4 and beyond still holds true.


When is Trials of Osiris back? Bungie delays Destiny 2 competitive mode

Published: 17/Nov/2020 5:07 Updated: 17/Nov/2020 7:04

by Isaac McIntyre


Bungie has canceled Trials of Osiris, again, due to a “recently discovered issue” relating to Crucible matches in Destiny 2. Here’s everything we know about when the top-level PvP mode will make its return in Beyond Light.

Trials of Osiris is the most competitive Crucible playlist a Guardian can join. Based around three-vs-three contests, the sudden-death mode is the pinnacle of PvP gameplay in Bungie’s sci-fi franchise. And, unfortunately, it gets delayed quite a bit.

Beyond Light’s launch week has been no different. Trials of Osiris, which was supposed to go live on the weekend, has been delayed, Bungie confirmed on Friday, Nov. 13.

The reason, the Destiny 2 developers said, was a “recently discovered issue” that would directly affect the competitive nature of the playlist.

While Bungie did not address the “issue” directly, it’s pretty obvious the delays are because of a new Beyond Light power, Stasis. The frosty new abilities have been dominating Crucible playlists since launch, making PvP nearly unplayable.

A “recently discovered issue” has halted Trials of Osiris before it could get started in Beyond Light.
A “recently discovered issue” has halted Trials of Osiris before it could get started in Beyond Light.

When will Trials of Osiris return?

Bungie delayed Beyond Light’s opening Trials of Osiris weekend on Nov. 13. They also chalked the following weekend, Nov 20-23. Thankfully, the wait to get into the competitive Destiny 2 playlist won’t be much longer than just those two weeks.

“Due to a recently discovered issue, Trials of Osiris will not be available until the weekend of November 27, 2020,” Bungie confirmed in their Nov. 13 tweet.

That means the earliest Guardians will be able to play Trials of Osiris during the new expansion will be Friday, Nov. 27. That is, if there aren’t more delays; last time Bungie halted the playlist, it was ‘AWOL’ for nearly two years.

Last time Trials of Osiris was delayed, it disappeared for years.
Last time Trials of Osiris was delayed, it disappeared for years.

Once Trials does finally return, players will have the chance to collect new “Adept” guns and weapons, as well as Beyond Light mods that can only be found by going undefeated.

Weapons collected from the competitive playlist have been tweaked slightly too. Starting in Beyond Light, “all existing Trials weapons have Adept versions.”

“Our intent is for all new Trials weapons to have an Adept version in the future, with their infusion caps matching the Season they were introduced in,” Bungie said.

“For the first round, their infusion caps will be set to that of Season of the Worthy. Additionally, we will be introducing Adept weapon mods into the sandbox in Beyond Light, which can only be applied to Adept weaponry.”