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Destiny 2 Season of Arrivals end event: location, date & time, more

Published: 8/Nov/2020 22:34

by Julian Young


At the conclusion of Destiny 2’s Season of the Worthy, Bungie put on a spectacle for players with the game’s first live event. As the launch of Beyond Light approaches, the developer looks to wind down the current season with another in-game experience for players to enjoy.

The Destiny franchise has evolved in many ways since the release of Destiny 1 in 2014. Throughout the lifetime of Destiny 2, developer Bungie has looked for new ways to provide players with fun and interesting in-game experiences.

In year 3, Bungie reached new heights of player engagement with the game’s first live event. On June 6, Guardians who loaded into the Tower witnessed Rasputin shoot down the Almighty and thwart the Cabal’s attempt to destroy the Last City.

As the Season of Arrivals comes to a close, Bungie is looking to provide players with another in-game experience prior to the launch of Beyond Light.

Destiny 2 Beyond Light Pyramid Darkness
Players can expect another in-game event on November 9 to close out the Season of Arrivals.

Destiny 2 game director confirms live event

While the last in-game event was hyped up during Season of the Worthy via public events, posts from Bungie, and watching the Almighty approach the Last City, the developer has been more tight-lipped on plans for this season’s event.

Despite a lack of build-up, Destiny 2’s game director Luke Smith confirmed in a tweet that players should expect an event to close out the game’s current season.

Smith let players know that the event would be small, saying “It’s nothing too crazy, just a little time to chill in the Tower before the lights go out.” While not an official confirmation, it seems likely that this live event will not be on the same scale as Rasputin’s showdown with the Almighty in Season of the Worthy.

The live event: when and where

Although the game director’s tweet did not include any specific dates or times for the event, some clues can be picked up from Bungie’s latest TWAB (This Week at Bungie) post.

The developer confirmed that on November 9 at 4 PM PST, players will be kicked from the game and required to download an update before logging back in. At 6:50 PM PST players will no longer be able to sign in to Destiny 2, and will be unable to get back into the game until 9 AM PST on November 10, with the launch of Beyond Light.

Destiny 2 Tower Ikora
Guardians should be in the Tower on Monday to catch the in-game event.

Players have speculated that the small update being made on the afternoon of November 9 will prepare the game for its second live event, to occur sometime between 4-7 PM PST.

Any Guardians interested in the live event closing out the Season of Arrivals should be in the Tower between 4:00-7:00 PM PST (7:00-10:00 PM EST) on November 9. Destiny 2’s new expansion Beyond Light and the Season of the Hunt are scheduled to launch the following day, November 10.


Destiny 2: Trials of Osiris delayed again

Published: 28/Nov/2020 17:04 Updated: 28/Nov/2020 17:12

by Julian Young


Despite the new PVE content released in Beyond Light, the Destiny 2 expansion also led to a delay for the game’s top PVP mode: Trials of Osiris. Originally delayed until November 27, Bungie has once again pushed back the activity’s launch in Beyond Light.

The core of the Destiny franchise has always revolved around one thing: the chase for new loot. Since the release of the original Destiny, developer Bungie has aimed to provide players with interesting and powerful gear to grind for.

While the bulk of content in Destiny has always been PVE-related – Strikes, seasonal activities, and Raids – the franchise has maintained a strong PVP player base as well. For those who spend their time in the Crucible, Trials of Osiris is the top-tier activity to look forward to since its reintroduction in Season of the Worthy.

Following the release of Beyond Light, Destiny 2’s pinnacle PVP activity has now seen not one but two separate delays. The game’s community is once again expressing their frustration with Bungie’s handling of the popular 3v3 mode.

Destiny 2 Beyond Light Stasis Subclasses
Destiny 2’s new Stasis subclasses have been giving players headaches in PVP.

Trials of Osiris delayed again

With the release of Beyond Light, developer Bungie introduced Stasis subclasses into Destiny 2. While most players enjoy the new Darkness-based abilities, the game’s PVP community has been less than thrilled with the performance of Stasis in the Crucible.

Bungie’s first official response to Stasis in PVP came when the developer announced the original delay of Trials only two days after Beyond Light’s release. Then, on November 27 – the same day that Trials of Osiris was supposed to make its debut in Beyond Light – Bungie once again announced a delay in the mode’s release via their support account on Twitter.

While Bungie community manager dmg04 indicated the delay was due to another Stasis-related issue, players listed off other potential causes including issues with swords in the Crucible, and even a bug that turn players invisible.

Community frustrated with second delay

For some of the Destiny 2 community, patience has run out since the original delay. Many prominent content creators have expressed their frustration regarding Bungie’s handling of Trials in Beyond Light.

Destiny 2 streamers GernaderJake and Gigz, both of whom participate in Trials of Osiris regularly, voiced their concerns with how Bungie is handling the game’s top PVP activity.

GernaderJake stated his belief that there were better ways for Bungie to address the issues instead of simply disabling Trials of Osiris entirely.

Gigz called out the developer for their lack of attention to PVP – something Bungie has specifically mentioned in the past when discussing their design philosophy in regards to the Crucible.

Although many of the responses were negative, some tried to put a more positive spin on things. Destiny 2 YouTuber KackisHD joked that Bungie continues to delay Trials because the game mode’s reward location – The Lighthouse on Mercury – was vaulted when Beyond Light released.

When is Trials coming to Beyond Light?

While Bungie confirmed a return date for Trials of Osiris after the first delay, the developer did not confirm when the mode would make its return in their announcement on November 27.

Players should keep an eye on Bungie’s social media for further updates on the return of Trials.