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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.”


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.