Changes are coming to Destiny 2‘s Trials PvP mode, according to Bungie Crucible design lead Lars Bakken. The Trials of Osiris PvP mode was one of the most popular post-launch additions to Destiny, arriving with the House of Wolves expansion in May 2015. Bungie previously confirmed that Trials will be returning in the sequel with certain changes. But now Bakken makes it seem like there’s much more to Destiny 2‘s Trials than fans may have thought.

Trials of Osiris in Destiny is a 3v3 mode where pre-made groups battle through a series of PvP elimination matches, earning greater rewards with greater success. About all that’s confirmed for Destiny 2 is that there will be a returning Trials mode and that it will change from 3v3 to the new Crucible standard of 4v4. The addition of another player on each team is a dramatic change alone, but Bungie’s plans don’t stop there.

When asked directly about Destiny 2 plans for Trials, Lars Bakken answered with the following:

“Trials is different, I am not going to talk too much about any of the nuances of what’s different but it’s coming back and the biggest change is the 4v4 change. Well, there are other changes there too, but I believe people will be blown away when they see the trials stuff. I wish I could talk about more about it.”

There’s definitely more to Destiny 2‘s Trials than fans may have been expecting so far. With just more than a month left before launch, details should hopefully be coming soon.

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Destiny PvPers are already speculating about what Trials in Destiny 2 might become. The most likely change Bungie could put in is to make Trials more eSports friendly, such as including spectator-friendly features, tournament modes, or custom matches for practice.

There’s also at least one rumor making the rounds regarding Trials. That rumor claims that instead of being named the Trials of Osiris, in Destiny 2 the mode is named the Trials of the Nine. The Nine refers to the mysterious organization from which the odd alien salesman Xur represented. However, that rumor stems from a number of reported leaks that have since proven false, so take it with a grain of salt.

Trials is not confirmed for the sequel’s launch, but should be arriving within the game’s “launch window.” Whether that means it will be available a launch, or within a day, week, or month is anyone’s guess. But at the very least it means Trials comes with the game and isn’t withheld for an expansion.

Destiny 2 will be available starting September 6 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, followed by a delayed October 24 launch on PC.

Source: Daily Star