UPDATE: It appears this was just one of many strange occurrences after today’s reset. Trials of the Nine is now gone from The Director.
It’s early Tuesday morning and although things have reset in the world of Destiny 2, not everything is as it seems. Across the board, things are decidedly different in Destiny 2, starting with the fact that Trials of the Nine is still active.
While Bungie never stated when/if Trials of the Nine would end, most assumed that the endgame PvP experience would work like Trials of Osiris in Destiny 1. Friday morning at 10am PT Trials would go live and it would be available until reset on Tuesday morning. Destiny 2’s version, however, could be a week-long event that only rotates its map on Friday morning, but stays active permanently. Bungie never said exactly how Trials would work in Destiny 2, so it’s very possible this is simply working as intended.
At the same time, there are a few other things in Destiny 2 that seem off since the reset or at least they are not functioning as players expect. Bungie originally revealed that this week’s Flashpoint would be IO, but the destination is actually Titan for this week. Similarly, the Destiny 2 launch month calendar says that the modifier for the Nightfall Strike is Attrition, but the Prism modifier is active as well.
The other odd occurrence post reset is that the Leviathan raid is starting players at the Pleasure Gardens section rather than the Bathing Pools like it did last week. It could be that the raid constantly rotates the orders of the sections before fighting Calus, but the way certain tasks are slightly different has us wondering if this, too, is broken.
Whatever the case may be, Bungie likely won’t have anything to say on the matter for at least a few more hours. It’s still the very early morning on the West Coast and the developers likely won’t be filing in until a few hours from now.
While we don’t think that completing any Milestones will have negative effects on the player it may be best to hold off on anything major until Bungie says that nothing is truly bugged. For now we recommend taking advantage of the extra time in Trials of the Nine to see if you get ascend any higher up The Spire. And if this is how Destiny 2 working as intended then perhaps there is more variety to events than previously anticipated.
Destiny 2 is available now for PS4 and Xbox One. The PC version releases on October 24th.