Destiny's ultra-competitive endgame PvP mode, Trials of Osiris, is taking a break soon and will not return until shortly after the launch of Rise of Iron.
Destiny: Rise of Iron, the fall expansion that will mark the start of the sci-fi shared-world shooter's Year Three is less than a month away. Destiny's developer, Bungie, today announced that Trials of Osiris, the weekly PvP playlist, will be going on hiatus until after the launch of Rise of Iron.
Fans will have two more weekends to play Trials of Osiris before it goes away for a while. Trials of Osiris will end after the weekend of September 2. So as of September 6 at 2:00 a.m. Pacific, the endgame PvP activity will be taking a break. It will return at its normal time (10 a.m. Pacific) on Friday, September 30. That's ten days after the launch of Rise of Iron, and a week after the new Wrath of the Machine raid goes live.
Trials of Osiris going on hiatus is pretty normal operating procedure for Bungie, as the playlist also took a break around the launch of The Taken King last fall. For one, the delayed start helps Bungie focus players into specific activities around the launch of a new expansion. When Rise of Iron launches fans will no doubt be grinding to get to the new Light level cap and prepare for the new raid before it opens for players to tackle.
Presumably, Bungie is hard at work on Rise of Iron and the next few weeks without Rise of Iron will hopefully allow the developers to focus on the launch of Destiny's fall expansion.
Before The Taken King, Bungie warned that the emblem awarded for going Flawless was going away. Bungie has not mentioned anything concerning what will happen to the current emblems awarded for playing Trials of Osiris, but these last two weekends will almost surely be the last chance for fans to get their hands on the current armor and weapon sets in Trials of Osiris.
Destiny: Rise of Iron is bringing a refreshed collection of legendaries and exotics that are likely to replace many of the current weapons and armor in the game. It could be even more important for fans to grab what current weapons they need now because all Year Two weapons will carry through in Light level (and will be "Infusable") in Year Three.
As a reminder, Trials of Osiris will completely end on Legacy Consoles (PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360) after this weekend and will disappear from the game's Director. Destiny's latest patch officially split the progression and data between current gen and last gen consoles, and those consoles will no longer receive a number of features including Iron Banner and Trials of Osiris. Legacy Consoles will however be getting Private Matches.
Destiny: Rise of Iron will launch September 20 on PS4 and Xbox One.