With most of the talk regarding Guardians surrounding Destiny 2 currently, it is easy to forget that Destiny is still kicking, and the game’s player base has been united in enjoying what’s left of Bungie’s first take on its wildly successful shooter and MMORPG hybrid. That isn’t to say that Bungie hasn’t done its part in honoring the current players of Destiny, however, as the developer recently unveiled a glimpse into the ways that veteran rewards in Destiny 2 will work. There’s a lot of history already present in Destiny‘s overall game universe, and Bungie is clearly doing its best to preserve most of it while making players feel like their time in Destiny was well spent.
The slow transition from Destiny to Destiny 2 is now slated to claim one of the game’s most popular recurring events as yet another piece of history, too. The latest This Week at Bungie update provided Crucible players with two key dates that mark the end of an era for Destiny‘s multiplayer experience – August 1, which will be the last Iron Banner, and August 11, which will be the final Destiny-era Trials of Osiris.
That means Guardians still have over a month to prepare for the end of Destiny‘s Crucible content, which should be plenty of time to mourn before participating in one last showdown. The key wording here is that both the final Trials of Osiris and Iron Banner events will be the last of their kind for Destiny 1‘s lifespan, indicating that they might return as part of Destiny 2‘s post-release content plans in different forms.
Of course, it might be wise of Guardians to simply embrace the change coming with Destiny 2 and look forward to the innovations Bungie will have for multiplayer, as the developer has repeatedly said the decisions it has made with Destiny 2 come from listening to years of player feedback on the original Destiny. While Trials of Osiris was a fun weekly event, it was not without its flaws, and it would be beneficial to players and developer alike if Bungie has sorted out a way to make Destiny 2‘s endgame more compelling than its predecessor’s.
Destiny‘s final Trials of Osiris event will take place on August 11, 2017. Destiny 2 releases on September 6, 2017 for Xbox One and PS4, and on October 24, 2017 for PC.