Bungie announces the date that the fan favourite Trials of Osiris elimination multiplayer mode will return to Destiny, and it’s sooner than you might think.
Most players would agree that Destiny is a much better game today than it was at release, but there are still some that would argue there’s an imbalance between PvE content and PvP activities. Before the end of this month, that equilibrium is set to be addressed by the return of the Trials of Osiris.
For the uninitiated, Trials of Osiris is a Crucible variant that pits two teams of three against one another in an elimination game type. You’ll need the Trials Passage item to gain entry, and from there on out you’ll be able to compete until you garner nine wins or three losses.
Combined with the fact that the Trials keep level advantages for individual players enabled, this is a challenge for Destiny players who are really looking to test themselves. After a lengthy absence, the Trials of Osiris will return to the game on October 30, according to Bungie in a Weekly Update published yesterday.
Guardians will now be scrambling to gather their Fireteam and commence working on strategies and their loadout for next week’s competition. It remains to be seen just what rewards will be on the table, but in the past they have been well worth the effort needed to earn them.
Rolling content such as this is one of the methods Bungie is employing to keep Destiny fresh. It might seem counter-productive to remove a mode for periods of time, but resting it ensures that player counts will be high upon its return — and juicy rewards for the best players will no doubt help, too.
Just like the weekly offerings from Xur or the recent trend of one-off quests to earn special gear, it’s another way of making Destiny feel like an ever-evolving experience. It’s an attempt to keep players coming back to the game on a regular basis, but it’s a particularly engaging method.
If Destiny is truly to scrap regular DLC for microtransactions, the Trials of Osiris could be a prime candidate to experiment with new policy. At the moment, 100 glimmer will buy Passage from Brother Vance — but, in time, perhaps a real-world money alternative will be available.
Destiny is available now for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4. The Trials of Osiris will return on October 30.