Destiny developer Bungie cancels this weekend’s Trials of Osiris event, citing numerous connectivity issues and a nasty damage bug as the primary reasons.
Destiny developer Bungie has cancelled Trials of Osiris for the weekend of June 17th. While the studio had originally disabled the weekend-focused PvP event for a short time, it has since decided that Trials will not return.
Some players might be wondering why Trials of Osiris was cancelled, and lucky for them these players never knew the handful of serious problems that were impacting Destiny’s Crucible. The issues ran the gamut from connectivity problems to loading issues, but the most troublesome was a damage bug. Any who suffered this bug would be unable to do more than 1 or 2 hit points of damage to an opponent, essentially rendering them useless in the Crucible.
This, of course, isn’t the first time that Bungie has cancelled Trials of Osiris, but it is the first time that the studio has done so mid-event. In prior weekends, Bungie simply decided not to “turn on” the event because of a new, exploitive bug, like the ‘Infinite Shadowshot Glitch’ or more recently the ‘Unlimited Heavy Ammo Bug’. In this case, it appears that the issues are of Bungie’s own doing, and therefore more widespread in their impact.
Some are speculating that the recent weapon balancing update is to blame for the connectivity issues and the damage bug. After the launch of the new update on June 14th, players had experienced an influx of connectivity errors, most notably the ‘Weasel’ error. However, after Bungie seemingly fixed that problem, reports flooded in of the damage bug.
Exploits are one thing – not everyone may know about them – but the inability to do meaningful damage is another. It’s good to see that Bungie is addressing the issue head-on by cancelling Trials of Osiris. There’s currently no word on if this will also affect upcoming events like Iron Banner or next weekend’s Trials of Osiris, but we’re sure that the developers are working as fast as possible to fix the issue.
No doubt, though, this is a disappointing situation for Destiny fans, many of whom look forward to Trials of Osiris more than any other experience. Since its launch with the House of Wolves DLC expansion, Trials has been a fan favorite, and has even helped spawn the careers of some popular Twitch streamers.
More than that, though, Trials offers an intense challenge and one of the best sources of high-level gear, made even better with the loot changes in the April Update. Hopefully, Trials is back next weekend, but Game Rant will keep all fans posted one way or another.
Destiny: Rise of Iron releases September 20, 2016 for PS4 and Xbox One.