One of Destiny's historically unique activities, Trials, is still on ice 'indefinitely'



If you haven't played Trials in Destiny before, you're missing out.

Years back in the original Destiny, Bungie introduced the "Trials of Osiris" activity into the game. It was a hit with the community, cemented by its unique ancient Egyptian mythos aesthetic. But when the studio brought it back for Destiny 2, it didn't work out so well.

The gist is that Bungie brought back the Trials concept from Destiny 1 with a new lore twist as "Trials of the Nine." It's a 4 versus 4 PVP mode at its core (Osiris was 3v3), with a hardcore focus similar to Counter-Strike with scant few revives and a "once you're out, you're out" mentality. It made for some really tense games and given that it was limited to weekends it was a unique activity to do, but Bungie put it on ice months ago. Sadly, it doesn't look like it's coming back anytime soon.

Speaking on their blog, Bungie notes that they "never really hit the same mark" as Trials of Osiris and were "unhappy" with its role in Destiny 2. Citing that the online PVP scene has "evolved" since 2015 (or in my mind, slowly died off in this mostly PVE series) so they don't want to bring back the Osiris concept either. Until they can figure it out, it's "staying on hiatus indefinitely."

Given how much work Bungie has in terms of figuring out the rest of Destiny 2, that could be a while.

This Week at Bungie [Bungie.net] [Image]

You are logged out. Login | Sign up



Chris Carter
Chris CarterReviews Director, Co-EIC   gamer profile

Chris has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step, make an account, and start blogging in January of 2009. Now, he's staff! ------------------- T... more + disclosures



Also on Destructoid: Destiny 2   (254)   From our database:

  • Destiny 2's latest update greatly nerfs Hunter spectral blades, fixes numerous bugs - Chris Carter
  • Destiny 2 is about to get a huge hand cannon re-balance patch - Chris Carter
  • Sony allegedly stopped Destiny 2 cross-platform character transfers - Brett Makedonski
  • Destiny 2 is overhauling quite a few subclasses to make room for its Arc Week event - Chris Carter
  • Bungie is planning a big quality of life update for Destiny 2 - Chris Carter
  • Destiny 2 kicks off 'Season of the Drifter' this month - Chris Carter
  • One of Destiny's historically unique activities, Trials, is still on ice 'indefinitely' - Chris Carter
  • Destiny 2 once again readies to host Valentine's-themed Crimson Days event - Chris Carter
  • This amazing duo just 2-manned the latest Destiny 2 raid - Chris Carter
  • More related stories
    Filed under... #bungie #destiny #PC #PS4 #shooters #Xbox One



    You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!