Do you have what it takes to win in Trials?
The competitive endgame PvP mode Trials of Osiris is live in Destiny 2 from May 28 until June 1, and if you want to join the competition, you can do so by selecting its playlist in the Crucible section of the Director menu. In this mode, two teams of three go head-to-head over the course of several rounds. The team that defeats their opponents completely wins the round (players can revive one another in this mode, so being aggressive after picks is important), and the team that ends up winning the most rounds will win the match. After this, the winning team has a win added to their Trials card. Getting three, five, and seven wins on your card nets you exclusive pieces of Trials gear that aren’t obtainable anywhere else in Destiny 2, and if you win seven games in a row on one card, you’ll achieve flawless status.
Going flawless grants allows your team to travel to the Lighthouse, which is where you’ll receive an Adept variant of a Trials weapon that has better stats (notably, perk rolls are still randomized). Players can also equip powerful Adept mods on these weapons, too, making them more valuable than non-Adept counterparts. However, getting three losses on your Trials card will reset it. Therefore, it’s crucial to play smart and communicate with your teammates efficiently if you want all of the rewards available during each week of Trials. Saint-14 in The Tower can also be given Trials of Osiris tokens that you earn while playing in exchange for some additional armor pieces or weapons, netting you even more gear.
The map that Trials matches take place on changes every week. This week, the Trials map is Exodus Blue, which is primarily a close-to-mid range map with very few sniper sightlines and lots of narrow paths and corners. It’s the perfect map for hand cannons, SMGs, shotguns, and fusion rifles. Auto rifles can work well too in some of the map’s more open areas, and creative players might even be able to score some kills with breechloaded grenade launcher bank shots. For your heavy weapon, I recommend something with splash damage like grenade and rocket launchers since there’s lots of cover for people to avoid machine guns or linear fusion rifles in.
The gear that you get from playing well in Trials of Osiris is typically some of the best in the entire game. This week, you can get Trials arm armor, the Eye of Sol sniper rifle, a Trials helmet, and an Adept version of the popular Shayura’s Wrath SMG.
- 3 Wins: Trials Arms (Armor)
- 5 Wins: Eye of Sol (Sniper Rifle)
- 7 Wins: Trials Helmet (Armor)
- Flawless: Shayura’s Wrath (Adept) (SMG)
Are you a big Trials of Osiris fan, or are you new to the endgame PvP mode? Are you interested in trying it out if you’re new? Will you be playing Trials this weekend or are you going to wait until another week to give it a shot? Let me know. The latest Destiny 2 expansion, Destiny 2: Beyond Light, is available now for $40 on Xbox, PlayStation, and PC. The base game is free, so if you’re looking to try Destiny 2 out before investing any money, you can do so. If you do decide to try the game, don’t miss my beginner’s guide on how to get into Destiny 2 in 2021. Also, for some builds that will improve your effectiveness in Trials, check out my guide to the best Destiny 2 builds, and how to make your own. Don’t miss my roundup of the 10 best Destiny 2 weapons you need to farm in Season of the Splicer either, as several of them are very effective in PvP.
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