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What you need to know

  • Trials of Osiris is a competitive endgame PvP mode where two teams of three compete for quality loot drops.
  • This week's Trials map is Bannerfall.
  • The loot you can get from Trials this week includes the Exile's Curse, Trials class item armor, the Igneous Hammer, and an Adept version of The Messenger.

The competitive Crucible PvP mode Trials of Osiris is live in Destiny 2 from August 6 to August 10. In this weekend-exclusive mode, two teams of three players battle over multiple rounds. The team that defeats the other wins the round (there are no objectives on the map to worry about), and the team that wins the most rounds wins the match. The members of the winning team then have a win added to their Trials card. Getting three, five, and seven wins on your card nets you pieces of special Trials gear that are exclusive to the gamemode, and if you win seven games in a row on one Trials card, you'll achieve flawless status.

Going flawless allows you and your team to head to the Lighthouse, which is where you'll receive an Adept variant of a Trials weapon (notably, perk rolls are still randomized). Players can apply powerful Adept mods on these weapons, 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 to getall of the rewards that are on offer during each week of Trials.

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The map that Trials matches take place on changes every week. This week, Trials is on Bannerfall, a map that has medium and long sightlines with some close-quarters areas mixed in. Bring along your favorite hand cannon, pulse rifle, scout rifle, or sniper!

The gear that you get from playing well in Trials of Osiris is typically some of the best in the game. Here's what's on offer this week:

  • 3 Wins: Exile's Curse (Fusion Rifle)
  • 5 Wins: Class Item (Armor)
  • 7 Wins: Igneous Hammer (Hand Cannon)
  • Flawless: The Messenger (Adept) (Pulse Rifle)

Are you a big Trials of Osiris fan, or are you new to the mode? Are you interested in trying it out, or do you think it's not the right type of PvP experience? Let us know in the comments.

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 our 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 our guide to the best Destiny 2 builds, and how to make your own. Don't miss our 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 and can help you win in Trials.

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