Destiny 2Source: Bungie

The competitive PvP Crucible mode Trials of Osiris is live in Destiny 2 from June 4 until June 8, and if you want to get in on the action, you'll need to select its playlist in the Crucible section of the Director menu. In this gamemode, two teams of three players face off over several rounds. The team that fully defeats the opposing side wins the round (players can revive one another in this mode, so being aggressive after picking players off is crucial), and the team that manages to win the most rounds will win 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 will net you pieces of special Trials gear that are exclusive to the gamemode and aren't obtainable anywhere else in-game, and if you win seven games in a row on one card, you'll achieve flawless status.

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Going flawless grants allows your team to travel 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. Notably, 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. This is a great way to get even more gear each week, so don't forget to turn in your tokens; they disappear when Trials ends.

Distant ShoreSource: Bungie

The map that Trials matches take place on changes every week. This week, the map is Distant Shore, which features a combination of sniper sightlines and mid-range areas. It's a great map for sniper rifles, hand cannons, and pulse rifles, although scout rifles, auto rifles, and shotguns can work well too under the right circumstances.

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 the new Shayura's Wrath SMG, a Trials class item armor piece, the Sola's Scar sword, and an Adept Exile's Curse fusion rifle.

  • 3 Wins: Shayura's Wrath (SMG)
  • 5 Wins: Class Item (Armor)
  • 7 Wins: Sola's Scar (Sword)
  • Flawless: Exile's Curse (Adept) (Fusion Rifle)

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, or do you think it's not the right type of experience for you? 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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