Destiny 2's Trials of Osiris disabled again due to match-fixing exploit

Trials of Osiris
Trials of Osiris (Image credit: Bungie)

What you need to know

  • Bungie has disabled the pinnacle PvP activity Trials of Osiris in Destiny 2 due to the reemergence of a match-fixing exploit that allowed players to trade wins for easy Flawless runs.
  • The mode may remain disabled until March 23, 2021 as Bungie works to try and patch the exploit.
  • Players will still be able to travel to The Lighthouse if they have a Flawless Trials card already, and Trials tokens can also be exchanged for loot with Saint-14 through the weekly reset.
  • Bungie promises that players will have opportunities to earn Trials rewards despite the recent frequent delays.

In a new announcement on Twitter, Destiny 2 developer Bungie has disabled the pinnacle PvP activity Trials of Osiris due to the reemergence of a match-fixing exploit that allows players (via use of the Fireteam Rejoin functionality) to trade wins with one another to get a Flawless Trials card and go to The Lighthouse for pinnacle loot. This exploit was thought to be patched already, but it appears that players have found a new way to execute the exploit. Bungie stated that the fix for this issue may not be deployed until March 23, 2021, which means that Trials may be disabled for another weekend too.

Bungie has also announced that players who already have a Flawless Trials card can still go to The Lighthouse to claim their pinnacle loot, and players will also be able to exchange any earned Trials Tokens with Saint-14 in The Tower for the rest of the week until the weekly reset at March 16, 2021 at noon.

Lastly, Bungie has confirmed that the studio is working to ensure that players will have ample opportunity to earn Trials gear this season despite the delays. It's unclear what this means exactly, but we're sure that Bungie will provide more details soon.

The latest Destiny 2 expansion, 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.

Brendan Lowry

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