This week’s Trials of Osiris labs offering in Destiny 2 is Freelance, making it easy to play the brutal multiplayer mode on your own. As always, you can earn great new Adept weapons – which are even better than last year’s – as well as tons of other great Trials-only gear. Here’s what map you can play on this weekend and what weapon you can earn if you manage to become Flawless.
Trials starts with the reset on Friday, so we’ll update this article when the tournament officially starts.
As of this season, Trials weapons have been slightly improved, with the new Alacrity Origin trait. It gives you more aiming assistance, reload speed, stability and range on your Trials rifles if you are the last living member of a fire crew or running solo. You can also choose to switch to the Crucible Origin Trail, One Quiet Moment, which greatly improves your weapon’s reload speed when reloading while out of combat.
As always, Trials are available from Friday’s daily reset at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET until the weekly reset at the same time the following Tuesday. During that time, you can also visit Xur to see what Exotics he sells. Be sure to visit Saint-14 in the tower to pick up a trial card, which will dictate certain bonuses (like whether you’ll get bonus rewards at certain milestones or whether a loss will be forgiven).
Trials of Osiris is a weekend PvP mode that runs from the daily reset on Friday to the weekly reset on Tuesday, giving you four days to participate. Your goal in the Trials is for you and the other two players on your fireteam to achieve a “Flawless” run, in which you win seven matches without losing one.
Go Flawless and you’ll earn a trip to the lighthouse and receive some special rewards, including the new Adept weapons. These have extra stat bonuses, making them one of the most coveted items you can get your hands on.
However, thanks to some changes to Trials this season, the mode is a little easier to get into than it used to be. The Trials of Osiris now offers matchmaking, so you can jump into matches even if you don’t have a full roster of three players to take on. Your Trials Passage, the card you buy from Saint-14 that gives you access to the mode and keeps track of your wins, now does not track your losses so you can keep playing and earn rewards even if you lose on a flawless run. Bungie also tweaked Trials so you earn rewards based on number roundsinstead of matches, you won during your session and added a reputation system similar to the Crucible and Gambit, making it easier to earn some of the unique loot from the Trials of Osiris.
Finally, you earn Trials Engrams for participating in the mode, which you can redeem with Saint-14 during the weekend you receive them. Thanks to the new update, you can tune those engrams to yield specific loot pieces, or take your chances with random drops that expand the amount available in your loot pool. So even if you’re just jumping into Trials, there are plenty of ways you can earn some great new gear.
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