‘Destiny’ Trials Of Osiris Returns Friday With ‘Fiercer’ Competition

After a two-week delay of the relaunch, Trials of Osiris will return to Destiny on Friday, October 30. Bungie detailed the new start time and some of the changes for the competitive multiplayer mode in the PlayStation and Xbox shooter in a new Weekly Update published Thursday.

Trials of Osiris was originally delayed due to a glitch with the Nightstalker Hunter class that allowed players to fire an unlimited number of Shadowshot arrows. The perk that allowed for this exploit was removed but not fixed. Unfortunately, it was discovered in too short of a time to deploy a patch, so the multiplayer event was delayed.

The following week saw the launch of the Hard Mode version of the King’s Fall Raid in Destiny. Understandably, Bungie elected not to split its attention between the launch of two major end game events.

Destiny PVP players have been jonesing for the return of the competitive multiplayer mode and now Trials of Osiris is finally set for launch.

“Tomorrow, we’re hoping you’ll find the competition a little fiercer,” Senior Designer Derek Carroll wrote in the Weekly Update. “With the changes we’ve made to matchmaking, there will be a greater chance that the other team will be on the same rung as the ladder as you, making your climb to 9-0 much more meaningful, and those last few matches much more fun for everyone. Well, almost everyone. Half of everyone?

“With greater risk will come even greater reward. For those of you who can go the distance, we’ll be dropping endgame gear that will rival the Light of those Guardians who have been defeating Oryx in King’s Fall Hard Mode. Because we’re dropping the gear into the end-of-match stream, you’ll be able to lord your rewards over the losing team,” Carroll promised.

The matchmaking changes the Destiny Senior Designer mentions were previously covered for Inquisitr. The substantial change is Bungie will attempt to match teams based on their records in addition to the quality of the connection. For example, the matchmaking system will try to match a team with a 4-0 record in Trials of Osiris with another team with the same record. If one with a quality connection can’t be found, it will attempt to find an opposing fireteam with a 3-1 records, and so on.

Destiny Trials of Osiris (PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360)
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Other changes in Trials of Osiris includes the recommendation of a minimum character level of 40 with a recommended Light level of 290. With Destiny‘s Light level bumped up to 320 following the release of King’s Fall Hard Mode, you can expect to find loads of players with Light levels over 300.

Destiny players will also find more gear on sale from Brother Vance in the Reef along with Bounties that will reward Legendary Marks. A details page is also being added to the Trials Passage Coin, which will be where players purchase and track the various Boons.

Trials of Osiris will launch in Destiny at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT on Friday and last until the Weekly Reset on Tuesday at 5 a.m. ET / 2 a.m. PT.

Those not particularly interested in playing Trials of Osiris still have another special event running over the next couple of weeks. The Festival of the Lost is currently in play and will last until the Weekly Reset on Tuesday, November 10. This Halloween-esque festival comes complete with quests to collect candy, create in-game wearable masks, plus other special quests and items. Check the link above for the full details.

Destiny Papercraft Masks
Use paper craft to dress up as your favorite Destiny character. [Image via Bungie]
Those in need of a last-minute Halloween costume idea can also download paper craft masks in PDF form. These can be printed out, cut, folded, and glued together so fans can dress up as the Traveler, the Speaker, Oryx, Crota, Atheon, Eris, the Cryptarch, and even Tiger Man, the infamous race cut from Destiny. You can find the link to download each of these in the Weekly Update.

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