UPDATE: This Week’s Destiny 2 Trials of Osiris event is now live, bringing with it new loot rewards and a fresh map selection.
The 3v3 Crucible playlist is now playable for the week of April 24 on PS4, Xbox One and Steam, and will feature D2 Map, Anomaly.
And according to Guardians going head-to-head in this week’s PvP experience, these are the new Trials of Osiris rewards:
Three Wins – Exile’s Cure Arc Fusion Rifle
Five Wins – Astral Horizon Kinetic Shotgun
Seven Wins – Hood of the Exile Helm
Flawless – Bond of the Exile Mark and Cloak
ORIGINAL: Bungie has revealed plans to improve Destiny 2 Trials of Osiris and they are also looking into how things could work better during Year 4. Until then, Trials of Osiris will be launching on schedule today and ending with the Weekly Reset. The development team will be releasing the 3v3 Crucible playlist between 5pm and 6pm GMT on May 1, 2020. Returning players will want to visit Saint-14 soon after, who will be located in the Tower Hangar.
The Osiris reset offers a refreshed inventory of Trials Passages, Bounties, and the option to turn in Trials Tokens.
A new map and a fresh set of rewards will be available to Guardians today if they meet the requirements of the 960 Power rating needed to buy Passages.
As ever, Trials fans will earn exclusive rewards by defeating other teams of three, while hoping to gain entry to the Lighthouse.
But gamers will have to wait until Trials of Osiris launches to find out exactly what loot will be available and what map will be featured.
This mode will be available until Tuesday, May 5 and will end before the weekly reset has been completed.
Away from the Trials, there has also been a lot of talk regarding the Guardian Games and how the scoring has been working.
A message from Bungie explains why Titans have been dominating so far, telling gamers: “Guardian Games continues into its second week and, after a good showing by Hunters on Day 1, it’s been all Titans all day every day. The book readers haven’t scored a win yet, but are optimistic they can rally.
“When we first started planning Guardian Games, we knew there were more Hunters than other classes in the population and we’d have to do something to account for that so that the competition would be fair. “Fair” can mean different things. Our goal was that each class should have an equal chance to win regardless of its size, and that participating in the event should never hurt your team.
“That last part is important, because it ruled out the simplest approach of basing results on the average contribution per class.
“While this would effectively normalize the classes based on how many people participate, it would also create a situation where participating at anything but a maximal level could actually HARM your team by bringing its average down.
“Dipping your toe into the event by depositing a single bronze medal per day would be worse for your team than just staying home.
“So instead of normalizing based on participating players, we decided to normalize based on the pool of potential players. For each class, we counted every character who played at least one activity over the 30 days prior to the event and then divided that result by the total across all three classes.
“The result is the scaling factor that we apply to each medal deposited. This method means that medals from Warlocks and Titans count more, counteracting Hunters’ population advantage, and ensures that even a minimal level of participation helps your team.
“The more members of your class that show up to play, the better your class will do. It also means we don’t have to worry about players creating tons of dummy alt accounts once the event begins to try to tank a team’s chances.
On Day 1 of the event, Hunters won not simply because there are more of them, but because a greater percentage of them showed up and contributed. On Day 2 Titans arrived and began outperforming the Hunters. Warlocks are, no doubt, considering all the angles and planning for the right moment to strike.”
Today’s Trials of Osiris rewards will be revealed to gamers after the event goes live.
Published at Fri, 01 May 2020 20:48:00 +0000