This Weekend in Destiny 2 – Xûr and Trials (May 12 – 16)

This week you can find Xûr hanging out at the Winding Cove on the EDZ and Trials is live on The Cauldron with The Inquisitor Adept shotgun as the flawless reward this week! View more details for Xur and the latest Destiny 2 news below.

Next Week 𝒾𝓃 Destiny

Week 12: May 9 – May 16, 2023

  • It’s the final week of the Season!
  • Guardian Games continues for the last week.
  • Activity Bonus: Vanguard, Crucible, and Gambit Ranks
  • Nightfall: Lake of Shadows
    • Weapon: The Swarm machinegun
  • Crucible Rotator: Supremacy + Clash
  • Featured Rotators:
    • King’s Fall raid
    • Grasp of Avarice dungeon
  • and more!

Have a great weekend!


Xûr, Agent of the Nine

A peddler of strange curios, Xûr’s motives are not his own. He bows to his distant masters, the nine.

Departs: Tuesday, May 16 at 10 AM PDT

Where is Xûr?


Winding Cove, EDZ 

Exotic Armor

Cost: 23 Legendary Shards

Hunter

Titan

Warlock

Lucky
Pants

Exotic Chest Armor

 Armamentarium
-

Exotic Leg Armor

 Eye of

Another World

Exotic Helmet

Armor Stat: 67


Armor Stat: 66


Armor Stat: 66


Exotic Weapon

Cost: 29 Legendary Shards

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Weapon

Exotic

Crimson

Hand Cannon (Kinetic)

Exotic Weapons (with Random Roll)

Cost: 125,000 + 200 Legendary Shards + 1 Exotic Cipher + 1 Ascendant Shard


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Weapon

Random Roll 

Hawkmoon

Primary Hand Cannon

Dead Man's Tale

Primary Scout Rifle

Legendary Armor

Cost: 50 Legendary Shards + 1000 Glimmer

This Week: Lightkin armor from Season of the Splicer

Lightkin

Mask

Hunter Helmet

Lightkin
Helm

Titan Helmet

Lightkin Cover

Warlock Helmet

Lightkin

Grips

Hunter Arms

Lightkin
Gauntlets

Titan Arms

Lightkin
Gloves

Warlock Arms

Lightkin

Grips

Hunter Chest Armor

Lightkin
Plate

Titan Chest Armor

Lightkin
Robes

Warlock Chest Armor

Lightkin

Strides

Hunter Legs

Lightkin
Greaves

Titan Legs

Lightkin
Boots

Warlock Legs

Lightkin
Cloak

Hunter Cloak

Lightkin

Mark

Titan Class Item

Lightkin
Bond

Warlock Class Item

Legendary Weapons

Cost: 50 Legendary Shards + 1000 Glimmer

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Name

Random Perks

Gnawing Hunger

Energy Auto Rifle

Subsistence

Multikill Clip

Judgment of Kelgorath

Energy Glaive

Puglist

Unstoppable Force

IKELOS_HC_V1.0.3

Energy Hand Cannon

Rapid Hit

Frenzy

Shattered Cipher

Heavy Machine Gun

Under Pressure

Snapshot Sights

Cold Denial

Kinetic Pulse Rifle

Threat Detector

Unrelenting

Distant Tumlus

Energy Sniper Rifle

Lead from Gold

Outlaw

Thoughtless

Energy Sniper Rifle

Overflow

Adagio

Links

RETWEETS APPRECIATED! ⬇️


Compete in an event version of Elimination. Earn as many round and match wins on a ticket as you can.

Ends: Tuesday,May 16 @ 10 AM PDT

Access: Lightfall

Fireteam: 3-Players

Fireteam Matchmaking: Enabled

Activity Bonus: ❎ Not Active

When Does Trials Of Osiris Arrive?

Trials of Osiris starts every Friday at 10 AM (PDT) and ends on Tuesday at 10 AM (PDT). Trials is usually not available for the first month when a new season begins. 

Trials of Osiris will not be live during the following:

  • The first week of a new season.
  • The week a new raid releases.
  • Any week Iron Banner is active.

Required to Access Trials of Osiris:

✅ Power 1520+

✅ Yearly Expansion

  • As of Season 18, this is The Witch Queen

✅ A Passage (see below)

  • Purchase from Saint-14 while Trials is active.

Please note, Expansion ownership does not transfer between platforms.

Modes:

  • Classic 3v3 Elimination
    • Achieve victory by eliminating all opponents in this round-based mode.
  • Trials Lab: Freelance
    • Solo fireteams only
  • Trials Lab: Capture Zone
    • Classic 3v3 elimination with a twist. 30 seconds into the first round, a flag spawns in the middle of the map. Capturing the zone guarantees that the team who captured it will win the round regardless if all players die on both sides.

Passages:

Cost: 10000 Glimmer + 15 Legendary Shards

Passage Name

Perk

Passage of Mercy

Always available

Forgives one loss per run.

Passage of Ferocity

Always available

Your third match win grants a bonus win.

Passage of Wealth

Unlocks at 5 wins

Increased Trials Rank points from reaching 3, 5, and 7 match wins on a ticket.

Passage of Wisdrom

Unlocks at 7 wins

Grants bonus XP from wins

Passage of Confidence

Unlocks at Flawless

Grants bonus rewards from Flawless Chest.



Game Mode

Trials Labs: Capture Zone

Map

Flawless Reward

Flawless Reward

Type

(Adept) The Inquisitor

Shotgun (Arc)

View more details on our Trials of Osiris page.

News and Updates

Changes coming in Season 21

LABS

The system will be tuned for Season 21 to make it less likely for standard players to trigger farming protection.

DOMINION GAME MODE

Bungie is moving to Dominion as the core game mode for Trials in Season 21

  • Dominion offers a choice between playing Elimination and an objective-based game mode.
  • Objectives can allow more types of players to contribute to winning.
  • Games are on average 15% faster than standard Elimination games.
  • Dominion puts extreme passivity at a disadvantage by spawning the zone earlier and creating pressure for players to engage and fight earlier.
  • Objectives promote more varied engagements on the maps and push players to experience different engagement arenas on each map.
  • Dominion promotes a healthier sandbox variety in both weapons and subclasses.
  • Provides Bungie with more balancing levers to change the gameplay experience and make changes to maps more quickly to address concerns about flow or balance.
  • Switching to Dominion may make carrying other players to the Lighthouse a more difficult challenge, but the decision was made based on the bulk of all player experiences in the playlist.

TRIALS PASSAGES

Passage of Wealth and Passage of Mercy are getting an update next season.

  • The Passage of Wealth will now grant +75 Trials rep for every win, and an additional bonus for current major rank in Trials, up to +150 total. This encourages players to stay on the same card to take advantage of more reputation for wins later in the card. The previous Passage of Wealth granting increased reputation on wins 3, 5, and 7 on a card was at odds with the new system
  • The Passage of Mercy in Season 21 will forgive 2 losses if you have not yet been Flawless for the week. After going Flawless, the Passage of Mercy will revert to forgiving a single loss on each card. This gives all players a better chance of going Flawless for the first time each week, and players who can go Flawless without using both Mercies additional opportunities to play for extra rewards while their first card remains Flawless.

TRIALS INTRO QUEST

  • Step 1
    • Complete Competitive placement matches.
    • Get 50 kills in Competitive.
    • Raise your Power level.  
  • Step 2
    • Pick up a Trials Passage.
    • Play a game of Trials.
    • Win 1 round of Trials.
    • Get 1 elimination in Trials.
    • Reward: Astral Horizon Shotgun

GILDED FLAWLESS

  • Gilding Flawless in Trials of Osiris has been updated to align with the difficulty of gilding the Glorious title.
  • Season 20 requirements were 180 kills, 100 rewards, Flawless with a Seasonal Exotic weapon, carrying 2 players, and winning 7 games on a 7-win ticket.
  • Season 21 requirements are 500 kills, 16 Trials ranks, Flawless with a Seasonal Exotic weapon and 50 kills, and earning specific medals while on a ticket with 0 losses and equipped with specific emblems.
  • The changes are meant to focus on rewarding dedication and individual and team skill in the game mode

Source: TWAB (May 4, 2023)

Here is what’s being added to Trials loot pool in Season 21:

RETURNING: The Messenger High-Impact Kinetic Pulse Rifle

NEW: Unexpected Resurgence Adaptive Arc Glaive

Availability

  • Unexpected Resurgence Adept version will be available on June 9
  • The Messenger Adept version will be available on June 16.

Leaving the Trials Loot Pool in Season 21

The Inquisitor Shotgun and Whistler’s Whim Bow will be removed from the standard loot pool in Season 21, but their non-Adept versions can still be obtained through legacy focusing with Saint-14.

Players who don't lose any matches during their Flawless run (earning a Flight of the Pigeon medal for every win) will receive an exclusive new emblem when opening the Flawless chest at the Lighthouse. While some skilled players may achieve this on their first run, it may prove to be a challenging achievement for others. The emblem is meant to be a source of pride for those who earn it.


Players who open the Lighthouse rewards chest will have a chance to obtain new rewards.

  • Hero’s Wake Exotic Ghost Shell
  • Valiant Memory Exotic Ship
  • Survivor’s Journey Exotic Sparrow
  • Glorious Patina shader (after first opening of the chest)

*Exclusive shader Glorious Patina can be earned by going Flawless during Season 21 Trials.

Hero’s Wake Exotic Ghost Shell

Valiant Memory Exotic Ship

Survivor’s Journey Exotic Sparrow

A new shader called Glorious Patina will also be available from the Lighthouse rewards chest in Season 21. Future Trials of Osiris shaders are permanent unlocks. Glorious Patina, which can be transmogrified onto any gear, is exclusive to Flawless players in Season 21.

Future Seasons will see the return of older Trials shaders (that were previously exclusive to Adept weapons) as rewards for completing the first Seasonal Flawless Ticket, and they will now be fully accessible and usable as on all your transmog gear.

SHADER NAME SEASON AVAILABLE AS FLAWLESS REWARD
Glorious Patina Season 21
Bloodline Feud Season 22
Vizier Regalia Season 23


Availability

  • Week 8 - April 21
  • Week 11 - May 12

Upcoming Changes

Changes to the Passages of Wealth and Mercy, and the Flawless Triumph requirements won't be active during these weekends. They'll be introduced in Season 21 together with a new emblem and a starter quest.

Challenger Pool (Connection Based Matchmaking):

  • Challenger Pool is for players who play Trials regularly and aim to go Flawless. It offers an experience similar to the original Trials in D1, without making games harder as the card progresses or after going Flawless.
  • Matchmaking in this pool is solely based on connection, with no consideration of tickets, weekly wins, or skill.
  • Players with a card that has no losses or those in a fireteam with someone who has a flawless card will be placed in this pool.

Practice Pool (Connection Based and Weekly Performance):

  • The Practice Pool is designed for players who are new or less experienced and are not yet ready to go Flawless in Trials. It provides a place for players to start playing Trials without being overwhelmed.
  • Matchmaking in this pool is based on connection and weekly performance.
    • Only players with a Flawed card or those on their first game of the week can play in this pool, and everyone in the fireteam must meet the same requirement.
  • Stomp Protection: The Practice Pool features Stomp protection, which reduces a player's weekly performance rating if they are consistently struggling, making matches slightly easier until they recover.
  • Farming Protection: The pool also has Farming protection, which slows down matchmaking times initially and, if a player or fireteam member continues to farm the Practice pool, locks them into the Challenger pool for the rest of the weekend, regardless of their card state.

Bungie will have a more in-depth discussion about the changes that are coming to Trials in Season 21.

Source:  This week at Bungie - April 13, 2023

Changes that arrived with Lightfall and Season 20.

FOCUSING COSTS

 Crucible, Gambit, and Vanguard focusing will see the following costs: 

  • 1 Ritual Engram 
  • Crucible, Gambit, or Vanguard (depending on the vendor) 
  • 5,000 Glimmer 
  • 25 Legendary Shards 

Trials of Osiris, Iron Banner, and Nightfall focusing will see the following costs: 

  • 1 Ritual Engram 
  • Trials, Iron Banner, or Vanguard (depending on the vendor) 
  • 20,000 Glimmer 
  • 50 Legendary Shards 

Adept weapon focusing for Trials of Osiris and Nightfall weapons will see the following costs: 

  • 1 Ritual Engram 
  • Trials or Vanguard (depending on the vendor) 
  • 50,000 Glimmer 
  • 50 Legendary Shards 
  • 7-Win Trials Ticket or 10 Adept Nightfall Ciphers 

Source: Bungie.net

LEGACY GEAR FOCUSING

Trials of Osiris Weapons Available for Legacy Focusing:

  • Shayura’s Wrath 
  • Reed’s Regret 

  • Aisha’s Embrace 
  • Burden of Guilt 
  • Forgiveness 

Note: Adept version of legacy weapons will not be available for focusing. 

Trials of Osiris Armor Sets Available for Legacy Focusing:

  • Pyrrhic Ascent 
  • Exile 

Trials of Osiris Gear Focusing Cost:

  • If a player has NOT acquired a piece of Trials of Osiris gear previously: 
  • 7 Trials Engrams 

  • 100 Legendary Shards 
  • 10,000 Glimmer 
  • If  a player has acquired a piece of Trials of Osiris gear previously: 

  • 3 Trials Engrams 
  • 25 Legendary Shards 
  • 25,000 Glimmer 

Source: Bungie.net


Guardian Games

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Using our link below will support our fundraising efforts and support a great cause! The Bungie Foundation will be sending all funds raised this year to both Direct Relief and the International Rescue Committee equally. Learn more by clicking the link below. Thank you to everyone who donates and support this fundraiser, if your unable to make a donation sharing our fundraiser link helps too.

Check out our Guardian Games page for more details.


TWAB Highlights

Check out the full “This week at Bungie” on the Bungie website.

Bungie Rewards

If you haven’t already, check out the Bungie Rewards page for some new rewards available to purchase once achievements are unlocked in-game.

  • Guardian Games Pendant. 
  • Champ Title Pin. 
  • 2023 Guardian Games Medal. 

➡️ Sign up for Bungie Rewards

New Dungeon

[Redacted] dungeon opens on Friday, May 26 at 10 AM PDT / 1 PM EDT / 5 PM UTC

This dungeon will require the Lightfall Dungeon Key.

Eververse Recommendations

Eververse is getting a personalized item recommendations update in Season 21.\

  • A showcase of items recommended just for you.
  • The Featured page will have a shortcut to view recommended items you don’t own.
  • A tab will show your top-ten recommended items in one place (edited)
EXOTIC ARMOR FOCUSING AND DECRYPTION

Summary:

Destiny 2 is introducing Exotic armor focusing and decryption at Rahool during Season 21. The three focusing options include Standard Decryption, Exotic Focusing Tier 1, and Exotic Focusing Tier 2.

Details:

  • Standard Decryption:

    • Allows players to decrypt engrams for free.
    • Players receive random drops from standard Exotic engram loot pools.
    • No additional cost.
  • Exotic Focusing Tier 1:

    • Focus an engram to receive a random roll of an Exotic from the associated expansion.
    • Expansion includes Red War, Forsaken, Shadowkeep, Beyond Light, and The Witch Queen.
    • Lightfall will be available in a future season.
    • Requires ownership of the associated expansion and previously acquired all armor pieces within the engram for the player's class.
    • Cost: 1 Exotic engram, 30,000 Glimmer, and 1 Ascendant Shard.
  • Exotic Focusing Tier 2:

    • Focus on a specific Exotic Armor.
    • Requires ownership of the associated expansion and previously acquired that specific armor piece.
    • Cost: 1 Exotic engram, 60,000 Glimmer, 3 Ascendant Shards, and 1 Exotic Cipher.

Other Important Notes/Changes:

  • Exotic armor stats will be consistently higher in Season 21.
  • 'Complete activities' challenges reward will change to Powerful Exotic engrams.
  • Pinnacle Cap not raised in Season 21, so need for Pinnacle Legendary rewards decreased.
  • Other sources of focusable Exotic engrams include random world drops, Season Pass, and vendor reputation tracks.
  • Additional focusable Exotic engram sources coming in future seasons.

Source: TWAB (May 4, 2023)

 

Season of the Deep

Begins May 23 at 10 AM PDT / 1 PM EDT / 5 PM UTC

Bungie gave us a little sneak peak into Season of the Deep, looks like we will be heading under the sea! 🌊

Check out one of the places you’ll be going to in Season of the Deep and the next new ritual weapon.

The ritual weapon in Season 21 is a Tex Mechanica Kinetic Aggressive Scout Rifle called the Last Rite. Take a look at the ornaments:


Weapons Leaving at the end of Season 20

Nightfall

  • Mindbender’s Ambition
    • Final week in rotation: 4/18
  • The Militia’s Birthright
    • Final week to earn: 5/2

Trials of Osiris

  • The Inquisitor
    • Final week to earn: 5/9.
  • Whistler’s Whim
    • Already out of rotation.

Iron Banner

  • The Wizened Rebuke
  • The Hero’s Burden
    • Final week to earn both: 4/25

Competitive

  • Rose – Lightweight Kinetic Hand Cannon
    • Final week to earn: 5/16

Weapons Arriving in Season 21

Nightfall

  • Braytech Osprey
    • Returning Weapon
  • Loaded Question
    • Returning Weapon

Vanguard

  • Positive Outlook – Void Precision Auto Rifle
    • Returning Weapon

Gambit

  • Strand Linear Fusion Rifle
    • NEW Weapon

Crucible

  • Randy’s Throwing Knife – Kinetic Rapid-Fire Scout Rifle
    • Returning Weapon

Trials of Osiris

  • Arc Glaive
    • NEW Weapon
  • The Messenger – Kinetic High-Impact Pulse Rifle
    • Returning Weapon

Iron Banner

  • Strand Fusion Rifle
    • NEW Weapon
  • Swarm of the Raven – Void Rapid-Fire Heavy Grenade Launcher
    • Returning Weapon

Competitive

  • Arc Sniper Rifle
    • NEW Weapon

Summary of Changes Coming in Season 21

Destiny 2 is introducing Exotic armor focusing and decryption at Rahool during Season 21. The three focusing options include Standard Decryption, Exotic Focusing Tier 1, and Exotic Focusing Tier 2.

Details:

  • Standard Decryption:

    • Allows players to decrypt engrams for free.
    • Players receive random drops from standard Exotic engram loot pools.
    • No additional cost.
  • Exotic Focusing Tier 1:

    • Focus an engram to receive a random roll of an Exotic from the associated expansion.
    • Expansion includes Red War, Forsaken, Shadowkeep, Beyond Light, and The Witch Queen.
    • Lightfall will be available in a future season.
    • Requires ownership of the associated expansion and previously acquired all armor pieces within the engram for the player's class.
    • Cost: 1 Exotic engram, 30,000 Glimmer, and 1 Ascendant Shard.
  • Exotic Focusing Tier 2:

    • Focus on a specific Exotic Armor.
    • Requires ownership of the associated expansion and previously acquired that specific armor piece.
    • Cost: 1 Exotic engram, 60,000 Glimmer, 3 Ascendant Shards, and 1 Exotic Cipher.

Other Important Notes/Changes:

  • Exotic armor stats will be consistently higher in Season 21.
  • 'Complete activities' challenges reward will change to Powerful Exotic engrams.
  • Pinnacle Cap not raised in Season 21, so need for Pinnacle Legendary rewards decreased.
  • Other sources of focusable Exotic engrams include random world drops, Season Pass, and vendor reputation tracks.
  • Additional focusable Exotic engram sources coming in future seasons.

Source: TWAB (May 4, 2023)

 

Have a good weekend!

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