This Weekend in Destiny 2 – Xûr and Trials of Osiris (Apr 14 – Apr 18)

This week you can find Xûr hanging out in the Tower and Trials is live on Endless Vale with (ADEPT) Astral Horizon shotgun as the weekly Flawless reward! View more details for Xur and the latest Destiny 2 news below.

Next Week 𝒾𝓃 Destiny

Week 8: April 18 – April 25, 2023

  • Activity Bonus: Crucible Ranks
  • Nightfall: Heist Battlegrounds: Mars
    • Weapon: Mindbender’s Ambition
      • Last week to earn!
  • Crucible: Zone Control and Momentum Control
  • Featured Rotators:
    • Garden of Salvation raid
    • Duality dungeon
  • Trials Labs returns!
  • 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, April 18 at 10 AM PDT

Where is Xûr?

  Watcher's Grave, Nessus 

Exotic Armor

Cost: 23 Legendary Shards

Hunter ▾

Titan ▾

Warlock ▾



Exotic Leg Armor



Exotic Leg Armor


Exotic Chest Armor

Exotic Weapon

Cost: 23 Legendary Shards

Click on image for details!




Hand Cannon (Solar)

Exotic Weapons (with Random Roll)

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



Random Roll 


Hand Cannon

Killing Wind

Legendary Armor

Cost: 50 Legendary Shards + 1,000 Glimmer

Hunter Helmet

Wild Hunt


Warlock Helmet

Wild Hunt


Titan Helmet

Wild Hunt


Hunter Arms

Wild Hunt


Warlock Arms

Wild Hunt

Titan Arms

Wild Hunt

Hunter Chest

Wild Hunt

Warlock Chest

Wild Hunt

Titan Chest

Wild Hunt

Hunter Legs

Wild Hunt

Warlock Legs

Wild Hunt

Titan Legs

Wild Hunt

Hunter Class Item

Wild Hunt


Warlock Class Item

Wild Hunt

Titan Class Item

Wild Hunt

Legendary Weapons

Cost: 50 Legendary Shards + 1,000 Glimmer


Random Perks

Iota Draconis

Energy Fusion Rifle



Interference VI

Heavy Grenade Launcher

Grave Robber



Heavy Rocket Launcher



Tears of Contrition

Kinetic Scout Rifle

Triple Tap

Explosive Payload

Seventh Seraph SI-2

Energy Sidearm

Hip-Fire Grip

Elemental Capacitor

Extraordinary Rendition

Kinetic Submachine Gun

Firmly Planted

One for All


Hollow Denial

Energy Trace Rifle

Lead from Gold

Repulsor Brace



Trials of Osiris

Ends: Tuesday, April 18 @ 10 AM PST

Access: Lightfall

Fireteam: 3-Players

Fireteam Matchmaking: Enabled

Activity Bonus: ❎ Not Active

When Does Trials Of Osiris Arrive?

Trials of Osiris currently 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 21, this is Lightfall.

✅ A Passage (see below)

  • Purchase from Saint-14 while Trials is active.

Please note, Expansion ownership does not transfer between platforms.


  • Purchase a Trials Passage to start competing in Trials of Osiris and track rounds and matches won.
  • Complete Trials rounds and matches to earn Trials Ranks based on the number of round wins on your ticket and in the current match.
  • Complete a Flawless Ticket to open the Lighthouse and get the weekly Adept Trials weapon, a piece of Trials armor, and a chance at unique cosmetic items.
  • Complete Ranks to earn Trials Engrams.
  • Trials armor always drops with high-stat packages, as well as glows if you have gone flawless.


  • Dominion (Current Mode, as of Season 21)
    • To win, your team must become the last Guardian(s) standing by defeating the entire opposing team or capturing the zone.
    • Dominion: A capture zone appears at the start of each round. Win the round by capturing the zone.
    • Elimination: Wins can also be achieved by defeating the opposing team.
    • Revives: Teammate revives are enabled.
  • Classic 3v3 Elimination
    • Achieve victory by eliminating all opponents in this round-based mode.
  • Trials Labs: Freelance
    • Solo fireteams only
  • Trials Labs: 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.


Cost: 10000 Glimmer + 15 Legendary Shards


  • Each class will receive Pinnacle Gear on a weekly basis.
  • After opening the Chest and leaving The Lighthouse, players must complete a new Flawless Passage to return.

Passage Name


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

Classic 3v3 Elimination

  • Trials Labs arrives next week. Details in news below.


Flawless Reward



Astral Horizon (Adept)

Shotgun (Kinetic)

Trials Labs


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

Upcoming: 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

TWAB Highlights

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

Bungie’s Third-Party Peripherals Policy

“Bungie embraces the use of external accessibility aids that enable an experience the game designers intended but will take action, including bans, on people who abuse these tools specifically to gain an advantage over other players.

  1. “External accessibility aides” are any device or input that augments the player’s ability to control the game beyond what the game itself normally provides. This includes, but is not limited to, programmable controllers, keyboard and mouse adapters, advanced macros, or automation via artificial intelligence. This does not include features that Bungie provides. For more information on how Bungie supports accessibility, check out our goals outlined by Accessibility at Bungie right here.
  2. “Experience the game designers intended” means that content meant to be difficult or prestige is designed like that for a reason. We do not intend for difficulty to be automated away via software or hardware. Therefore, simply using an accessibility aide to play Destiny 2, where a player could not play otherwise, would not be a violation of this policy. Using these tools to mitigate challenges all players face, such as reducing recoil or increasing aim assist, would be a violation.
  3. “Gain an advantage” means used for the purpose, directly or indirectly, of achieving victory. For example, some players that abuse these tools rise in PvP ranks at a rate far beyond what is expected for a player improving through typical play. Because the benefits of cheating in PvE can affect things like the World First Race or even spill over into PvP, we will be evaluating all gameplay for violations.

We will be monitoring for violations of the policy and issuing warnings, restrictions and/or bans appropriately. This has been a matter of extended conversations both internally and in the community, and we want to strike the right balance between Bungie’s goal of simultaneously enabling everyone to enjoy our games and protecting our community.”


Best Dressed Commendations

The Best Dressed commendation has been moved up to release with the Season 20 Midseason Patch.

Commendations are limited to matchmade activities (not raids, dungeons, or Trials of Osiris), and it’s about giving compliments to strangers. (edited)

Kilts for Kids

Help Bungie in achieving their goal of $77,777 goal by heading to the RMHC Donation Page and casting your vote for Team Bungie. Each vote is worth $10 and every donation of $30 will pay for a family to stay at RMHC Seattle for one night.


  • $50 Donation: Knees Out Emblem
    • One emblem code will be sent to each unique $50+ donor via email after the event ends. Expect it in your inbox before Friday, April 28.
  • $100: The prize above, plus receive a postcard, digitally signed by our Kilts for Kids team and mailed to you.
  • $250: All prizes above, plus a digital copy of a new and unique piece of artwork made by Mark Flieg himself.
  • $500: All prizes above, plus a physical print of Mark’s exclusive art shipped to you.

Upcoming Maintenance

The Midseason Update (Update 7.0.5) arrives on Tuesday, April 18.


  • 8 AM: Maintenance is scheduled to begin.
  • 8:45 AM: Destiny 2 is goes OFFLINE.
  • 10 AM: Destiny 2 is back ONLINE. Update 7.0.5 becomes available for all platforms and regions.
  • 11 AM: Destiny 2 maintenance is scheduled to be completed.

For more details visit the Bungie server status page.

Recent News & Updates

Visit for news, updates, and more.

Helpful Links and Resources

Weapons Leaving at the end of Season 20


  • 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


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

Weapons Arriving in Season 21


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


  • Positive Outlook – Void Precision Auto Rifle
    • Returning Weapon


  • Strand Linear Fusion Rifle
    • NEW Weapon


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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)


Upcoming Activities and Events

Iron Banner

  • April 25 (Week 9): Fortress

Guardian Games

  • May 2 – May 23, 2023 (Free to all players)

It’s that time again, a new emblem giveaway will be going live Tomorrow (details will be provided in this post and on Discord).

Until next time.


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