This Weekend in Destiny 2 – Xûr and Trials of Osiris (Apr 21 – Apr 25)

This week you can find Xûr hanging out at Watcher’s Grave on Nessus and Trials is live on Distant Shore with Unwavering Duty (Adept) machine gun for the weekly Flawless reward! View more details for Xur and the latest Destiny 2 news below.

Next Week 𝒾𝓃 Destiny

Week 9: April 25 – May 2, 2023

  • Activity Bonus: Vanguard ranks
  • Nightfall: HyperNet Current
    • Weapon: Wendigo GL3 Grenade Launcher
  • Crucible Rotator: Clash and Mayhem
  • Featured Rotators:
    • Deep Stone Crypt raid
    • Shattered Throne dungeon
  • Final Iron Banner of the Season
    • Game mode: Fortress
  • and more!

The latest emblem giveaway ends tonight at 2023-04-22 at 11:59:59 PM, visit this page to enter.

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 25 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: 29 Legendary Shards

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The Wardcliff Coil

Heavy Rocket Launcher (Arc)

Exotic Weapons (with Random Roll)

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



Random Roll 


Hand Cannon

Killing Wind

Legendary Armor

Cost: 50 Legendary Shards + 1000 Glimmer

Simulator Mask

Hunter Helmet


Titan Helmet


Warlock Helmet



Hunter Arms


Titan Arms


Warlock Arms


Hunter Chest Armor


Titan Chest Armor


Warlock Chest Armor


Hunter Legs


Titan Legs


Warlock Legs


Hunter Cloak


Titan Class Item


Warlock Class Item

Legendary Weapons

Cost: 50 Legendary Shards + 1000 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 25 @ 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

Trials Labs: Capture Zone

  • To win, your team must become the last Guardian(s) standing by defeating the entire opposing team. Your team can also win by capturing the single zone.


Flawless Reward

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(Adept) Unwavering Duty

Machine Gun (Solar)

Trials Labs Details

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.

Update Highlights

  • Clash removed from Quickplay in Crucible; two rotator nodes created.
  • Respawn Overshield protection in PvP increased.
  • Seasonal Ascendant emblem and stat tracker for Competitive Division added.
  • Crucible and Gambit titles and gilding fixed and reset.
  • Trials of Osiris Commendations blocked without other rewards.
  • Difficulty in Heist Battlegrounds tuned in Vanguard and Nightfall playlists.
  • Tormentors provide revive tokens like Champions and Hive Guardians in some activities.
  • PvE primary weapon balance adjusted, with increased damage for certain weapon types against enemies.
  • Root of Nightmares Adept weapons can now be upgraded with enhanced traits.
  • Exotic Glaive patterns can once again be collected from Evidence Board.
  • Commendation and stat tracker for Best Dressed added.

Accessibility Changes

  • Reticle changes.
  • Full auto melee changes.
  • Toggle settings additions.
  • Subtitle color choice.
  • A peek at what’s new with Commendations if you have any variation of colorblindness.

Check out the full article for full details.

Weapon Crafting Notice

Changes made to a weapon after selecting it for reshaping won’t be updated in the reshaping slot. Players should avoid enhancing a weapon while modifying it at the Relic on Mars to prevent losing the new tier. A fix is in progress.

Audio Issue Workaround

Players using 3D audio are experiencing sound and speech issues, and a fix is being investigated. In the meantime, it’s suggested that players disable 3D audio, such as native 3D audio on PS5 or Atmos/Windows Sonic on PC/Xbox.

Community Voted Exotic Ornament

The first community-voted exotic ornament for Arbalest will arrive in the Eververse store next season (Season of the Deep).

A NEW Community Vote is Live for the next exotic weapon ornament. Check your email if your registered for Bungie marketing emails.

  • Izanagi´s Burden
  • Witherhoard
  • Thunderlord


  • Voting starts via Bungie email on April 20. Voting ends on April 27, 2023 at 9:59 AM PDT.
  • Three ornament concepts for the winning weapon are created by the community artist.
  • The community votes for their preferred concept.
  • The winning weapon ornament is produced and released in the game.

When to expect the winning ornament: “Once the community has picked the concept and it’s ready to go into production, it’s going to take a bit of time to go through our content pipeline, so we want to set the expectation up front that you shouldn’t expect to see the ornament in Destiny 2 until The Final Shape.”

Iron Banner

The final Iron Banner event of the season arrives starts next week, April 25 at reset (10 AM PDT).

Game mode: Fortress

View more details on our Iron Banner 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 (Final Iron Banner of the Season)

Guardian Games

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

Have a good weekend and take care!


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