This Weekend in Destiny 2 – Xûr and Trials (May 26 – 3)

For the first weekend of the season you can find Xûr hanging out at the Tower and Trials is live on Endless Vale with Unwavering Duty Adept Machinegun as the flawless reward this week! Plus, the newest dungeon, Ghost of the Deep is now available (requires Lightfall + Annual Pass or LIghtfall Dungeon Key). View more details for Xur and the latest Destiny 2 news below.

Next Week 𝒾𝓃 Destiny

Week 2: May 30 – June 1, 2023

  • Iron Banner begins!
  • Activity Bonus: N/A
  • Nightfall: The Corrupted
    • Weapon: TBA
  • Crucible Rotator: Zone Control & Mayhem
  • Featured Rotators:
    • Garden of Salvation raid
    • Spire of the Watcher 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.

Leaves: Tuesday, May 30 @ 10 AM PDT (Check your local time)

Where is Xûr?


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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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

This Week: BrayTech armor



Hunter Helmet

BrayTech Sn0helm

Titan Helmet


Researcher's Hood

Warlock Helmet


Survival Mitts

Hunter Arms

BrayTech Thermal


Titan Arms


Researcher's Gloves

Warlock Arms


Combat Vest

Hunter Chest Armor

Iron-Heart Engine

Titan Chest Armor


Researcher's Robes

Warlock Chest Armor



Hunter Legs


Titan Legs

Researcher's Boots

Warlock Legs


Winter Cloak

Hunter Cloak

BrayTech Absolute

Zero Mark

Titan Class Item


Researcher's Bond

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



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

Ends: Tuesday, May 30 @ 10 AM PDT (Check your local time)

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

  • 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.


Flawless Reward


Unwavering Duty (Adept)

Heavy Machine Gun (Solar)

View more details on our Trials of Osiris page.

News and Updates

Changes coming in Season 21


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


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.


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.


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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.

Glorious Patina Season 21
Bloodline Feud Season 22
Vizier Regalia Season 23


  • 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.


 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 



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 


Ghosts of the Deep Dungeon

The next new dungeon, Ghosts of the Deep is now available.

Requires: Lightfall + Annual Pass or the Lightfall Dungeon Key.

We will be gathering data on loot drops for this dungeon, a loot table will be updated on our Ghosts of the Deep page. If you would like to let us know what you got from this dungeon (include what encounter drops are from), message Kyber on Twitter, Discord, or comment below.

Here’s a look at Ghosts of the Deep loot:

Check out our Ghosts of the Deep page for more details, including a loot table and infographic.

The Final Shape

This week Bungie surprised us with a The Final Shape Teaser. Don’t forget to mark your calendars for August 22, to learn more about The Final Shape.

Visit The Final Shape webpage.

ℹ️ Bungie also announced that Nathan Fillion (voice actor for Cayde) is returning to Destiny 2 for The Final Shape Expansion! ♠️

TWAB Highlights

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

Marathon Game Announced

Bungie announced Marathon, a new sci-fi PvP extraction shooter currently in development.

become a runner in bungie’s new sci-fi pvp extraction shooter. compete for survival, riches, and renown in a world of evolving, persistent zones, where any run can lead to greatness.

-Marathon Website

Check out announce trailer below and learn more at

Special PlayStation Cosmetic Items

Special PlayStation cosmetics are available at the Eververse store.

Armor Ornament bundles:

  • Anointed Hunter for Hunters
  • Godsbane for Titans
  • Ancestral for Warlocks

Endless Roamer Finisher bundle:

  • From Nowhere
  • Whirling Chaos
  • Perfect Strike

Cordyceps bundle:

  • Clicker Ghost
  • Blooming Terror Ship
  • Quarantine Runner Ship

Plus, a Rachet & Clank inspired emote called Gadgeteer.

Guardian Games Results

2023 Winners: Titans🏆

Charitable category

  • Lost City Guardians
  • Destiny 2 Japan Creator
  • Clan Archive
    • Updated as of 2:39 PM PT on 5/25.

“In partnership with the Bungie Foundation for the second year in a row, Guardian Games Cup saw teams from around the globe raising almost $150,000 for Direct Relief and the International Rescue Committee.”

Technical category

  • Popcorn
  • Ursidae
  • Prayer
  • Lighthouse Community Team

Destiny 2: Season of the Deep – Distress Cinematic

Spoiler Warning – If you have not played the new season yet and don’t want any spoilers you may want to avoid the video below.

Guardian Ranks Reminder

  • Players who have reached Rank 5 will start each new season at Guardian Rank 5.
  • Only the Seasonal Guardian Rank objectives (blue text) are reset.
  • Guardians will display their previous season’s rank throughout the following season.

Seasonal Title and Pin

“Earn the Aquanaut title before August 22, 2023, to unlock this Bungie Rewards offer through the Bungie Store.”


Season 13 (Chosen), Season 14 (Splicer), and Season 20 (Defiance) are all available in the latest archive playlist below.

Other Important Info from TWAB

  • Emblem ownership has been updated. Players cannot equip or see emblems that are not in their Collections. They need to obtain them again through proper channels.
  • New Strand fragments are obtainable via the Unfinished Business Exotic quest.
  • A new dungeon is accessible using the Lightfall Dungeon Key and a quest from Hawthorne.
  • Last Wish weapons can now be crafted, and players can purchase them with Deepsight currency through the O Deepsight Mine quest obtained from Hawthorne.

From TWAB:

“We’ll be featuring submissions from now until the end of June, so you have plenty of time to get those creative juices flowing. If your submission is chosen (or retweeted from the official @DestinytheGame Twitter account), then you’ll not only get rad bragging rights, but the highly coveted Art of the Week emblem too. And the knowledge that when you go to sleep at night, you’re nothing short of a legend, but we digress. Anyway, shoot us your cosplay, hit us with the #Destiny2Cosplay hashtag so we can make sure to see those totally cooked homages, and just have fun with it. Can’t wait to see them!”

Upcoming Events

  • MAY 26

    • Ghosts of the Deep dungeon
    • Trials of Osiris
      • Learn more about Trials rewards here.
  • May 30

    • Iron Banner
  • JUNE 13

    • Grandmaster Nightfalls start
  • JULY 18

    • Solstice event

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)


Hope you all have a good weekend!


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