Destiny 2: Xûr and Trials (Sept 10 – Sept 14, 2021)

💠 This weekend you can find Xûr hanging out at the Winding Cove on EDZ and a revamped Trials is live on Burnout. Check out the article below for a more detailed look at Xûr’s Inventory, Trials, and more!


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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. (Note: Xur offers random rolls on all armor.)

Departs: Tuesday, Sept 14 @ 10AM Pacific

Where is Xur? Winding Cove, EDZ (The green arrow below is where Xur is located)

Exotic Armor (23 LS)

Exotic Weapon (29 LS)

Legendary Weapons (50 Legendary Shards & 1000 Glimmer)

ItemType
Seventh Seraph CarbinePrimary Auto Rifle
Seventh Seraph Officer RevolverPrimary Hand Cannon
The Last DanceEnergy Sidearm
Timelines’ VertexEnergy Fusion Rifle
Long ShadowPrimary Sniper Rifle
Honor’s EdgeHeavy Sword
Frozen OrbitEnergy Sniper Rifle

Legendary Armor (50 LS + 1k Glimmer)

ItemType
Woven Firesmith GripsHunter Arms
Woven Firesmith VestHunter Chest Armor
Woven Firesmith CapeHunter Cloak
Woven Firesmith MaskHunter Helmet
Woven Firesmith BootsHunter Leg Armor
Annealed Shaper CrownWarlock Helmet
Annealed Shaper GlovesWarlock Arms
Annealed Shaper RobesWarlock Chest Armor
Annealed Shaper BootsWarlock Leg Armor
Annealed Shaper BondWarlock Bond
Forged Machinist HelmTitan Helmet
Forged Machinist GauntletsTitan Arms
Forged Machinist PlateTItan Chest Armor
Forged Machinist GreavesTitan Leg Armor
Forged Machinist MarkTitan Mark

Other Items

Exotic Engram (97 LS)

  • An engram with a predestined outcome. Contains a new Exotic if any remain to be collected; otherwise, it contains a random piece of Exotic armor. This item can be purchase only once per week, per account.

Exotic Cipher Quest (No Cost)

  • Complete strikes or win matches in Crucible or Gambit. Extra progress is awarded for more challenging activities and for succeeding with clanmates. Reward: Exotic Cipher Present it to Xûr or the Monument To Lost Lights to receive a reward. You can only hold 1 of this item at a time. (Available on a weekly cadence)

More Info

Xur Graphic: kyber3000.com/Xur | Post: kyber3000.com/Xurpost

Reddit: Xûr Mega-thread via r/DestinyTheGame

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TRIALS OF OSIRIS // 3V3 COMPETITIVE MODE

Availability: Friday, Sept 10 @ 10AM PDT – Tuesday, Sept 14 @ 10AM PDT

Earn exclusive rewards in Trials of Osiris by defeating other Guardians in this weekly Elimination playlist and gain entry to the Lighthouse. Matchmaking is now available! (I recommend trying to get a team that you enjoy playing with and/or can communicate with).

Saint-14 is the Trials of Osiris vendor, residing full time in the Tower Hangar with his pigeons and ship. When the Trials of Osiris playlist becomes active each week from Friday to Tuesday, Saint’s inventory will update with Trials Passages, Bounties, and Trials Reputation awards.

Saint-14’s Current Reward Track:

Rank Up Rewards (w/1 Reset):

Once you reach rank 16, you may reset rank and earn a new set of rewards that are different). I believe you may reset you rank 2 times, but need to confirm this.

Rank 10: The Messenger – Pulse Rifle

  • Perks: Outlaw, One for All

Rank 17: Sola’s Scar – Sword

  • Perks: Tireless Blade, Counterattack

Rank Up Rewards (w/1 Reset):

Once you reach rank 16, you may reset rank and earn a new set of rewards that are different). I believe you may reset you rank 2 times, but need to confirm this.

Rank 10: The Messenger – Pulse Rifle

  • Perks: Outlaw, One for All

Rank 17: Sola’s Scar – Sword

  • Perks: Tireless Blade, Counterattack
2nd Rank Reset – Rank 10
2nd Rank Reset – Rank 16

Engram Focusing:

  • Non-Adept Trials Engram Focusing Requires: 20k Glimmer, 100 Legendary Shards, 1 Trials Engram,
  • Adept Trials Engram Focusing Requires: 50,000 Glimmer. 250 Legendary Shards, 1 Trials Engram
NOTE ABOUT REWARDS

Notes about Rewards (from a Bungie.net):

  • Ranking up gives you a Trials engram. 
  • Powerful Trials engrams show up every three rank ups before your first reset of the Season.
  • Just like the other ritual reputations, there are other rewards to earn every three ranks – and Trials ranks has one of the unique Trials weapons at Rank 10 and Rank 16 for each of the first three resets of Season 15. 
  • Trials Reputation is gained after completing matches, and is based on the amount of wins on a player’s Trials Passage. Each rank up in Trials Reputation will reward a Trials Engram. These Engrams will contain any piece of Trials gear that a player has previously earned.
  • Every 3 rank-ups will reward a powerful Trials engram. When Trials rank is maxed out, it can be reset for an Ascendant Shard or an Exotic Engram.
  • Pinnacle Gear will be given once per week, per class.
  • Once the Chest has been opened and players leave The Lighthouse, a new Flawless Passage will need to be completed to return.

Map: Burnout

View Callout Maps by @R3likt

Trials Graphic: kyber3000.com/Trials | Post: kyber3000.com/Trialspost

More Info: View Guides, Rewards, and More for Trials | Trials Help Article via Bungie

RedditTrials Mega-thread via r/DestinyTheGame

VIEW MORE INFO ABOUT TRIALS REVAMP

To learn about changes that were made, check out the Trials of Osiris page or this article by Bungie.

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Here is some info from TWAB regarding the changes made to Trials:

For those who may have never played Trials before, this is an endgame offering for PvP, featuring high-stakes elimination matches leading to loot. High-stat armor, exclusive weapons, and some cosmetics for those who can finish seven games in a row without losing. If you’re able to go flawless, Adept rewards await you at the Lighthouse. 
Bungie has made some changes to the formula in hopes of making Trials more accessible to a wider audience and more rewarding than it’s ever been. 

The short and sweet summary: Bungie has overhauled the loot structure of Trials to grant more rewards, even if you’re not winning full matches. Trials Reputation has been added, which will unlock Trials engrams and other rewards on Saint-14 through a given Season.  Bungie has a few ruleset changes, such as resetting ammo and reducing rounds to 90 seconds, but nothing too major there. In a few weeks, Bungie will also be introducing Trials Labs, testing out deeper changes to the mode to see what plays best! As a final note, Trials access now requires purchase of the current yearly expansion to aid in their game security efforts. Check here if you haven’t seen the updates to the Bungie Security Policy!  

This Season, Trials brings a new Legendary Linear Fusion Rifle to the loot table of Destiny. Reed’s Regret (click here to view the Adept version), packing some Stasis damage and the ability to roll some fun perk combinations, like Triple Tap and Vorpal Weapon. Paired with the Particle Deconstruction Artifact Mod, this is a weapon that you won’t want to miss. 

Saint-14 has refreshed his vendor inventory, giving Guardians the ability to target additional rolls on loot that they’ve previously acquired. This can be comparable to Focusing engrams at the Umbral Decoder in the H.E.L.M. Get out there, earn some engrams, and have at it. 

Patch notes as follows

  • Trials reputation internal systems has been rebuilt, aligning with that of other ritual reputations. 
    • Reputation gain per match is scaled by the number of round wins on a ticket. 
  • Trials passages are now account scoped (purchasing the same ticket on an alternate character will not reset ticket wins). 
    • Passage of Ferocity is now available from the start. 
    • Passage of Wisdom is no longer available. 
    • Passage of Wealth now requires seven wins. 
    • Unlocking a passage now unlocks it for the rest of the Season. 
  • Replaced the weekly three-, five-, seven-win challenges with a win rounds challenge. 
    • A new seven-win challenge is available on Saint-14. 
    • Removed weekly bounties. 
  • Made changes to rulesets: 
    • Trials of Osiris round time reduced to 90 seconds. 
    • Trials of Osiris — Each round start with fresh special ammo. 
  • Cross Play must be enabled to participate in Trials of Osiris. 
  • Added Third Person Camera Restricted tooltip and load screen hint to Trials, Elimination, and Showdown. 
  • Trials of Osiris now requires purchase of the current yearly expansion. 
    • Currently, Beyond Light is required to play. 
    • Starting on February 22 2022, The Witch Queen will be required. 

Good luck to all on the hunt for loot. Good luck to all on the march towards the Lighthouse. Good luck to all who are just showing up to help a friend out. Who knows, maybe you’ll fall in love with this Elimination mode like many have in the past. See you on the battlefield. 

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT CHEATING OR VIOLATING BUNGIE’S TERMS OF USE!!

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT CHEATING OR VIOLATING TERMS OF USE!

Any ban or restriction for a player determined to be cheating or violating Bungie’s Terms of Use while playing in the Trials of Osiris may be applied to the entire fireteam of that player. Players should exercise caution when joining fireteams with unknown players and should leave a fireteam if they suspect a player on their team may be cheating.

Source: https://help.bungie.net/hc/en-us/articles/360041000612-Trials-of-Osiris


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DESTINY 2 PRIME GAMING EXOTIC BUNDLE

Prime Gaming Bundle

Players with an active Prime Gaming membership can now earn in-game Exotic Gear Drops in Destiny 2. Each drop will contain four rewards, including Exotic weapons, Ghosts, ships, Sparrows, and weapon ornaments from previous Seasons.

Wardcliff Coil Exotic Bundle Available Now 

  • Wardcliff Coil Exotic Rocket Launcher
  • Dieselpunk Exotic Ornament
  • Eon Drive Exotic Sparrow
  • Lost Legendary Ghost Projection

If you do not have a membership, you may start your free trial here (*This link supports Kyber3000 with a small commission for each sign up). You may visit this page to start your free trial and support Kyber at the same time or here is a non-affiliate link).

Once you have signed up for Prime Gaming and have connected your accounts, you can claim your Destiny 2 Exotic Gear Drops every month on the Destiny 2 Prime Gaming website.

After claiming your drop, log into Destiny 2 and visit Amanda Holliday in the Tower’s Hangar where you will be able to claim your rewards from her inventory screen.

You will have until the 10 AM Pacific on the last day of the drop to claim the rewards on Destiny 2 Prime Gaming website.

PLEASE NOTE!

  • If you claim a reward on a wrong account, you will be unable to reclaim that reward.
  • Additionally, if you use Amazon Prime Household Sharing, only ONE person will be able to claim a reward.

Still have questions? Check out Bungie’s Help article for more details on how everything works.

Sources: Prime Gaming and Bungie


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NEXT WEEK IN DESTINY

  • Get double Vanguard rank experience all week long!
  • Hunt down Sedia in the Corrupted Nightfall.
  • Showdown returns to the Crucible.

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DESTINY 2 NEWS & UPDATES

Visit Bungie.net for news, updates, and more!

News and Updates

Helpful Websites


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BATTLEYE SOFT LAUNCH UPDATE

Here is some info about the Battleye launch update by Bungie:

“At the start of Season of the Lost, Bungie announced the soft launch of BattlEye anti-cheat in Destiny 2. Throughout the soft launch, we’ve been iterating and improving our ability to detect various cheats that have negative impacts to competitive experiences within the Crucible, as well as other cheats used to get a leg up in PvE activities. While we’re still deep into our soft launch window, we wanted to share a short progress update with you. 

We’ve been able to detect and remove numerous players attempting to circumvent our cheat detections while building upon the fresh foundation that BattlEye has provided us. While we don’t have any specific numbers to share, we did want to note that our soft launch is going well! Well enough in fact that we’re going to begin rolling out automatic bans for a variety of cheats, just in time for the first Trials of Osiris weekend. While we’re excited for this development, there is no silver bullet in the ongoing efforts against cheating. The team will remain vigilant, continuing to improve our detections and investigate reports.  

If you encounter any potential cheater within Destiny 2, please use in-game report tools or our contact form on Bungie.net. Any additional information that you can provide is always greatly appreciated by our teams. If you’d like to learn more about our integration of BattlEye anti-cheat software, feel free to check out our Support Article.”

Bungie (from This Week at Bungie article)


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BUNGIE’S PLAYER SUPPORT

Hotfix 3.3.0.2

On Thursday, September 16, Destiny 2 is scheduled to undergo maintenance in preparation for Destiny 2 Hotfix 3.3.0.2. Below is a timeline of events. Please note that times may be subject to change during this maintenance period:     

  • 9AM PDT (1600 UTC): Maintenance begins.        
  • 9:45 AM PDT (1645 UTC): Players are removed from activities. Destiny 2 is brought offline.      
  • 10 AM PDT (1700 UTC): Hotfix 3.3.0.2 will be available across all platforms and regions. Players will be able to log back into Destiny 2.      
  • 11 AM PDT (1800 UTC): Destiny 2 maintenance is expected to conclude.   

Below are some issues that are expected to be resolved. A complete list will be shared when the Hotfix goes live.  

  • The barriers around the Scorch Cannons in the Fallen Walker public event will no longer repel players.  
  • Players will no longer get stuck in the Broodhold strike or Wolfship Turbine lost sector.  
  • The Warlock’s Nova Warp will Blink if Hold Sprint is active.  
  • Strike Streaks will no longer be broken.  
  • The Danger Zone perk now correctly grants more blast radius on Rocket Launchers. 
  • The Sweet Spotter Triumph now correctly progresses when killing Vex Wyverns with precision damage.  
  • The Dawn Chorus Exotic Warlock helmet correctly extends burn damage on enemies.  

For more information, players should visit the Destiny Server and Update Status help article.  

Hotfix 3.3.0.3

On Thursday, September 23, extended downtime for Destiny 2 is scheduled in preparation for Destiny 2 Hotfix 3.3.0.3. Players will be removed from activities at 5:00 AM (1200 UTC) and be unable to log in until 10 AM (1700 UTC). Please note that times may be subject to change during this maintenance period.

Helpful Websites

Known Issues List  |  Help Forums  |  Bungie Help Twitter


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