Destiny 2: Xûr and Trials (Apr 1 – Apr 5)

💠 This weekend you can find Xûr hanging out on the big tree located on Nessus and Trials Labs Capture Zones is live on Midtown. Check out the article below for a more detailed look at Xûr’s inventory, Trials, news, 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: Xûr offers random rolls on Exotic Armor meaning the stats/numbers are different with each purchase.)

Departs: Tuesday, April 5 @ 10 AM PDT

Where is Xûr? Watcher’s Grave, Nessus (on the Big Tree)

Exotic Armor (23 LS)

Item NameType
OathkeeperHunter Arms
Helm of Saint-14Titan Helmet
Contraverse HoldWarlock Arms

Exotic Weapon (29 LS)

Item NameType
Tractor CannonHeavy Shotgun (void)

Other Exotic Weapons

NameTypeRandom Roll PerkCostGrade on light.gg
HawkmoonPrimary Hand CannonHip-Fire Grip125000 Glimmer & 200 Legendary Shards & 1 Exotic Cipher & 1 Ascendant ShardF
Dead Man’s TalePrimary Scout RifleSubsistence125000 Glimmer & 200 Legendary Shards & 1 Exotic Cipher & 1 Ascendant ShardC

Legendary Weapons (50 LS + 1k Glimmer)

NameTypeColumn 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Grade on light.gg
WishbringerEnergy ShotgunRifled Barrel // SmallboreSteady Rounds // Accurized RoundsSlideshotSnapshot SightsA
Gnawing HungerEnergy Auto RifleCorkscrew Rifling // Polygonal RiflingTactical Mag // Alloy MagazineZen MomentRampageA
Temptation’s HookHeavy SwordHungry Edge // Honed Edge // Tempered EdgeBurst Guard // Enduring GuardEnergy TransferVorpal WeaponB
Death AdderEnergy Submachine GunArrowhead Brake // Corkscrew RiflingAppended Mag // Flared MagwellDynamic Sway ReductionEye of the StormC
IKELOS_SG_v1.0.2Energy ShotgunExtended Barrel // Full BoreTactical Mag // Accurized RoundsMoving TargetDisruption BreakD
Extraordinary RenditionKinetic Submachine GunFull Bore // SmallboreAppended Mag // Flared MagwellFirmly PlantedOne for AllF
THE SWARMHeavy Machine GunChambered Compensator // Hammer-Forged RiflingAccurized Rounds // Flared MagwellDynamic Sway ReductionDragonflyC

Legendary Armor

This weekend Xur is selling the old Gambit gear, Ancient Apocalypse gear. The armor does still have collection rolled stats.

Hunter
Warlock

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)

Resources: Infographic | Post


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TRIALS OF OSIRIS

Ends: Tuesday, April 5 @ 10 AM PDT

Fireteam: 3-players (Matchmaking available)

Modes Available: Trials Labs: Zone Capture

  • Compete in an experimental version of Trials of Osiris. Eliminate your opponents or capture the zone to win.
  • Bonus: Earn double Trials reputation all weekend long.

Map: Midtown

REWARDS:

Weekly Flawless Reward: Reed’s Regret (Adept) Linear Fusion Rifle

Rank UpRank Up (1 Reset)Rank Up (2 Resets)
Rank 10: Eye of Sol – Sniper Rifle (Changes to Messenger Pulse Rifle after one reset)
Perks: Harmony and Alacrity
Grade on light.gg: C
Rank 10: The Messenger – Pulse Rifle (Changes to Shayura’s Wrath with another reset)
Perks: Rangefinder and One Quiet Moment
Grade on light.gg: D
Rank 10: Shayura’s Wrath – Submachine Gun
Perks: …
Rank 17: Igneous Hammer – Hand Cannon (Changes to Sola’s Scar Sword after one reset)
Perks: …
Rank 16: Sola’s Scar – Sword (Changes to Reed’s Regret with another reset)
Perks: …
Rank 16: Reed’s Regret – Linear Fusion Rifle
Perks:

RESOURCES:

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

RedditTrials Mega-thread via r/DestinyTheGame

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

Callout Maps by @R3likt


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Get Your Limited Time Destiny 2 Bundles!

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. 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).

Hard Light Exotic Bundle 

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.

Where do I get my Destiny 2 Prime Gaming Bundle?

  • Your claimed drop will be available from Amanda Holliday in The Tower next time you log in to Destiny 2.
  • Additional drops will be available to claim as long as you remain an Amazon Prime member.
  • Note: New players will need to complete the game introduction prior to receiving in-game content.
  • If you’re unable to receive your content, see the FAQs for more detail.

Note: Kyber will receive a small commission whenever someone signs up for Prime Gaming or buys eligible items from Amazon.com using Kyber’s Affiliate link.

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!

  • Hotfix 4.0.0.6 goes live.
  • Grandmaster Nightfall difficulty arrives along with Adept weapons and mods.
  • Gambit Labs becomes available, plus earn double reputation all week long.
  • Mayhem makes it way back into the Crucible playlist.
  • Trials Labs: Freelance returns on Friday, in addition to bonus Trials reputation.

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DESTINY 2 NEWS AND UPDATES

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

News and Updates

Helpful Articles and Websites

CLARIFICATION OF ACCOUNT SECURITY POLICIES

From Bungie blog:

Last year Bungie updated their Destiny 2 Security policy and how we would be taking action against account recoveries and account boosting services.

“As noted in our Account Restrictions and Banning Policies article and Terms of Service, found here and here, it is referenced that players agree to not allow access to their Destiny 2 accounts to anyone outside of their umbrella of ownership. Account boosting also falls under this restriction scope, which is where players will relinquish their accounts to boost their Light levels and earn certain high-level gear, which puts an unfair investment into one’s character when paired up against those playing the game organically. 

Using these types of services can tarnish competitive activities like Trials of Osiris, or even reduce the value of rewards from activities like raids and Grandmaster Nightfalls. To protect the integrity of these experiences, we are issuing the appropriate reprimands to a number of accounts in accordance with our policy. Our security team had this to say about our policies regarding account sharing and other in-game behaviors that can jeopardize account integrity: 

Bungie Product Security Team: In August 2021, Bungie adjusted its policy to clarify that account recovery, boosting, and players that benefit from these services were in violation of our Terms of Service. Since then, we have closely monitored suspected activity and issued our first ban wave against identified violators. We want to assure the community that we will fairly enforce our policy on player conduct for even the most skilled or well-known players. 

Destiny is an evolving experience, and we will continue to update our policies to make the game a more enjoyable and safe experience for all players. We will continue to update the community on the further evolution of these policies, but for now, you can read up on our current stance right here.”

Bungie (TWAB post – March 24, 2022)

TAKEDOWN CLARIFICATIONS

Bungie stated while some of the takedowns in the past have been legitimate violations, many recent strikes were issued for content that does not violate those terms. [View Bungie’s Intellectual Property Guidelines]

From Bungie blog post

“Google has confirmed that the accounts that have submitted fraudulent legal requests to YouTube have been terminated and will no longer have access to Google products. All fraudulent submissions from these accounts will be reversed (some have already, the rest should come through shortly). The processing of these takedowns was an enforcement mistake by Google, and beyond rescinding the strikes and reinstating the videos, they are also working on process improvements to reduce the likelihood of any similar mistakes in the future. Please be patient as we work with YouTube to correct the fraudulent DMCA notices. In the meantime, we ask that you please refrain from harassing any member of the community or any employee of CSC. 

We wanted to clear up a few misconceptions caused by this fraud:  

  • CSC, a Bungie partner that aids in IP protection, did not go rogue or issue any unauthorized takedowns.  
    • Bungie does not use or authorize algorithmic takedowns on YouTube.  All actions by CSC are reviewed and authorized by Bungie.  
      • Because these are human processes, in rare occurrences human error has occurred, in which we have quickly worked to correct any issues.  
    • Bungie investigated the claims of suspicious takedowns and found that several strikes were perpetrated by a “bad actor” that is not affiliated with Bungie or CSC, but who has impersonated CSC by falsifying look-alike email aliases. This attack occurred after, and possibly in response to, a recent set of authentic takedowns of OST uploads. 

Most of the recent takedowns carried out by us were for uploads of original soundtrack (OST) music content. While it’s not permitted to take a soundtrack we release and upload it to your channel, there has been feedback from the community about the desire to access music that is not currently available. Our audio team’s main priority is creating and maintaining the amazing music in the game, and we won’t be able to release every version of every song. But we do agree that we would like to create avenues for the community to fill these gaps and archive some of the music not currently available. 

Going forward we will be allowing certain Destiny music tracks to be uploaded to channels for archival purposes. For those creators interested in this type of content creation, the guidelines below should be reviewed:  

  • It can’t be an OST song that Bungie has already released or posted elsewhere publicly.
  • The content cannot be monetized.
  • The creator needs to obtain permission from Bungie by contacting this email: licensing@bungie.com.

At the end of the day, our content creator community is invaluable to us – and no, not just the “big” creators. We understand that many creators have their content as a source of primary income, and we do not wish to cause harm to those that express their passion through art. However, as with any company, there are boundaries in place to protect both the community and the property that the Destiny 2 teams have poured their souls into through the years. Because this is important to the future of the game and the future of our community, we have been working to update our community guidelines messaging, found in its original iteration here, to make our boundaries as a business clearer so that you, the creators, can make the content your souls crave without fear. We will share the updated resource with you all when those changes are finalized.”

Bungie (TWAB post – March 24, 2022)

Here is an update and more details regarding the fraudulent strikes:


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THIS WEEK AT BUNGIE HIGHLIGHTS

Grandmaster Nightfalls

  • Grandmaster difficulty arrives next week, April 5, 2022.
  • A total of 1575 Power is required to gain access to GM difficulty.
  • Combatants take and deal more damage, and are more aggressive.
  • Champions appear more, revives are limited, and Darkness encroaching will require revives within a certain time period.
  • Grandmaster difficulty has a chance to drop Adept Nightfall weapons, Adept mods, Ascendant Shards, and Enhancement Prisms upon completion.
  • Palindrome Hand Cannon and Plug ONE.1 Fusion Rifle will be the featured Nightfall weapons.
  • Earn double Vanguard rank all week.

Gambit Labs

  • Arrives next week, April 5, 2022.
  • Both Gambit matchmaking nodes (Main and Freelance) will be updated to feature Gambit Labs: Invasion Swap.
  • In this Gambit mode, when a given team reaches 25 and 75 banked Motes, the opposing team will be given one invasion.
  • Earn double Gambit reputation.

Trials Labs

• Trials Labs: Freelance returns next Friday (the node to access this activity will be located next to the standard Trials node).

Unbroken Title and Seal

  • In Season 19, Glory will be removed.
  • The Unbroken Seal and Title will be retired at the end of this season due to the multi-Season requirements.
  • The Crucible Seal will be replaced– with less required multi-Season commitment.
  • More details will be released about this when we get closer to Season 19.

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PLAYER SUPPORT VIA BUNGIE.NET

Hotfix 4.0.0.6

Next Tuesday, April 5, Destiny 2 Hotfix 4.0.0.6 will be released. Here is a timeline of the planned maintenance:   

  • 9 AM PDT (1600 UTC): Destiny 2 maintenance begins.  
  • 9:45 AM (1645 UTC): Destiny 2 is brought offline.   
  • 10 AM (1700 UTC): Destiny 2 Hotfix 4.0.0.6 will begin rolling out across all platforms and regions.   
  • 11 AM (1800 UTC): Destiny 2 maintenance completes. 

Check out Bungie’s Destiny Server and Update Status page for more details.

Windows 7 / 8.1 Update

Since The Witch Queen’s launch, some players on Windows 7 and 8.1 have been unable to enter the game. This issue should be resolved next week in Hotfix 4.0.0.6. 

Account Security

Account security and best practices are the most effective ways to ensure the protection of a Destiny account’s Guardians and their items. Players are encouraged to use their platform’s security features to keep access to their accounts secure. 

  • Visit Bungie’s Account Security Guide for information on Bungie.net profile security. In addition to Bungie.net profile security, the guide also has information for 2-Step Authentication and privacy settings for all platforms.  
  • Never give out your password or e-mail account to anyone. Bungie will never ask for this information. 
  • Never click unknown links from untrusted sources. 

Helpful Websites

Known Issues List  |  Help Forums  |  Bungie Help Twitter


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SEASON OF THE RISEN ROADMAP

Here is a look the Season of the Risen Roadmap. Bungie stated they are also planning a few Gambit Labs weeks.

  • April 1 (THIS WEEK): Trials Labs – Zone Capture 
  • April 5: Grandmaster Nightfalls 
  • April 8: Trials Labs – Freelance 
  • April 12: Iron Banner 
  • April 19: Vow of the Disciple Master Difficulty 
  • April 22: Trials Labs – Zone Capture 
  • May 3 – May 24: Guardian Games 
  • May 6: Trials Labs – Freelance, Community voted map 
  • May 10: Iron Banner 
  • May 20: Trials Labs – Freelance and Zone Capture 

Please note, dates are subject to change.


TEAM MECHS VS TEAM MONSTERS

Last Year Team Dinos won, which will it be this year?

Players will be able to vote for a featured armor ornament set that will become available to earn with Bright Dust or purchase with Silver during Festival of the Lost 2022. To celebrate participation, anyone who puts in a vote for either set and has played since 2/22/22 will qualify for the exclusive Broken Barriers emblem. Here is a look at what players will be able to vote for starting on April 7, 2022.

Team Monsters:

Team Mechs:

HOW DOES THIS WORK?

  • March 31 – April 6: Ensure you’ve signed up for emails from Bungie!*. 
    • Make sure to link your PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, Steam, Stadia, or Twitch account credentials to your Bungie.net profile. 
    • Visit the Account Settings page. 
    • Click on “Notifications and Email.” 
    • Enter your preferred email address to receive Bungie communications. 
  • April 7 – April 13: Polls open. 
    • Watch your emails for your chance to vote. 
  • April 13: Polls close. 
  • April 19: The Broken Barriers emblem is distributed to all players who voted. 
  • TBD: Winners announced. 

*For players who are subscribed to newsletters and have been active since The Witch Queen but not getting any Bungie emails, Bungie advises providing a new email address and going through the verification process on your Bungie.net profile.

Bungie will be keeping an eye out for fun community art so make sure to tag any of your creations with #TeamMechs or #TeamMonsters and #Destiny2Art as you share them! Bungie will be pulling submissions for future Art of the Week sections. 

Source: Bungie article – March 31, 2022


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