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Trials Win-Trading In Destiny 2 Isn’t Actually That Bad

Using Emblems to indicate who wins is still pretty fair.

You may or may not have heard about the latest win-trading strategy that’s caused Bungie to shutdown Trials of Osiris for yet another week. At this point, I swear the game mode has been removed from Destiny 2 more than it’s been available. The thing is, this latest trend isn’t actually that toxic. I’d argue that it’s just as fair as flipping a coin, which is sort of what you do in any Trials match anyway.

To explain exactly how this all works, we’ve got a video for you to check out below.

If you still don’t understand, here’s our dummies guide to win-trading using Hakke Emblems written by Guardians who have never used it.

  1. Pick up a burner Trials card and a real one on two characters.
  2. Assemble a team, two of which have a Hakke Emblem, and one who doesn’t.
  3. When you join and see a team with the same, the two Guardians without Hakke Emblems add each other and send a Steam message (PC only). It generates a random number, and the higher one picks the team that will win.
  4. The team who needs to win now switches to their serious characters and rejoins.
  5. The losing team jumps off the map or quits and joins the queue again.

So to put it plainly, this system sees two teams flip a coin to see who gets the win for the match. It’s that easy. If you’re thinking that it doesn’t seem like a toxic system that’s against the rules, that’s because it technically isn’t.

Sure, some Guardians might get angry if they’re forced to lose a few times in a row, but logic dictates that the odds will eventually turn in your favor.

When Trials first became big, I remember quitting from matches where guardians were wobbling their internet cables just to get guaranteed wins. It was disgusting. I’ve also been on the losing end, and it just ruined the experience.

While I’d prefer to fight it out as a fair team vs team match, every Trials match has a degree of chance to it anyway. You never know what might have happened if you took a different route or used a different weapon. Flipping a coin has the same level of odds, but everyone is being honest about it.

I know that this isn’t what Bungie wanted for Trials. Honestly, they need to remove it and bring something else in to replace it at this point. This is the least toxic I’ve seen the community be about it all though, and I think that’s a good thing.

Let us know what you think in the comments.

I'm an avid Destiny 2 fan and player. I fell in love with Destiny 1 during the early alpha and have been hooked by the universe ever since. I really enjoy playing with other Guardians, speculating about the lore, and writing about as much of the Destiny universe as I can.

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  1. Jason Joseph

    March 13, 2021 at 11:41 am

    So there no way of doing this on xbox?

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