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What’s New in Destiny 2 Trials of Osiris Today?

What can you expect?

In its latest This Week At Bungie article, the Destiny 2 developer commented on the massive success that Trials of Osiris has seen so far in Season of the Lost. However, it’s not popping the champagne and calling it a day just yet. In fact, Bungie has more changes that are coming to the game mode, and you’re going to see them come into play today.

The matchmaking for anyone with seven wins apparently doesn’t feel satisfying enough. At the point at which Guardians reach five wins and no losses, the matchmaking pool seems to flatten out a little. To combat this, Bungie is enabling a flawless matchmaking pool. This is basically a matchmaking pool for all Guardians who are currently flawless, and, from the sounds of it, have five wins so far. What this should do is ensure that flawless Guardians come up against other flawless Guardians and battle it out for the final stretch.

The same sort of thing is being tweaked for Guardians who run into a patch of losses. So if you smash your head against fireteams and lose five matches in a row, you’ll be added to a new matchmaking pool where you have a bonus applied in your favor. This will make it easier for you to win your next match, unless the Guardians you’re up against are better than pros. Apparently, the system can’t be cheesed, so you can’t lose a few matches to get the buff and then ride it all the way to flawless victory. We’ll see how this works in practice later.

There will also be quitter penalties. I guess this is for those Guardians who would quit a match after losing one round because they’re no longer flawless. It’s a 30-minute timeout, so you literally can’t play anything that awards Glory for that time. You’ve been warned.

This all feels quite powerful, but in practice, I wonder how much of an impact it will have. Trials of Osiris feels a lot better to play these days, but Bungie still hasn’t perfected it. What we have here are a few small steps towards the right direction, but Trials of Osiris still needs to be cared for if it’s going to become the ultimate activity that Bungie wants it to be.

Let us know how you get on with these changes in the comments.

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