Multiplayer-minded Destiny 2 players have had to find something else to do with their time these past two weekends. Bungie was forced to disable Destiny 2’s popular competitive multiplayer Trials of Osiris after some unexpected issues. At the time Trials of Osiris was deactivated, Bungie said it would be inactive indefinitely while it looked for a fix. This time, indefinitely is not that long after all. Bungie now reveals when Trials of Osiris will return, starting tomorrow.
Destiny 2 players won’t have to go another weekend without Trials of Osiris (for now). Bungie will re-implement multiplayer tomorrow, Friday, March 12, so Trials of Osiris can run through the weekend as usual. It will be active with the daily reset, so Destiny 2 players won’t even miss an hour of potential Trials of Osiris playtime. Players will just have to hurry up and make sure their Trials of Osiris fire team is ready to get back into action.
As for why Trials of Osiris is back and playable after just two weeks, after Bungie said it would be inactive indefinitely, details are limited. All Bungie was willing to reveal was that there was an issue related to Trials of Osiris, but that the issue has now been resolved. Bungie is usually so secretive when it doesn’t want to inform players of a potential exploit, or its fix, so that Bungie can catch more cheaters in the act.
UPDATE: We have resolved this issue, and Trials of Osiris will be re-enabled beginning tomorrow, March 12, at the daily reset time. https://t.co/3ZiszrckH5
— Bungie Help (@BungieHelp) March 11, 2021
While Bungie does not share any information about the issue, the Destiny 2 community believes that it has discovered what may have caused it to disconnect. In short, players used emblems to communicate with opposing teams. Using some simple communications, the teams would decide which team would win or lose. In other words, players were trading Destiny 2 victories so opposing sides could get flawless streaks.
Apparently the problem was so great that as many as 2/3 of all Trials of Osiris players who scored a flawless streak did so with 5 kills or less. In other words, they were using this method to get wins without playing. It was probably only due to the severity of the problem that Bungie decided to shut down Trials of Osiris.
Time will tell if Bungie has actually been able to fix the problem, but you need to feel confident if you’re ready to put Trials of Osiris back on. That initial announcement of an indefinite delay had some players worrying that it could be months, or at least until Bungie promised the multiplayer review. Now they can start over tomorrow.
Destiny 2 is available now on PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X / S.