PSA: Destiny 2 Trials of the Nine Goes Live Tomorrow

September 14, 2017Written by Chandler Wood

Destiny 2 trials of the nine

Little is known about Destiny 2’s anticipated competitive endgame mode, Trials of the Nine, but it is less than 24 hours away from releasing. Trials of Osiris was a difficult 3v3 competitive playlist that was only for the most skilled of players in Destiny 1. Completing a card flawlessly would reward players with high level gear and a trip to the coveted Lighthouse, a space on Mercury that was exclusive to those players that performed among the best.

Very few details have been released about Trials of the Nine, but given the name change, players can expect that some of the mechanics will change too. We’ll keep you updated on the specifics of Trials of the Nine as it goes live tomorrow.

While you wait, you can check out our review-in-progress of Destiny 2, with a full scored review coming soon.

A sequel should be many things. It should be familiar. It should be a step forward. It should cultivate the things that worked. It should improve what didn’t. Finding that balance is difficult without either copying too much of what came before or no longer staying true to the original. As old Guardians and new alike take this step into a world without light, Destiny 2 proves that Bungie has taken great care with this balance. There’s a familiar game here, and yet there’s a game all its own. It’s thrilling to start at the bottom again and need to work my way up after three years of feeling powerful.

I could go on and on, but I won’t. Even as much as the story experience has been improved, and many quality of life changes have been implemented, Destiny is all about the endgame. If you aren’t concerned at all about the endgame content, my recommendation is to get Destiny 2 right now. If your hestitation was on story, whether it changed enough from the first, or any other number of small quality of life things, rest assured that Bungie listened to their players and Destiny is better than it’s ever been.

You can also read our Destiny 2 endgame guide and guide to heroic public events.