Every week Bungie gives an update on the ever evolving world of Destiny, and this week’s edition comes with some bittersweet news. Two of the first-person shooter’s most popular events, the Trials of Osiris and Iron Banner, will be ending in August. They aren’t gone for good, though, as Bungie says they are merely going into “hibernation” until Destiny 2 releases on September 6, 2017.
Here’s the official announcement via the Destiny blog:
Live Game TransitionsDestiny 2 is rapidly approaching, like a sneak attack that’s just about to crest the horizon. This means that our two competitive end game experiences will be going into hibernation before reemerging to spread their beautiful wings in unexpected ways in Destiny 2.If you fancy yourself forged in the fires of the Crucible, you’ll want to mark these dates:
- August 1, 2017: Final Destiny 1-era Iron Banner
- August 11, 2017: Final Destiny 1-era Trials of Osiris
This is a big blow to the end game of the original Destiny, but it makes sense considering Activision is trying to get active players to move forward to the sequel. Other big news from this week’s post is that PlayStation exclusive content is finally coming to Xbox. “The weapons, armor, and playable activities that have been available only on PlayStation will transfer to the Xbox in October, 2017,” announced Bungie. This includes exclusive content from The Taken King and Rise of Iron expansions as well. So, while Xbox owners won’t be able to participate in the Trials of Osiris any longer, they’ll be able to get some extra content come October.
Destiny 2 is set to release September 6, 2017 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. A PC release will come afterwards on October 24.