Trials of Osiris has received a complete overhaul in Season of the Lost. Its loot structure has been changed, matchmaking has seen some changes, anti-cheat has been added, and the nature of Trials Cards has been shifted.
Needless to say, Trials is a much different beast than its previous versions—one that is far more respectful of your time and skill level. It’s still the pinnacle PvP activity that most Destiny veterans remember, now with better loot incentives and a more forgiving reward structure. We’ll be going over what Trials of Osiris is, how it works, and why virtually every Destiny player will want to dive into this playlist.
Updated October 14th, 2022, by Charles Burgar: New rewards have been added to the Trials of Osiris in Season of the Plunder. We’ve updated this article with up-to-date information on Trials rewards, including this season’s new weapons. We’ve also updated our Flawless section to discuss the Flawless Pool, rewrote a few sections for clarity, and reorganized the Trials Passages section for easier navigation.
Trials of Osiris is a high-stakes variant of Crucible’s 3v3 Elimination game type that serves as Destiny 2’s pinnacle PvP activity. Only available during weekends, Trials gives every player the chance to show off their PvP skills to obtain some of Destiny’s most sought-after weapons and armor.
Players that compete in the Trials of Osiris will have all of their games tracked through a Passage—a ticket purchased from Saint-14. Winning rounds and matches in Trials will grant exclusive weapons, armor, pinnacle gear, Masterwork materials, and even Adept gear for the most skilled players. Both PvE and PvP players have something to gain by participating in Trials whenever it’s active.
Trials of Osiris starts every Friday at 1:00 PM (EST) and ends on Tuesday at 1:00 PM (EST). You’ll find it in the Crucible tab on your Director. The Flawless pool—a matchmaking filter that prevents Flawless players from matching against non-Flawless players—starts every Sunday at 1:00 PM (EST).
Trials of Osiris will not run during the following:
Trials of Osiris saw some major changes in Year 4, making this one of the most rewarding activities in Destiny 2. Loses aren’t punishing anymore, rewards scale off round wins instead of match wins, and the playlist now has matchmaking for solo and duo players.
The rewards you receive from Trials of Osiris include:
These weapons are nothing to sneeze at either. Some of Destiny 2’s strongest weapons are tied to Trials of Osiris, including Reed’s Regret, Burden of Guilt, and Eye of Sol. While most weapons from this mode are tuned towards PvP, Reed’s Regret is one of the strongest PvE Heavy weapons in the game currently, giving PvE mains a reason to jump into this playlist.
Trials of Osiris requires three things before you can participate:
You can grab this quest from Saint-14 in the Tower. You’ll find him beside his ship in the Hanger—the eastern part of the hub.
This quest has three steps:
Step one will require that you complete weekly milestones on your Director to obtain Powerful and Pinnacle Gear. We cover this in more detail in our Power leveling guide.
Step two is tied to Elimination, a PvP game type found in the Crucible tab in the Director.
Step three is tied to your Crucible rank. This is a progression system tied to virtually every PvP mode, excluding Survival. Playing matches will increase your Crucible rank, wins and play streaks granting more progress. We cover this in more detail in our Crucible Valor and Glory guide.