Destiny 2’s Trials “will not return over the course of the next few seasons”

If you’ve been holding out for Destiny 2’s Trials of the Nine to make a dramatic return, it sounds like you might be waiting for quite some time, according to Bungie.

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While there isn’t “a timeline for when it may return,” Bungie has provided an update on their blog about their “current thinking” about Trials.

“With the introduction of Trials of the Nine in Destiny 2, we made a few changes to the formula which never really hit the same mark,” said Bungie in a blog post. “We were unhappy with its role in the ecosystem. The new activity wasn’t achieving the goal of bringing the community together every weekend. Both Destiny and the online PvP scene have evolved since 2015, so we don’t believe that bringing back the 2015 version of Trials of Osiris would accomplish what our goals are today.”

For anyone outside the Destiny loop, Trials of the Nine is basically one of the series’ most popular and competitive activities. Originally called Trials of the Osiris when it launched in May 2015 for the original Destiny, it was a 3v3 elimination mode that only took place over the weekend. It was also a great way for players to show off their best skills, strategies, and gear. As Bungie states above, the new Trials for Destiny 2 failed to bring in the numbers and went on hiatus in Season 4.

“Until we have a solid prototype for a pinnacle PvP endgame activity, Trials is staying on hiatus indefinitely and will not return over the course of the next few seasons,” continues Bungie. “When we have those new plans ready, we’ll be sure to share them with you.”

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