TRIALS OF THE NINE UPDATE 1
The new Trials of the Nine crucible mode is now LIVE and available to Guardians.
As a reminder this is only available for those players who have completed the game, finished the Call to Arms Milestone once and have a minimum Power level of 260.
For this week, Guardians entering the Trials of the Nine will be playing the Survival game mode on the Distant Shore map.
The Trials game mode returns today and should once again be available from the director at 10AM Pacific, which is 5PM GMT for anyone playing in the UK.
As for which game mode we’ll be playing, well, as players may well know, the mode rotates weekly between Countdown and Survival.
Last week players were challenged by the Nine to compete in the Survival game mode, so by default, this week should see the return of Countdown.
Equally, the map used for Trials of the Nine last week was Radiant Cliffs map, so expect something different such as Emperor’s Respite, Javelin-4, Midtown or Distant Shore.
We won’t find out until 5PM later this evening though, so stay tuned for further details.
Though it’s detailed underneath, it’s worth reminding everyone that they need to complete a few things before they can play.
So, Guardians are required to complete the Destiny 2 Campaign, finish the Call to Arms Milestone once, have a minimum Power level of 260, and have a pre-made fireteam of four to access Trials of the Nine.
And whilst we wait for the return of the Nine and the Trials event, you’ll find everything you need to know about PvP mode just below.
This includes a gallery (now above) of the various gear, armour and weapons you could earn as well as the Lore behind Trials and some additional tips and tricks to help you dominate every match.
DESTINY 2 – TRIALS OF THE NINE MODE EXPLAINED
As mentioned, The Trials of the Nine has replaced the old Trials of Osiris PvP event – and there are a few subtle changes to the game mode too.
First up, this is a weekly challenge that requires players to win seven Trials of the Nine matches in a row.
Unlike before, the game mode will change every week and so far has alternated between Countdown and Survival.
Equally, Trials of Osiris had level advantages enabled, something that’s not part of Trials of the Nine.
So now, your power level doesn’t matter, meaning you can equip whichever weapons and armour you want. So equip what you feel most comfortable with for your own playstyle.
A new cutscene before each match also shows you what weapons and gear your opponents are using.
As for your own loadout, it’s locked in each round (unlike Osiris) so ensure you enter each match with right gear equipped before you start.
Win your first game and you’ll gain access to the new social space, but the more wins you accumulate, the further you can progress within the social space and the better loot you’ll earn in return.
Lose more than three times and you’re out and must start again!
DESTINY 2 – TRIALS OF THE NINE REQUIREMENTS
First and foremost, before anything else, if you want to take part in Trials of the Nine, there are a number of requirements you have to first fulfill.
These are as follows:
• Players must complete the Destiny 2 campaign
• Players must complete the Call to Arms Milestone at least once
• Players must have a minimum of 260 Power
DESTINY 2 – TRIALS OF THE NINE TIPS
Destiny 2’s Trials of the Nine mode is a competitive slaughterhouse that can be really hard to crack.
However, Guardians return every week because it’s also one of the quickest and best routes to really good gear.
Luckily, the fine folks over at IGN (who know competitive gaming and Destiny in particular better than most) have come up with a series of tips to help struggling Guardians dominate in the Crucible.
You can read about more of these intricate tips and tricks, here: Trials of the Nine – Tips, tricks and how to get that flawless win.
DESTINY 2 – TRIALS OF THE NINE LORE
Trials of the Nine is linked to the ‘The Nine’, a race that has remained one of the games biggest mysteries, with little to no lore from the first game to help guide players.
Obviously, players will be familiar with Xur, an Agent of the Nine who arrives every Friday to sell his exotic wares to Guardians, but even though Xur has been part of the game for many months, he too has provided little to no assistance in fleshing out the backstory of these creatures.
In Destiny 2, we’ve learned a little bit more about this elusive race. If that is what they are.
However, as Destiny lore expert and YouTuber, My Name is Byf has suggested in his video above there are still so few clues to help inform Guardians.
If you want the most comprehensive overview of ‘The Nine’ and as much information about their backstory, we implore you to watch the below above.