Destiny 2 Trials of Osiris canceled indefinitely while Bungie investigates win trading solutions

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Update: In a new update, Bungie confirmed that Destiny 2's Trials of Osiris will remain offline while the studio investigates a spike in win trading.  

"Last weekend, Trials of Osiris was disabled due to unexpected issues," the studio said (opens in new tab) in a blog post. "While these issues are being investigated, Trials of Osiris will be unavailable to players. We will have more information when it becomes available." 

Last week's Trials of Osiris event was cut short when Bungie realized players were using various exploits to cheat their way into Flawless clears. It isn't clear how long Trials of Osiris will be unavailable to players, but it's clear that this weekend's event isn't happening, and there's a very real possibility that next weekend's Trials of Osiris event will be canceled as well.

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Destiny 2's Trials of Osiris has been temporarily disabled by Bungie thanks to an issue with players trading for wins.

Below, you can see the initial tweet from Bungie Help on February 28, where the developer announced that Trials of Osiris in Destiny 2 was being suspended for the remainder of the weekend. As of right now however, Bungie has allowed players with a Flawless win card to access the Lighthouse, and those who have already earned Trials Tokens can be redeemed.

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At first, there wasn't much information to go on about the suspension of Trials of Osiris in Destiny 2. Delving into the Destiny subreddit (opens in new tab) however, it appears that players were trading wins. It's a convoluted system, but players were using the Hakke Emblem to signal to one another that they were open to win trading, and would back out if they lost an in-game dice roll, therefore granting the other team a Flawless win.

Elsewhere however, it appears that Trials of Osiris players have been using secondary Destiny 2 characters to match up against themselves. In a separate post on the Destiny subreddit (opens in new tab), the user explains the complicated system that could reward players with Flawless Trials of Osiris wins if they actually succeeded in matching up against themselves. It sounds as though this has been a problem plaguing Destiny 2 for a fair while, but for some reason it really exploded over the past weekend.

That's not the only problem that's surfaced in Bungie's game over the last few days. It turns out players have figured a way to cram 12 players into a single Raid, completely decimating the entire activity and rendering bosses fairly helpless in the process. It's definitely one of the funnier exploits in Bungie's game, but it's an exploit nonetheless. 

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Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.