After disabling Destiny 2Trials of Osiris mode last weekend due to an exploit, Bungie announced Thursday in its weekly blog post that it will keep the mode offline indefinitely while it continues to investigate the issue.
Last week, a winnings trading method that has been around for some time exploded, and Trials players around the world started trading winnings on their way to Flawless. Here’s how it works: Players equip certain emblems to show that they are willing to trade victories with the other team; The two leaders of Fireteam roll virtual dice through chat; and the winning team rejoins the match with the characters they want to win with, while the losing team withdraws from the match. Do that enough times, and Guardians who only appear when their Fireteam leader wins the roll will get a free trip to the Lighthouse.
It is an extremely complex and complicated system; You can watch Destiny PvP YouTuber Aztecross explaining the issue in more detail in the video above. It is currently unclear how long it will take Bungie to fix this issue. But as Aztecross points out, disabling gameplay to keep Trials integrity intact after a full year of rampant cheating feels a bit silly at the moment.
In other news, Bungie encouraged players to test out the 12-player raid glitch that is Destiny 2, saying the studio is not rushing to fix it. Bungie noted that because the activities in question aren’t intended for 12 players, things can get a little weird. The studio said it will fix the bug before the return of Grandmaster Nightfalls on March 16, presumably to maintain the integrity of the rewards that come from them, such as the title of Conqueror.
Bungie also announced some community voting, where players can choose between a new dinosaur-themed armor set or a monster-movie-themed one.
At the end of this year, during Destiny 2Halloween substitute Festival of the Lost Bungie will be selling a new set of armor for Silver (real money currency) or Bright Dust (in-game currency used to purchase cosmetic items). Silver-or-Bright-Dust armor sets are fairly common for holiday events in Destiny, but this year, players can vote for what they want.
The first possibility is a set based on monsters from classic movies. We have a Hunter dressed as Godzilla, a Warlock dressed as the Creature from the Black Lagoon, and a Titan dressed as the Cyclops.
The second set features some dinosaur appearances for Guardians. There is the Hunter in his raptor armor, the Warlock in his Triceratops armor, and the Titan in his Tyrant Saurus Rex armor. Based on initial internet reaction, it looks like the dinosaur game will win this vote overwhelmingly.
Fans who want to cast their vote, whether it’s to help the dinosaur achieve a sure victory or restore balance by voting for the movie’s set of monsters, can complete the Bungie poll. These armor sets are likely to appear in-game between September and November of this year.