The Destiny 2 post-story content that separates casual Guardians from the bloodthirsty pros is now in full swing. The sequel’s first raid, Leviathan, kicked off the epic content with a lengthy and challenging PvE mission, and now PvP players have been able to enter the new Trials of the Nine. It only took a short amount of time for seasoned players to conquer the Trials flawlessly, and strangely, the reward is more spooky than cool.
YouTuber Kruzer and his fire team managed to earn a flawless record for the Trials, meaning they won all seven matches in a row required to complete the Trials. While players who only win one match still get rewards, the flawless approach grants access to a special area in the form of a new social space, The Spire. The shot from Kruzer’s video, seen below (via Kotaku), has the team entering the restricted area to be greeted by the Trials of the Nine’s vendor, The Emissary. What’s hard to ignore is how gigantic and foreboding he looks, so if you want to buy some sweet gear, get ready to bow your head and approach him with reverence.
Unlike the first game’s Trials of Osiris, fireteams entering the Nine’s will encounter a new mode and map each week, with the opening week offering Countdown mode for players on the Eternity map. As well, to truly conquer the Trials of the Nine, teams must win seven matches before getting three losses, as opposed to Osiris’ requirement of nine wins. These wins are tallied onto a Trials card, and we noted above, teams that only win one match are still granted access to The Spire—just not the entire area.
It seems one win grants basic access and the ability to increase rank with The Emissary, while three wins opens up the second platform area and a Trials weapon Engram. Working slightly harder with five wins unlocks the third platform and a Trials armor Engram, and finally, seven wins brings players to the fourth floor to pick one of three Trials items. Apart from the terrifying man-monster, flawless winners will also receive extra loot, an aura, and an emblem to show off their perfection.
Destiny 2 is available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with a PC release launching October 24th.