The Trials of Osiris has been getting teased since the House of Wolves DLC was first announced, but today we finally got our first look at it. The Trails will revolve around what Bungie calls passages. You can think of each passage as a sort of bounty that will track the wins and losses of your next several matches. The more matches you win out of the maximum of 9, the better the prizes you will receive when you trun your Passage in. Lose three matches and you will be forced to turn in your Passage with however many wins you acquired by that time. Scorecards become available every Friday from the new Brother Vance NPC, and can be continually purchased during the weekend for 100 glimmer each.
The trails game mode itself is a lot like skirmish in that it is a 3 vs. 3 battle where teammates can revive one another but there are some major differences. For starters, each match is separated into 5 rounds. Rounds are won by having all the enemy teams players killed at the same time, at which point it will move onto a new round. Losing all 5 rounds of a match will add a loss to your Passage. Another key difference is that there is no matchmaking for Trials of Osiris. Just the same as raids, you'll have to form your own group to take into battle, so don't format your friends list just yet.
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