Destiny 2’s New Trials of Osiris Matchmaking System Is Stirring Controversy

Bungie has added matchmaking assistance to Destiny 2's Trials of Osiris mode to make it more welcoming for a wider range of players, but it hasn't launched without its own fair share of controversy.

For those unaware, Trials of Osiris is a high-risk, high-reward competitive 3v3 PvP mode in Destiny 2 that has players attempting to go Flawless by winning seven matches in a row. By doing so, players gain access to exclusive rewards in the Lighthouse.

As reported by Kotaku, the details of this matchmaking change to Trials of Osiris were shared in the latest This Week At Bungie, and are part of Trials of Osiris' revamp following the mode being offline for a bit.

The first of these changes is the addition of a "flawless pool" that will put players who achieve the Flawless milestone by going 7-0 into a matchmaking pool with others who have done the same. Players will remain in this pool until the game's weekly reset.

For those who are having some troubles in Trials of Osiris, Bungie will also offer "matchmaking help" until they start winning again. Luckily, the temporary nature of this change will hopefully help with those looking to game the system.

"We are enabling some matchmaking help if someone runs into several blowout matches,” Bungie community manager Cozmo_BNG wrote. “This temporary help mechanic clears up once they start winning again, so don’t think someone will cheese a flawless by tanking for a few games and then have a weekend of smooth sailing.”

There are those, like @Benjjjyy on Twitter, who feel that this may "discourage players who have gone flawless from ever playing again." It could also encourage certain players to manipulate the system by resetting on six wins so they can avoid being placed in this Flawless pool.

This new system, according to Cozmo, is a work-in-progress and will be adjusted in the future if needed.

"We will be watching both analytics and feedback – and trying to balance fast matches with good matches across the playerbase," Cozmo said. "Definitely not set in stone forever."

For more on Destiny 2, check out all the latest details on The Witch Queen, which will be released in February 2022, and the news that the Gjallarhorn is coming back.

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