Bungie’s experiments and adjustments for improving Destiny 2‘s Trials of Osiris PvP mode continue this weekend with the release of Freelance Mode, a new version of Trials that focuses on players who want to take on the competition solo. The mode goes live with the Destiny 2 daily reset at 10 AM PT / 1 AM ET on Friday, October 22.
Some details about the mode came with the latest This Week at Bungie blog post, although it’s a pretty straightforward addition. You’ll find the new Freelance node in the Crucible section of Destiny 2’s Director, hovering just above and to the right of the Trials of Osiris node. The mode is only accessible to players who want to take on the Trials of Osiris by themselves; no pre-made teams will be admitted. The usual version of the Trials remains available for teams, and you can still queue into that one solo, if you so desire.
Bungie’s changes to the Trials of Osiris this season have been pretty significant, and included the ability for solo players to take on the mode with new incentives to get people playing. Up until this season, Trials was only accessible if you had a full team of three players, a requirement that was, itself, something of a limitation in getting people to play. When Bungie opened the door to solo players, a lot more people flooded into Trials, which has gone a long way to making the mode healthier with a larger and more diverse field of competitors.
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