A new challenge awaits Crucible-goers in Destiny’s new Trials of Osiris PvP event, arriving with Expansion II: House of Wolves this May 19. But with the coming launch, there’s also a lot more to look forward to in regular competitive multiplayer playlists.
Destiny PvP is getting a bit of an overhaul when it comes to rewards. For starters, developer Bungie has doubled the amount of Marks and Reputation earned after each match. These can be used to unlock and purchase Crucible vendor weapons and gear. Bungie also promises more loot overall; players in first place will be more likely to win better rewards.
“We’ve doubled that stream period so you’re going to see a lot more blues dropping at the end,” said Crucible Design Lead Lars Bakken. “On top of that we’ve added purple. I believe there are 12 new legendaries that will drop.”
“Not only that, but we’re allowing you to get Etheric Light.” As outlined in Bungie’s Reef reveal, Etheric Light can be used to upgrade your Legendary and Raid gear to the new maximum level. One will be earned from hitting level 3 in Iron Banner, one for hitting level 5 in Iron Banner, as random drops in Trials of Osiris, and as a supplemental drop in Nightfall Strikes.
The studio adds that completing the daily Crucible challenge will also reward players with a package that contains Passage Coins used to gain entry in the Trials of Osiris, as well as Glimmer, Motes of Light, and more.
In addition, when House of Wolves launches, all three multiplayer maps from the Expansion I: The Dark Below will be free to download for all players, with or without the DLC. That includes The Cauldron, Skyshock, and Pantheon. When purchased separately, the original expansion can be purchased for $19.99 USD or the Season Pass for $34.99 USD.
House of Wolves introduces four new multiplayer maps to Destiny – Thieves’ Den, Black Shield, Widows Court, and a timed-PlayStation exclusive, Timekeeper. Watch all four in action right here.