Bungie has unveiled details for Destiny
's second expansion, “House of Wolves”, which highlights three new Crucible maps and the game’s newest mode, Trials of Osiris.
The first of the new maps is Thieves’ Den, an arena set within a Fallen hideout in the tunnels below Venus’ surface. Next comes Black Shield, a medium-sized map set in a decommissioned Firebase on Mars’ moon, Phobos. Lastly is Widow’s Court, an asymmetrical map that features areas with long lines of sight as well as tight interiors, located somewhere within Earth’s European Dead Zone.
Trials of Osiris is a new weekly multiplayer PvP event that pits two teams of three against each other in an Elimination style game type. These matches are time-limited to two minutes with no respawns, so if you do fall, you’ll need to be revived by a nearby teammate (unless you happen to be a Warlock with the Fireborn self-revive ability). The team that eliminates their opponents will win the round, and the first team to win five rounds claims overall victory.
Trials of Osiris will be available on a weekly basis, starting each Friday and running through until the weekly reset on Tuesday. In order to participate in the Trials, players will need to purchase a Trials Passage from Brother Vance, a new NPC located in the “House of Wolves” new social area, The Reef. It is also worth noting that players will need to find their own teammates to participate in the events as matchmaking won't be available for the mode.
The following stream from Bungie and special community guest tripleWRECK goes into greater detail on how the Trails will work and what forms of rewards people can expect from competing.
's "House of Wolves" DLC will be released on May 19th, 2015.