We are sorry to inform PvP aficionados that Bungie got Trials of the Nine cancelled for the next two weeks. The devs made the decision after players discovered a game-breaking exploit. Using the new Bureaucratic Walk emote near solid walls and objects, you can glitch through them.
This bug understandably caused a lot of issues in PvP matches. Guardians would use the exploit to glitch through walls or even outside the map’s boundaries. This way, Guardians can see (and shoot at) enemy players, while they hide behind the solid wall on the other side.
Such bugs are always annoying and they take away a lot from anyone’s experience. However, Trials of the Nine is the only game mode that Bungie decided to put on ice. This is probably due to the fact that the weekly PvP mode awards players with exclusive gear that they cannot obtain otherwise.
Game breaking exploits are not a new phenomenon in online gaming. For obvious reasons, they are usually banned in competitive and professional matches. However, Destiny 2 does not feature any kind of pro league. Therefore, banning players for using a glitch could look like a bit of an overkill.
Bungie did take some actions to limit the use of this exploit, though. A few days ago, they removed the emote from the Eververse store. However, players that purchased it still have it in their inventories.
Thankfully, the decision to get Trials of the Nine cancelled is only temporary. The mode will be returning on November 3, probably with a fixed Bureaucratic Walk. However, this means that PC players will not have the chance to play the game mode upon release.
The PC version of Destiny 2 will arrive 10 days earlier – on October 24.