An Emote Glitch Leads Bungie To Cancel Trials Of The Nine For Two Weeks

by Cody Mello-Klein on Oct 20, 2017 at 01:33 PM

Destiny 2 players will have to go the next two weeks without the Trials of the Nine multiplayer mode, according to a blog post from Bungie's community manager Chris Shannon. Bungie is working to fix a glitch that lets players use an emote to hide outside the map.

The emote in question is the Monty Python-inspired Bureaucratic Walk, and, according to reports by Eurogamer, the emote was pulled from sale earlier this week. However, that doesn't solve the issue of all the players who already bought the emote. As a result, Trials of the Nine will be offline for two weeks while Bungie works to resolve the issue. The event will resume on November 3.

Trials of the Nine has had similar issues in the past. Last month Bungie had to change the game mode and map for the Trials playlist in order to prevent players from scoring kills while out of bounds on the Altar of Flame map. 

[Source: Eurogamer]


Our Take:
The idea of Guardians using silly walks to break the game is pretty funny up until you get killed by one of them. Trials is a highly competitive and challenging mode that offers a change of pace from the PvE action, and there's nothing more frustrating than players cheesing the map in order to secure victory. Bungie has a great history with competitive multiplayer, but Destiny 2 in general has had some pretty serious issues with glitch exploits. Hopefully Bungie uses these two weeks not to just fix this one glitch, but to address the larger issue in a meaningful way.