Trials of the Nine Carries
Trials of the Nine is Destiny 2’s most competitive multiplayer mode. Every week, from Friday to Monday, the world’s best Crucible players group up to take each other on. The first win of the week grants you access to a special social space, the Third Spire, where emissaries of the Nine will grant you powerful items.
The first win also starts your scorecard. Winning three, five and seven matches will give you free rewards when heading back to the Spire. If you lose three times, your card becomes void and you start all over again. Extremely good players will be able to win seven games without dropping even one, granting them access to the Third Spire itself and exclusive rewards. This is called going “Flawless.”
Teams go up against each other in a 4v4 match, so you have to be sure that you have your best friends with you. Communication is key, so if you can’t hear one of your teammates, you are essentially playing without a teammate.
While you could luck out and get nothing but bad teams (or the unfortunate opposite — nothing but god-tier players), you are going to be battling against even teams more often than not. Being in communication and awareness is 90 percent of what it takes to win. The other 10 is making sure that you can actually hit a shot.