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25 July 2019 04:05

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Destiny 2's Solstice Of Heroes Event: Start Date, Rewards, And Details

All Elemental kills will reward you with Elemental Orbs which can be used to complete objectives to upgrade your armor. This time, you will be going to an entirely new area called the European Aerial Zone (EAZ) to take on Hive, Cabal, or Fallen enemies. Solstice of Heroes armor sets will need to be upgraded from their "Drained" Uncommon state to their "Renewed" Rare state. If you collect all Solstice Legendary armor sets on all three classes you will earn the EV-37 Voidstreak Sparrow. "This means that whatever full Legendary sets you earn now will have their new armor 2.0 versions waiting for you to pick up from the Gunsmith when Shadowkeep releases," said Bungie.

Some really snazzy Armor Glows will be available for you to add to your Solstice of Heroes armor sets. Armor glows will remain available for use after the Solstice of Heroes event ends. There also will be two additional Moments of Triumphs available during the Solstice of Heroes event, and Gambit will be available to all players of Destiny 2 during the event. Destiny 2's Solstice of Heroes event begins on July 30, and now we know what to expect from the last big event of the Season of Opulence and the game's second year of content. You'll be chasing a special set of Solstice armor for your characters, but instead of just earning the gear, you'll need to upgrade it by completing a number of objectives and participating in a new activity that's specific to Solstice.

The event starts with picking up a special set of Solstice armor, which is in a pretty rough state when you first get it. You'll need to complete Solstice objectives to upgrade the armor, slowly improving it until you can get it to its Masterworked "Majestic" state. Bungie also explained that the Solstice armor set will be the first "Armor 2.0" set available in its upcoming new expansion, Shadowkeep. When Shadowkeep launches in September, you'll be able to pick up the Solstice Armor 2.0 set, provided you earn and upgrade the whole thing during the event. Upgrading that armor will take you to a new area for Solstice called the EAZ, or European Aerial Zone--essentially a version of the EDZ that's in Destiny 2 already, but composed of a bunch of floating platforms.

A matchmade Solstice activity takes place there that has you and two other players fighting a bunch of mini-bosses to receive treasure chest rewards. There's one more big change coming to the Solstice of Heroes, which might give a hint of what players can expect from the upcoming Shadowkeep expansion. That's not the case in Solstice, though--instead, there will be no Solstice engrams, and all event cosmetics will be available for purchase from the Eververse store with either Bright Dust or Silver, Destiny's premium currency. We know Bungie is about to greatly change how Bright Dust works, making it so you solely earn it from playing the game (rather than from breaking down Eververse items you could have purchased with Silver). The annual Solstice of Heroes event returns on July 30 to wind down year two of Destiny 2 ahead of September's big Shadowkeep update.

In preparation for that expansion, players who complete Solstice activities will receive new armor sets that will automatically get updated with the armor overhaul coming to the game in September. The more they kill, the more treasure chests, called Solstice Packages, will be waiting for them with pieces of the new cool-looking armor sets inside. Last year's Solstice was quite the grind, and the armor sets players obtained were immediately useless once the Forsaken expansion released the following month. Bungie is calling this new system Armor 2.0, and fortunately for players the Solstice armor sets will be part of it. "Lest it feel like a bummer earning this set just to have the new armor system make it somewhat obsolete when Shadowkeep releases, we decided, based on player feedback, to make the Solstice of Heroes armor set the first armor 2.0 set you will receive (assuming you earn it, of course)," the studio said in a blog post today announcing Solistic of Heroes.

The move also provides an extra incentive to dedicated Destiny players who want to get a leg up on Shadowkeep by grinding for their first bit of 2.0 armor ahead of time. The Solstice armor sets themselves look great, and the new elemental buffs that will be in effect for the Solstice activities sound like a lot of fun. Each day during the event will feature a different element, with players able to collect orbs of that element from dead enemies. Those orbs can then be used to upgrade armor or yield a temporary elemental buff for their character granting them special abilities like invisibility or quicker movement. The Destiny 2 Solstice of Heroes 2019 event will kick off on Tuesday, July 30, Bungie announced today. It'll run through August 27, during which time players will have access to a new area called the European Aerial Zone, another set of upgradeable Solstice armor, the last two Triumphs for the Year 2 Moments of Triumph Seal, and a raft of cosmetics purchasable with Bright Dust and Silver, Destiny 2's free and real-money currencies. Upgrading armor is always the focus of these Solstice events, but with Destiny 2: Shadowkeep and its revamped Armor 2.0 system just two months away, you might wonder why it's worth grinding this out now when most armor is about to be replaced. Bungie wondered this as well, and so it decided, "based on player feedback, to make the Solstice of Heroes armor set the first armor 2.0 set you will receive (assuming you earn it, of course)." "Whatever full Legendary sets you earn now will have their new armor 2.0 versions waiting for you to pick up from the Gunsmith when Shadowkeep releases," Bungie said in a blog post. Armor upgrades and Elemental Orbs You can earn Elemental Orbs in any activity, but you'll probably spend a good bit of this event in the European Aerial Zone, a brand-new area featuring a three-player matchmade Meditation set up by Ikora. Once the boss is defeated, you will set out across the EAZ in search of treasure chests. Once you obtain a set of Legendary Solstice armor, you'll also start receiving duplicate armor pieces so you can grind for Enhanced armor perks on your Solstice gear. There won't be any Solstice Engrams this year, but all event items will be purchasable for Bright Dust and Silver "at some point during the event," Bungie said. This includes the revamped Solstice armor glows, which will thankfully "remain available for use after the Solstice of Heroes event ends." Here's a look at some of the other cosmetics on offer this year: Outside of the Eververse stuff, players can earn the EV-37 Voidstreak Sparrow by collecting Legendary Solstice armor sets on all three classes: We've already covered a couple of tidbits about Destiny 2's upcoming Solstice of Heroes event. That's because the Solstice of Heroes armor pieces will have the "Armor 2.0" system just in time for the Shadowkeep expansion. Solstice of Heroes items will be the first gear pieces where Armor 2.0 applies. Lest it feel like a bummer earning this set just to have the new armor system make it somewhat obsolete when Shadowkeep releases, we decided, based on player feedback, to make the Solstice of Heroes armor set the first armor 2.0 set you will receive (assuming you earn it, of course). Whatever full Legendary sets you earn now will have their new armor 2.0 versions waiting for you to pick up from the Gunsmith when Shadowkeep releases. One of the biggest concerns with the upcoming Solstice of Heroes event is that the armor pieces you obtain will become obsolete by the time the Shadowkeep expansion releases. Now, all that's left is to grind during Destiny 2's Solstice of Heroes event.