Destiny 2’s summer event, the Solstice of Heroes, kicks off with the next weekly reset on August 11. Like last year, it’s bringing new armor for players to earn by venturing into the European Aerial Zone, an area specific to the event where you’ll fight waves of enemies for a chance to earn a bunch of rewards.
Bungie detailed this year’s Solstice event on its blog with a new trailer. The thing that drivers the Solstice of Heroes is a special Majestic armor set you can earn for your characters, which is unique to the event and will require you to put in some effort to earn. When Solstice begins, you’ll start with a new, “rare” version of the armor. Participating in Solstice gives you an opportunity to amp up the armor to a “legendary” version with better stats and a cooler look.
We’re not sure yet what it’ll take to upgrade the Solstice armor to Majestic status, but it’ll probably involve venturing into the EAZ, an area we saw last year. It’s a section of Earth’s EDZ location that floats in the air, giving it more of a platforming vibe than other locations. When you venture into the EAZ, you fight waves of enemies to earn keys, which you’ll then use to open chests to get rewards. You can get different roles on your Majestic armor in the EAZ as well.
Once you get your Majestic armor, you’ll start spiffing it up even more. You can then upgrade it to Magnificent armor, which adds a white armor glow. Doing that requires you to complete a bunch of other objectives:
- Complete a Nightfall Ordeal on the Master difficulty.
- Complete a Nightmare Hunt.
- Complete Pit of Heresy.
- Win seven Trials of Osiris matches. (Not on a single Passage)
- Complete a Tier 5 Altar of Sorrow three times.
The good news is, you can knock out those objectives even after the Solstice of Heroes event ends. Doing so will unlock the ability to buy armor Magnificent armor glows from the Eververse Store that will change color based on your subclass. That’s a change from last year, when you had to buy each individual color separately. Even better, the armor glow will function as a Universal Ornament–meaning you can apply them to any piece of armor you want once you purchase them.
There’s more coming to the Eververse Store as part of the summer event as well. Check out the image below for a preview of what you’ll be able to buy and earn during the Solstice of Heroes.
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