Destiny 2 Guardian Games 2021 Guide: What To Know About This Epic Olympics-Style Event
Light the torches! It is time to find out whether Titans will once again reign supreme or if Hunters or Warlocks will rise to the challenge. Here is everything you need to know about the Destiny 2 2021 Guardian Games.
What Are The Guardian Games?
Last year, Guardians could flip-flop between their various characters. However, this year they will need to choose one class. Make sure that you are content to compete with whatever class you choose today.
How Do The Guardian Games Work?
There are a couple of ways to earn these points. First, Guardians can pick up “Medals” and a “Medal Case” from Eva Levante. These medals can be gold, silver, or bronze and function similarly to bounties. These medals will need to be turned once their case is “full” to the podium in the Tower. Any more earned medals will be lost. Guardians will earn points for their team once they turn in these medals and a chance at receiving an “event package.”
Medals have the following values:
- Bronze: 1 Point
- Silver: 2 Points
- Gold: 5 Points
- Platinum: 15 Points
Second, Guardians can also collect “laurels” by completing all the usual activities. These laurels need to be physically collected by the player unless they are playing Gambit or Crucible. Laurels that are earned through Gambit or Crucible will automatically go into the player’s inventory.
These laurels can then be used to purchase “Contender Cards.” Guardians can only have one Contender Card at a time. This Contender Card will require Guardians to complete objectives in strikes, Crucible, and Gambit. Guardians who complete these objectives will be awarded Gold Medal.
There will also be a Platinum Contender Card that will require Guardians to complete objectives in Nightfalls, Survival, and Trials. Players who finish Platinum Contender Cards will receive an “All-Star status” and a “special reward” at the next podium ceremony.
New Guardian Games Strike Playlist
Guardians will be given modifiers that depend on their daily ranking. They are as follows:
- Gold: Health, shields, and recovery are increased. Kinetic weapons deal more damage.
- Silver: Melee abilities recharge faster. Elemental damage increased from Guardian sources. More Heavy ammo available.
- Bronze: Grenade abilities deal more damage and recharge much faster. Elemental damage increased from Guardian sources.
There are also negative modifiers that are intended to make the strikes more challenging for those who are placed silver and gold. They are based off of whatever team is in third place. Silver will only get one modifier that is based off of bronze, while Gold will get two modifiers based off of bronze and silver. They are as follows:
- Bronze: Combatant melee attacks deal more damage.
- Silver: Combatant melee attacks deal significantly more damage.
- Bronze: Incoming damage increased while airborne.
- Silver: Incoming damage increased significantly while airborne.
- Bronze: Radar is disabled.
- Silver: Radar is disabled and combatants don't flinch when damaged.
Weekly Podium Ceremonies
- Third place receives a bronze glow.
- Second place receives a silver glow.
- First place receives a gold glow.
- All-Stars receive a platinum glow.
Heir Apparent And Other Rewards
Guardians will also be able to earn the Catalyst for Heir Apparent. Bungie has not provided any official information about the Catalyst or the requirements to earn it. However, data miners have reportedly uncovered this information. Take everything below with a grain of salt.
The Catalyst will supposedly increase the strength of its protective arc shield. It will also partially reload the magazine of the gun when destroyed. The Catalyst will be dropped through randomly depositing Gold or Platinum Medals. It can reportedly be earned through the following requirements and will likely only be earned during the event:
- Earn (50) points by obtaining medals. Higher tier medals are worth more points.
- Complete (3) Contender Cards.
- Collect (90) Competitive Spirit by getting kills with Machine Guns in the Daily Focus playlist. Precision blows grant bonus progress.
- 700 total kills.
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