Solstice Of Heroes
On July 30th, Destiny 2’s Solstice of Heroes will return with a few surprises. The upcoming celebratory twists will include elemental buffs, a new zone, and an opportunity to obtain the first of the new “armor 2.0” sets that will go live in the Shadowkeep expansion.
Check out the official Destiny 2’s Solstice of Heroes trailer here, to have a first glimpse of what is in store for players.
Close Look At The Event
Every day during the Solstice event, they will feature one of three elements, namely Solar, Arc, or Void. Then each of them will drop Elemental Orbs on Elemental kills.
By collecting the orbs, you will be able to complete objectives and upgrade your armor. If you manage to collect 30 orbs that match the element of the day, it will also proceed to apply a brief elemental buff.
These buffs will be a burning wave of energy for Solar classes, invisibility and heightened ability regeneration for Voids, and boosted speed and melee damage for Arc classes.
However, bear in mind that these buffs will not be working in the Competitive play or Gambit Prime. But they will be enabled in the new European Aerial Zone.
Fireteams can fight as many mini-bosses as they want within a set time limit. After this, they’ll face a final boss. If you manage to defeat the boss, treasure chests will be throughout the zone that contains Solstice Packages, which can be opened using Solstice Key Fragments. These fragments will be earned in any other activity during the event.
This means that the more mini-bosses you kill, the more chests you can find. Additionally, if you do it elementally, the more Elemental Orbs you’ll pick up as well.
At the beginning of the event, players will be provided with Solstice of Heroes armor sets that can be upgraded from their initial “Drained” state to “Renewed” by finishing various objectives for each piece in the set.
If you succeeded in getting the full suit to “Renewed”, then it will grant you a “Majestic” Legendary set. Doing and completing more objectives will unlock the Masterwork version.
It is indeed a lot of work, and to ensure that the effort isn’t wasted Bungie decided to make Solstice armor the first 2.0 armor set in the game.
Any sets you earn during the event will be available from the Gunsmith as 2.0 versions when Shadowkeep goes live. Although further details about the 2.0 armor system are not yet revealed, what we do know is that gear pieces will be able to host multiple mods. Also, Intellect, Discipline, and Strength stats are making a comeback to the game to enable deeper, more RPG-style character builds.
There will not be an event engram this year, but what they do have is that all items will be offered for direct purchase with Silver and Bright Dust. If you want to know more about the full details on this year’s Solstice of Heroes event, visit their official website at bungie.net for additional info.