The ever-popular Destiny 2 franchise is currently on its 17th season. Titled Season of the Haunted, there is an array of new weapons, sidearms, and exotic pieces.
Players are having a blast using all of them throughout the game as they battle each other for the loot. In this regard, there is more good news on the way. Bungie has announced the launch of their upcoming summer event as is the tradition.
It is called the ‘Solstice of Heroes,’ and will be the last piece of major action before the new season in August. The following guide will help fans and players in gathering all the information regarding the event and what it entails.
Destiny 2: Solstice start time and date of launch
For starters, the event is called only ‘Solstice’ this time. It is an annual tradition from Bungie and generally comes around this time. This year, the Solstice of Heroes will begin on July 19, 2022, at 6 pm BST/10 am PT/ 1 pm ET.
It will follow the weekly reset of the game, and run for almost three weeks, till August 9. Players will battle it out for new rewards, badges, and prizes. Furthermore, the end of the Solstice will leave only two weeks till the start of season 18.
Destiny 2: Prizes and events in Solstice of Heroes
Bungies has already shown a peek of the Solstice’s armor set for each of the classes. Alongside them, there was also the reveal of the exclusive Hand Cannon, but without pictures.
However, it is said to be in the mold of the Better Devils Hand Cannon, though the official name is still unknown.
Players will have to finish event challenges as the only way to get these new armor pieces. Bungie has removed the option of competing in armor objectives or package consumables to get these rewards.
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Event cards can be received from Eva Levante in the Tower, which will have everything you need to know including Event Challenges, Seals, and Titles.
Alongside progress, you will get shaders, emblems, and tickets by finishing them. As always, you can also get Solstice-themed cosmetics in the Eververse store. Bungie has also included a way of earning them through the Upgraded Event Card, requiring 1000 Silver for prizes of 3000 silver.
Speaking of the Upgraded Event Cards, you will receive an Exotic rewards bundle that will have the following cosmetics:
- Hot Dog Eating Champ (Exotic Emote)
- Iris Gossamer (Legendary Shader)
- Sunny Exotic Ghost Shell (Exotic Ghost Shell)
The remaining Upgraded Event Card awards can be from the Event Tickets that you can win. There are many rewards as follows:
- Skateboarding Emote (Legendary Emote)
- TBD (Legendary Ghost Hologram)
- TBD (Legendary Transmat FX)
- TBD (Exotic Ship)
- TBD (Legendary Ghost Hologram)
In a final twist, Bungie is also bringing back the European Aerial Zone (EAZ), with a never-seen-before activity called Bonfire Bash.
As Bungie described it themselves, “Guardians will be building and stoking what can only be described as “para-causal bonfires” while the enemies of summer fun (including the Taken, Cabal, Hive, and Fallen) will be attempting to crash the party and extinguish the fires.”
Thus, this is all that has been out in the public domain so far regarding the new Solstice of Heroes update in Destiny 2. No doubt more information is on the way as we countdown days to the start of another summer filled with action and fun.
Last Updated on July 18, 2022
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