Destiny 2: Solstice of Heroes 2020 – How to upgrade your armour

By Lauren Aitken, Tuesday, 11 August 2020 09:51 GMT

Solstice of Heroes is back in Destiny 2 and there’s a new set of armour to get your hands on.

The Solstice of Heroes summer event goes live after today’s weekly reset, and after logging in for the first time after the update, you’ll receive a shiny new set of armour.

As this is Destiny 2 we’re talking about, you’ll be able to improve and upgrade this armour by completing various tasks over the next few weeks, particularly in the European Aerial Zone limited time area.

The update is available for all Destiny 2 players, and each day the featured element will change. That’ll give you plenty of opportunities to complete challenges that require you to use Solar, Void or Arc powers.

Your armour will begin at Renewed and can be upgraded all the way to Magnificent. There’s also two Solstice of Heroes Triumphs to unlock which involve collecting said Majestic armour and earning an armour glow on any rank.

The event runs from August 11 – September 8, so let’s get started.

Destiny 2: Solstice of Heroes 2020 – Armour guide

Each armour piece can be upgraded individually by completing certain requirements. The majority involve completing EAZ runs and defeating enemies, as well as defeating enemies in Crucible and Gambit matches, using specific subclasses and your Super to defeat enemies and collecting Orbs.

The more Fallen, Hive and Cabal you kill, the more loot you’ll get and the faster you’ll progress, as is common with all limited-time events in Destiny 2.

Destiny 2: Armour upgrade steps

You’ll upgrade your set of armour from Renewed to Majestic, then Majestic to Magnificent. The steps vary for each class, which you can check out below:

Renewed to Majestic

Warlock

  • Helmet: Complete EAZ runs, get precision kills, defeat Cabal enemies
  • Gauntlets: Complete playlist Strikes, collect Elemental Orbs, kill Guardians in Gambit or Crucible matches
  • Chest: Complete Adventures, collect Arc orbs in Crucible or Gambit, unlock Solstice packages
  • Boots: Defeat enemies in the EAZ using any subclass, collect Solar orbs in Strikes, defeat enemies in the EAZ while using Void subclass
  • Bond: Complete public events on Nessus, defeat enemies with Super abilities, complete Crucible or Gambit matches

Hunter

  • Helmet: Complete EAZ runs, get precision kills, defeat Fallen enemies
  • Gauntlets: Complete playlist Strikes, collect Solar orbs in Gambit, unlock Solstice packages
  • Chest: Defeat enemies in the EAZ with any subclass, collect Elemental Orbs, defeat enemies in the EAZ while using Solar subclass
  • Boots: Complete public events on Nessus, defeat enemy Guardians in Crucible or Gambit, defeat enemies with Super
  • Cloak: Complete Adventures, collect Arc orbs from Strikes, complete Crucible or Gambit matches

Titan

  • Helmet: Complete EAZ runs, get precision kills and defeat Hive enemies
  • Gauntlets: Defeat enemies in the EAZ with any subclass, defeat enemies with Super abilities and defeat enemies in the EAZ while using Arc subclass
  • Chest: Complete Adventures, collect Solar orbs from Strikes and defeat Guardians in Crucible or Gambit matches
  • Boots: Complete public events on Nessus, collect Void orbs in Crucible or Gambit and unlock Solstice packages
  • Mark: Complete playlist Strikes, collect Elemental Orbs and complete Crucible and Gambit matches

Destiny 2 Solstice of Heroes

Majestic to Magnficent

Warlock

  • Helmet: Defeat enemies in Strike playlists using a subclass that matches the daily elemental bonus, collect any Elemental Orbs in the EAZ and defeat bosses
  • Gauntlets: Defeat enemies with elemental damage, collect Elemental Orbs using matching subclasses and defeat enemy Guardians in Gambit or Crucible with Solar weapons as a team
  • Chest: Complete Gambit matches, defeat enemies with abilities and defeat enemies with Void weapons
  • Boots: Complete Heroic Public Events, collect Solar orbs in Strikes and defeat Hive using a subclass that matches the daily elemental bonus
  • Bond: Complete Patrols on Titan, defeat enemies in the EAZ and kill enemy Guardians in Crucible and Gambit with Arc Supers

Hunter

  • Helmet: Defeat enemies with elemental damage, defeat enemies in the EAZ and defeat enemies with Arc weapons
  • Gauntlets: Complete Heroic Public Events, collect Arc orbs in Strikes and defeat Cabal using a subclass that matches the daily elemental bonus
  • Chest: Complete Gambit matches, collect Elemental Orbs using a subclass that matches the daily elemental bonus and defeat enemies with Void grenades
  • Boots: Defeat enemies in Strikes using a subclass that matches the daily elemental bonus, defeat enemies with abilities and kill enemy Guardians in Gambit and Crucible with Void weapons as a team
  • Cloak: Complete Patrols, collect any Elemental Orbs in the EAZ and defeat bosses

Titan

  • Helmet: Complete Gambit matches, collect Elemental Orbs using matching subclasses and defeat enemy Guardians in Crucible or Gambit with Arc weapons as a team
  • Gauntlets: Complete Heroic Public Events, defeat enemies with abilities and defeat bosses
  • Chest: Defeat enemies in Strike playlists using the daily elemental bonus subclass, defeat enemies in the EAZ and defeat Fallen using the daily elemental bonus subclass
  • Boots: Defeat enemies with elemental damage, collect Void orbs in Strikes, defeat enemies with Solar melee kills
  • Mark: Complete Patrols on Io, collect any Elemental Orbs in the EAZ and kill enemies with Solar weapons

Getting the armour glow has its own special requirements, which you can check out below:

  • Helmet: Complete a Nightfall Ordeal on Master difficulty
  • Gauntlets: Complete a Nightmare Hunt
  • Chest: Complete the Pit of Heresy Dungeon
  • Boots: Win seven Trials of Osiris matches
  • Class Item: Complete three Tier 5 Altar of Sorrow public events

It doesn’t matter what class you play is, the conditions remain the same, so grab a few pals and jump in for some summer fun. You’ll also be able to use Silver and Bright Dust to add an elemental ornament to your armour, which will make it glow in different colours if that’s your jam.

Your Majestic armour will also be “relevant” until next year’s event, as the elemental glows will be made into Universal Ornaments, meaning that you can use them on any high stat armour you own going forward.

All players who finish The Solstice Begins quest will unlock a free Solstice of Heroes music track and you can log into your Bungie Rewards account to learn more.

Alongside this new armour, there’s also a bunch of new cosmetics including a Ghost shell, new Sparrow and finishers.

Destiny 2: Solstice key fragment and packages

During your time in the EAZ, you’ll face off against various enemies and bosses. You’ll receive reward packages that contain Solstice Key Fragments, which you can use to open further Solstice Packages from Eva Levante.

At the end of the last boss fight in the EAZ, several chest icons will appear onscreen and you’ll have a set amount of time to run around the map and locate these chests to find extra Key Fragments. If you have a full team with you, you should be able to find them all quite easily.

You’ll need 15 Solstice Key Fragments to open a Solstice Package, and you can earn more by completing Crucible and Gambit matches and Strikes.

Destiny 2: Fastest Adventures

As part of the Solstice of Heroes challenge, you’ll need to complete a number of Adventures. These can vary in length, so here’s a few of the fastest ones you can complete:

EDZ Adventures

  • Dark alliance
  • Getting your hands dirty
  • Reversing the polarity
  • Stop and go
  • Unsafe at any speed
  • Red Legion black oil
  • No safe distance

Nessus Adventures

  • Hack the planet
  • Unbreakable
  • Release
  • Invitation from the emperor

Mercury Adventures

  • Bug in the system
  • The up and up

Destiny 2: Beyond Light has been delayed until November 10, so in the meantime, you can check out our Destiny 2: Season of Arrivals guides below, like how to complete the Prophecy Dungeon.

You can check out the Season of Arrivals roadmap here, as well as everything we know about Destiny 2: Beyond Light.

If you’re just getting started with Season of Arrivals, check out our guides on how to unlock Contact Public Events, earn Umbral Engrams and complete the Means to an End questline, how to get the Witherhoard Exotic Grenade Launcher and unlock the Seed of Silver Wings Artifact.

If you’re new to Destiny 2, you can check out our Forsaken guide here as well as how to find Lost Sectors and cache codes.

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