Bungie has offered a sneak peek of Destiny 2‘s next major in-game event, Solstice of Heroes, including the revamped missions and new collections of armor that will be available for Guardians to earn.
According to the developer’s latest blog post, when Solstice of Heroes goes live on Tuesday, July 31st, players will be able to start the event by speaking with Ikora Rey in the Tower. “Guardians will meditate on their journey through the Red War and take on additional challenges in those memories,” Bungie wrote. These activities, known as Redux Missions, will consist of five of the main campaign’s story missions with “slight alterations.” Guardians will have to step back into Homecoming, Spark, Payback, 1AU, and Chosen to acquire the event’s main reward: armor.
There will be one upgradeable armor set per class, with every player receiving the 240 Power level “Scorched” set to start. After completing the objectives tied to the armor, players will unlock the ability to upgrade to two new sets that will increase the armor’s overall Power level: “Rekindled” at 340 Power and “Resplendent” at 400 Power. There will even be a final pair of objectives past Resplendent’s that will unlock the Masterwork version of the armor set. Each of the Solstice of Heroes’ armor sets can be seen in the images below.
Interestingly, the Shattered and Rekindled sets will be available as Ornaments for Resplendent, which means Guardians will still be able to incorporate the battle-torn or fresh white look of the less powerful sets after fully upgrading. A new statue will be erected in the center of the Tower, which will act as a beacon for Guardians to head to when upgrading the event’s armor.
As previously revealed, the number of Moments of Triumph tasks will also increase when Solstice of Heroes arrives. “The final five Triumphs will become available at the beginning of the Solstice of Heroes event, and can be tracked in-game.” Solstice Engrams will also be available, housing new Ghost shells, weapons, Sparrows, and emotes.
Until then, Destiny 2‘s latest update, 1.2.3, is now live. Several changes were introduced in the patch, including a new way to purchase previously forged Mercury weapons and the removal of the Prismatic Matrix from the Eververse.
Destiny 2 is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Source: Bungie's blog