The Destiny 2 Year 2 Solstice of Heroes event is almost upon us, and we bet that you’re wondering what this free summer event actually is. If you didn’t take part in the 2018 event, you’ll need to know more about the rewards, its release date, and everything in between. Read our Destiny 2 Year 2 Solstice of Heroes guide for the complete lowdown on this event.
Destiny 2 Year 2 Solstice of Heroes | Release date
The Destiny 2 Year 2 Solstice of Heroes event will arrive as part of the Season of Opulence update, which is coming to Bungie’s game on Tuesday, June 4. The Solstice of Heroes event won’t be available to play from then though. Instead, you’ll have to wait until Tuesday, July 30.
That might seem a long way off right now, but we assure you it’ll be here in no time. Until then, there’s plenty of Season of Opulence stuff to get on with.
Destiny 2 Year 2 Solstice of Heroes | Elemental Orbs
As part of the Destiny 2 Year 2 Solstice of Heroes, you’ll need to be aware of Elemental Orbs. Basically, Elemental Orbs are balls of energy that are created when you wear an entire armor set, or kill enemies, with a specific element type.
There are three element types that can generate, and these are Void, Solar, and Arc. Each Elemental Orb type is created based on the armor that you wear or weapon that you use. So, for example, if you kill enemies with a gun that has a Solar ability, you’ll create Solar Orbs.
According to Bungie’s tease for this event, collecting 30 Orbs will net you an Empowerment buff too. The developer hasn’t elaborated on what these buffs will be yet, but should detail them more in the lead up to this event.
You need to get as many Elemental Orbs as you can as they are required for you to upgrade the Solstice of Heroes armor that you get. How do you go about acquiring this armor? We’re glad you asked.
Destiny 2 Year 2 Solstice of Heroes | How to get Solstice of Heroes armor
To get your Destiny 2 Year 2 Solstice of Heroes armor, you’ll need to visit Eva Levante at the Tower. Eva is the game’s special event vendor and, seeing as the Solstice of Heroes is a time-specific event, she’ll be available to find.
You can load up the Tower via the in-game map and then head to the bazaar section to find Eva. If you’ve already encountered her in the past, she should show up with her emblem on the map, so you won’t have to go searching for her.
Speak to Eva for the first time, and you’ll begin your quest to get the Year 2 Solstice of Heroes armor. The Year 1 event required you to complete the “Homecoming” mission to unlock the armor. It’s likely that you’ll have to complete another mission to get the Year 2 armor.
Upgrading your armor throughout the event will be slightly different depending on what class you specialize in too. Hunter, Titan, and Warlock classes will have different upgrades if it’s anything like Year 1, so don’t panic if your friends are upgrading their armor sets at a faster rate than you.
Bear in mind that you can only get the Solstice of Heroes armor during this event too. Once it’s over, you won’t be able to unlock it, so make sure you take part from July 30.
Destiny 2 Year 2 Solstice of Heroes | Rewards
During the Destiny 2 Year 2 Solstice of Heroes event, there will be various rewards for you to unlock. These will be gifted to you as you complete challenges that are present on the Moments of Triumph list.
The Year 1 event had 20 challenges for players to tick off, so we suspect that there will be a similar number this time around too. For each challenge, you would acquire a certain amount of points depending on their difficulty level too. It’s unclear if Bungie will make a like-for-like Moments of Triumph list this time around, but we expect them to do so.
There will be different rewards available to get depending on how many points you accrue if this system is used again. The Year 1 event had five rewards for you to get. The first Triumph challenge you completed didn’t require a set amount of points, but the other four needed you to amass 125, 250, 300, and 400 points respectively.
There’s no word on what rewards are available for this year’s event yet. Once we know for sure, we’ll let you know.