Destiny 2 is reviving one of its most controversial events of the past, Solstice of Heroes, on July 30 through Aug 27.
However, this time around, Bungie has made some well-needed changes to the event to excite fans for the second go-around of the Solstice of Heroes. The video below details some of the new events and items that players can look forward to in the coming week before it releases.
With Shadowkeep right around the corner, the armor that Solstice of Heroes brings with it would typically become obsolete once the expansion is released, but Bungie has decided to offer a unique solution to anyone who grinds for the new armor in this event.
Solstice of Heroes will be based around the three elemental powers (Arc, Solar, and Void) and offer events each day that allow players to collect orbs to upgrade armor. Collecting 30 of these orbs will let players enhance their Solstice of Heroes gear from being “drained” to “renewed” to empower it to its fullest strength.
If players earn the full set of limited-time gear during the Solstice of Heroes, they will be offered the opportunity to upgrade that armor to a 2.0 version once Shadowkeep launches in September. This helps encourage players to participate in the event, knowing that their time will be well worth the investment.
Solstice of Heroes also brings with it a new event area called the European Aerial Zone. In this new area, players will compete in a 3-player matchmade activity that pits Guardians against waves of bosses. The more enemies the players overcome within the time period, the more treasure chests will be made available as a reward once the final boss is defeated.
The Eververse Store is also receiving new items for this event as well, but unlike previous events, Solstice of Heroes will not have its own event engram this year. Instead, all items will be made available for purchase with silver (paid currency) and bright dust (in-game currency).
Some of the cosmetics include armor glows, new sparrows, and a beachball-style ghost.
You can begin the Solstice of Heroes questline by visiting Eva Levante in the Tower when the update launches on July 30 for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles.