Bungie is giving Destiny 2 Events a makeover, and it's showing how they will change with details about the upcoming Destiny 2 Solstice Event.
Now that Bungie is all done celebrating its 30th anniversary, it's looking toward the future of its flagship game Destiny 2. Part of that vision is overhauling some of the game's existing systems -- Destiny 2 Events are getting an overhaul and this summer's Solstice Event is getting some interesting changes.
How Destiny 2 Events Are Changing
Bungie had already begun the process of overhauling Destiny 2 Events with the Festival of the Lost last year. While it hasn't been able to make major changes for everything just yet, the upcoming Solstice Event will be fairly different from last year's experience.
"Our goal is that every event provides joy and discovery for new and veteran players, and the enthusiastic reaction to the 2021 Festival of the Lost reaffirmed our plans to keep evolving our events to keep them fresh and fun," read the latest This Week at Bungie post. "While not every event will get a big update this year, we wanted to share a high-level look at our plans for the upcoming Solstice event, which begins on July 19."
The Solstice of Heroes is being renamed "Solstice," dropping "of Heroes" from its moniker. It will feel similar to past iterations of the Event, but there will be some changes this time around.
First and foremost, the armor experience has changed "a lot" -- only one set of Solstice armor will be upgraded throughout the event; upgrading one item will share the stat potential with all other instances of that item drop you may have acquired.
Another new feature is "Bonfire Bash." This is a new activity featuring bonfires that the Taken, Cabel, Hive, and Fallen will attempt to extinguish. It will be up to you to protect these flames, and you'll have an easier time traveling in the European Aerial Zone thanks to new floating islands and the removal of building-barriers.
Bungie is also introducing Event Cards for Destiny 2 Events which add three new things for players to explore:
- Event Challenges - Objectives for an event that players can complete to earn rewards.
- Event Seals and Titles - You can earn individual Event Seals and a new Multi-Event Seal.
- Unique Event Rewards - Certain items that were previously only available in the Eververse Store will now be earnable through Event Cards.
Ultimately, these make for some pretty substantial changes to Destiny 2 Events and we're sure to see similar improvements for other Events coming down the pipeline. You can join in the fun by playing Destiny 2 for free on PC, consoles, and Google Stadia right now.