Destiny 2 Is Getting Its Own Version Of The Olympics

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Destiny 2 is getting a new limited-time event called Guardian Games next week. The event will have players try to out-compete one another for the honor of having their guardian class represented in the Tower for the rest of the year.

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The Guardian Games were teased in this season’s roadmap but didn’t have an exact start date until today. Here’s what we know from Bungie’s site:

  • The event begins April 21 and ends May 12.
  • You get daily challenges from Eva and Zavala, which you complete to earn points.
  • The points you earn will be added to a total for Warlocks, Titans, or Hunters based on what class you’re playing as.
  • The class with the most points at the end of the event will have “a permanent reminder “ added to the Tower until the end of the year.
  • Prizes will include daily reward packages, a Guardian Games ghost shell, and a new exotic machine gun called Heir Apparent.
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Screenshot: Bungie

There’s also a new set of Guardian Games-themed class armor that will be bronze, silver, or gold depending on which class is currently winning the competition, as well as a new set of guardian armor. While the class items need to be worn while completing challenges in order to earn points, it’s not clear yet whether the new armor will drop in-game or need to be purchased from Eververse. One big question that still remains is what the daily challenges will consist of. Hopefully they aren’t just bounties 2.0.

Before you worry that a class-based competition like this will leave Warlocks in the dust, Bungie has confirmed that the number of players will be taken into account so Hunters don’t have an overwhelming advantage simply because more people like to play as them. In this way it sounds like it will work similarly to the game’s past Faction Rallys.

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Screenshot: Bungie
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Unfortunately, the one thing Bungie doesn’t seem to have taken into account is just how much cooler Titan marks and Hunter cloaks look than Warlock bonds. While both of those classes will get ornate-looking, flowing robes of some kind, Warlocks are once again stuck sporting nondescript armbands. Hopefully the rest of the event is a bright spot in what’s been an otherwise bummer season so far.

Kotaku staff writer. You can reach him at ethan.gach@kotaku.com

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genejacket
Gene Jacket

Neat idea and I hope folks enjoy it, but it’s not enough to bring me back. I think I’m done with D2 until the fall expansion (which is already going to have to compete for my time with Cyberpunk and Avengers, if I decide to get it at all), at which point I’ll play through the story content, then bounce again.

After 5 years of ups and downs, Destiny has lost all it’s luster, at least for me. Every time I have logged in over the past few months, I walk around the tower for a couple of minutes before remembering that there’s nothing I actually want to do, and log out again.