Destiny 2’s Guardian Games are again for 2021, and so they’ve modified fairly a bit. “Bounty Simulator 2020,” as followers referred to as the occasion final 12 months, is not any extra. Instead, you should purchase specialty quests to earn medals and assist declare your favourite class the winner of Guardian Games 2021, which runs from April 20-May 10.

In this Destiny 2 Guardian Games 2021 guide, we’ll train you the way the occasion works and all the assorted rewards you will get from it.

How Guardian Games 2021 works

Destiny 2 Guardian Games 2021 podium

The totally different level totals for Guardian Games 2021
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Guardian Games 2021 is an easy vacation occasion, nevertheless it has an extended sufficient loop that you just’ll keep busy in the event you actually need to put within the work in your staff.

The thought is that you just need to earn medals — Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum — and switch them into your class’ podium in the midst of the Tower. The staff with essentially the most medal factors by the tip of the day, week, and the occasion itself wins. If you need your favourite class to win, you’ll be enjoying a whole lot of Destiny over the following few weeks.

There are two methods to earn medals. The first is Triumphs. There are a number of Guardian Games triumphs in Destiny 2 now, and you’ll entry them by going to Triumphs > Season of the Chosen > Events > Guardian Games. Guardian Games is the one occasion this season, so the Triumphs are straightforward to search out. Depending on the issue of the Triumph, you possibly can decide up Bronze, Silver, Gold, and even Platinum medals by finishing varied Triumphs. Consider clicking on a triumph you’re working towards to mark it so it’s simpler to maintain observe.

While Triumphs are a great way to get medals, you’ll ultimately run out. The greatest approach to get medals is to finish Contender Cards, a brand new type of quest for Guardian Games 2021. To full Contender Cards, you’ll want Laurels.

Laurels drop in Strikes, Gambit, and Crucible — though your character might want to manually decide them up in Strikes. You’ll generate these Laurels by getting capability kills or defeating harder enemies. You can solely decide up your class’ Laurels, so Titans can solely decide up Titan laurels, Warlocks can solely decide up Warlock Laurels, and many others.

Running actions with members of your similar class will web you extra Laurels, which you’ll use as forex within the Guardian Games. Bungie added a brand new Guardian Games Strike playlist within the tower that particularly matches you with different members of your class. You should put on your Guardian Games 2021 class merchandise if you wish to decide up Laurels. You’ll additionally get bonus Laurels for competing within the Daily Focus playlist, which you’ll examine by way of the Milestone menu on the Director.

Once you’ve collected 100 or extra Laurels, return to Eva Levante within the Tower. You can commerce Eva 100 Laurels for a Contender Card, angled towards Strikes, Gambit, or Crucible. You can even give her 200 Laurels for a Platinum Card, angled towards Nightfalls and Trials of Osiris.

These playing cards offer you a random goal for the exercise you chose. A Strike Contender Card might ask you to defeat enemies in Strikes with Solar or Stasis injury, for instance. When you full your card, you’ll robotically get a medal deposited into your medal case. Contender Cards give Gold medals whereas Platinum Cards give Platinum medals. It’s price noting that you just’ll get a Bronze medal every time you full a Strike.

Once you have got your medals, return to the rostrum within the Tower and deposit your medals at your class’ designated part — Titans are pink, Warlocks are yellow, and Hunters are blue. You’ll earn factors in your staff relying on the kind of medal you flip in:

  • Bronze: 1 level
  • Silver: 2 factors
  • Gold: 5 factors
  • Platinum: 15 factors

You’ll get a number of random gadgets every time you flip in a medal.

The profitable staff

At the tip of every day, one class will win Guardian Games. The third place class will get a multiplier added to their progress, serving to them catch up for the remainder of the occasion. Each week, one class will win once more based mostly on what number of total wins they’d. And lastly, one class will turn out to be the definitive Guardian Games 2021 winner based mostly on their whole wins all through the occasion. You’ll get a small reward on the finish of every week based mostly on the way you contributed to your staff’s success.

Whatever staff wins the general occasion will get a golden statue subsequent to Commander Zavala for the following 12 months.

The rewards

Eva Levante’s Guardian Games offering in Destiny 2

In addition to those beauty rewards, you can even get the Heir Apparent and Heir Apparent Catalyst
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We can all agree that glory is sweet, however what about tangible rewards? Guardian Games has loads of these too.

The greatest factor Guardian Games has to supply is the Heir Apparent Exotic machine gun. Bungie added this Exotic in the course of the first Guardian Games, nevertheless it was powerful to get. Check out our guide for the brand new Heir Apparent quest.

Once you have got the Heir Apparent, you can even unlock the Heir Apparent Catalyst. This Catalyst is new to the 2021 Guardian Games. Check out our guide for the Heir Apparent Catalyst.

The three class-specific Exotic shells are additionally again after final 12 months. But this time you possibly can simply purchase them from Eva. Each shell prices 350 Laurels.

You can even purchase the Color of Speed Sparrow from Eva. But you’ll want to finish the Guardian Games World-Class Point Scorer Triumph first. That’s a three-pronged Triumph for handing over medals and incomes factors. You’ll have to earn 50 factors for the primary iteration. The subsequent two steps will doubtless additionally require 50 factors, resulting in 150 factors whole.

Those are all of the Guardian Game particular rewards for this 12 months’s occasion. You’ll want to assert all of those rewards earlier than May 11.