Destiny 2 - How To Upgrade Solstice Armor

Destiny 2 How To Upgrade Solstice Armor

The Solstice of Heroes event has begun in Destiny 2. Guardians have access to an exclusive armor set for their class they can wear, and they can upgrade it as they participate in the server-wide event. Going about to upgrade this armor varies based on the level of the wearer. We're going to break down how to quickly improve those pieces of Solstice armor and get Guardians through the ranks as they play through the game.

How To Upgrade Solstice Armor in Destiny 2

Acquiring the Armor

When you first start the event, you need to speak to Eva at the front of the courtyard. Talking to her, she'll explain to you what the event is all about and why your participation matters. Following the first interaction, she's going to give your first piece of the armor, the helmet. The rest you need to collect from the statue. To do so, approach it, meditate, and you should receive the remaining pieces in your inventory.

The first part of the armor set is labeled drained. There are three levels Guardians are going to work through during this event. The armor begins at Drained and then continues up to Renewed, Majestic, and then Masterwork. The main goal for every Guardian during this event is to try and acquire a complete set of Majestic armor. This armor level is going to serve as players' bridge to the Year 2 armor that's going to show up in Destiny 2: Shadowkeep update in Sept. 

Upgrading the Solstice Armor

To enhance the armor, Guardians need to complete the quests attached to each armor piece. These quests change as Guardians improve their pieces. Thanks to various points of data mining, we have a complete mapwork of what those quests are for each armor class set.  You do need to complete all of the quests in the respective armor level to advance to the next rank. You cannot skip, or go up the line with a single piece of armor.

Hunter (Drained to Renewed)
  • Helmet - Complete runs through the European Aerial Zone, land precision final blows, and defeat Fallen combatants
  • Arms - Complete playlist strikes, collect Solar orbs in Gambit and Crucible and unlock Solstice Packages
  • Chest - Loot chests in the European Aerial Zone, collect Elemental Orbs of any type in any activity, and defeat enemies in the European Aerial Zone while equipped with a Solar subclass
  • Legs Complete public events on Nessus, complete Solstice of Heroes bounties, and defeat opposing Guardians in the Crucible or Gambit
  • Class Armor - Complete adventures, collect Arc orbs in any strike, and complete Crucible or Gambit matches
Warlock (Drained to Renewed)
  • Helmet - Complete runs through the European Aerial Zone, precision final blows, and defeat Cabal combatants
  • Arms - Complete playlist strikes, collect Elemental Orbs of any type in any activity and defeat opposing Guardians in the Crucible or Gambit.
  • Chest - Complete adventures, collect Arc orbs in the Crucible or Gambit and unlock Solstice Packages.
  • Legs - Loot chests in the European Aerial Zone, collect Solar orbs in strikes, and defeat enemies in the European Aerial Zone while equipped with a Void subclass.
  • Class Armor - Complete public events on Nessus, complete Solstice of Heroes bounties, and complete Crucible or Gambit matches.
Titan (Drained to Renewed)
  • Helmet - Complete runs through the European Aerial Zone, land precision final blows, and defeat Hive combatants
  • Arms - Loot chests in the European Aerial Zone, complete Solstice of Heroes bounties, and defeat enemies in the European Aerial Zone while equipped with an Arc subclass.
  • Chest - Complete adventures, collect Solar orbs in strikes and defeat opposing Guardians in the Crucible or Gambit.
  • Legs - Complete public events on Nessus, collect Void orbs in the Crucible or Gambit, and unlock Solstice Packages.
  • Class Armor - Complete playlist strikes, collect Elemental Orbs of any type in any activity, and complete Crucible or Gambit matches.
Hunter (Renewed to Majestic)
  • Helmet - Complete bounties, loot chests in the European Aerial Zone, and defeat enemies with Arc weapons.
  • Arms - Complete Heroic public events, collect Arc orbs in any strike, and defeat Cabal combatants using a subclass that matches the element of the day
  • Chest - Complete Gambit matches, collect Elemental Orbs using the element of the day subclass and defeat enemy combatants with Void grenades.
  • Legs - Complete daily or weekly challenges, defeat enemies in strike playlists using a subclass that matches the element of the day, and, as a team, defeat opposing Guardians in the Crucible or Gambit using Void weapons.
  • Class Armor - Complete patrols in the EDZ, collect Elemental Orbs of any type in the European Aerial Zone, and defeat minibosses in the European Aerial Zone.
Warlock (Renewed to Majestic)
  • Helmet - Defeat enemies in strike playlists using a subclass that matches the element of the day, collect Elemental Orbs of any type in the European Aerial Zone, and defeat minibosses in the European Aerial Zone.
  • Arms - Complete bounties, collect Elemental Orbs using the element of the day subclass, and, as a team, defeat opposing Guardians in the Crucible or Gambit using Solar weapons.
  • Chest - Complete Gambit matches, complete daily or weekly challenges, and defeat enemy combatants with Void weapons.
  • Legs - Complete Heroic public events, collect Solar orbs in any strike, and defeat Hive combatants using a subclass that matches the element of the day
  • Class Armor - Complete patrols on Titan, loot chests in the European Aerial Zone, and land Arc Superfinal blows on opposing Guardians in the Crucible or Gambit.
Titan (Renewed to Majestic)
  • Helmet - Complete Gambit matches, collect Elemental Orbs using the element of the day subclass, and, as a team, defeat opposing Guardians in the Crucible or Gambit using Arc weapons.
  • Arms - Complete Heroic public events, complete daily or weekly challenges, and defeat minibosses in the European Aerial Zone.
  • Chest - Defeat enemies in strike playlists using a subclass that matches the element of the day, loot chests in the European Aerial Zone, and defeat Fallen using a subclass that matches the element of the day
  • Legs - Complete bounties, collect Void orbs in any strike, and defeat enemy combatants with Solar melee attacks.
  • Class Armor - Complete patrols on Io, collect Elemental Orbs of any type in the European Aerial Zone and defeat enemy combatants with Solar weapons.
Hunter / Warlock / Titan (Majestic to Masterwork)
  • Helmet - Complete a Prestige Nightfall with a score of 200,000 or better.
  • Arms - Complete playlist strikes with clanmates.
  • Chest - Complete the dungeon "Shattered Throne" in the Dreaming City with a fireteam of two players or fewer.
  • Legs - Reset your Season 7 Valor ranking in the Crucible.
  • Class Armor - Defeat challenging combatants throughout the system.

Remember, the main goal for all Guardians during the Solstice of Heroes event is to acquire the Majestic level of armor, at least. Those who do are going to have a much easier time when the Destiny 2: Shadowfall expansion arrives later this year in Sept.

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