Destiny 2 Guardian Games 2021 Set for April 20, Here’s What You Need to Know

Destiny 2 Guardian Games 2021

Bungie is bringing back the Guardian Games for 2021! The Destiny 2 Guardian Games 2021 start date is set for April 20, and as players can expect, there are rewards, prestige and more at stake. Check out the trailer and changes coming to this year’s event.

Destiny 2 Guardian Games 2021 Info:

How the scoring will work this year.
Medals have the following values:
  • Bronze: 1 Point
  • Silver: 2 Points
  • Gold: 5 Points
  • Platinum: 15 Points
We still have to account for different class population, so this year the class that comes in third place each day gets a permanent 10% bonus on scoring going forward.

NEW GUARDIAN GAMES PLAYLIST 

Another new addition to this year’s event is the Guardian Games Strikes Playlist. This is like the standard Vanguard Strikes Playlist but will group players together by class. This feeds into the Laurel collecting mechanic where players have a chance at bonus Laurels when they pick up a Laurel generated by a player of the same class.

MODIFIERS 

This new playlist will have gameplay modifiers added based on the previous day’s class standing. Classes will get a beneficial modifier tied to gold, silver, and bronze placement.
  • Gold: Health, shields, and recovery are increased. Kinetic weapons deal more damage.
  • Silver: Melee abilities recharge faster. Elemental damage increased from Guardian sources. More Heavy ammo available.
  • Bronze: Grenade abilities deal more damage and recharge much faster. Elemental damage increased from Guardian sources.
There are also negative modifiers added to the playlist to make things a little more challenging for the leaders. The gold class gets two modifiers, and the silver class gets one. These modifiers are themed around the classes that finished lower on the podium.
BronzeSilver
Titan
Combatant melee attacks deal more damage.Combatant melee attacks deal significantly more damage.
WarlockIncoming damage increased while airborne.Incoming damage significantly increased while airborne.
HunterRadar is disabled.Radar is disabled and combatants don’t flinch when damaged.
Silver classes only get the modifier from the bronze class below them. Gold classes get a combination of both silver and bronze.
Thematically, we’re going for an experience where the Guardian Games Strike Playlist is the venue for players hoping to jockey their classes’ podium placement as it will likely be one of the most efficient ways to earn Laurels.

MEDAL CASE 

You will receive a medal case from Eva to store your hardware until you are ready to visit the podium in the Tower to bank them for your team. Once you have the maximum medals for a certain type in your case, make sure you go turn them as any more earned for that type will be lost. Turning in medals will give you a chance at receiving an event package depending on the medal type.

CONTENDER CARD 

This year we are introducing a new way to earn points for your team called Contender Cards. You will be able to pick these up from Eva in exchange for Laurels and can have one active at any given time. Completing objectives in strikes, Crucible, and Gambit will grant a Gold Medal upon completion.
There is also a special Platinum Contender Card that will focus on completing objectives in Nightfalls, Survival, and Trials. This will be the only way to earn Platinum Medals. Completing a Platinum Card will earn you All-Star status and a special reward at the next podium ceremony.
Make sure you complete your Platinum Contender Card before daily reset on Friday if you want to lock in your All-Star status for the weekend.

PODIUM CEREMONY

Every weekend there will be a special ceremony where you will be able show off a glow from your class item depending on your class’ standing that week.
  • Third place receives a bronze glow.
  • Second place receives a silver glow.
  • First place receives a gold glow.
  • All-Stars receive a platinum glow.

Curious what the rewards are? Head on below.

REWARDS 

As with any event, there will be new loot to grab. At the start of the event, you will get is a new class item from Zavala – these are required to participate in the games. Your old class items won’t work for this event, even though they still look cool. Super cool.
There will be a new Exotic Sparrow you can earn during the event because every Guardian can use a new set of wheels… OK maybe not wheels since they hover, but you get the point. It’s a cool vehicle that you can drive… fly… drift? Yeah. You can definitely drift them.
Anyway, there will also be new emblems and shaders to collect and Heir Apparent is back for anyone who didn’t get it last year. Proud owners of the tanky Exotic Machine Gun now have a new catalyst to earn. If you want to roleplay as Valus Ta’arc, this catalyst will provide even beefier shields for you as you cabal-stomp your way through the battlefield.
There will also be new Eververse collectibles including, but not limited to, a new Universal Ornament armor set.  At Beyond Light’s release, we said we would be working to make future Universal Ornament sets more accepting of shaders. New tech allows us to achieve this change more easily and the GG sets are a great example.  Here is a peek at some of the offerings.
You can also earn the chance to nab some sweet Bungie merchandise based on your performance in the Destiny 2 Guardian Games 2021. You can check that out right here.
We gather, there’s a title update accompanying the Guardian Games, and once it’s out, we’ll let our readers know.
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