Destiny 2 Solstice of Heroes Armor Discussed by Bungie, Fourth Armor Glow Tied to New Expansion

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Just a few days ago, Bungie announced that the Destiny2 Solstice of Heroes is coming back, and it starts on August 11! We all know why Guardians all over the world is looking forward to this event, and that’s for that glowing armor thing!

In the latest Bungie blog post, the studio outlined the new changes coming to the Destiny 2 Solstics of Heroes armor. Read on below for the details.


This year, we have a new approach to Solstice of Heroes armor that we think is going to give you far more flexibility on how you show off your Solstice-ness. 
Similar to previous years, you will start with a Rare set and upgrade it into a Majestic Legendary set. Once you have all of your Legendary gear, you can start upgrading it into a Magnificent set. The Magnificent set has a final list of objectives to complete:
  • Complete a Nightfall Ordeal on the Master difficulty.
  • Complete a Nightmare Hunt.
  • Complete Pit of Heresy.
  • Win seven Trials of Osiris matches. (Not on a single Passage)
  • Complete a Tier 5 Altar of Sorrow three times.
Completing these final objectives will unlock a white glow on your Magnificent armor. You need to upgrade your armor to Magnificent during Solstice of Heroes but can continue to complete these objectives to unlock the glows after the event ends. After you earn your Magnificent set you can continue to earn more randomly rolled pieces from opening Solstice Packages found in the EAZ.
Earning the Majestic Legendary set will unlock the option to purchase a Universal Ornament set from Eververse for either Silver or Bright Dust. This ornament will change its glow to match your Elemental subclass color. Unlike last year, you won’t need to purchase individual color glows. Each class set will be able to display three different elemental glows that will match whatever subclass you have equipped at the time.

Since the Elemental glow sets are Universal Ornaments, players will be able to apply them to any armor 2.0 pieces instead of just being able to on your Solstice armor! Fancy, huh?! Also, as a bonus, all of the Elemental Universal Ornaments will also support a fourth glow for players who equip the Statis subclass when Beyond Light releases this fall!

Don’t expect any major updates though, and this year’s glows will always be on as they are built into their Universal Ornaments.

One of our goals with the Solstice of Heroes armor was to improve the experience of earning over previous years. There won’t be any major armor updates, so once you earn your Majestic set it will be relevant up until next year’s event. The Elemental glows being made into Universal Ornaments will ensure you can use them on any of your high stat armor going forward.

Glows can’t be toggled on and off for Universal Ornaments. That is why this year’s glows are always on, as they are built into their Universal Ornaments.

The white glow on the Legendary Magnificent set are also always on once you complete the challenge for the corresponding piece. Both the white glows and the elemental glows will increase their intensity depending on how much super energy you have at the time.

Once the Solstice of Heroes 2020 starts, we’ll be sure to let Guardians know.