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Solstice of Heroes

The Solstice of Heroes is an annual event, and the 14th Season of the Splicer is not an exception. This year’s Solstice of Heroes takes place from July 6 to August 3, 2021.

Here’s the official word from Bungie’s latest press release:

“Each day of the month-long event will be assigned an element. Guardians will need to match their attacks with the daily element in order to charge one of four unique elemental buffs. On Prism days, Guardians can charge all four buffs, but can only activate one at a time.

In addition to the upgradable class-specific Solstice armor, this year’s Solstice of Heroes introduces a new Legendary Shotgun, Exotic Ghost Shell, emblem, and Solstice Packages filled with goodies. Eververse offers up glowing universal ornaments for Silver or Bright Dust, matched to the Guardian’s equipped subclass. New ships, Sparrows, and cosmetics will also be up for collection!”

Eva Levante introduces us to the event, and the guardians are tasked with leveling up the “Renewed” armor set to “Majestic” and eventually to “Magnificent”.

Now we`ll tell you about the available activities and requirements for upgrading each armor set.

armor set

ACTIVITIES

EUROPEAN AERIAL ZONE

The European Aerial Zone (EAZ) takes place in the unique area around the European Dead Zone (EDZ), but you access it in the Tower.

In the European Aerial Zone, you need to kill as many minibosses as you can in the given time allotted. When the time runs out, you will encounter the final boss. Kill it and you’ll have access to a reward chest search mode. The more minibosses you kill, the more chests you can find. In 2021, unlike last year’s event, the chest markings on the map won’t disappear after 5 seconds, but stay there for the duration of the quest.

Solstice 3

Solstice Packages and Solstice Key Fragments are dropped from the chests. You need 15 Solstice Key Fragments to open the Solstice Packages. You can earn Solstice Key Fragments by completing any quest during a Solstice of Heroes event (such as Gambit, Vanguard Strike, Crucible, etc.).

weapon

During the event drops a new Compass Rose shotgun, which is a great PvP choice in a changed meta. Not so long ago, Bungie nerfed the 55 shotguns (Aggressive Frame) by increasing the shot spread and decreasing the effective range, but most importantly, they removed the Quickdraw perk from this shotgun class. After this nullification most players started using 65 shotguns because they still have a chance to get the necessary Quickdraw perk and their effective range is better.

Therefore, there are now three optimal shotguns to use. Against Riiswalker, which you can only farm once every three weeks, and Retold Tale, which has a very low chance of dropping, Compass Rose shotgun is the optimal choice with a high chance to get god roll perks combination.

ELEMENTAL ORBS

Solstice of Heroes has a daily rotating elemental burn, which enhances the powers of Arc, Solar, or Void for the day.

Killing enemies with elemental energy drops an Elemental Orb, which isn’t tied to the burn of the day. But if you collect 30 Elemental Orbs that do match the daily burn, you’ll activate a powerful buff depending on the element.

Here’s what Bungie says about them:

“Equip your Arc subclass and weapons to generate Arc orbs. Then, collect them to wield their Arc elemental power. While empowered, Guardians move with enhanced speed and deal greater melee and Sword damage.

Equip your Solar subclass and weapons to generate Solar orbs. Then, collect them to wield their Solar elemental power. While empowered, Guardians emit a burning wave of energy that damages anything around them.

Equip your Void subclass and weapons to generate Void orbs. Then, collect them to wield their Void elemental power. Crouch while empowered to become invisible and gain Truesight plus enhanced ability regeneration.

Equip your Stasis subclass and weapons to generate Stasis orbs. Stasis empowerment.”

UPGRADE YOUR ARMOR SET

armor

Warlock armor

Warlock Solstice Armour Steps to upgrade Renewed Steps to upgrade Majestic Steps to upgrade Magnificent
Helmet Complete the European Aerial Zone activity

 

Collect Elemental Orbs (200)

 

Defeat combatants with Finishers (20)

In one run, defeat EAZ minibosses (3)

 

Collect Elemental Orbs (500)

 

Rapidly defeat combatants (100)

Complete Nightfall on Master / Grandmaster
Gauntlet Complete Strikes, Crucible or Gambit playlist activities (1)

 

Open Solstice Packages (10)

 

Defeat Cabal (200)

Complete Altars of Sorrow or Override (100%)

 

Empowerment buffs gained (20)

 

Arc weapon kills (200)

Complete a raid
Chest  Complete public events on any destination (2)

 

Collect Void or Stasis Elemental Orbs in Strikes, Crucibles or Gambit playlist activities (50)

 

Defeat Guardians in Crucible or Gambit (30)

Complete Blind Well / Wrathborn Hunts (100%)

 

Collect Solstice Key Fragments (50)

 

Defeat combatants with Void grenades (100)

Complete a dungeon
Legs Complete patrols on any destination (1)

 

Collect Orbs of Power (50)

 

Defeat combatants with Super abilities (50)

Complete Battlegrounds / Europa-based activities (100%)

 

Playlist Solar or Stasis Orbs (100)

 

Solar Melee kills (50)

Defeat Champions or Guardians in competitive playlists (15)
Class Item Complete Lost Sectors on any destination (3)

 

Collect Arc Elemental Orbs in free roam on any destination (200)

 

Defeat combatants with precision damage (100)

Complete Nightfall / Competitive playlists (3)

 

EAZ Void Orbs (50)

 

Powerful Fallen (50)

Lost Sectors on Legend or Master (3)

 

Titan armor 

 

Titan Solstice Armour Steps to upgrade Renewed Steps to upgrade Majestic Steps to upgrade Magnificent
Helmet Complete the European Aerial Zone activity

 

Collect Elemental Orbs (200)

 

Defeat combatants with Finishers (20)

In one run, defeat 5 EAZ minibosses (3)

 

Collect Elemental Orbs (500)

 

Rapidly defeat combatants (100)

Complete Nightfall on Master / Grandmaster
Gauntlet Complete Strikes, Crucible or Gambit playlist activities (1)

 

Open Solstice Packages (10)

 

Defeat Hive (200)

Complete Altars of Sorrow or Override (100%)

 

Empowerment buffs gained (20)

 

Solar weapon kills (200)

Complete a raid
Chest  Complete public events on any destination (2)

 

Collect Arc or Stasis Elemental Orbs in Strikes, Crucibles or Gambit playlist activities (50)

 

Defeat Guardians in Crucible or Gambit (30)

Complete Blind Well / Wrathborn Hunts (100%)

 

Collect Solstice Key Fragments (50)

 

Arc Grenade kills (100)

Complete a dungeon
Legs Complete patrols on any destination (1)

 

Collect Orbs of Power (50)

 

Defeat combatants with Super abili

ties (50)

Complete Battlegrounds / Europa-based activities (100%)

 

Playlist Void / Stasis Orbs (100)

 

Void melee kills (50)

Defeat Champions or Guardians in competitive playlists (15)
Class Item Complete Lost Sectors on any destination (3)

 

Collect Solar Elemental Orbs in free roam on any destination (200)

 

Precision kills (100)

Complete Nightfall / Competitive playlists (3)

 

EAZ Arc Orbs (50)

 

Powerful Hive (50)

Lost Sectors on Legend or Master (3)

 

Hunter armor

 

Hunter Solstice Armour Steps to upgrade Renewed Steps to upgrade Majestic Steps to upgrade Magnificent
Helmet Complete the European Aerial Zone activity

 

Collect Elemental Orbs (200)

 

Defeat combatants with Finishers (20)

In one run, defeat 5 EAZ minibosses (3)

 

Collect Elemental Orbs (500)

 

Rapidly defeat combatants (100)

Complete Nightfall on Master / Grandmaster
Gauntlet Complete Strikes, Crucible or Gambit playlist activities (1)

 

Open Solstice Packages (10)

 

Defeat Fallen (200)

Complete Altars of Sorrow or Override (100%)

 

Empowerment buffs gained (20)

 

Void weapon kills (200)

Complete a raid
Chest  Complete public events on any destination (2)

 

Collect Solar or Stasis Elemental Orbs in Strikes, Crucibles or Gambit playlist activities (50)

 

Defeat Guardians in Crucible or Gambit (30)

Complete Blind Well / Wrathborn Hunts (100%)

 

Solstice Key Fragments (50)

 

Solar grenade kills (100)

Complete a dungeon
Legs Complete patrols on any destination (1)

 

Collect Orbs of Power (50)

 

Defeat combatants with Super abilities (50)

Complete Battlegrounds / Europa-based activities (100%)

 

Playlist Arc or Stasis Orbs (100)

 

Arc subclass melee (50)

Defeat Champions or Guardians in competitive playlists (15)
Class Item Complete Lost Sectors on any destination (3)

 

Collect Void Elemental Orbs in free roam on any destination (TBC)

 

Precision kills (100)

Complete Nightfall / Competitive playlists (3)

 

EAZ Solar Orbs (50)

 

Powerful Cabal (50)

Lost Sectors on Legend or Master (3)

 Solstice Rewards are only available once a year, don’t miss your chance and collect a full armor set and shotgun with perks that fit your play style!

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