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Destiny 2 Solstice of Heroes 2022: Start date, new weapon, and more

The Solstice in Destiny 2 is a yearly event (Image via Bungie)
The Solstice in Destiny 2 is a yearly event (Image via Bungie)

The Solstice of Heroes, also known as Solstice in Destiny 2, is an annual event that takes place at the Tower to commemorate the achievements of the Guardians over the past year. According to the Bungie calendar, the event is set to begin next week on July 19 and should last for about a month.

Rumor has it that this year will be special since the Guardians have managed to defeat yet another Hive God. If the leaks are to be believed, a lot of interesting content will be seen during this year's Solstice, including a new mode and system for upgrading armor. Here's everything that's been revealed about the Destiny 2 Solstice of Heroes 2022 so far.


Destiny 2 Solstice of Heroes starts next week and could have something special in store for Guardians

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Bungie has decided to rename Solstice of Heroes to just Solstice this year. The event should go live next week on July 19 with the weekly reset. For reference, the weekly reset happens every Tuesday at 6 pm BST/10 am PT/1 pm ET.

As mentioned earlier, this year's Solstice in Destiny 2 could be a bit more special as Savathun has been defeated after a long-drawn campaign. This calls for a celebration. While the Black Fleet and Witness remain a threat, celebrating these small victories does go a long way.

With the Solstice this year, the European Aerial Zone will return. This area can only be accessed during the yearly event. Unlike previous years, however, Guardians will only be able to upgrade one set of armor in the game. More details about this will be available as the Solstice draws closer.

Solstice 2022 - Armor | #Destiny2 (via Elliott) https://t.co/9NmyWIeyRw

Bungie will be introducing a new event known as the Bonfire Bash as part of the Solstice this year. In this event, Guardians will stoke "paracausal bonfires" while enemies of the system, i.e., the Hive and a plethora of other races in the system, will work hard to extinguish these bonfires.

Bungie will also be introducing the Event Card feature for this year's Solstice. This Event Card will be given to every Guardian the moment the event begins and will last till the moment it ends in Destiny 2.

Just like the seasonal challenges in the game, the Event Card will also feature similar tabs where Guardians will be able to track the challenges related to the event and their associated rewards. There will also be an upgraded version of the Event Card that everyone will be able to purchase for 1000 Silver.

As for the benefits, the upgraded Event Card will offer unique customization rewards to those who purchase the upgrade. The total value of the rewards is expected to exceed 3000 Silver.

Thread of datamined solstice gearUpcoming solstice hand cannon, archetype unknown. https://t.co/IzzOMQPLi2

Finally, as with most Destiny 2 events, Solstice will also see the arrival of a new weapon. Guardians should be able to pick up a new Hand Cannon during this year's Solstice. While the exact name and stats are still unknown, the weapon is expected to go live in a few days, and Guardians won't be kept in the dark for much longer.

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Edited by Danyal Arabi
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