'Destiny 2' Soltice of Heroes 2020 Guide - All Armor Upgrade Steps & More

Destiny 2 is set to kick off Solstice of Heroes August 11, and we want to make sure you're fully acquainted with everything in the event before it starts. While much of the requirements are similar compared to last year, the rewards for each grind are new. Want to get a sweet glow on your Magnificent Armor set? We've got all the upgrade steps you need to know regardless of class.

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'Destiny 2' Solstice of Heroes begins August 11. The EAZ returns to kick off your armor grind. 'Destiny 2' is available now on PS4, Xbox One, PC and Stadia. Bungie

How to Start Solstice of Heroes 2020

To start the event, visit Eva Levante in the Tower near the Statue of Heroes. She'll explain that the European Aerial Zone has returned from last year and contains the same Fallen, Hive and Cabal threats you've come to know. Take care of these adds and associated bosses, and you'll have the opportunity to open Chests that can contain Rare and Legendary Gear, Cores, materials and additional Armor pieces after you hit Legendary.

Upgrading your Armor

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Are you prepared to grind for this Magnificent Armor and a colorful glow? Bungie

The main draw of Solstice of Heroes is performing a series of longstanding objectives based on your class that upgrade your armor to various levels. Here are the steps as we know them so far for Hunters, Titans and Warlocks alike. You'll notice there are only slight variations in the upgrade path for each class.

Titan

Renewed Titan Gauntlets

  • Defeat 50 combatants in the EAZ.
  • Defeat 50 combatants with a Super.
  • Defeat 50 enemies in the EAZ using an Arc subclass.

Renewed Solstice Plate

  • Complete five Adventures.
  • Collect 100 Solar Orbs in Strikes.
  • Defeat 25 opposing Guardians in Crucible or Gambit.

Renewed Solstice Greaves

  • Complete five Public Events on Nessus.
  • Collect 100 Void Orbs in Crucible or Gambit.
  • Unlock 10 Solstice Packages.

Renewed Solstice Mark

  • Complete five Playlist Strikes.
  • Collect 400 orbs in any activity.
  • Complete five Crucible or Gambit matches.

Majestic Solstice Helm

  • Complete 10 Gambit matches.
  • Collect 1,000 Orbs using a matching subclass.
  • Defeat 100 Guardians with Arc weapons.

Majestic Solstice Gauntlets

  • Complete 10 Heroic Public Events.
  • Defeat 100 combatants with Abilities.
  • Defeat 20 Bosses.

Majestic Solstice Plate

  • Defeat 600 combatants in Strike Playlists with a subclass that matches the daily element.
  • Defeat 200 combatants in the EAZ.
  • Defeat 300 Fallen with a subclass that matches the daily element.

Majestic Solstice Greaves

  • Defeat 2,000 combatants with Elemental damage.
  • Collect 300 Void orbs in any Strike.
  • Defeat 100 combatants with Solar Melee attacks.

Majestic Solstice Mark

  • Complete five Patrols on Io.
  • Collect 200 Orbs in the EAZ.
  • Defeat 300 combatants with Solar weapons.

Warlock

Renewed Solstice Helm

  • Complete one run through the EAZ.
  • Land 50 Precision Final Blows.
  • Defeat 100 Cabal Combatants.

Renewed Solstice Gauntlets

  • Complete five Playlist Strikes.
  • Collect 400 Orbs in any Activity.
  • Defeat 25 Guardians in Crucible or Gambit.

Renewed Solstice Greaves

  • Defeat 50 enemies in the EAZ.
  • Collect 100 Solar Orbs in Strikes.
  • Defeat 50 enemies in the EAZ while equipped with a Void subclass.

Renewed Solstice Plate

  • Complete five Adventures.
  • Collect 100 Arc Orbs in Crucible or Gambit.
  • Unlock 10 Solstice Packages.

Renewed Solstice Mark

  • Complete five Public Events.
  • Defeat 50 enemies with a Super.
  • Complete five Crucible or Gambit matches.

Majestic Solstice Helm

  • Defeat 600 enemies in Strike Playlists using the daily subclass.
  • Collect 200 Orbs in the EAZ.
  • Defeat 20 Bosses.

Majestic Solstice Gauntlets

  • Defeat 2,000 combatants with Elemental Damage.
  • Get 1,000 Orbs using a matching subclass.
  • As a team, defeat 100 Guardians in Crucible or Gambit using Solar weapons.

Majestic Solstice Plate

  • Complete 10 Gambit matches.
  • Defeat 100 combatants with Abilities.
  • Defeat 300 combatants with Void weapons.

Majestic Solstice Greaves

  • Complete 10 Heroic Public Events.
  • Collect 300 Solar Orbs in any Strike.
  • Defeat 300 enemies using the daily subclass.

Majestic Solstice Mark

  • Complete five Patrols on Titan.
  • Defeat 200 combatants in the EAZ.
  • Land 150 Arc Super Final Blows in Crucible or Gambit.

Hunter

Renewed Solstice Helm

  • Complete one run through the EAZ.
  • Land 50 Precision Final Blows.
  • Defeat 100 Fallen Combatants.

Renewed Solstice Gauntlets

  • Complete five Playlist Strikes.
  • Collect 100 Solar Orbs in Gambit.
  • Unlock 10 Solstice Packages.

Renewed Solstice Plate

  • Defeat 500 combatants in the EAZ.
  • Collect 400 Orbs.
  • Defeat 50 enemies in the EAZ as a Solar Class.

Renewed Solstice Greaves

  • Complete five Public Events on Nessus.
  • Defeat 50 combatants with Super Abilities.
  • Defeat 25 Guardians in Crucible or Gambit.

Renewed Solstice Mark

  • Complete five Adventures.
  • Collect 100 Orbs in any Strike.
  • Complete five Crucible or Gambit matches.

Majestic Solstice Helm

  • Defeat 2,000 enemies with Elemental Damage.
  • Defeat 200 enemies in the EAZ.
  • Defeat 300 enemies with Arc weapons.

Majestic Solstice Gauntlets

  • Complete 10 Heroic Public Events.
  • Collect 300 Arc Orbs in a Playlist Strike.
  • Defeat 300 Cabal enemies using the daily subclass.

Majestic Solstice Plate

  • Complete 10 Gambit matches.
  • Defeat 100 enemies with Void grenades.
  • Collect 1,000 Orbs with a matching subclass.

Majestic Solstice Mark

  • Complete five Patrols in the EDZ.
  • Collect 200 Orbs in the EDZ.
  • Defeat 20 Bosses.

Magnificent Armor (All Classes)

  • 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.
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Solstice also brings some cool Ghosts and Sparrow designs to the Eververse as well. Bungie

Once players hit the Magnificent tier, they can earn a white armor glow using the steps listed above. It will be possible to work towards these last objectives even after Solstice of Heroes ends via the EAZ. Players can also purchase a Universal Ornament Set from the Eververse for 6,000 Bright Dust or 1,500 Silver. Its color changes according to your equipped subclass. These Ornaments can be applied to any Armor 2.0 armor even outside Solstice Armor.

That's all you need to know about Destiny 2's 2020 Solstice of Heroes event.

Destiny 2 is available now on PS4, Xbox One, PC and Stadia.

Will you be grinding out for Solstice Armor this year? Are you happy with the new glows? Tell us in the comments section!