Greetings, Guardians! What a year it has been Lot 2 until now. The Witch Queen was launched a few months ago and the story it started with is currently unfolding in Season of the Risen. If you haven’t taken the plunge yet, I highly recommend stopping by to check out some of the new gear, locations, and activities that have been introduced over the past few months.
Now let’s avoid accidentally spoiling the expansion by going straight to why today is an exciting day for Lot 2 players. Today is the day when Titans, Warlocks and Hunters kick the Throne World mud out of their boots, return to the newly decorated tower and begin the annual competition that will determine which of the three classes is supreme. That’s right, Guardian Games is back!
This free event runs from May 3 to May 24 and concludes with a closing ceremony where a class is honored with a trophy that will remain in the tower all year round. Along with a trophy set up in the game’s main social area come bragging rights, new gear and cosmetics to earn, and of course new fun ways to play the game.
The Competitive Strike Playlist
A new PvE playlist has been made available for the duration of the event. Here you can earn Strike Medals while collecting points to beat the highest score each week. Completing various achievements such as multi-kills and kill streaks will flood your score with extra points. Basically, show the rest of your fireteam what skill looks like.
That is, assuming you chose to jump into matchmaking. If you want to take the challenge up a notch and make a statement about your mastery of your class, there’s also a solo version of the Competitive Strike Playlist.
And because sometimes you have to warm up first, both the matchmaking and solo versions of the strike playlist have training and competition versions. Jump into the training playlist and earn some buffs first. Then when you’re ready to work up a sweat, compete to get those high scores and earn glory for your class.
Are you more interested in exploring the Throne World or fighting in one of the new PsiOps Battlegrounds? We don’t blame you! We know there are a lot of cool things to do in the game right now and whatever your focus is, we want to make sure you can still represent your class in the Games. So grab some bounties and go on an adventure. You will automatically collect laurels that you can deposit in the tower to help your class climb the Guardian Games podium.
While there are a lot of options to play, it seems that supporting your class is mandatory.
Also nice. Fun is mandatory.
While we know that getting all-year bragging rights is a reward worth gold, we’ve also added new gear and cosmetics to unlock:
- The title – Hunt for your perfect role with this legendary submachine gun; only available during the event.
- New cosmetics – A new Guardian Games collection that will bring your Ghost, friends and fireteam into the competitive spirit. Get into the prestigious top 10% of Guardians and unlock a new decal as well.
- New armor ornaments – One of the highlights of any Guardian Games, stop by Eververse to check out the new glowing ornament sets. When the closing ceremonies begin, show up in style.
- And more!
The fire of the competition
Before the event ends and your class win is immortalized with a trophy in the tower, you can earn armor glow during the event. At the end of each week, each class is given an armor glow that changes depending on their status. Will your glow be proud, or will it spur you into action? It doesn’t matter which one you earn, they all look great.
But we didn’t stop at class recognition. There are also torches in the tower that you can light to earn glows that show off your individual efforts. In addition, whoever has the highest score in the tower gets a special glow at some point – that is, until someone with a better score comes in.
Just get an unbeatable score and don’t worry about it. Simple.
Bungie Rewards is also joining the promotion. The Bungie Consumer Products team has created two new items that you can unlock just by playing the game. Finally, something you can literally sustain when your boyfriend foolishly tells you their class is better than yours.
Log in to your account and stop at the Bungie Rewards page to see how to earn the new Guardian Games mug and medal.
Thanks for playing
Are you coming back to? Lot 2 for the extensions? Maybe you’ll grab the Deluxe Editions and play every season as well. Or maybe you enjoy the free game and drop by every now and then events like this† No matter how often we see you in the Tower, we thank you. Events like Guardian Games are made special by you – made special by the bond we share with those who have chosen to walk the same path as us.
I was in a store the other day and saw someone with a Hunter tattoo on his arm. Before we even started talking, I knew we would get along.
Regardless of your class, jump in and find your fellow Titans, Warlocks and Hunters. They’re logging in today to set the record straight for the rest of the year and they need your help and high fives.
Good luck and have fun, Guardians. I see you in the starry sky.