Destiny 2 Solstice of Heroes Guide (2019) – Release Date, Quest Steps, Armor

We're taking a detailed look at how-to complete your armor in the Destiny 2: Solstice of Heroes event in 2019!

Our Destiny 2 Solstice of Heroes Guide 2019 will walk you through everything you need to know about this annual event! If you want to collect some sweet new armor, then you'll need to complete some objectives throughout the event to do so!

The Solstice of Heroes event is NOW LIVE!

 Official Solstice of Heroes Description

The Solstice of Heroes is a tradition in which Guardians reflect on past hardships and celebrate the resilience of humanity’s foremost defenders. Celebrate with other Guardians in this limited-time event!

PURSUE SOLISTICE ARMOR

Seek out Eva Levante in the Tower to begin your pursuit of Year 2 Solstice Armor.

EMBRACE THE LIGHT

Create Elemental Orbs by matching your elemental damage to the daily element. Collect 30 orbs to gain the Empowerment buff!

BE TRIUMPHANT

Harness the power of the elements to optimize your pursuit of glory and loot while Moments of Triumph is still active.

Solstice of Heroes Armor

Here's a look at how each stage of the armor will look for every class. Armor glows can be purchased with Silver or Bright Dust. Each armor glow costs either 800 Silver or 5,000 Bright Dust.

Solstice of Heroes Quest Steps

While the event doesn't start until July 30th, Light.gg has the quests datamined from the recent patch so we can take a look at them.

Step 1: Speak to Eva Levante in the Tower

The Solstice of Heroes is a holiday in which Guardians reflect on past battles and celebrate their many efforts to defend humanity. Eva Levante has returned to help usher in the festivities.

Speak to Eva Levante in the Tower.

To start off we're going to need to talk to Eva Levante in the Tower. She can be found right in the Courtyard of the Traveler!

Step 2: The Solstice Begins

Complete a run through the European Aerial Zone.

Now that you have your first piece of Drained Armor, you are going to head into a new zone called the European Aerial Zone. It can be found right in the same area as the Traveler location.

Make sure to equip the right elemental subclass towards whatever it is at the time! This will generate orbs that you can collect.

European Aerial Zone

You get teamed up with two other Guardians and have to complete certain objectives. You'll need to slay monsters, then take down a big boss, you'll then look for treasure chests and then you'll be done. The boss you face is random, you'll sometimes face an Ogre or a Wizard.

  • You can use your Sparrow in this mode, so use it when bouncing around from different objectives. Be careful! There's some holes in the world that lead to your doom.
  • When there's ten or so seconds left on the timer during the Treasure Hunt, you'll get to see all of the chest locations. Try and grab another while there's time still on the clock.
  • If you are on the edge/corners of the map you'll find teleporters. These are good to getting to other areas of the map quickly, they are also good for getting on the roof of some of the tall buildings. Jump in these when you are completing the first objective and when looking for chests.

Treasure Chests

All of them show up on the map at first, but once you loot one the locations will no longer be marked. Try to remember where they all are when they are being shown so you can track them down easily. When you get close to one, the icon will show up so you can find it easier!

Step 3: The Solstice Begins

As you finish your exploration of the Aerial Zone, Ghost receives a message from Eva herself. She'd like to speak to you at your earliest convenience. Visit Eva Levante in the Tower.

Go back to Eva and you will receive the Drained Armor!

Step 4: The Solstice Begins

Eva has suggested you take the drained armor she's given you and meditate with it at the Statue of Heroes in the Tower courtyard.

Bring that armor over to the Statue of Heroes and meditate with it! The statue is right next to Eva.

Step 5: The Solstice Begins

Meditating at the statue has infused your new armor with the Light… but its connection to the Traveler could be made stronger. Return to Eva.

Take the recently meditated upon armor back to Eva! You will be given a Key Fragment which is used to open up Solstice Packages that you get from the European Aerial Zone. You need 15 total Key Fragments to open up one of the packages. The packages contain various armor, mods, and potential materials. Make sure to grab the bounties that Eva gives to gain more keys!

Step 6: Solstice of Heroes 2019

Strengthen your Drained Solstice armor set's connection to the Light by completing armor objectives.

You will need to complete objectives for each of the pieces of armor in the set. The quests you need to complete are slightly different for each of the classes. You can view how far from you are from completing each piece by hovering over it in your Character inventory. You will need to have the armor equipped to complete the objectives, and you have to complete every piece of armor before moving on to the next step.

Here's a list of the objectives:

  • Chest Armor
    • Hunter: Loot chests in the European Aerial Zone, collect Elemental Orbs of any type in any activity, and defeat enemies in the European Aerial Zone while equipped with a Solar subclass.
    • Titan: Complete adventures, collect Solar orbs in strikes, and defeat opposing Guardians in the Crucible or Gambit.
    • Warlock: Complete adventures, collect Arc orbs in the Crucible or Gambit, and unlock Solstice Packages.
  • Gauntlets
    • Hunter: Complete playlist strikes, collect Solar orbs in Gambit, and unlock Solstice Packages.
    • Titan: Loot chests in the European Aerial Zone, complete Solstice of Heroes bounties, and defeat enemies in the European Aerial Zone while equipped with an Arc subclass.
    • Warlock: Complete playlist strikes, collect Elemental Orbs of any type in any activity, and defeat opposing Guardians in the Crucible or Gambit.
  • Class Item
    • Hunter: Complete adventures, collect Arc orbs in any strike, and complete Crucible or Gambit matches.
    • Titan: Complete playlist strikes, collect Elemental Orbs of any type in any activity, and complete Crucible or Gambit matches.
    • Warlock: Complete public events on Nessus, complete Solstice of Heroes bounties, and complete Crucible or Gambit matches.
  • Helmet
    • Hunter: Complete runs through the European Aerial Zone, land precision final blows, and defeat Fallen combatants.
    • Titan: Complete runs through the European Aerial Zone, land precision final blows, and defeat Hive combatants.
    • Warlock: Complete runs through the European Aerial Zone, land precision final blows, and defeat Cabal combatants.
  • Leg Armor
    • Hunter: Complete public events on Nessus, complete Solstice of Heroes bounties, and defeat opposing Guardians in the Crucible or Gambit.
    • Titan:Complete public events on Nessus, collect Void orbs in the Crucible or Gambit, and unlock Solstice Packages.
    • Warlock: Loot chests in the European Aerial Zone, collect Solar orbs in strikes, and defeat enemies in the European Aerial Zone while equipped with a Void subclass.

Step 7: Solstice of Heroes 2019

With your completed Drained Solstice armor set equipped, return to the Statue of Heroes to meditate.

Time to do some more meditating with your armor. This gives you the Renewed Solstice armor set.

Step 8: Solstice of Heroes 2019

Strengthen your Renewed Solstice armor set's connection to the Light by completing armor objectives.

It's time to upgrade that armor even further, which will require you to do the following steps depending on the class. You'll notice some objectives need you to be a certain subclass to complete them. Each day during the Solstice of Heroes event will correspond to a specific element. You'll need to match your subclass to that element to complete the particular challenge.

  • Chest Armor
    • Hunter: Complete Gambit matches, collect Elemental Orbs using a matching [Arc Kill] / [Solar Kill] / [Void Kill] subclass, and defeat enemy combatants with Void grenades.
    • Titan: Defeat enemies in strike playlists using a subclass that matches the [Arc Kill] / [Solar Kill] / [Void Kill] Day, loot chests in the European Aerial Zone, and defeat Fallen using a subclass that matches the [Arc Kill] / [Solar Kill] / [Void Kill] Day.
    • Warlock: Complete Gambit matches, complete daily or weekly challenges, and defeat enemy combatants with Void weapons.
  • Gauntlets
    • Hunter: Complete Heroic public events, collect Arc orbs in any strike, and defeat Cabal combatants using a subclass that matches the [Arc Kill] / [Solar Kill] / [Void Kill] Day.
    • Titan: Complete Heroic public events, complete daily or weekly challenges, and defeat minibosses in the European Aerial Zone.
    • Warlock: Complete bounties, collect Elemental Orbs using a matching [Arc Kill] / [Solar Kill] / [Void Kill] subclass, and, as a team, defeat opposing Guardians in the Crucible or Gambit using Solar weapons.
  • Class Item
    • Hunter: Complete patrols in the EDZ, collect Elemental Orbs of any type in the European Aerial Zone, and defeat minibosses in the European Aerial Zone.
    • Titan: Complete patrols on Io, collect Elemental Orbs of any type in the European Aerial Zone, and defeat enemy combatants with Solar weapons.
    • Warlock: Complete patrols on Titan, loot chests in the European Aerial Zone, and land Arc Super final blows on opposing Guardians in the Crucible or Gambit.
  • Helmet
    • Hunter: Complete bounties, loot chests in the European Aerial Zone, and defeat enemies with Arc weapons.
    • Titan: Complete Gambit matches, collect Elemental Orbs using a matching [Arc Kill] / [Solar Kill] / [Void Kill] subclass, and, as a team, defeat opposing Guardians in the Crucible or Gambit using Arc weapons.
    • Warlock: Defeat enemies in strike playlists using a subclass that matches the [Arc Kill] / [Solar Kill] / [Void Kill] Day, collect Elemental Orbs of any type in the European Aerial Zone, and defeat minibosses in the European Aerial Zone.
  • Leg Armor
    • Hunter: Complete daily or weekly challenges, defeat enemies in strike playlists using a subclass that matches the [Arc Kill] / [Solar Kill] / [Void Kill] Day, and, as a team, defeat opposing Guardians in the Crucible or Gambit using Void weapons.
    • Titan: Complete bounties, collect Void orbs in any strike, and defeat enemy combatants with Solar melee attacks.
    • Warlock: Complete Heroic public events, collect Solar orbs in any strike, and defeat Hive combatants using a subclass that matches the [Arc Kill] / [Solar Kill] / [Void Kill] Day.

Step 9: Solstice of Heroes 2019

With your completed Renewed Solstice armor set equipped, return to the Statue of Heroes to meditate.

Time to do some more meditating with your armor. This will fully restore the armor and give you the Majestic Solstice armor set.

Step 10: Solstice of Heroes 2019

Show Eva your fully-restored Majestic Solstice armor set.

It's not over just yet! You can upgrade your armor a final time to Masterworking your armor. It appears these are all the same across each class.

  • Chest Armor: Complete the dungeon "Shattered Throne" in the Dreaming City with a fireteam of two players or fewer.
  • Gauntlets: Complete playlist strikes with clanmates.
  • Class Item: Defeat challenging combatants throughout the system.
  • Helmet: Complete a Prestige Nightfall with a score of 200,000 or better.
  • Leg Armor: Reset your Season 7 Valor ranking in the Crucible.

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  1. When it comes to the masterworking of the armor. With the 200000 nf and shattered Throne. Do you need to do that before the event ends? Or could you do it anytime ?

  2. One piece of my armor needs one more upgrade from drained . I see I’ll never be able to see how much fun I could have had

  3. I wish the armor wasn’t as hard to grind for I’m lvl 50 and almost max light and still having trouble grinding with the limited time there is I wish I had more time to grind for the armor.

  4. As a solo player purely PVE the only good thing I see so far out of this is higher light lvl gear and weapons

  5. is it possible to equip the Eververse- bought Armor Glow sets even tho the armor is still only Drained or Renewed? or does the Solstice armor have to be Majestic?

    1. According to the recent post, it looks like there will be more objectives to complete: “There will be a final set of objectives available to unlock the Masterwork version of the set.