Destiny 2's Guardian Games event returns, begins April 20

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Destiny 2 (Image credit: Bungie)

What you need to know

  • The Olympics-style Guardian Games event is returning to Destiny 2.
  • In the event, the three Destiny classes face off in a contest in which players try to rack up medals for their favorite class by completing special quest cards and triumphs as that class.
  • Some rewards from the event include the Heir Apparent Exotic machine gun, unique class items that display which place your favorite class got at the end of the contest, and an Exotic Sparrow speeder bike.
  • Guardian Games is free for all players and runs from April 20 to May 9.

The Olympics-themed Guardian Games event is returning to Destiny 2 on April 20, and it's free for all players to participate in. In this event, players of the three different Destiny classes — Titan, Hunter, and Warlock — compete by completing special quest cards and triumphs to see who can accrue the most medals by the end of the event on May 9. The class that has the most medals by the end of the event wins special first place class items as well as a trophy displayed on the tower for the rest of the year. The other classes receive second place silver and third place bronze class items based on where they scored in the ranking. All players can earn the Heir Apparent Exotic machine gun and its catalyst, as well as a new Exotic Sparrow speeder.

Source: Bungie (Image credit: Source: Bungie)

In addition to everything players can win in the event, there are also several new cosmetic items available in Eververse, Destiny 2's microtransactions store. These include pieces of glowing class armor, special Guardian Games-themed Ghost Shells, a new ship, and more. Make sure to check out the official event page for full details.

Will you be participating in the Guardian Games? Let me know. The latest Destiny 2 expansion, Destiny 2: Beyond Light, is available now for $40 on Xbox, PlayStation, and PC. The base game is free, so if you're looking to try Destiny 2 out before investing any money, you can do so. If you do decide to try the game, don't miss my beginner's guide on how to get into Destiny 2 in 2021. Also, for some weapons and builds that will enhance your ability to compete in the Guardian Games, check out my list of the 10 best Destiny 2 weapons you need to farm in Season of the Chosen as well as a guide to the best Destiny 2 builds, and how to make your own.

Brendan Lowry

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