Running until May 11th, the Guardian Games bring back the opportunity to represent your Class and help bring them to the top. Will the Hunters hold their position at the top? Will the Warlocks turn the tables and claim victory for the underdog? Read on to find out more about this season's Guardian Games and rewards.
To compete in the Guardian Games, you'll want to collect medals. The best way to collect medals are the current Season of the Chosen Triumphs. In addition to medals to help out your Class, finishing these Triumphs will also award you with Seals to show your prestige. Support your team with a special flair that shows just how much you've accomplished in this season!
In addition to medals from Triumphs, running activities with members of your same class will net you more Laurels, which you’ll use as currency in the Guardian Games. Bungie added a new Guardian Games Strike playlist in the tower that specifically matches you with other members of your class. Once you've finished collecting laurels, you can cash them in for medals, Contender Cards, and even a Platinum Card geared towards Trials of Osiris.
These cards give you a random objective for the activity you selected. A Strike Contender Card may ask you to defeat enemies in Strikes with Solar or Stasis damage, for example. When you complete your card, you’ll automatically get a medal deposited into your medal case. Contender Cards give Gold medals while Platinum Cards give Platinum medals. It’s worth noting that you’ll get a Bronze medal each time you complete a Strike.
Once you have your medals, return to the podium in the Tower and deposit your medals at your class’ designated section — Titans are red, Warlocks are yellow, and Hunters are blue. You’ll earn points for your team depending on the type of medal you turn in:
- Bronze: 1 point
- Silver: 2 points
- Gold: 5 points
- Platinum: 15 points
You’ll get a few random items each time you turn in a medal.
THE WINNING TEAM
At the end of each day, one class will win Guardian Games. The third place class will get a multiplier added to their progress, helping them catch up for the rest of the event. Each week, one class will win again based on how many overall wins they had. And finally, one class will become the definitive Guardian Games 2021 winner based on their total wins throughout the event. You’ll get a small reward at the end of each week based on how you contributed to your team’s success.
Whatever team wins the overall event will get a golden statue next to Commander Zavala for the next year.
We can all agree that glory is nice, but what about tangible rewards? Guardian Games has plenty of those too.
The biggest thing Guardian Games has to offer is the Heir Apparent Exotic machine gun. Bungie added this Exotic during the first Guardian Games, but it was tough to get.
Once you have the Heir Apparent, you can also unlock the Heir Apparent Catalyst. This Catalyst is new to the 2021 Guardian Games.
Those are all the Guardian Game specific rewards for this year’s event, but why stop there? Complete Triumphs, collect Seals, and put your skills to the test. Follow the Path of the Chosen to display your Chosen status with the Chosen Seal before May 11th.