The Guardian Games have begun

The Guardian Games returned to Destiny 2 today.

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Guardian Games returns to Destiny 2, encouraging Guardians everywhere to jump on their favorite class and go for glory. Free for all players, this event sees Hunters, Warlocks, and Titans competing to claim the top step on the podium for their chosen class

Let the Games Begin
Hunters, Warlocks, and Titans will play in a variety of event activities to earn points for themselves and their class across several categories. Guardians returning from Savathûn’s Throne World will warm up in the new training playlist and head to the competitive strike playlist to earn Strike Medals and compete for weekly high scores. Both playlists also include solo options for those looking to work up a sweat. Players can also help their class by collecting Laurels simply by playing most PvE content during the event. Those who play can unlock rewards like the Heir Apparent Exotic Machine Gun and catalyst, Legendary SMG, the Exotic ship, and more.

Gold’s Own Reward
Guardians looking to pick up some flair for their attire should visit Tess Everis, who will be selling podium-worthy pieces at Eververse. Also available to Guardians who light multiple Platinum Torches are the Guardian Games Tankard and the Guardian Games Medal, unlocked through Bungie Rewards

At the end of each week, podium ceremonies will grant gold, silver, and bronze auras to each class based on their current standing. The winning class will be recognized at the Guardian Games Closing Ceremonies on May 24, along with a commemorative trophy displayed in the Tower for an entire year.

Guardian Games Cup and Direct Relief Charity Event
Alongside the Guardian Games event, players will cheer for their favorite streamers as they compete for Guardian Games glory while raising donations for humanitarian aid. Bungie has assembled 42 class fireteams from across 14 territories globally to participate in our first ever Guardian Games Cup – a friendly competition to see which team in the world has what it takes to sweep the medals and come out on top. For more information about the Guardian Games Cup and to see live standings, visit this blog post here:

Donations for each team raised during the Guardian Games Cup event will go to Direct Relief. Direct Relief is a humanitarian aid organization— active in over 80 countries— with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies without regard to politics, religion, or ability to pay. Those who donate $25 USD or more will receive Guardian’s Oath, a brand-new emblem that can be redeemed on

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