Guardian Games

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"Welcome Guardian. My friend Eva Levante was kind enough to remind me that, even in times of crisis, people need levity and Light. And so I've proposed a new holiday: the Guardian Games. This is an oppurtunity for Titans, Warlocks, and Hunters to compete and demonstrate their unique strengths."
— Zavala, A New Tradition

The Guardian Games was a limited time Event in Destiny 2 where the three Guardian Classes (Titan, Warlock, and Hunter) competed to get the most points from April 21 to May 11.[1] Eva Levante returned as the vendor for the Guardian Games.

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"Isn't the Guardian Games podium lovely? Many people in the Tower came together to create it. That is where we will track the progress of your class across the event. The class banners will rise and fall depending on your place in the competition."
— Eva Levante, Guardian Games Registration

Despite the current situation, Zavala decides to set up a colourful event of friendly competition in the form of the titular Guardian Games in an attempt to help alleviate the stress of these circumstances and keep morale steady.

After speaking with Eva and Zavala, Guardians will compete with each other not only to win prizes, such as new items, gear and weapons, but for the bragging rights to see which class of Guardian is the greatest, superior, and/or most favoured.[2]

Each Guardian will receive a class item to adorn while taking part in competition. Bronze, silver, and gold medals will be available to earn daily, each of which will focus on specific game modes. To earn medals, equip your new class item, pick up laurels on the battlefield from defeating enemies with supers or abilities, and advance your quest for the medals you desire. At the end of the event, your daily placements will be combined for a final score. Depending on your team’s standings, your class items will be locked to their respective placements for the remainder of the year.

The conclusion of the Guardian Games[3][4] was met in the form of a statue added next to Zavala's position, and talking to him will give the following message:

Zavala gazes toward the podium as you approach. "The Guardian Games were hard fought, but ultimately the Titans took the gold with shield and hammer." He's unable to hide the glint of pride in his eyes. "This is a victory for every Guardian. Titans may be on top right now, but the Warlocks and Hunters will work hard to make sure we won't stay there. That strengthens us all."

"Now if you'll excuse me, I need to prepare." The smile fades from Zavala's face. "Lord Shaxx is eager to celebrate our win in the 'traditional Titan way'."

Trivia[edit]

  • This event is most likely inspired by the 2020 Olympics.
  • Laurels use the same tetrahedron model as Motes of Dark, coloured depending on the respective class who drops them (red for Titans, yellow for Warlocks, and blue for Hunters)
  • The class items are programmed to change colour depending on the placement of the player Guardian's class in a localised server; for example if Titans are in first place and Hunters second, their Guardian Games mark will be gold, cloaks will be silver, and so on.
  • The exotic machine gun Heir Apparent was added to the game as a reward for this event.
  • When talking to the Drifter as part of registering for the event, he will say a different line of dialogue depending on the player Guardian's class, staking a bet for whatever the player's class is.
    • "My money's on the Warlocks. I've seen you in action. The way you hold Light in your hands... Freaky. Do me proud out there, huh?"
    • "Well, you know my bet's on you Hunters. Quick. Sly. Real nasty with a knife. My kinda people, yeah? I've got big money riding on it."
    • "Titans are gonna take the whole damn thing. I'd bet money on it. Big money. Line 'em up, and a Titan will knock 'em down. Lived long enough to know that."

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