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Destiny 2 Shoot to Score Guide: How to Access Competitive Playlists

Shoot to thrill.

2022’s first Destiny 2 Guardian Games event is here as part of The Witch Queen and Season of the Risen. Pitting Warlocks, Titans, and Hunters against one another once more, the Guardian Games present all sorts of features for both newcomers and veterans who are participating once more, from a new SMG called The Title to cosmetics, medallions to hoard, and much more. As part of many of the missions you’ll encounter, you’re gonna stumble upon the Destiny 2 Shoot to Score quest. This guide explains the steps, how to progress through it, and how to access competitive playlists.

If you’re looking for additional help, we have guides covering how to earn Medallions and Laurels, how to unlock The Title SMG as well as its god roll, the steps to get yourself the Unauthorized Departure exotic ship, how strike scoring works, and what is up with the Shoot to Score quest and Medallion Torch rewards.

How to Unlock the Destiny 2 Shoot to Score Quest

While you immediately have access to the Guardian Games until the event ends, you have to progress through the Best in Class quest up to step 8 to unlock Shoot to Score.

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Best in Class is fairly straightforward, so it won’t take you long to gain access to it. I recommend doing so as soon as possible, preferably before the weekend, so you can get a head start on the Guardian Games 2022.

Destiny 2 Shoot to Score Explained

Shoot to Score is an 18 step quest, which sounds daunting, to say the least. That being said, it’s fairly easy to kick it off.

The first step involves earning scores in the Guardian Games: Training playlist. This playlist becomes available as you progress through Best in Class, so you should already have it by now.

We have an extensive guide that goes into the details of the scoring feature during this year’s Guardian Games, but in essence, you can access the Training playlist on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. You can find it on your Destinations tab by selecting the tower, it’s the Guardian Games icon on the right.

During the first step, there are four different thresholds that you can beat:

  • Bronze Threshold: 50,000 points
  • Silver Threshold: 100,000 points
  • Gold Threshold: 150,000 points
  • Platinum Threshold: 175,000 points

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Regardless of which one you get to, it’s going to give you a boost that lasts until the end of the week. This is super useful for Competitive playlists, as well as general Guardian Games playlists. In case you’re wondering, the boost doesn’t apply to other playlists outside of the event ones.

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As for what’s next, that’s yet to be said, really! Shoot the Score involves playing Competitive playlists and earning different Medallions there. But as for the other 16 steps, we’ll know more after the first weekend.

During May 5’s This Week at Bungie, the developer shared some more details about how the quest is going to work, which you can find below:

“Step one of this pursuit will complete automatically when the Guardian Games: Competitive Playlist unlocks. After the completion of step one, the remaining steps of the Shoot to Score quest can only be progressed by reaching certain score thresholds in the Guardian Games Competitive Playlist. This playlist is available each week from the Friday reset to Tuesday reset.”
As a reference, after the May 10 reset, Shoot to Score appeared on the quest step 7 for me. Which is curious as I didn’t take part in the Competitive Playlists during the weekend. Despite this, the previous steps claimed that I had beaten the Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum thresholds. We’re yet to see whether this is due to a bug or not, but make sure to double-check your quests tab just in case.

How to Access Competitive Playlists During the Guardian Games 2022

First of all, it’s important to note that Guardian Games: Competitive playlists are only available on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays at normal reset times. That means that Competitive playlists go live on Fridays at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET. Until then, you’re only able to access the Daily Focus and Training playlists.

In case you’re curious, you can access Competitive playlists from the Guardian Games icon on the right when you’re looking at the Tower from the Destinations tab. After you select it, head over to the bottom right where it says “Training – Matchmade” and open the menu. Here you can switch between Training Matchmade and Non-matchmade, as well as Competitive Matchmade and Non-matchmade.

Remember that you have to wait until Friday at the aforementioned times in order to take part in the Competitive playlists. But until then, why not spend some time in Training to get that weekly boost?

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Diego Arguello

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