How to Upgrade the Solstice Armor in Destiny 2 Solstice of Heroes (2020)

The Solstice of Heroes event has returned to Destiny 2 and that means there’s new armor sets to chase. Similar to last year, players will unlock a set of blue armor gear that they can wear and upgrade by completing various activities. Ranging from just killing enemies to completing runs of the returning EAZ (European Aerial Zone) to obtaining wins in Destiny 2’s most challenging PVP mode. All of this gear culminates in the Magnificent tier set, which is not only masterworked but comes with a white armor glow. Players can then purchase their elemental armor glow at Eververse to turn this set into a Universal Ornament.

Keep in mind, to actually upgrade the gear you will need to not only wear it, but complete the entire set. When you land, speak with Eva and she will give you the Rare helmet. Put this on and then head over to the console on the right to initiate the EAZ. Go through this activity once and then speak to Eva at The Tower. She’ll progress the quest for you, asking your Guardian to meditate in front of the large statue next to her. Do this and you’ll earn the rest of the Renewed armor. Now slap that fashion disaster of an armor set on and begin grinding through the listed quest steps. Once the entire see its gone, return to the statue and meditate again to obtain the next tier.

Here’s everything you need to do to upgrade your Solstice armor for Warlock, Hunter, and Titan classes.

Hunter Solstice of Heroes Armor

Solstice Armor (Renewed)

  • Solstice Mask (Renewed) – Helmet
    • 50 Precision Final Blows
    • 1 EAZ Completion
    • 100 Fallen Defeated
  • Solstice Grasps (Renewed) – Arms
    • 5 Strikes Completed
    • 10 Solstice Packages Opened
    • 100 Solar Orbs Collected in Crucible/Gambit
  • Solstice Vest (Renewed) – Chest
    • 50 Kills on EAZ as a Solar Subclass
    • 50 EAZ Combatants Defeated
    • 400 Solar, Arc, and Void Orbs Collected
  • Solstice Strides (Renewed) – Legs
    • 50 Super Kills
    • 25 Opposing Guardians Killed
    • 5 Public Events Completed
  • Solstice Cloak (Renewed) – Class Item
    • 5 Adventures Completed
    • 100 Arc Orbs Made in Strikes
    • 5 Crucible/Gambit Matches Completed

Solstice Armor (Majestic)

  • Solstice Mask (Majestic) – Helmet
    • 2,000 Elemental Final Blows
    • 300 Arc Weapon Final Blows
    • 200 Combatants Killed
  • Solstice Grasps (Majestic) – Arms
    • 10 Heroic Public Events Completed
    • 300 Arc Orbs Collected in Playlist Strikes
    • 300 Cabal Defeated
  • Solstice Vest (Majestic) – Chest
    • 1,000 Solar, Arc, and Void Orbs Collected
    • 10 Gambit Matches Completed
    • 100 Void Grenade Final Blows
  • Solstice Strides (Majestic) – Legs
    • 600 Kills in the Strike Playlist
    • 100 Guardians Defeated with Void Weapons
    • 100 Ability Kills
  • Solstice Cloak (Majestic) – Class Item
    • 200 Solar, Arc, or Void Orbs Collected in EAZ
    • 5 EDZ Patrols Completed
    • 20 Bosses Killed

Solstice Armor (Magnificent)

  • Solstice Mask (Magnificent) – Helmet
    • Complete a Nightfall: The Ordeal Strike on Master Difficulty
  • Solstice Grasps (Magnificent) – Arms
    • Complete a Nightmare Hunt
  • Solstice Vest (Magnificent) – Chest
    • Complete Pit of Heresy
  • Solstice Strides (Magnificent) – Legs
    • Win 7 Matches of Trials of Osiris
  • Solstice Cloak (Magnificent) – Class Item
    • Defeat 3 Final Bosses at the Altar of Sorrows

Destiny 2 Solstice of Heroes

Titan Solstice of Heroes Armor

Solstice Armor (Renewed)

    • Solstice Helm (Renewed) – Helmet
      • 50 Precision Final Blows
      • 1 EAZ Completion
      • 100 Hive Defeated
    • Solstice Gauntlets (Renewed) – Arms
      • 50 Combatants Killed
      • 50 Kills in the EAZ With an Arc Subclass Equipped
      • 20 Super Kills
    • Solstice Plate (Renewed) – Chest
      • 25 Opposing Guardians Killed
      • 100 Solar Orbs Made in Strikes
      • 5 Adventures Completed
    • Solstice Greaves (Renewed) – Legs
      • 10 Solstice Packages Opened
      • 100 Void Orbs Collected in Crucible/Gambit
      • 5 Public Events Completed
    • Solstice Mark (Renewed) – Class Item
      • 400 Solar, Arc, and Void Orbs Collected
      • 5 Playlist Strikes Completed
      • 5 Crucible/Gambit Matches Completed

Solstice Armor (Majestic)

  • Solstice Helm (Majestic) – Helmet
    • 1,000 Solar, Arc, or Void Orbs Collected
    • 10 Gambit Matches Completed
    • 1000 Guardians Defeated with an Arc Weapon
  • Solstice Gauntlets (Majestic) – Arms
    • 10 Heroic Public Events Completed
    • 100 Ability Kills
    • 20 Bosses Killed
  • Solstice Plate (Majestic) – Chest
    • 600 Strike Playlist Kills
    • 300 Fallen Defeated
    • 200 Combatants
  • Solstice Greaves (Majestic) – Legs
    • 2,000 Elemental Final Blows
    • 100 Solar Melee Final Blows
    • 300 Void Orbs Collected in Strike Playlists
  • Solstice Mark (Majestic) – Class Item
    • 200 Elemental Orbs Collected in the EAZ
    • 300 Solar Weapon Final Blows
    • 5 Patrols on Io Completed

Solstice Armor (Magnificent)

  • Solstice Helm (Magnificent) – Helmet
    • Complete a Nightfall: The Ordeal Strike on Master Difficulty
  • Solstice Gauntlet (Magnificent) – Arms
    • Complete a Nightmare Hunt
  • Solstice Plate (Magnificent) – Chest
    • Complete Pit of Heresy
  • Solstice Greaves (Magnificent) – Legs
    • Win 7 Matches of Trials of Osiris
  • Solstice Mark (Magnificent) – Class Item
    • Defeat 3 Final Bosses at the Altar of Sorrows

Warlock Solstice of Heroes Armor

  • Solstice Hood (Renewed) – Helmet
    • 50 Precision Final Blows
    • 1 EAZ Completion
    • 100 Cabal Defeated
  • Solstice Gloves (Renewed) – Arms
    • 5 Playlist Strikes Completed
    • 25 Guardians Defeated
    • 400 Solar, Arc, or Void Orbs Collected
  • Solstice Robes (Renewed) – Chest
    • 10 Solstice Packages Opened
    • 100 Arc Orbs Collected in Crucible/Gambit
    • 5 Adventures Completed
  • Solstice Boots (Renewed) – Legs
    • 50 Kills in the EAZ With a Void Subclass Equipped
    • 100 Solar Orbs Collected in Strikes
    • 50 Combatants Killed
  • Solstice Bond (Renewed) – Class Item
    • 5 Public Events Completed
    • 5 Crucible/Gambit Matches Completed
    • 50 Super Kills

Solstice Armor (Majestic)

  • Solstice Hood (Majestic) – Helmet
    • 600 Kills in Strike Playlist
    • 200 Solar, Arc, or Void Orbs Collected in the EAZ
    • 20 Bosses Killed
  • Solstice Gloves (Majestic) – Arms
    • 1,000 Solar, Arc, or Void Orbs Collected
    • 2,000 Elemental Final Blows
    • 100 Guardians Defeated with Solar Weapons
  • Solstice Robes (Majestic) – Chest
    • 300 Void Weapon Kills
    • 100 Ability Kills
    • 10 Gambit Matches Completed
  • Solstice Boots (Majestic) – Legs
    • 300 Hive Defeated
    • 300 Solar Orbs Collected in Playlist Strikes
    • 10 Heroic Public Events Completed
  • Solstice Bond (Majestic) – Class Item
    • 150 Arc Super Final Blows
    • 200 Combatants Killed
    • 5 Patrols on Titan Completed

Solstice Armor (Magnificent)

  • Solstice Hood (Magnificent) – Helmet
    • Complete a Nightfall: The Ordeal Strike on Master Difficulty
  • Solstice Gloves (Magnificent) – Arms
    • Complete a Nightmare Hunt
  • Solstice Robes (Magnificent) – Chest
    • Complete Pit of Heresy
  • Solstice Boots (Magnificent) – Legs
    • Win 7 Matches of Trials of Osiris
  • Solstice Bond (Magnificent) – Class Item
    • Defeat 3 Final Bosses at the Altar of Sorrows

The key to completing these sets is being efficient with your time so you can tackle multiple objectives at once. For example, if you’re on a Warlock you can complete the 600 Strike Playlist kills, 300 Solar Orbs collected in Playlist Strikes, and 200 combatants killed at the same time. Always look at your gear and think about how you can maximize your progress across multiple pieces of armor. A lot of these seem as if they’re a grind, but you shouldn’t have too much trouble since most of the tasks are very easy. Just remember, weapons like Hardlight and Borealis can change their elemental types, making them perfect for this event.

Additionally, Solstice of Heroes runs until September 8, so you have almost a full month to complete these armor sets. Don’t try to push yourself right as the event launches, as you have a ton of time to reach the Magnificent tier. This is also a great time to complete a bunch of your Moments of Triumph, so if you want that title make sure to try and complete those tasks as well.

Destiny 2’s Solstice of Heroes begins tomorrow August 11 and runs until September 8 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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Collin MacGregor is the Guide Staff Writer at Fanbyte. He's also the person who willingly plays the support class (you're welcome) and continues to hold out for an Ape Escape remake.

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