Destiny 2 Solstice of Heroes (2020) Guide – How to Upgrade Armor, Requirements, Earn Armor Glows

Destiny 2 Season of Arrivals Solstice of Heroes Guide

Solstice of Heroes in Destiny 2 is a yearly free-for-all summer event that gives players a chance to participate in a new matchmade activity to earn random-rolled armor, universal ornaments, and glows. In this guide, we’ve detailed everything you need to know about how Solstice of Heroes works in Destiny 2: Season of Arrivals.

Destiny 2: Season of Arrivals Solstice of Heroes

To start the Solstice of Heroes in Season of Arrivals, speak with Eva Levante in the Tower and complete “The Solstice Begins” quest – it will also unlock the official Solstice of Heroes soundtrack for everyone which can be claimed from Bungie Rewards page.

The primary play space during the Solstice of Heroes is European Aerial Zone (EAZ). This is where players will grind out randomly-rolled armor, complete bounties, and upgrade their armor. What we mean by upgrading armor is you’ll start with Renewed Armor Set (blue) and will have to upgrade it to Majestic Armor Set (purple without glow) and finally turn it into Magnificent Armor Set (glows).

It’s important to note that each class in the game has different requirements for upgrading the Solstice Armor. Once fully upgraded, you’ll be able to buy Universal Ornaments from Tess Eververse for 500 Silver or 2,000 Bright Dust per character. These ornaments will make your character glow depending on the subclass you’re using – the more Super energy you’ve, the brighter will be the glow.

Completing the Magnificent Armor Set and buying a glow on any character will also unlock 2 triumphs for MMXX seal/title. The following are all the requirements for upgrading the Renewed Armor Set to Majestic Armor Set for each class. It should be noted that requirements for upgrading to Magnificent Armor Set is same for all the classes. With that said, let’s take a look at the requirements:



Helmet Runs through EAZ, land precision final blows, and defeat Fallen Elemental final blows, EAZ enemies defeated, Arc weapon final blows
Gauntlets Strikes, collect Solar orbs in Gambit, open Solstice Packages Heroic PEs, collect Arc orbs in Strikes, defeat Cabal using a matching subclass element
Chest Defeat enemies in EAZ, collect elemental orbs in EAZ, use a Solar subclass to defeat enemies in EAZ Gambit matches completed, collect elemental orbs, Void grenade kills
Legs Nessus PEs, defeat enemies with Supers, defeat Guardians in Gambit/Crucible Defeat enemies in Strikes with matching subclass, ability final blows, kill Guardians with Void weapons
Class Item Adventures, collect Arc orbs, complete Crucible/Gambit matches EDZ Patrols, collect elemental orbs in EAZ, defeat bosses




Helmet EAZ runs, land precision final blows, defeat Hive Complete Gambit matches, collect elemental orbs, defeat Guardians in Gambit/Crucible with an Arc weapon as a team
Gauntlets Defeat EAZ enemies, Super final blows, defeat EAZ enemies with Arc subclass Heroic PEs, ability final blows, defeat bosses
Chest Adventures, collect Solar orbs in Strikes, defeat Guardians in Crucible/Gambit Defeat enemies in Strikes matching the daily singe, defeat EAZ enemies, defeat Fallen using a matching subclass of the day
Legs Nessus PEs, collect Void orbs in Gambit/Crucible, unlock Solstice Packages Defeat enemies with elemental damage, collect Void orbs in Strikes, Solar melee attack final blows
Class Item Strikes playlist, collect elemental orbs, complete Gambit/Crucible matches Io Patrols, collect elemental orbs in EAZ, Solar weapon final blows




Helmet EAZ runs, land precision final blows, eliminate Cabal Defeat enemies in Strikes, collect elemental orbs in EAZ, defeat bosses
Gauntlets Strikes, collect elemental orbs, defeat Guardians Elemental final blows, collect elemental orbs, Solar weapon kills on Guardians
Chest Adventures, collect Arc orbs in Crucible/Gambit, unlock Solstice Packages Gambit matches, ability kills, Void weapon kills
Legs Enemies defeated, collect Solar orbs in Strikes, defeat EAZ enemies with Void subclass Heroic PEs, collect Solar orbs in Strikes, eliminate Hive
Class Item PEs, Super kills, complete Crucible/Gambit matches Patrols on Titan, enemies defeated, Arc Super final blows


Once you’ve upgraded to Majestic Armor Set, you’ll need to complete the following requirements to upgrade to Magnificent – these remain the same for all classes:

  • Helmet: Complete a NF Ordeal on the Master difficulty
  • Arms: Complete a Nightmare Hunt
  • Chest: Complete Pit of Heresy dungeon
  • Boots: Win 7 Trials of Osiris matches – doesn’t need to be a Flawless card
  • Class Item: Defeat Tier V Altar of Sorrows boss three times

This is all we’ve got in our Destiny 2 Solstice of Heroes guide in Season of Arrivals. For more help on the game, you can check out our detailed Destiny 2 wiki guides.

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