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Happy Dawning!

Let the Challenges Begin!

“The Vanguard has secured a ceasefire with the Cabal Empress Caiatl and humanity enjoys a brief moment of respite. Eager to celebrate Guardians and lift spirits, Zavala sounds the call to competition and the class banners are raised around the Tower. The Guardians Games have returned and glory awaits.” – Bungie 

Bounties and Rewards!

Eva offers three different Guardian Games Bounties which will reward players for completing them:

  • Weekly Bounties will reward Laurels, XP, Glimmer, and Bright Dust
  • Daily Bounties will reward XP and Materials
  • Additional Bounties will reward XP and Bright Dust. 

Complete Guardian Game Triumphs to earn exclusive rewards, including new emblems, shaders, a new Exotic Sparrow, the Exotic LMG Heir Apparent, a new Heir Apparent Catalyst, and more!

GG Weekly Bounty
GG Daily Bounty
GG Repeatable Bounty
Colour of Speed | Acquired from completing Guardian Games Triumph
Heir Apparent (Machine Gun) | Complete Guardian Games Quest
Heir Apparent Catalyst

Heir Apparent Quest & Catalyst

This year, Eva Levante offers newcomers and players who missed out last year a quest to earn the Heir Apparent Exotic Machine Gun while participating in Guardian Games! To obtain the quest, begin this year’s Introductory Quest for Guardian Games!

Wrathed In Laurels Exotic Quest:

  • Step 1: Earn 50 Laurels. The Strike Playlist works great! 
  • Step 2: Defeat 100 Combatants with a Machine Gun in the Daily Focus Playlist!
    • You can check the Director to see what the Daily Focus is.

Once you have the Heir Apparent Exotic Machine Gun, you have the chance to obtain a Catalyst Quest. To increase your chance at obtaining the quest, deposit as many Gold or Platinum medals as you can. Fellow Guardians have noted that the drop rate for the quest has been pretty generous so far! Once you have the quest, there are 3 objectives to complete.

Competitive Catalyst Exotic Quest:

  • Step 1: Earn 50 points by obtaining medals. Higher tier medals are worth more points. 
  • Step 2: Complete 3 Contender Cards of your choice.
  • Step 3: Collect 90 Competitive Spirit by defeating combatants with Machine Guns in the Daily Focus Playlist.
    • All strike playlists are compatible with this quest step. 

When you have obtained the catalyst for Heir Apparent, you must then defeat 700 enemies with the Heir Apparent to complete the catalyst (Strikes or Altar of Sorrow work great). Heir Apparent will become Masterworked (gains a kill tracker and generates orbs on multi-kills) and increases the durability of the Arc Shield. In addition, when the shield is broken by a combatant, some of the magazine is partially reloaded.

How to Participate

Visit Eva Levante in the Tower to begin the event. 
The main objective for the event is to earn medals for your respective class by partaking in various activities across the solar system. Turn in your medals at the Tower Podium to increase your class score. At the end of the event, a winner will be decided and will have bragging rights, as well as a commemorative statue in the Tower until the next Guardian Games the following year! 

The Tower Podium

During Guardian Games, the Towers Guardian Games Podium will change daily to reflect the current status of the leading team. Class flags will update throughout the day to show which team is leading, and there will also be a calendar showing the winner for each day throughout the event.
Every weekend there will be a special ceremony where you will be able show off a glow from your class item depending on your class’ standing that week.  
  • Third place receives a bronze glow. 
  • Second place receives a silver glow. 
  • First place receives a gold glow. 
  • All-Stars receive a platinum glow. 

There will be a special final weekend closing ceremony held in the Tower that will go live from May 7 through May 11 to celebrate the winning  class!

Inventory and Materials


Pick up Laurels (coloured motes) dropped by other players during Guardian Games to purchase Bounties, Contender Cards, and rewards from Eva. Laurels will drop in all activities except for Gambit and Crucible, where they will be awarded after a match has ended. Keep an eye out to make sure you don’t miss picking any Laurels up when playing PvE activities! 


Players can earn medals from Triumphs, Contender Cards, and activity completions. Medals are stored in the Medal Case found in the Quest inventory. Turning completed Medals into the Tower Podium will increase your team’s score. Medals are what you are aiming for during this competition. Try to multi-task – get as much as you can done! 

You will receive a Medal Case from Eva to store your hardware until you are ready to visit the podium in the Tower to bank them for your team. Turning in medals also gives you a chance at receiving an event package depending on the medal type. 

Bronze: 1 Point | Silver: 2 Points | Gold: 5 Points | Platinum: 15 Points

Contender Medals

Players can purchase Contender Cards from Eva. Completing the Trials or Nightfall Contender Cards will award a Platinum Medal. Completing the Strikes, Gambit, or Crucible Contender Card will award a Gold Medals. There are also special Platinum Contender Cards that, once completed, earns you an All-Star Status and provides you with a special reward at the next podium ceremony. 

If the Medal Case is full, Medals earned through claiming Triumphs will be lost.


  • Players must wear their Guardian Games class item to generate Laurels and progress any Guardian Game bounties.
  • Previous Guardian Games class items (the Cunning Rivalry Cloak, Mighty Rivalry Mark, and Sage Rivalry Bond) will not generate Laurels or progress any Guardian Games bounties.
  • Laurels do not drop on the ground in Gambit or Crucible, and are instead rewarded directly to players.
  • Unrecovered laurels do not go to a player’s Postmaster and must be picked up to count towards their total.
  • Make sure you complete your Platinum Contender Card before daily reset on Friday if you want to lock in your All-Star Status for the weekend!
  • The Laurel acquisition step of Heir Apparent Exotic Quest only counts Laurels picked up off the ground.
GG Medal Case
GG Strikes Card
GG Nightfall Card
GG Gambit Card
GG Crucible Card
GG Trials Card

Class-based Competition

This year, the Vanguard has created Strike Missions that will group fellow Guardians of the same class together! This feeds into the Laurel collecting mechanic where players have a chance at bonus Laurels when they pick up a Laurel generated by the player of the same class.
This new playlist will have gameplay modifiers added based on the previous day’s class standing. Classes will get a beneficial modifier tied to gold, silver, and bronze placement. 
  • Gold: Health, shields, and recovery are increased. Kinetic weapons deal more damage. 
  • Silver: Melee abilities recharge faster. Elemental damage increased from Guardian sources. More Heavy ammo available. 
  • Bronze: Grenade abilities deal more damage and recharge much faster. Elemental damage increased from Guardian sources. 
There are also negative modifiers added to the playlist to make things a little more challenging for the leaders. The gold class gets two modifiers, and the silver class gets one. These modifiers are themed around the classes that finished lower on the podium. 
Combatant melee attacks deal more damage. Combatant melee attacks deal significantly more damage. 
WarlockIncoming damage increased while airborne. Incoming damage significantly increased while airborne. 
HunterRadar is disabled.Radar is disabled and combatants don’t flinch when damaged. 
Silver classes only get the modifier from the bronze class below them. Gold classes get a combination of both silver and bronze.

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Eververse & Bungie Rewards

As always, Tess Everis has her wide range of goodies, including emotes, finishers, shaders, and even a new universal ornament set! Most items will be available via Bright Dust throughout the duration of the Guardian Games event. 
Tip: Core Weekly Challenges and Additional Core Bounties offer Bright Dust!  In addition – for Season Pass owners, several Season Ranks and completing the Master of All Seasonal Challenge (Completing 75 Seasonal Challenges) offers a sufficient amount of Bright Dust! For Seasonal Challenges, keep an eye on all available challenges and work on multiple objectives at once if the challenges can be completed within the same activity or location!

Bungie Store

The Bungie Store has several items to purchase/claim during the Guardian Games 2021 Seasonal Event!

  • Earning the Guardian Games Exotic Sparrow grants you a code to purchase an exclusive Guardian Games Track Jacket with all three class patches
  • Participate in the final weekend’s closing ceremonies at the Tower to unlock a purchasable gold pin commemorating the winning class.
  • Don’t want to wait? Silver class pins are available now at the Bungie Store while you compete with your fellow Guardians to achieve gold. 

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