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Welcome to the Guardian Games Seasonal Event. Compete with your fellow Guardians and see which class can come out on top! To get started, visit Eva Levante in the Tower.

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Welcome to the Guardian Games Seasonal Event. Compete with your fellow Guardians and see which class can come out on top! To get started, visit Eva Levante in the Tower.

What is Guardian Games?

Guardian Games is Destiny’s Spring Event that is Free For All Players. Here’s a quick breakdown of what you need to know:

  • With Guardian Games 2022, the main objective is to earn medallions from completing activities and Contender Cards
  • All medallions get deposited at the Tower Podium in the Tower Courtyard to earn points for your class’s team
  • In future Guardian Games events, you will be able to unlock event challenges and earn progress toward rewards and an event seal! Stay tuned!


Let the Challenges Begin!



  • 1 − Visit Eva Levante in the Tower to begin the Seasonal Quest. Choose your preferred class to work on during the event.
  • 2 − Earn medallions by completing various activities and Contender Cards. Submit medallions at the Tower Podium in the Tower.
  • 3 − Participate in the new Guardian Games Strike Playlist to earn a high score and rewards.
  • 4 − Each day, a winner − Titan, Warlock or Hunter − will be noted at the Tower.
  • 5 − At the end of the event, the class that has the most wins during the event will be declared the winner. Until the next event, a statue will be in the tower showcasing the winning class’s victory.

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. 
  • Bounties for this Guardian Games have been refreshed with new and exciting ways to engage in the new Strike Scoring and Strike Medals introduced with Guardian Games content!
  • Complete Guardian Game Triumphs to earn exclusive rewards, including new emblems, shaders, a new Exotic Ship, a new Sub-machine gun, the Exotic LMG Heir Apparent, a Heir Apparent Catalyst, and more!
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Heir Apparent (Machine Gun) | Complete Guardian Games Quest
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Learn more!

Origin Trait: Classy Contender

Final blows with this weapon grant +5% class ability energy.

Found on any Guardian Games Event weapon found during or after Season 16. 

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.

Emblem Rewards

Earn by lighting all six platinum torches

Earn by being in the top 10% at the end of the Guardian Games 2022 event. 

Event Information

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 toward the end of the event.

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 medallions from Triumphs, Contender Cards, and activity completions.
  • Medallions are stored in the Medallion Case found in the Quest inventory. Turning completed Medallions into the Tower Podium will increase your team’s score.
    • Medallions are what you are aiming for during this competition. Try to multi-task – get as much as you can get done!
  • You will receive a Medallion 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 medallions also gives you a chance at receiving an event package depending on the medallion type. 

Low-Tier: 1 Point | High-Tier: 2 Points | Gold: 5 Points | Platinum: 15 Points

Contender Medals

  • Players can purchase Contender or Platinum Cards from Eva Levante in the Tower Courtyard.
  • Completing Platinum Cards will always reward Platinum Medallions.
  • Completing Contender Cards will always reward Gold Medallions.
Quick Notes:
  • Players must wear their Guardian Games class item to generate Laurels and progress any Guardian Game bounties.
  • Previous Guardian Games class items (2020/2021) 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 toward their total.
  • Make sure you complete your Platinum Contender Card before the daily reset on Friday if you want to lock in your All-Star Status for the weekend!
  • Earn Low-Tier Medallions from Core Playlist activities (Strikes, Gambit, and Quickplay) and Throne World activities
  • Earn Tier-Tier Medallions from Endgame activities (Raids, Dungeons, Competitive PvP) and Higher Difficulty Seasonal Activities 
  • For any personal medallion deposits, Guardians will earn a glow which can be seen on their left shoulder

If the Medallion Case is full, Medallions earned through claiming Triumphs will be lost.

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GG Strikes Card
GG Nightfall Card
GG Gambit Card
GG Crucible Card
GG Trials Card
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Class-based Competition

  • This year, Guardian Games will be featuring Strike Scoring and Strike Medals that will reward players for pulling off impressive feats.


  • Training: Tuesday through Thursday; Practice scoring throughout the week, which is a combined score of your entire fireteam
  • Competitive: Friday until Weekly Reset; Test your mettle to earn exciting rewards!

Buffs & Torches

  • Guardians can earn buffs by playing in the Guardian Games Playlists by ranking bronze, silver, gold or platinum.
    • These buffs will last until Weekly Reset (Tuesday)
    • You can also use these buffs in the regular Vanguard Ops Playlist
  • Unlock Torches to light in the Tower based on your highest score past a certain threshold
    • Lighting torches grant rewards and a glow that can be seen on the right shoulder of a Guardian’s armour

Cast Your Vote!

Guardian Games Cup: 2022

“In a brand-new out-of-game event, we have assembled class fireteams from across the globe to participate in our first-ever Guardian Games Cup – a friendly competition to see which team in the world has what it takes to come out on top. From May 3 to May 24, cheer for your favourite streamers as they compete in class teams, both in-game and for charity! Over 14 territories are participating, which brings us to a total of 42 different teams all vying for number one!” −Bungie

In-Game Points

Each week, the participating teams have a set two-hour slot to earn and dunk as many medallions as they can at the podium to rack up the most points for their class. The medallion dunks are tracked on the back end for those two hours, so each team has the same time to do the best they can every week. 
Each team captain will be earning medallions with up to five other selected fireteam members, and streaming for two hours each of these weeks:
  • Week One: May 3, 12 AM PDT – May 9, 12 AM PDT 
  • Week Two: May 9, 12 AM PDT – May 16, 12 AM PDT 
  • Week Three: May 16, 12 AM PDT – May 22, 12 AM PDT 
Participating Teams
Check out the teams, team leader channels, and ways you can donate to support your favourite team below: 
USTeam Punch-A-Bunch
Leader: DattoDestiny
Donate Here

Icarus Bangers n’ Dash 
Leader: FalloutPlays  
Donate Here

Rhulks Angels 
Leader: FPSKrystal  
Donate Here

UKPeregrine Grief 
Leader: Houndish 
Donate Here
Wipe For Damage  
Leader: Jarv 
Donate Here
Leader: Zoe  
Donate Here
Leader: Morrigh4n  
In Warlocks We Trust 
Leader: ZombiesFaktory 
Donate Here
Cayde’s Chicken 
Leader: Flapix
Donate Here 
GermanyWände der Stadt  
Leader: NexxossGaming
Donate Here
Leader: AndyEdition 
Donate Here
Aces Gaming  
Leader: iPhil 
Donate Here
NordicsTeam Justice 
Leader: LanaLane 
Donate Here
Ikora’s Angels 
Leader: Michi 
Donate Here
Team Scream  
Leader: Scream Queen 
Donate Here
Leader: Zamora
Donate Here  
Leader: Ryusuri  
Donate Here 
Leader: Daykiri 
Donate Here
Leader: GiornoGaming  
Donate Here
Leader: EternityTTM 
Donate Here
Leader: TheBeard 
Donate Here
PolandTytani Gurom  
Leader: KingaKujawska 
Donate Here
The Cleaning Crew
Leader: Pasiaa 
Donate Here
Caped Pierogies
Leader: CTSG  
Donate Here
Middle EastEmirati Titans  
TEAM Fancy  
Leader: Fancy 
Widow Makers  
Leader: Qweizar 
Leader: Butters 
Donate Here 
Guardian Angels
Leader: Kimber Prime 
Donate Here 
Cloaks & Daggers  
Leader: Stacked 
Donate Here
Leader: kiyo_3ten21 
Donate Here
イコラの門弟 S.M.L.  
Leader: M-TOGUCHI 
Donate Here
Leader: ちびまる 
Donate Here
Leader: 陶渊明ら 
Leader: Sayalarry
Leader: 八力力力 
BrazilThe Six Front Legacy  
Leader: MarechalRambo 
Donate Here
Vanguarda Brasil 
Leader: TheVanguardBR 
Donate Here 
Viúvas do Cayde-6  
Leader: IronLife 
Donate Here
LATAMTeam Patas  
Leader: Epii06 
Donate Here
Los Golozos  
Leader: Peach 
Donate Here
Jägers Modo Incognito 
Leader: DeusCL 
Donate Here
We look forward to a great Guardian Games Cup this year and hope we can contribute to charity in a meaningful way through these fun community activities. Thank you for all your support and let the games begin! 


  • Best Team in Class will receive custom-made silver trophies with their BungieID or Guardian username engraved to keep (3 teams).
  • Best Team Overall will receive custom-made gold trophies with their BungieID or Guardian username engraved to keep, and customized Guardian-Games-themed artwork of their Guardians by the talented Gammatrap (1 team). 
  • Streamers that are participating will be provided with Emblem Codes for the Follow the Light Emblem. Keep an eye out on social media and streams for announcements!

Bungie Foundation

  • Bungie Foundation is partnering with Direct Reliefa humanitarian organization active in the US and more than 80 countries with the goal of improving the health and lives of people affected by poverty and emergencies.
  • Each team participating in the Guardian Games Cup will have their own unique link for the charity, so make sure you donate to support your favourite team! Not only is it a contest for points and medals, it’s also a contest to see who can raise the most money for a good cause.
    • NOTE: Donations have no impact toward the scoring toward scoring of the Guardian Games Cup
  • There will be some excellent prizes, both in and out of Destiny 2, for participants to enjoy when donations are made to Direct Relief.  
    • Guardian’s Oath is a brand-new emblem for those who donate $25 USD or more. 
    • The individual with the highest donation will receive custom digital artwork of a single subject of their choice from PherianArt
    • The team raising the most funds will receive custom digital artwork of their amazing Guardian Games fireteam from PherianArt.   

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 two exclusive Bungie Rewards for this years Guardian Games event.
    • Guardians who light 2 Platinum Torches during the 2022 Guardian Games event will unlock the Guardian Games Tankard. ($55.00 USD)
    • Guardians who light 4 Platinum Torches during the 2022 Guardian Games event will unlock the Guardian Games Medal. ($50.00 USD)

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