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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 2023, 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
  • Starting with Guardian Games 2023, you will be able to unlock event challenges and earn progress toward rewards and an event seal! 


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 Guardian Games Strike Playlist or Guardian Games Supremacy Crucible Mode 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!
GG Weekly Bounty
GG Daily Bounty
GG Repeatable Bounty
Taraxippos (Strand Lightweight Omolon Scout Rifle) | Earned by playing Guardian Games.
Guardian Games
Heir Apparent (Machine Gun) | Complete Guardian Games Quest
Heir Apparent Catalyst
Guardian Games
Guardian Games
Guardian Games
Luminous Paragon (Triumph Reward)
Peerless Prize (Emblem)
Burnished Acclaim (Originally from a US Event, but may become available in 2023 event)

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.

Guardian Games: Event Card & Event Challenges

  • Similar to Seasonal Challenges, Event Challenges will be available during the Guardian Games 2023 event that all players can work toward and complete to earn new loot including gear, shaders, emblems and unique event items.
    • Access this Event card by visiting Eva Levante in the Tower Courtyard or via the Quests tab!
  • In addition to the event challenges, players can earn a new seal by completing their event card and contribute progress to a new Multi-event Seal. Players can also gild their seal!
  • Players have until the end of the event to complete all Event Challenges

Upgraded Event Card Rewards

  • Although Eververse is typically the primary source of cosmetic loot, Guardian Games 2023 will have a curated selection of cosmetic rewards available through the Event Card itself!
  • These rewards will only be available through the Event Card during their initial release but may be featured in the Eververse Store in the future.
  • Acquiring these extra cosmetic items will require players to purchase the upgraded Event Card, which costs 1000 Silver.
    • Purchasing the upgraded event card immediately grants players an Exotic Reward Bundle!
    • The Upgraded Event Card contains rewards equivalent to around 3000 Silver, though this may vary somewhat depending on future Event Cards

Unsure if you want to purchase the Upgraded Event Card? You can wait to purchase it later in the event to see how many Event Tickets you’ve accumulated!

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 (2020/2021/2022) 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.

GG Medal Case
Contender Card: Vanguard Playlists
Platinum Card: Nightfalls
Contender Card: Gambit
Contender Card: Crucible
Platinum Card: Trials of Osiris
Contender Card: Neptune
Platinum Card: Neptune
Contender Card: Seasonal Content
Platinum Card: Higher Difficulty Seasonal Content
Platinum Card: Lost Sectors
Platinum Card: Raids

Class-based Competition

  • Guardian Games will be featuring Strike Scoring and Strike Medals that will reward players for pulling off impressive feats.
  • In addition, Supremacy is back! Compete in Supremacy and pick up crests from fallen opponents, or deny opponents from scoring.
    • Team points earned in Supremacy will contribute towards your weekly Supremacy quest. 
    • For this event, Guardians of the same class will be teamed up against rival classes! (Ex: Titans vs Hunters or Warlocks)


  • 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: 2023

“The Guardian Games Cup is back! Last year, we collaborated with 42 teams from 14 different regions in an intense battle to see which class and region would come out on top. All those teams were invited, but this year we’re opening the competition for everyone to join. Gather your fireteam from around the world to take part in the Guardian Games Cup this year, where you can raise money for charity.” −Bungie

How to Participate

  • To participate in the Guardian Games Cup, you’ll need to register:
    • 1 − Form a fireteam of one to six Guardians together and register here.
      • NOTE: One person in your fireteam should take charge as the team captain to sign up.
    • 2 − Once signed up, your team will be locked, and the captain can distribute the links to the team members.
    • 3 − Customize your team page as you please!
    • 4 − Once your team completes registration, a unique link will be provided for folks to make contributions to!
  • For streamers, it is encouraged to show their class pride by sporting their class overlays while streaming Guardian Games!
  • Top teams have a chance to win rewards in either the Technical or Charitable Categories.
    • For the technical category, Bungie will be tracking each officially registered team’s total number of medals dunked during the three-week Guardian Games period.
    • For the charitable category, Bungie will be tracking the total amount raised through the team’s official Bungie Foundation sign-up page throughout the same period.
  • The top teams in each category will be awarded some prizes! (see below)
    • Outside of rewards, the top 4 teams in both the Technical and Charitable categories will earn a Bungie Store $50 discount code!
Top Team in the Technical Category
(Custom Art by PherianArt)
Top Team in the Charitable Category
(Custom Art by Gammatrap)
Top 2 Teams in both Categories
(Guardian Games Pendant)
Top 3 Teams in both Categories
(Apricot Dawn Emblem)
  • Prizes are cumulative, so the top team in each category will also earn the prize from the lower categories.
  • If a team wins both categories, they will receive duplicate rewards.

Bungie Foundation

  • Bungie Foundation is partnering with the following organizations:
    • 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.
    • International Rescue Committee: a humanitarian organization that responds to the world’s worst crises, including the conflict in Ukraine and the crisis in Afghanistan.
  • 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.
  • Guardians who donate $25 USD or more will earn the Quantum Relay Emblem

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!

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