Destiny 2‘s Guardian Games event will have you farming laurels and medals. At the same time, you should be able to complete the “Class Act” triumph which rewards you with the Heir Apparent exotic machine gun. Here’s our mini-guide to help you out.
Note: Guardian Games is available to all players of Destiny 2 regardless of season pass ownership. For more information about the current season, check out our Season of the Worthy guides and features hub.
Destiny 2: Guardian Games and the “Class Act” triumph
You’ll see the Heir Apparent exotic machine gun as a reward that can be picked up from Eva Levante in the Tower. The goal is to finish the “Class Act” triumph which has a fairly simple requirement: “Complete any seven Guardian Games 2020 triumphs.”
Now, if you go to your Destiny 2 Triumphs page -> Seasonal -> Events -> Guardian Games, you’ll see all the available triumphs that can be obtained:
- Renowned – Earn laurels from super, grenade, and charged melee final blows; laurels for your current class = 3 points, and laurels for other classes = 1 point.
- Great Deeds – Collect a lot of laurels in various activities; Gambit x400, Strikes x500, Black Armory Forges x600, and any destination/activity (ie. patrols) x1,000.
- Gold Medalist – Redeem 30x gold medals.
- Medalist – Redeem 75x medals (any kind).
- Show Your Colors – Earn points by completing bounties; weekly = 4 points, daily = 2 points, additional/repeatable = 1 point.
- Represent – Defeat enemies using abilities in Nightfall or Vanguard strikes; this was automatically completed when I checked my Triumphs page.
- Quintuple Threat – Redeem 1x gold medals from each of the following events: Crucible, Gambit, Strikes, Destinations, and Forges
- World Class – Redeem 20x medals (any kind) from Forges or destinations.
- Guardian Gamble – Redeem 10x Gambit medals.
- Embrace the Light – 25x super kills in Rumble matches.
That’s a fairly big laundry list of things to grind for during Destiny 2‘s Guardian Games event, especially when you consider that you’ll be doing the same old activities that you’ve gotten used to for the past couple of years. Also, take note that if the medals aren’t being sold by Eva, then you’ll have to wait until they’re available in the rotation just so you can pick them up and complete their requirements.
The Heir Apparent exotic machine gun
Much later, you’ll be able to grab the Heir Apparent exotic. This Solar machine gun has two main perks:
- Heavy Slug Thrower – Use right-click to have the weapon spin up; the weapon can only be fired when fully spun up.
- Armor of the Colossus – While at full health, spinning up this weapon protects you with an Arc shield.
In some ways, you can think of it as something similar to the Sweet Business exotic in that it requires a second to fully spin up before you can start shooting. But, it’s a machine gun so it’ll pack a punch. The downside is that it’s not the Xenophage, which is the go-to machine gun for a number of PvE and PvP activities. Still, it might be worth checking out what the Heir Apparent can do in high-end or competitive activities once more players have obtained it.
Destiny 2‘s Guardian Games event lasts from today until the May 12 weekly reset, so make sure you complete the “Class Act” triumph during this time. Since all the triumphs and mechanics are available only while the event is live, you’re out of luck once it ends. Head over to our Guardian Games event guide if you need help farming laurels and medals.