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Destiny 2 Solstice 2023: End Time Countdown, New Weapon, Event Card, More

Here's everything you need to know about Destiny 2 Solstice 2023 event, including its start time, armor, weapon, event card, and more.
Destiny 2 Solstice 2023: End Time Countdown, New Weapon, Event Card, More

It's time for Destiny 2's annual summer event Solstice, which, like every year, brings new event challenges, bounties, weapons, armor, and more for you to pursue. 

Last year's event introduced the Event Card system, which makes a return as the base for everything Solstice. Bonfire Bash is still the event's primary activity though Bungie has tweaked the enemy density and overall difficulty of the event as well as added two new buffs. 

The new Solstice armor looks scorchingly beautiful, and there's also a new Strand Rocket Launcher (a first of its kind) to go with it. Pretty sweet, right? If you plan to play through Solstice for all the new rewards or just for the sake of everyone's favorite grandma Eva Levante, we have compiled every minute detail about this event here. 

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Eva Levante is back in the Tower. (Picture: Shreyansh/Bungie)

Destiny 2 Solstice 2023 Start Time & End Time Countdown

The Solstice event kicked off on 18 July 2023  at 6 pm BST / 10 am PT / 1 pm ET following the weekly reset. The event should conclude on 15 August 2023 at the weekly reset. 

The countdown clock below will show you how long you have left to enjoy the Destiny 2 Solstice event before it ends:

Time until Destiny 2 Solstice Event Ends
26 days, 03:22:55

Destiny 2 Solstice 2023 Changes

As mentioned above, Bungie is tweaking the overall difficulty of the Bonfire Bash activity. Lightning a bonfire is more challenging this time around.

Thankfully, Bungie is also adding two new Buffs to even things out. These are: 

Firebound (only available in Bonfire Bash)

  • When close to a fireteam member, gain increased Recovery and Super regeneration.

Flare (available in Bonfire Bash and Vanguard Ops Playlist)

  • Rapidly defeat combatants to unleash waves of paracausal fire around you, dealing damage to nearby combatants.

Destiny 2 Solstice 2023 Armor

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First look at the Hunter Solstice 2023 armor. (Picture: Bungie)
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First look at the Warlock Solstice 2023 armor. (Picture: Bungie)
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First look at the Titan Solstice armor. (Picture: Bungie)

The Solstice 2023 armor looks fantastic. Goth summer may or may not have been a thing before, but it's definitely going to be now.

Solstice armor sets have always stood out among the ones from other annual events, not just for their striking designs but also for their flexible rollouts. For instance, if you want an armor piece with 100 Recovery for a certain build, you can actually re-roll to get that in Solstice.

Destiny 2 Solstice 2023 Weapon

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Crowning Duologue is the first ever Strand Rocket Launcher. (Picture: Shreyansh/Bungie)

The Solstice 2023 weapon is the first ever Strand Rocket Launcher called Crowning Duologue. It comes with a Precision Frame, which means it can fire small auto-tracking missiles. 

Destiny 2 Solstice 2023 Event Card Rewards

The Solstice Event Card offers a set of challenges that you can complete to unlock fancy rewards. These rewards include Glimmer, Kindling, Event Tickets, and more.

Destiny 2 Solstice 2023 Upgraded Event Card Rewards

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All Solstice Upgraded Event Card rewards. (Picture: Shreyansh/Bungie)

The Upgraded Event Card is a premium version of the standard edition Card that you can purchase for 1000 Silver. Purchasing this will instantly unlock a bunch of new rewards. These are: 

  • Liberated Fish (Emote)
  • Sandrail (Vehicle)
  • Arboreal Refuge (Shader)

The following are the Upgraded Event Card exclusive rewards that require Event Tickets to unlock.

  • Flotation Shell (Ghost Shell)
  • Water Balloon (Emote)
  • Hallowed Geometry (Transmat Effect)
  • Bobbing Buoy (Ghost Projection)

That's everything you need to know about Destiny 2 Solstice 2023 event.

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