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How to earn Vanguard Medals in Destiny 2

Here's how to get Vanguard Medals that can be used to complete Guardian Games bounties and other tasks in Destiny 2.
How to earn Vanguard Medals in Destiny 2
With the Guardian Games 2022 kicking off in Destiny 2, players are hard at work trying to earn a victory for their class, all while earning some sweet loot and completing quests along the way.

One of the keys to progressing through the event is earning Vanguard Medals. These are essentially Triumphs for completing in-game challenges. Certain Guardian Games bounties will task you with earning some Vanguard Medals, but what exactly are they?

How to earn Vanguard Medals in Destiny 2

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Vanguard Medals can be checked in the Triumphs section. (Picture: Bungie)

To start earning Vanguard Medals, you'll need to play in either the Guardian Games Recreational or Training playlists.

They require certain actions to be completed. Some, are as simple as getting kills with certain types of weapons in a short amount of time, others task you with completing an activity with your entire fireteam not dying a single time.

All Guardian Games Vanguard Medals in Destiny 2

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Vanguard Medals can be acquired playing the exclusive Guardian Games playlists. (Picture: Bungie)

You can check all the Vanguard Medals available by going to the Triumphs tab in the Season of the Risen breakdown. Click on Guardian Games and select Vanguard Medals.

For your convenience, we've put an entire list for you to check out.

  • Kinetic Spree: Rapidly defeat 3 combatants with Kinetic or Stasis weapons
  • Kinetic Rampage: Rapidly defeat 6 combatants with Kinetic or Stasis weapons
  • Kinetic Frenzy: Rapidly defeat 9 combatants with Kinetic or Stasis weapons
  • Energy Spree: Rapidly defeat 3 combatants with Energy weapons
  • Energy Rampage: Rapidly defeat 6 combatants with Energy weapons
  • Energy Frenzy: Rapidly defeat 9 combatants with Energy weapons
  • Power Spree: Rapidly defeat 3 combatants with Power weapons
  • Power Rampage: Rapidly defeat 6 combatants with Power weapons
  • Power Frenzy: Rapidly defeat 9 combatants with Power weapons
  • Precision Spree: Rapidly defeat 3 combatants with precision damage
  • Precision Rampage: Rapidly defeat 6 combatants with precision damage
  • Precision Frenzy: Rapidly defeat 9 combatants with precision damage
  • Eagle Eye: Without dying, defeat 10 combatants with long-range weapons: Scout Rifles, Bows, Sniper Rifles, or Linear Fusion Rifles
  • Scoped Out: Without dying, defeat 20 combatants with long-range weapons: Scout Rifles, Bows, Sniper Rifles, or Linear Fusion Rifles
  • Surgeon General: Without dying, defeat 30 combatants with long-range weapons: Scout Rifles, Bows, Sniper Rifles, or Linear Fusion Rifles
  • Skirmisher: Without dying, defeat 10 combatants with mid-range weapons: Auto Rifles, Pulse Rifles, Hand Cannons, Fusion Rifles, Machine Guns
  • From the Pocket: Without dying, defeat 20 combatants with mid-range weapons: Auto Rifles, Pulse Rifles, Hand Cannons, Fusion Rifles, Machine Guns
  • Stick and Move: Without dying, defeat 30 combatants with mid-range weapons: Auto Rifles, Pulse Rifles, Hand Cannons, Fusion Rifles, Machine Guns
  • Cannon Baller: Without dying, defeat 10 combatants with explosive-based weapons: Grenade Launchers or Rocket Launchers
  • Crater Maker: Without dying, defeat 20 combatants with explosive-based weapons: Grenade Launchers or Rocket Launchers
  • Master Blaster: Without dying, defeat 30 combatants with explosive-based weapons: Grenade Launchers or Rocket Launchers
  • Head to Head: Without dying, defeat 10 combatants with close-range weapons: Sidearms, Submachine Guns, Shotguns, Glaives, or Swords
  • Hand to Hand: Without dying, defeat 20 combatants with close-range weapons: Sidearms, Submachine Guns, Shotguns, Glaives, or Swords
  • Eye to Eye: Without dying, defeat 30 combatants with close-range weapons: Sidearms, Submachine Guns, Shotguns, Glaives, or Swords
  • Indestructible: Finish a Guardian Games playlist activity without dying
  • Flawless Fireteam: Finish a Guardian Games playlist activity without anyone in your fireteam dying
  • Fireteam Spree: As a fireteam, defeat 10 combatants
  • Guardian Angel: Rapidly revive 2 Guardians
  • Demolition Expert: Rapidly defeat 3 combatants with grenades
  • Berserker: Rapidly defeat 3 combatants with melee final blows
  • Let There Be Light: Rapidly defeat 3 combatants with Super abilities
  • On Thin Ice: Rapidly defeat 3 combatants frozen by Stasis weapons or abilities
  • Size Does Matter: Rapidly defeat 3 combatants frozen by Stasis shatter damage
  • Master at Arms: Rapidly defeat combatants with weapons to earn Vanguard Medals
  • Virtuoso: Rapidly defeat combatants with ability final blows to earn Vanguard Medals
  • Jack of all Trades: Rapidly defeat combatants with weapons and abilities to earn Vanguard Medals
  • Giant Slayer: Defeat a Champion
  • Finishing Touches: Defeat a powerful combatant with a finisher
  • Insult to Injury: After using an emote, use a finisher to defeat a powerful combatant
  • Crossed the Bronze threshold: Pass the Bronze score threshold during a Guardian Games playlist activity
  • Crossed the Silver threshold: Pass the Silver score threshold during a Guardian Games playlist activity
  • Crossed the Gold threshold: Pass the Gold score threshold during a Guardian Games playlist activity
  • Crossed the Platinum threshold: Pass the Platinum score threshold during a Guardian Games playlist activity
  • Bronze Tier Achieved: Within the Guardian Games playlists, finish an activity with a Bronze Tier score
  • Silver Tier Achieved: Within the Guardian Games playlists, finish an activity with a Silver Tier score
  • Gold Tier Achieved: Within the Guardian Games playlists, finish an activity with a Gold Tier score
  • Platinum Tier Achieved: Within the Guardian Games playlists, finish an activity with a Platinum Tier score

For more on the game, check out our section dedicated to Destiny 2 gun breakdowns, activity guides, and more.

Featured image courtesy of Bungie.