Destiny 2 Guardian Games Medals Guide

Learn everything you need to know about Destiny 2 Guardian Games Medals in this guide.

Destiny 2 Guardian Games Medals are a new reward structure in the current seasonal event. You'll be competing against your fellow Guardians to farm and deposit as many medals as you can while repping your favorite Guardian class in the Guardian Games: Warlock, Titan, or Hunter.

How do you earn medals, and what kind of rewards do they offer? And most of all, what's the best way to farm them? This guide has everything you need to know.

Destiny 2: Guardian Games Medals Guide

Earning Medals and Rewards

The Guardian Games vendor Eva Levantethere will offer six medals for you to complete every day. Medals come in Gold, Silver, and Bronze. To get them, you must play in certain locations or in certain game modes. 

The objective you must complete for each medal will be easier or more difficult depending on the kind of medal you're farming. Gold takes more time and effort than Silver, which is more demanding than Bronze. For instance, medals geared toward Destination activities look something like this: 

  • Bronze: Defeat 75 enemies on any of the planets or locations in the game. It doesn't matter if they're difficult, bosses, or just red bar mobs: one kill is one tick on the bar. Be aware that some activities do not count toward this medal, specifically Raids, Strikes, and quests.
  • Silver Collect: Get 500 points worth of Laurels on any destination. Laurels created by you or other players using your current class are worth 3 points, other class Laurels are worth 1 point.
  • Gold: Defeat 300 enemies on any destination, meaning you're likely to complete the silver objective first.

There are also medal sets for Crucible, Gambit, and Strikes. As with Destination medals, the medal will spell out what you need to do to earn it. 

Lastly, there's a Gold Medal for completing bounties of any kind. Weekly bounties, in this case, are worth 4 points, Dailies are worth 2 points, and repeatables are worth 1 point. Accrue 10 total points and you can turn in the Bounties medal.

Once you complete a medal, you won't be able to simply click on it and complete it. You need to return to the Tower and deposit it into the Guardian Games Monument

***Be aware: you'll deposit all your completed medals at once, so make sure you have enough room in your inventory and Postmaster to hold all the loot.***

 

Guardian Games Medals Rewards

Speaking of loot, the quality of loot you receive per medal is also based on the kind of medal you deposit. A Bronze medal gives lower quality rewards than Silver, which is less rewarding than Gold.

Here's a breakdown of what you'll be receiving for each Medal you turn in:

  • Bronze Medals: A piece of random blue gear and some glimmer.
  • Silver Medals: A chance at random piece of purple Legendary gear, possibly a random piece of blue gear, and glimmer.
  • Gold Medals: A random piece of purple Legendary gear, upgrade materials (Enhancement Cores, Upgrade Modules, etc.), and some glimmer

All medals offer you a means to improve, either with good stat rolls, upgrade materials, or just some extra glimmer and Gunsmith Parts for use elsewhere.

There are two much bigger incentives for turning in medals, though.

First, once you complete and deposit enough of them, your character will receive a piece of Pinnacle Gear: this gear goes above the soft Power cap of 1,000, to a maximum of 1010 base Power before factoring in your Artifact bonus. 

Each medal has a point value — Gold is 4, Silver is 2, Bronze is 1 — and you'll need to accrue 25 points total for the Pinnacle reward. That will take you three days to accomplish regardless of how fast you complete medal objectives.

The second reward is more tangible. As part of your Guardian Games registration, you got your hands on a class item specifically for the event, and the winner of each the Games will forever be immortalized with a shiny Gold version of that gear piece. 

Plus, every day, the item will update with your class's current standings, as will the Games monument itself. If you want the shiniest, gold-est Hunter cape, Titan mark, or Warlock bond to show off, you'll need to do your part to put your class at the top of the leaderboards.

Those are the essential facts around Medals. Check out our other Destiny 2 guides on the Guardian Games and beyond:

Contributor

John Schutt has been playing games for almost 25 years, starting with Super Mario 64 and progressing to every genre under the sun. He spent almost 4 years writing for strategy and satire site TopTierTactics under the moniker Xiant, and somehow managed to find time to get an MFA in Creative Writing in between all the gaming. His specialty is action games, but his first love will always be the RPG. Oh, and his avatar is, was, and will always be a squirrel, a trend he's carried as long as he's had a Steam account, and for some time before that.

Published Apr. 24th 2020

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