UPDATE: In a new tweet, the Destiny 2 Team official account has now confirmed that the original statement about crafted weapon progress for depositing Medallions is incorrect and says there will be a “weapon level progression buff” active during the event instead.
“We’re excited for Guardian Games to kick off next week but had one small correction: the original text hinted that depositing Medallions would level up crafted weapons. This is incorrect but there will be a weapon level progression buff active during the event.”
Original Story: Guardian Games is one of the four annual events in Destiny 2 that comes around in April-May every year. This event features competition between each class in the game — Hunter, Titan, and Warlock, with players collecting and depositing Medallions for their class.
Bungie has officially revealed new details about this year’s Guardian Games event in Destiny 2, which starts next week from May 2nd until the end of Season 20 on May 23rd. While there are some exciting objectives, and a returning PvP mode this time around, one of the most interesting things is the weapon crafting progress during the Guardian Games event.
In the TItle SMG section of the Bungie’s article, it says that “maybe have your crafted weapons on when you are about to deposit Medallions. [Wink, wink.]. This hints at players getting crafted weapon progress when depositing Medallions during the event.
Yes, you’ve read that right! Bungie is making it more convenient for players to level up their crafted weapons in Destiny 2 during the Guardian Games 2023 event. How this works is, you will have to equip your crafted weapon when depositing Medallions at the Tower podium.
This is amazing news for those who are still behind on those crafted Sniper rifles in Destiny 2. So, this will be a great opportunity for players to level up slow-firing special weapons like Sniper rifles, Shotguns, and even Grenade launchers. For the rest of the weapons, you can simply use them in your day-to-day activities or farm a few runs of the Shuro Chi checkpoint in the Last Wish raid.
At this time, it’s unclear how much crafted weapon progress this will grant each time you deposit Medallions. This is something we’ll have to wait until next week to see. Apart from that, Bungie is also bringing back the Supremacy PvP mode, but with a twist.
The twist is that this version of Supremacy is class-based; meaning each team will consist of players of the same class. So, we will finally have Titans vs. Warlocks, or Warlocks vs. Hunters PvP matches in Destiny 2.
As for the new weapon and armor cosmetics, you can check out our separate article here.
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