For the gamers still playing Destiny 2, it looks like we’ve got new tasks at hand. The Moments of Triumph for Year 1 are now live and viewable on Bungie’s website as well as the Destiny app. This is part of Destiny 2’s Solstice of Heroes time-limited event, a closure for the first year of adventures just before the Forsaken expansion goes live in September. The announcement is just in time for 7/7, also known as “Bungie Day” when Destiny 2’s developers celebrate their fondness for the number “7.”
What are these Moments of Triumph?
Moments of Triumph (MOT) act like a checklist of sorts for your entire Destiny 2 experience this past year. The feature was first included towards the end of Destiny 1/Year 1. You had to complete certain achievements in the game. These can be as easy as reaching the level cap. Or it can be downright brutal such as defeating end-game bosses.
One of the most memorable moments for me during this time was when I became a “sherpa.” Essentially, I was someone who guided newbies through end-game PvE content. There was a boss named Skolas, and defeating him was a requirement for the Moments of Triumph. I volunteered my services, helping people get clears using a somewhat “cheesy” strategy which I developed. It worked resoundingly! I had around 30 clears over the course of an entire weekend just getting newbies through the fight.
MOTs were back in the game in Year 2 towards the end of The Taken King expansion with similar activity types. You needed to finish the campaign and defeat Oryx, the raid’s final boss, on Hard Mode. You also needed to collect Calcified Fragments all over the map. Finally, Year 3 had an even bigger event known as The Age of Triumph and its Record Book. It didn’t just track your dealings during the Rise of Iron expansion, but even certain activities you’ve done since the first year. The completion of certain activities awarded experience points for the Record Book. Many Destiny fans considered it a completionist’s wet dream. It was certainly one of the best ways to close the chapter on the first game.
Destiny 2’s Moments of Triumph
Destiny 2’s progression for its Moments of Triumph slightly follows that of the Age of Triumph in the first game. While there are fewer activities since it’s only the game’s first year, the completion of these provides points. Earning enough points unlocks various rewards such as Ghost Shells, Sparrow vehicles, and Emblems. Oh, and there’s even a discount code for a t-shirt. I’m personally gunning for the shirt since I did get the MOT-themed attire for the first game years ago. Just like that shirt, this one jokingly costs $777,777,777. When a discount code is applied, however, it drops down to $24.99. Adding a personalized effect such as your PSN or Gamertag would add $5 for a total of $29.99.
Destiny 2’s Solstice of Heroes: Moments of Triumph event will run from July 31 to August 28. Fortunately, several activities and requirements can already be completed as early as today. Here are the activities and rewards — the redacted parts are ones which are yet to be revealed. Rumor is, they have something to do with the Prestige Mode Raid Lairs.
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