Destiny 2 Guardian Games Armor Guide: 2023 Edition

by | Apr 28, 2023

Destiny 2’s 2023 Guardian Games event is upon us, and it will feature exclusive gear, a new game mode, and improvements to its core mechanics and rewards. Guardian Games will also offer an exclusive brand-new armor set that can be acquired for free; if you play your cards right.

This guide covers every Guardian Games armor set in Destiny 2, including the brand-new set to be released this year.

Guardian Games schedule

Guardian Games 2023 starts next Tuesday, May 2, 2023, and will be available to all players for free until May 23, 2023.

  • Guardian Games starts on Tuesday, May 2, 2023, at 9 AM PDT
  • Guardian Games ends on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, at 9 AM PDT

Checkmark icon V3Updated as of Season of Defiance (S20).

2023 Guardian Games armor: Season 20

This year, Guardian Games will feature the Aspiring Challenger, Resolute Champion, and Enduring Conqueror armor sets for Hunters, Warlocks, and Titans, respectively:

Guardian Games 2023 Armor set

Guardian Games 2023 Armor, Destiny 2

For the record, this is not an armor set but an ornament. This means it won’t feature an intrinsic perk as the Iron Banner sets do, for example. However, as an ornament, you’ll be able to use it on your current armor without having to use transmog.

How to get the Guardian Games armor set: Bight Dust

Unlike armor sets that drop from specific activities, Guardian Games ornaments can only be purchased at the Eververse store with either Silver or Bright Dust.

  • Each set costs 6,000 Bright Dust: This is exactly the same cost as for all seasonal events.

If you play your cards right and have enough Bright Dust saved up, you can get any Guardian Games ornament for free. If you are currently very low on Bright Dust, prioritize completing all the weekly Guardian Games bounties available at Eva Levante’s. These will become available as soon as the event starts.

Destiny 2 Guardian Games Armor Collection

These are all the Guardian Games ornament sets released so far:

Armor SetReleasedTitan PreviewHunter PreviewWarlock PreviewSourceObtainable?
Guardian Games 2023
Guardian Games Event
Season 20Enduring Conqueror armor TitanAspiring Challenger armor HunterResolute Champion armor WarlockGuardian Games EventSeasonal
Survival of the Strong
Guardian Games Event
Season 16Survival of the Strong armor Titan Destiny 2Whisper of the Victor Armor HunterCunning of the Contender armor Warlock Destiny 2Guardian Games EventSeasonal
Guardian Games Event
Season 13Destiny 2 Contender Titan maleDestiny 2 Contender Hunter maleDestiny 2 Contender Warlock femaleGuardian Games EventSeasonal
Competitive Spirit
Guardian Games Event
Season 10Destiny 2 Competitive Spirit Titan male class=Destiny 2 Competitive Spirit Warlock male v2Guardian Games EventSeasonal

Titan Guardian Games armor set

Guardian Games 2023 features the Enduring Conqueror armor set for Titans:

Titan armor Guardian Games 2023

Titan Armor, Guardian Games 2023

Hunter Guardian Games armor set

Guardian Games 2023 features the Aspiring Challenger armor set for Hunters:

Hunter armor Guardian Games 2023

Hunter Armor, Guardian Games 2023


Warlock Guardian Games armor set

Guardian Games 2023 features the Resolute Champion armor set for Warlocks:

Warlock armor Guardian Games 2023

Warlock Armor, Guardian Games 2023

Past Guardian Games Ornaments

2022 Guardian Games: Survival of the Strong armor set

Survival of the Strong Guardian Games armor

2021 Guardian Games: Contender armor set

Contender Guardian Games armor Destiny 2

2020 Guardian Games: Competitive armor set

Competitive Spirit Guardian Games armor

How to enter Guardian Games 2023

To enter the Guardian Games event, you simply need to visit Eva Levante at the Tower once the event becomes available. She will provide you with a quest and, eventually, your Class item, which will play a central role throughout the event. If you’re new, don’t worry, Guardian Games is a straightforward event, and Eva’s quest does a good job explaining the different mechanics.

Guardian Games is a free yearly event that is open to all players. Originally launched in 2020, Guardian Games continues to evolve, featuring more and better activities and mechanics each year. This time around, Guardian Games will feature both PvE and PvP exclusive game modes, meaning it has something to offer for everyone.

Before you go…

Solstice is one of the four yearly events in Destiny 2, alongside the Dawning, Solstice, and Festival of the Lost. If you’re interested in top-tier armor, these events are a must.

About The Author

Ric Molina
Ric Molina
I've been covering gaming since 2012, and some of my work has been featured by large brands, including, Forbes, Rock Paper Shotgun, and more. I've been obsessed with Destiny 2 (and now Diablo 4) for years now, and I hope to provide new and returning players with the guides and resources I wish I had when I first started.
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