Destiny 2’s Solstice event returns on July 19, and like previous years, there’ll be some shiny new gear to obtain. One big difference this year is that upgrading the armor sets will be done in a new way as Bungie has streamlined the process.
As detailed in this week’s Bungie blog post, armor upgrading is focused on actively improving the gear through new player actions and incentivizing players to chase armor rolls for the duration of Solstice. This in turn will allow players to craft armor that suits their needs by creating stat-specific builds that can shine in specific activities such as Gambit, Nightfall Strikes, and the Crucible.
Upgrades will require players to collect Silver Leaves, a new currency earned by completing activities throughout the game. Silver Leaves can then be turned into Silver Ash by completing the new activity Bonfire Bash before being used to reroll armor stats from the armor mod screen.