Destiny 2’s Solstice 2022 event is here, and with it comes a substantial rework of the event system.
The new Event Card is the biggest addition; it’s how players can interact with the event’s many challenges. Players can also pay to upgrade their Event Card to unlock additional cosmetic items. Some of these cosmetics are rewarded immediately, while others require special Event Tickets, which Guardians can earn over time.
In this Destiny 2 guide, we’ll go over what you get with the Upgraded Event Card and whether or not it’s worth the price.
What is the Upgraded Event Card?
The Upgraded Event Card is an optional upgrade to the Solstice 2022 Card that unlocks eight cosmetic items. The upgrade costs 1000 Silver, or about $10. You’ll unlock three of the items immediately upon purchasing the card, but the other five must be unlocked using Event Tickets.
You get one Event Ticket for each Event Challenge you complete. This is true for all players whether they upgrade the Event Card or not, but players must upgrade the Event Card to use these tickets. To unlock all of the cosmetic items, you’ll need 24 total Event Tickets, which are account-wide. This means you can complete the Challenges on multiple characters, but you must do each of the 24 unique Challenges at least once to get all of the Event Tickets.
What rewards do you get?
When you purchase the Upgraded Event Card, you’ll immediately get:
- Exotic Emote: Hot Dog Eating Champ
- Exotic Ghost Shell: Sunny Vacation Shell
- Legendary Shader: Iris Gossamer
The rest of the cosmetic items must be acquired using Event Tickets:
- Legendary Ghost Projection: Bitten Cookie Projection (two tickets)
- Legendary Transmat Effect: Peach Spotlight Effects (four tickets)
- Exotic Ship: Platinum Osprey (eight tickets)
- Legendary Emote: Skateboarding (10 tickets)
Is it worth it?
Because the upgraded Event Card only comes with cosmetic items, it has no gameplay value. Therefore, the decision to purchase an Event Pass upgrade should be based entirely on how you feel about the cosmetics. If you need that Hot Dog Eating Champ emote (and we won’t blame you if you do), then $10 is a pretty good deal for it and the other rewards. But if you just want to speed through Solstice and get the armor glows, feel free to pass.