What Is Destiny 2’s Closing Ceremony For Guardian Games?
Guardian Games has arrived with a few tweaks this time around, namely the new strike playlist that groups the classes together with different bonuses. But there’s something else new that it’s doing this year that didn’t happen last year.
From May 7 to May 11, there is a “Closing Ceremony.” Here’s the only thing Bungie has said about it so far:
“We will be throwing a special final weekend closing ceremony in the Tower that will be live from May 7 to May 11 to celebrate the winning class!”
So, at this point it seems the winning class will already be chosen. I assume this will mark the reveal of their statue in the Tower, one that is hopefully less hilariously tiny than the micro one that sat by Zavala all next year. Supposedly it’s going to be.
I do wonder, however, what else might be happening.
Before Guardian Games was here, there were promotional materials saying that there were new story components to the event. So far, that hasn’t been the case, unless you’re counting say, the lore attached to the class items for the event (which you should read).
I cannot guarantee any of the following will happen, but I see two main potential options here for narrative beats that would make sense with this season, and the coming one.
The first idea is that to celebrate our new cease-fire with the Cabal, we could invite Empress Caiatl to the Tower itself for the closing ceremonies. This seems like the kind of event you would invite foreign dignitaries to, and it would be a good bookend for that storyline which has sort of been left hanging as Caiatl is trying to root out the cause of her Psion problem. It would also be pretty symbolic, taking place in the shadow of the ruined original Tower that is still damaged from the Red War.
Of course, my ultimate goal with this storyline is that Caiatl would bring a gift with her, and bestow upon us the true Hammer of Proving, the seasonal device we’ve been charging to smash through chests, but in this case, it would transform into an actual exotic, giving us our first non-sword third person weapon. We’ve only had two exotics this season, and even though both are great, I really, really want to see this happen, and Bungie has been dropping hints about non-sword melee weapons for a while now.
The second thing I could see happening?
Well, it’s been a long time since we’ve had a live event in Destiny, and we know Bungie enjoys doing this. The last one was when we watched the Traveler heal itself right before everything went into the DCV, so it’s been a bit.
In this case, I could see some sort of live event happen that ties into whatever the threat is for next season. Right now all I have to go on is the rumored “Season of the Splicer” idea where we may see a Fallen/SIVA focused season. Something catastrophic interrupting the Closing Ceremonies and serving as an introduction to next season would be pretty neat to see, in whatever form that might take.
Again, it’s certainly possible none of this happens. The entire Closing Ceremony might just be them setting up the statue and then launching themed class fireworks for four days. I mean I hope it’s more than that, but we’ll have to see.
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