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Destiny 2: How to get Diamond Medallions in the Guardian Games

Diamond Medallions are a Guardian's best friend.

With the Guardian Games live in Destiny 2 again, players are eagerly donning their Class items and getting to work earning Medallions. However, this year, a new Diamond Medallion promises more worth than the rest. The only issue is that Diamond Medallions and their Diamond Contender Cards are in short supply. And they ask a lot if players want to reap the reward.

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The Guardian Games are back in Destiny 2 with 2024’s Guardian Games All-Stars. The event hosts a few changes, including Diamond Medallions and the introduction of a hoverboard. While everyone may want to rush to nab their fancy new Skimmer, that likely means some earnest participation in this year’s Games. That’s where the all-important Guardian Games Medallions come in.

What are Guardian Games Medallions?

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The driving force behind the Guardian Games is Medallions. This pseudo-currency is earned through various means, be it Contender Cards from Eva Levante or activity participation while wearing an event-specific Class item. Medallions are taken to the Tower and banked, where they contribute to a Class’s Guardian Games score based on Medallion worth.

There are several variations of Medallions, ranging from Bronze to Diamond. Naturally, Bronze and Silver are low-worth, easily obtainable Medallions, while Gold, Platinum, and Diamond require a bit more effort. Of those latter three, Diamond Medallions are worth the most.

How do you earn Diamond Medallions?

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Diamond Medallions are exclusively earned through Contender Cards available from Eva Levante. The event curator is set to offer three a week, and each Card focuses on something different. According to the Feb. 29 This Week in Destiny communication, there will be Diamond Contender Cards for PvE, PvP, and for watching Destiny 2 on Twitch.

As of this writing, there are two Diamond Medallions available to earn in-game: the one from Twitch and the PvE Diamond Contender Card.

How to earn the Twitch Diamond Medallion

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Earning one Diamond Medallion per week through Twitch isn’t particularly difficult; it will just take some time. If players haven’t already, they must connect their Destiny 2 and Twitch accounts. Thankfully, Bungie has a very detailed guide to facilitate the process. Once linked, all players need to do is watch any Destiny 2 content on Twitch for a sum total of two hours.

Progress on this task can be easily checked via Twitch’s Drops & Rewards inventory. Once enough time has been spent watching streams, Guardians can claim their Diamond Medallion from Eva back in the Tower.

How to earn the PvE Diamond Medallion

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Each week of Guardian Games, players can undertake a PvE Diamond Contender Card to take on some of the most challenging content in-game. While the Contender Card’s task will likely change each week, this first week asks players for a Raid Triumph.

Guardian Games’ debut week features a Diamond Contender Card that requires players to complete a Raid with a full Fireteam of the same Class. This can pose a real curveball for some groups, especially solo or duo players at the mercy of Fireteam Finder. Even with a coordinated group, it might require players to step outside of their Class comfort zone or sit out the run entirely.

While it’s not a sinister challenge, it requires at least some planning and forethought. To that end, Guardians might as well make it easier on themselves by picking and choosing their battles where applicable. Why not do the easier Root of Nightmares or Vault of Glass Raids instead of something more mechanically involved, like Last Wish or Vow of the Disciple? In that same vein, if it’s possible, try out a Fireteam of Warlocks. You can’t go wrong with two or three Well of Radiance Supers.

How to earn the PvP Diamond Medallion

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As it stands, no Diamond Contender Card for PvP is available from Eva Levante. That said, one will likely appear later this week when Trials of Osiris starts. While Bungie hasn’t explicitly outlined what the PvP Diamond Contender Card might entail, Trials stands as the most obvious foil to the PvE Card’s focus on Raids.

Of course, Bungie could have something else planned for the PvP Diamond Medallion during the Guardian Games’ debut week. Players will just have to wait and see if Eva changes up her offerings any time soon.


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