Don those Guardian overalls, farmers, because we're going to be farming some Laurels in Destiny 2 as part of the Guardian Games! Grinding can be ... well, grind-y but there is a way to get what you need out of the Guardian Games event without necessarily having to grind it out in parts of Destiny 2 that you might not fancy. To help make that Laurels grind a little more bearable, here is our Destiny 2 Laurels farming guide.
Destiny 2 Laurels Farming Guide
The Guardian Games event is going on now and you can get started by talking to miss Eva over at the Tower. Trust us, you can't miss her, she's directly to your 12 when you spawn at the central social hub. That being said, she'll task you to undergo a massive Laurels hunt, an event-specific consumable that is as good as gold. There are several ways to get these consumables through various quests, Crucible, Gambit, and more, but if you're like me, you're a little stubborn when it comes to what you're willing to grind, so we threw together this guide to help you make those decisions!
Speak with everyone at the Tower: Shaxx, Eva, Zav-y poo - all of them. They'll offer something to Accept in order to continue on this hunt for Laurels. There are bounties specific to this event as well that you can scoop up from Eva while dawning your gear that you pick up from Zavala. Once done, you'll notice that there is a Laurels point system for those medals, bounties, and sub-objectives.
Laurels Point System
For Laurels specific to your class, they will be worth 3 points. For other classes, the far less superior ones (kidding), those will be worth 1 point each. To farm, you're going to want to aim for your specific class gains, that'll make the grind significantly more efficient.
So ... what to do?
Gambit and Strikes
See, this is where I've been skipping. Not so much the Strikes part, because that playlist is an easy hit for numerous reasons, but personally I've become massively burnt out on Gambit. That being said, this mote-driven mode is perfect for farming those coveted Laurels.
Doing Strikes and Gambit is a perfect way to get those coveted Pinnacle rewards in addition to a ton of Laurels and Eva also has quite a few Gambit-specific medals to claim as well to track that progress. For those that aren't super into PVP, Strikes would be the easier way to go in terms of enemy combatants. You never know what sort of player will be invading in Gambit, so if you're looking for a less stressful grind, Strikes would be the way to go. This counts for double when it comes to Gambit Prime, yeesh.
You can get Laurels from running Crucible matches but this is probably one of the least effective means to do it. I've been running a lot of Crucible simply because I enjoy it, but it hasn't been my main source of farming because it's not quite up to snuff when compared to Strikes or Lost Sectors.
Speaking of Lost Sectors ...
Hope you like Lost Sectors because this is arguably one of the best places to farm, just like the first Destiny! Just like with previous events and the previous game in the franchise, running Lost Sectors repeatedly is an easy and time-efficient way of farming. This is also a great way to knock out a couple of birds with one stone because if you scoop up precision bounties and weapon bounties, the massive amount of rapid-fire enemies makes it pretty easy to cross of some of those items on that to-do list.
Probably my least favorite Destiny 2 activity outside of Gambit, though to be fair to Gambit - it's really fun. Escalation Protocol just sort of ... is. That being said, between the recommended Mars Lost Sector, the Mars Escalation Protocol is right there in the neighborhood, making it a convenient way to break up the monotony a bit.
The reason why this method is so handy is that it's just waves and waves of enemies of varying difficulties that keeps players on their toes while also making it super easy to scoop up those Laurels. But ... there's a downside. A pretty major downside.
If there is anyone in that Protocol group that is a Guardian of a different class, then the Laurels get debased in value. Is it a total loss? Of course not, but something that you will want to know before choosing this as your go-to farming technique.
Choose your class carefully
Keep in mind that when choosing your class you want to identify with during the games should be the one that you want to take the gold when it comes to the Guardian games. Whether you rock that Hunter pride or prefer the ways of the Titan or Warlock, it's up to you to carry on the torch for who is the ultimate class in Destiny 2!
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The Destiny 2 Guardian Games are going on now and hopefully, this Laurels farming guide helps! If you'd like any more recommendations, be sure to check out our Destiny 2 hub here for even more tips and tricks, and you can also shout out to us over on Twitter @PrimaGames!