How to Complete Bonfire Bash in Destiny 2, Explained

Turn Silver Leaves into Silver Ash through Destiny 2's Bonfire Bash.

by Thomas Cunliffe
Destiny 2 Solstice 2023 Titan, Warlock, and Hunter
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Nothing says “celebrating summer” like getting together with your pals to burn down some enemies. Bonfire Bash returns for Destiny 2’s Solstice event in 2023, along with some scorching new rewards. This guide details everything you need to know to complete Bonfire Bash in Destiny 2, earn Silver Ash, and upgrade your Solstice armor.

How to Unlock Bonfire Bash in Destiny 2 – Celebrating Solstice

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Speak with our shared grandma, Eva Levante, in the Tower to receive your Solstice gear and the Celebrating Solstice quest. Pop on your shiny new armor set, talk to Eva, and accept her generous gift of Silver Leaves. Don’t forget to pick up some Bounties while you’re there for extra Glimmer, XP, and Bright Dust.

Silver Leaves transform into Silver Ash at the end of the activity, which you need to upgrade your Solstice armor and earn that beautiful armor glow. You’ll earn more Silver Leaves from playing your usual Destiny 2 activities, like PvP, Gambit, and Strikes.

How to Complete Bonfire Bash in Destiny 2

Bonfire Bash is accessed through the Tower map. If your buddies are too busy cooling off, you’ll automatically be paired with 1-2 other players. During Bonfire Bash, you and your fellow Guardians must clear out waves of enemies in the AEZ and stoke the bonfire in the center of the map.

Glowing enemies drop Igniters when killed, which need to be thrown into the bonfire to stoke it. Every so often, Taken Interference will spawn, which needs to be eliminated as soon as possible. This consists of a couple of yellow bar enemies and a Taken Blight.

The Taken Heat-Drinker will spawn once the eight-minute timer is depleted. This boss has no special mechanics other than a pool of Taken goo that hurts you when stood in, so have fun melting it down with your new rocket launcher. Remember to aim for the head.

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New to Solstice 2023 are the Flare and Firebound buffs. Flare causes enemies to take spicy AoE damage when rapidly defeating enemies, while Firebound increases Super regeneration and Recovery when near Fireteam members. You can read more about Flare and Firebound in our guide.

Return to the bonfire once more to reap your hard-earned rewards. Kill glowy guys, throw balls, melt the boss, and get loot; it’s a timeless tradition when it comes to Destiny.

This guide was written while playing Destiny 2 on Xbox Series X.

- This article was updated on July 18th, 2023

About The Author

Thomas has been a freelance writer since 2021 and considers himself a connoisseur of all things Nintendo, Blizzard, and Marvel. Since amassing 145,000+ followers on a Facebook page about Diddy Kong with a backward hat in 2015, Thomas has become a trusted voice in the gaming community across publications such as AOTF, PC Invasion, and Gfinity. His greatest achievements include catching every Pokémon, completing every quest in World of Warcraft (yes, all of them), and naming his dog 'Mass Effect 3.' Thomas is extraordinarily passionate about the video game industry and its community. He enjoys writing about various topics, including popular games like Destiny 2, Fortnite, and WoW, and exploring the latest AAA and indie titles.