Destiny 2's Solstice of Heroes event is hiding a quest honoring Cayde-6

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Bungie has repeatedly confirmed (opens in new tab) that beloved Destiny 2 Vanguard leader Cayde-6 is going to die in the game's upcoming Forsaken expansion, and that he's not coming back. Players have been grappling with Cayde's fate for several weeks, going so far as to build a shrine in his honor (opens in new tab) at E3 earlier this year. It looks like Bungie has a send-off of its own in store: According to new entries in the Destiny 2 database, a quest called Cayde's Spicy Ramen is part of the Solstice of Heroes event (opens in new tab) going on this month.

Cayde's love of ramen is well documented, and even inspired its own in-game emote. His spicy ramen quest seems to start with an innocuous expired ramen coupon bearing Cayde's recommendation. Destiny hub light.gg (opens in new tab) has entries for a common and legendary version of the coupon, which suggests you'll receive an upgraded version after you start the quest. 

The quest appears on light.gg (opens in new tab), Destiny Tracker (opens in new tab) and Planet Destiny (opens in new tab), and in all instances it bears the Solstice of Heroes icon, leading many Destiny 2 players to speculate that Cayde's quest will appear during the final week of the Solstice event, which ends on Tuesday, August 28, a week ahead of Forsaken's launch on September 4. Planet Destiny's listing also shows (opens in new tab) what appears to be the first step in the quest: Go to the ramen shop in the Tower. Here's a screenshot for players who, like me, never even noticed that the Tower has a ramen shop until now: 

Austin Wood
Staff writer, GamesRadar

Austin freelanced for PC Gamer, Eurogamer, IGN, Sports Illustrated, and more while finishing his journalism degree, and has been a full-time writer at PC Gamer's sister publication GamesRadar+ since 2019. They've yet to realize that his position as a staff writer is just a cover-up for his career-spanning Destiny column, and he's kept the ruse going with a focus on news, the occasional feature, and as much Genshin Impact as he can get away with.