With the Weekly Update going on hiatus until January 21, Bungie revealed that they’ll be giving away some gifts to Destiny players in early January.
On January 7, Bungie is planning on giving players 15 Strange Coins (for Xur) and 15 Motes of Light:
When we all return from a long winter’s nap, we’ll still be in the giving mood. Just because you’re all awesome, we’ll be stuffing your stockings with 15 Strange Coins and 15 Motes of Light. They should arrive on January 7th, after we’ve all had a chance to settle in after our travels. We’ll sound an update in the usual places when they arrive.
Think of it as a gift card you can use in the Tower, where the stores are always open and there is a never a line. Buy something nice from Xur with those Coins, but don’t spend all your Motes to upgrade one item. See the Postmaster for your packages when the time comes – you may have to clear your backlog for them to appear.
Then, if you play Destiny at any time from January 7 – 10, Bungie will send you “an exclusive yet-to-be-revealed Emblem to mark the fact that you were there.” Those who qualify will receive it on January 12.
Additionally, Bungie revealed that the Destiny: The Taken King add-on for Destiny owners now includes The Dark Below and House of Wolves expansions. North American gamers can pick up The Taken King at a discounted price on the PlayStation Store until December 29.