At the end of every year, Guardians in the Tower celebrate The Dawning, an event that celebrates renewal and the things that are to come in the new year. It’s poetry that Destiny 2’s Dawning comes as players are looking for changes to the game, and Bungie promises them once 2018 rolls around. This year’s Destiny 2 Dawning brings a new look to the Tower and Farm, snowball fights, and Mayhem mode returning to the Crucible. There are also additional milestones to complete and cosmetics to earn through Eververse.
The Dawning starts today and is running through January 9. That’s three weeks to take part in the festivities and earn the exclusive rewards that will be available during the event. Bungie detailed The Dawning in a blog post, but it’s certain that there are additional surprises to discover when players jump into the game today.
“The Traveler is awake. For Humanity, a new Golden Age has begun. This year’s Dawning is unlike any other—it’s not just the renewal that a new year brings, but the dawn of something greater. Now more than ever, we must gather together in the Tower, at the Farm, and all across the system to give thanks. Our Light has returned—and it illuminates everything around us.”
—Ikora Rey, Warlock Vanguard
Happy Dawning to All
It may be cold outside, but there’s a warmth in the air. As the year comes to an end, the Tower and Farm are decorated with festive cheer. It’s a time to celebrate your Light.
Guardians aren’t just arming themselves with weapons. There are snowball piles everywhere you look. In the Tower and at the Farm, you can tag your friends for bragging rights. In Strikes, you can blast an enemy with a snowball to stun them and deal big damage. Stay frosty out there.
Mayhem in the Cold
Keep your blood warm and your heart pumping in the Crucible. Mayhem is back, so your abilities recharge faster. Point values are cranked up enough to melt the ice. It’s anarchy—and it’s awesome.
Milestones of Winter
Engage in Crucible Mayhem or become legend in Strikes and you’ll be rewarded. Every week, complete a milestone for a Dawning engram. Get in the giving mood with new consumables that give rewards to everyone you’re playing with. If there’s a specific Dawning item that you have your heart set on, Tess will refresh her inventory each week, enabling you to use your Bright Dust reserves for your holiday shopping. On one week or another during the three-week event, you’ll find every Dawning-themed exotic (ship, ghost, sparrow, emote) and every Dawning-themed legendary armor piece on her shelves.
Gifting and Receiving
Pick up a Dawning Gift Schematic from the Bazaar. Venture to other worlds and craft a unique gift for the vendors and agents you find in the Tower and beyond. Then, give the lucky recipient their gift and receive a gift in return. You can participate in the season of giving every day of the event.
The Dawning begins on Tuesday, December 19.
The Dawning ends on Tuesday, January 9.
Let’s usher in a new year, and a new Golden Age together.
Which part of the Destiny 2 Dawning event are you most excited for? If you missed it last week, Bungie announced a Destiny webcomic that will be releasing for free. They also released the second half of their big December update last week, fulfilling some promises to change Destiny 2’s endgame.