Bungie and Activision are hosting a winter wonderland on Destiny 2 this month, and everyone’s invited to play in the snow. The special event is called “The Dawning” and it will be available on all platforms today. The winter-themed event will last through your New Year celebrations, bringing special loot for Guardians of every class and level. The event is expected to go live after the normal Tuesday update, which means you will have plenty of milestones and objectives to plow through over the holidays.
The festivities include seasonal decorations and activities in the social spaces and maps, and the return of ‘Mayhem’ multiplayer mode in the Crucible. There will also be snowballs for players to throw at their enemies in Strikes. That’s just the frosting, the good stuff comes each week as players who complete milestones can earn new rewards, including the new ‘Dawning’ gear. You can get a glimpse of that gear above.
Players will be able to earn milestone achievements in the Crucible and on Strike missions, so no need to do anything you dislike. The developers stated that each week players can complete tasks to earn a Dawning Engram, which will help you unlock all the winter goodies. There will also be new consumables that give rewards to your group, expanding on the “sharing” mechanic that was introduced in the last update. If you are in desperate need to complete your Dawning set, check-in with Tess from time to time. The merchant will get new inventory each week, allowing players to spend their hard-earned Bright Dust on frosty collectibles and rewards. By checking in each week, you should be able to complete your Dawning goods, which include ships, ghosts, sparrows, and emotes. Tess will also be offering Dawning-themed legendary armor pieces.
As we mentioned earlier, sharing and gifting has become a big part of Destiny 2. The popular mechanic will expand with the new event, allowing players to get Dawning Gift Schematic from the Bazaar. The developers explained the items adding, “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.”