Here's What To Expect In Destiny 2's Holiday Event, The Dawning

Destiny 2 has had a bit of a rough time lately. Beyond Light's launch was a disaster, and once fans were finally able to play the expansion, they were furious over its lack of content. But even before Beyond Light arrived, fans were unhappy. An event back in May 2020 caused a great deal of strife and frustration, discouraging many players from participating at all. Bungie has since made some troublesome decisions that further upset fans, such as updates to its currency distribution and temporarily shutting down Trials of Osiris.


Not all is dark in the world of Destiny, though. The holiday season is upon us, and even the Destiny universe has a special holiday celebration. The Dawning has arrived, which means Destiny players should be ready to get into the spirit of the season. What's in store for this year's Destiny 2 holiday event? This is what you can expect.

Season's Greetings in Destiny 2

After receiving the gift of a next-gen upgrade, Destiny 2 players are encouraged to give gifts of their own throughout The Dawning. Guardians can visit Eva Levante at the Tower for a new cookie recipe, some presents, and a brand-new Exotic ship. By increasing your Dawning Spirit, you can unlock special details to personalize this ship and a new weapon dubbed the "Glacioclasm." If all this isn't enough to get you in the spirit, weapon ornaments and a festive Ghost shell with an adorable elf hat should fill you with holiday delight.


How does one make the most of the event? Beat your foes in a number of ways, and you'll be rewarded with the ingredients needed to bake those tasty treats. The more you deliver cookies to NPCs and complete seasonal missions, the more you'll gain Dawning Spirit. In addition to the Glacioclasm and the Exotic ship, you can purchase a variety of other holiday goods.

The free event began on December 15, 2020, and will last until January 5, 2021. 'Tis the season to play more Destiny 2!