Destiny 2's The Dawning event goes live, lasts until January 5

The Dawning
The Dawning (Image credit: Bungie)

What you need to know

  • The holiday-themed The Dawning event has gone live in Destiny 2, and it lasts until January 5, 2021. It's free to all players.
  • The event brings back the cookie baking activity that was present in previous The Dawning events, and players can also earn a currency called "Dawning Spirit" by doing bounties, missions, and completing cookie recipes.
  • You can use Dawning Spirit to unlock and customize a new ship, and there's also a new Fusion Rifle called the Glacioclasm available.
  • There are also plenty of old and new Dawning-themed items in the Eververse store for people who are willing to spend real money (or use Bright Dust).

The Dawning holiday event has officially returned to Destiny 2 once again, covering the Tower in snow and giving players an opportunity to obtain a ton of holiday-themed items. The event is free to all players regardless of which expansions they do (or don't) own, and the event lasts until January 5, 2021.

The main activity for The Dawning is, as usual, baking cookies with the NPC Eva Levante. To do this, you'll need to defeat specific enemies to collect specific ingredients. Then you can combine the ingredients in the oven that Eva gives you to make different kinds of cookies that you can give to NPCs.

Source: Bungie (Image credit: Source: Bungie)

Baking cookies are important, as are completing bounties and playing missions. This is because it will net you a unique Dawning currency called Dawning Spirit, which is used to unlock and customize a brand new ship. There's also a new Fusion Rifle called Glacioclasm that players can earn, which is exciting news since Destiny 2 is in need of some more good fusion rifles. There's also a lot of new items in the Eververse microtransaction store like armor ornaments and Ghost shells for those who want to buy Silver (or spend some of their Bright Dust). Make sure to check out the event page for more info.

Are you planning on playing a lot during The Dawning? Let us know.

The latest expansion for the game, Destiny 2: Beyond Light, is available now on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One consoles, PlayStation 4 and 5, and Windows 10 PCs. It costs $40, and is also available through Xbox Game Pass. Check out our guide to the Deep Stone Crypt raid if you're planning to take on the challenge!

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