Destiny 2's The Dawning event returns December 15

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Destiny 2 (Image credit: Bungie)

What you need to know

  • The holiday-themed The Dawning event is returning in Destiny 2 on December 15 and will last until January 5. The event is free to all players.
  • The event brings back the cookie baking activity that was present in previous years, 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 to earn.
  • There are also a slew of new Dawning-themed items in the Eververse store for people who are willing to spend real money.

The Dawning holiday event is returning in Destiny 2 on December 15 and is free to all players, bringing snowfall to the Tower and allowing Guardians to spread holiday cheer by baking cookies with the NPC Eva Levante. Assuming it works like it did in previous years, 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 cookies.

Baking cookies, completing bounties, and playing missions will net you a special currency called Dawning Spirit. This currency can be used to unlock and customize a brand new ship. Additionally, players will also be able to earn a new Fusion Rifle called Glacioclasm. Also, there will be plenty of cool items in the Eververse microtransaction store like armor ornaments and sparrow speeder bikes for those who are willing to use real money (or spend some of their Bright Dust). Make sure to check out the event page for more info.

Source: Bungie (Image credit: Source: Bungie)

The Dawning event lasts until January 5, which should give players a good amount of time to collect everything they want from the event. Are you planning on earning or buying any of the Dawning gear? Let me 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.

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.

1 Comment
  • Well, it'll give me something to do, since 'Heir Wulf' locked PA down again.
    I did just enough time in the Halloween event for the stupid mask to ruin my Beyond Light opening cut-scenes, lol. I will try this out though. Europa could certainly use fast travel zones that aren't almost right beside each other, but the environment is certainly fitting for the current season in the Northern hemisphere, lol. I like the "sleigh" speeders I've been seeing, I may suck it up and spend real money on one. Maybe I'll even create a new Titan and dress him all in red and white, like an apocalyptic killer Santa Claus. Now to decide if I do it as an Exo, and try to mimic the killer Santa from Futurama....