Destiny 2's 'The Dawning' Event Brings Festive Fun Next Week

Destiny 2 The Dawning screenshot

BUNGIEDestiny 2 The Dawning Christmas event has a December 19 release date

Let's usher in a new year, and a new Golden Age together. This is the same day that the Destiny 2 weekly reset occurs, so it makes sense that the Dawning event will begin right around 9am PST/12 pm EST, when the reset takes place.

Most noticeably, the Tower and the Farm will both be adorned with decorations and festive cheer, as well as snowfall to mark the winter occasion.

Here's what Bungie has to say about The Dawning event on PS4, Xbox One and PC. It's a time to celebrate your Light. Snow piles will appear across The Tower and The Farm, some of which will harbor handy caches of snowballs. Firstly, you've got the fancy new armor outfits for the Hunter, Titan, and Warlock classes pictured just below, which you'll be able to obtain through the new Dawning Engrams. Snowball fights will carry over to Strikes, too: Bungie said that players will be able to "blast an enemy with a snowball to stun them and deal big damage". Stay frosty out there. Mayhem, which was added to the original Destiny's PvP mode in 2015, cranks up the recharge rates of grenade, melee and super abilities, turning Crucible into a much more frantic, frenzied affair. It's anarchy-and it's awesome.

DESTINY 2's The Dawning Christmas event takes place on December 19
DESTINY 2's The Dawning Christmas event takes place on December 19

Playing Mayhem Crucible or Strikes will earn you rewards, too, as each week will have a milestone to earn a Dawning engram. Every week, complete a milestone for a Dawning engram.

As for when the Dawning event will draw to a close, the event is now due to end on January 9, giving you right around four weeks in total to obtain all the new items in the event (which we'll get onto further down). You can spend your Bright Dust there on Dawning items. And you can even give thanks to your favorite planetary NPCs by using schematics and to craft Dawning Gifts for them from schematics; they'll return the favor with gifts for you, of course. Then, give the lucky recipient their gift and receive a gift in return. What a coincidence! Fortunately, her inventory will rotate over the three week period, giving you a chance to purchase every item of each set.

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