Bungie has revealed that Destiny 2‘s holiday-themed event is just around the corner, giving players a chance to earn new Legendary gear, Sparrows, and even send cookies.
It was revealed on Twitter that The Dawning would be arriving next Tuesday, December 11th, which means the Tower is about to be covered in snow and packed with new activities.
The Dawning returns next Tuesday.
Our dear Eva Levante—who was instrumental in bringing the traditions of the Dawning to the Tower—returns with it. And she’s bringing cookies!
— Bungie (@Bungie) December 6, 2018
Similar to last year’s festivities, Eva Levante will return to the Tower to spread holiday cheer. According to the developer’s latest blog post, Eva will be bringing her best “recipes” to share with Guardians. Players can then bake cookies using ingredients they earn after completing Dawning activities. Sending gifts will count toward completing bounties and will give players a chance to earn Enhancement Cores, mods, Legendary gear, and the Avalanche Heavy Machine gun.
The developer also teased that a rare drop could come from the bounties: a Dawning-themed Sparrow. As seen in the image above, the flying bike will feature the Dawning’s gold and blue colors and will come with three special perks. Unfortunately, the following perks will only be available during the Dawning.
- Glimmer Boost: While boosting, the Sparrow spawns a glimmer present every few seconds until boost runs out. Glimmer presents burst open after a moment so that players can acquire the glimmer.
- Glimmer Trick: When the player lands a trick with the Sparrow, three to five glimmer presents are spawned.
- Instant Summon: Reduces Sparrow summon time significantly.
Another holiday treat will be the return of double Engram drops. “All players who are at max level (depending on what content they own) will receive both a Bright Engram and a Dawning Engram on every level-up,” Bungie wrote. The new items will come with a checklist so that players can keep track of the Dawning gear they’re missing. According to the post, there will be three new emotes, new Ghost shells, ships, and more.
Destiny 2 is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Source: Bungie's blog