Bungie’s previously announced Crimson Days event for Destiny 2 will spread Valentine’s cheer, and more importantly, offer a handful of new rewards for Guardians. The latest blog post from the development team gives a preview of the event’s new quest items and a solution to duplicate gear drops.
Beginning Tuesday, February 13th, the weeklong in-game event will offer 2v2 Crucible matches that will drop the new Crimson Engram. Within the Engrams will be many new Exotics, emotes, shaders, mods, Ghosts, and sparrows. The good news is Bungie has taken recent feedback and stepped away from letting duplicate items drop by creating a knock-out list, “preventing you from receiving duplicate items until you’ve earned all of the new gear.”
Another step in the right direction is that players can earn the Crimson Engrams through gameplay only, meaning the event-specific gear won’t be locked behind Tess’s microtransaction shop as they have in the past. Guardians can earn them by completing Crucible matches or earn a guaranteed Engram by leveling up during the event.
In addition to Crucible playlist activities, Guardians will also have the chance to complete new quests that will award unique items. While no weapons or armor are offered, players can get their hands on a Tirastrella Ghost Shell, Undeterred Exotic sparrow, Dieselpunk Exotic Ornament, and Flaunting Dance emote by completing the specific tasks listed below, along with a gallery of the items.
- Tirastrella Ghost Shell (Crimson Days Engram) – Complete the milestone “Welcome to Crimson Days” by finishing five Crimson Days matches and visiting Lord Shaxx in the Tower
- Undeterred Exotic sparrow – Complete matches in the Crimson Days Crucible playlist
- Dieselpunk Exotic Ornament (Wardcliff Coil) – Complete either the Leviathan raid or Eater of Worlds raid lair and find the item in the final chest
- Flaunting Dance emote – Complete the Nightfall Strike during the Crimson Days event
While Crimson Days might just seem to be a fun returning event from the first Destiny, it’s also a test in the eyes of some players in the community. After months of back-and-forth between Bungie and the Destiny 2 community, the development team recently unveiled a roadmap of plans for fixes to features Guardians have been ridiculing. Among the complaints were how often event-specific items get locked behind the microtransaction shop, which makes Crimson Days the first chance for Bungie to make good on its promise to change its ways.
Destiny 2 is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.