Destiny 2: The Dawning 2021

Dawning_Banner.jpgThe Dawning is a limited-time live event in Destiny 2 which celebrates the winter season and the spirit of giving. The Dawning begins on December 14, 2021, and ends at the weekly reset on January 4, 2022.

During The Dawning, Eva Levante brings her baking supplies and Holiday Oven for all players to use and create holiday gifts that can be given to vendors across the system. To create these gifts, players must  defeat various enemies in unique ways to earn materials and use Eva's Holiday Oven 2.1 to combine them into baked gifts.


Participation Requirements

While all players are invited to participate in The Dawning, new players must first meet the following requirements:
  • Escape the Cosmodrome to unlock the Tower .
Once new players have met the above requirements, they will unlock a Milestone telling them to speak with Eva Levante in the Tower Courtyard.

PLEASE NOTE!

Players who are new to Destiny 2 should also review our Destiny 2: New Player Guide.



Quests and Bounties

After players create their first holiday gift and speak to Eva, her full inventory will open up where players can obtain bounties, quests, and upgrades.

Dawning Spirit

Players will collect Dawning Spirit through completing bounties, claiming achievements, activating Boons of Friendship, and delivering cookies during the Dawning 2021. Collecting Dawning Spirit will progress Dawning-themed quests and can be exchanged at Eva for Dawning rewards and upgrades.

Upgrades

Players can now purchase a variety of upgrades using their collected Dawning Spirit. Upgrades will last for the duration of the event, and provide bonus event rewards, add the ability for Dawning themed weapons to drop with additional perks, and increase the power and utility of Snowballs.

 

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Merrymaker
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Harvest
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Essential Harvest

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Perky Present
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Perkier Presents
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Long Winter

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Longer Winter

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Longest Winter

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Stay Frosty

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Gift That Keeps On Giving


Quests and Rewards

Eva will offer two new quests to help players spread Dawning cheer throughout the system, "Rite of Dawning" and "The Pigeon Provides". Completing these quests will unlock the Vapoorwill Spin exotic ship for players to acquire, as well as the Zephyr legendary sword. Players can also use Dawning Spirit to focus their "A Gift In Return" boxes from delivering cookies into "Unity Gift Exchanges" or "Edgy Gift Exchanges". Once focused these gifts will provide targeted weapon drops from Dawnings past.

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Unity Gift Exchange

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Edgy Gift Exchange

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Zephyr

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Vapoorwill Spin
Players who missed out on previous year's Dawning rewards will also be able to purchase two exotic Dawning Sparrows and an exotic Dawning ship with Glimmer and Legendary Shards:

 

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Dawning Cheer
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Alpine Dash

Bounties

Eva offers three different Dawning Bounties which will reward players for completing them: Weekly Bounties will reward Essence of Dawning and Bright Dust, Daily Bounties will reward different Ingredients, and Additional Bounties will reward Bright Dust and a random Ingredient. All bounties offer XP and Dawning Spirit, and players can add supplementary rewards through certain Dawning upgrades.

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Bounty
Daily
Bounty
Additional
Bounties


Recipes and Materials

While Eva will bring her Holiday Oven with her, players will have to go out into the world to gather Materials and Essence of Dawning by defeating enemies and completing various activities in Destiny 2. Once players have enough Materials, they can combine them together to create tasty treats like Gjallardoodles and Dark Chocolate Motes. Players can combine Materials by finding Eva's Holiday Oven 2.1 in their Quests, viewing the Oven's "Details," and selecting the Materials they wish to combine.

Players can then give these holiday gifts to vendors across the system, depending on what baked good has been created.

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Gjallardoodles

For Commander Zavala
Materials : Ether Cane, Delicious Explosion

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Traveler Donut Holes

For Ikora Rey
Materials : Cabal Oil, Flash of Inspiration

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  Chocolate Ship Cookies

For Amanda Holliday
Materials : Cabal Oil, Null Taste

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  Telemetry Tapioca

For Banshee-44
Materials : Vex Milk, Bullet Spray

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  Eliksni Birdseed

For Suraya Hawthorne
Materials : Ether Cane, Personal Touch

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  Gentleman's Shortbread  

For Devrim Kay
Materials : Ether Cane, Perfect Touch

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Ascendant Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

For Eris Morn
Materials : Cabal Oil, Sharp Flavor

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Infinite Forest Cake  

For Failsafe
Materials : Vex Milk, Impossible Heat

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  Vanilla Blades
For Lord Shaxx
Materials : Cabal Oil, Sharp Flavor
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  Dark Chocolate Motes
For the Drifter
Materials : Taken Butter, Null Taste

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Bright-Dusted Snowballs

For Tess Everis
Materials : Chitin Powder, Multifaceted Flavors

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  Ill-Fortune Cookies

For Petra Venj
Materials : Dark Ether Cane, Impossible Heat

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  Strange Cookies

For Xûr
Materials : Taken Butter, Electric Flavor

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  Lavender Ribbon Cookies
For Saint-14
Materials : Vex Milk, Personal Touch

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Classic Butter Cookies

For Eva Levante
Materials : Taken Butter, Superb Texture

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Eteric Coldsnaps

For Variks
Materials : Chitin Powder, Electric Flavor

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Blueberry Crumblers

For Shaw Han
Materials : Ether Cane, Bullet Spray

Bittersweet Biscotti

For Crow
Materials : Dark Ether Cane, Balanced Flavors

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  Ascendant Apple Tart

For Mara Sov
Materials : REDACTED, REDACTED

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  Timeless Starwort Thins

For Elsie Bray
Materials : REDACTED, REDACTED
 

Stasis Snowballs

Dawning snowballs have returned with an extra Stasis flare. Players can find piles of snowballs across the system, including Europa (free roam, Lost Sectors, and the Glassway), weekly Nightfall Strikes (excluding Grandmasters), and Seasonal activities.

 

Additionally, players can increase the power and utility of snowballs by purchasing Upgrades from Eva using Dawning Spirit for added effects.


Triumphs

During The Dawning, players can complete Dawning-related Triumphs for rewards. To track progress toward Dawning Triumphs, players should visit their  Triumphs  character menu, go into the Season of the Lost  node, and navigate to the  Events > The Dawning  subpage.

Players have until  The Dawning ends at the weekly reset on January 4, 2022,  to complete Dawning Triumphs. Once The Dawning concludes, these Triumphs will no longer be eligible for progress, and incomplete Triumphs will be hidden. 

PLEASE NOTE!

Triumphs for The Dawning 2021 that have been unlocked but not claimed will become inaccessible after The Dawning ends at the weekly reset on January 4, 2022.


 

Vital Information and Known Issues

For the latest information on known issues discovered after The Dawning has gone live on December 14, 2021 , players should look for our vital information thread in the #Help forum.