Destiny 2: The Dawning (12/11 – 01/01)

THE DAWNING 2018 by the Destiny Dev Team

“Come in, come in! Even you Guardians can catch a chill. Things have certainly changed since I last called this place home. But the Dawning is always here for us: just as we should always be here for each other.” —Eva Levante

The Dawning begins on Tuesday, December 11.

The Dawning ends on Tuesday, January 1.

When the Dawning last came to the City, a new Golden Age had just begun. Humanity had faced their greatest threat and emerged victorious, if not unscathed. Our Light had returned, brighter than ever. We were dazzled by the infinite possibilities in the world, and every day brought something new.

The return of something familiar can be like a welcome visit from an old friend. This year’s Dawning is no exception. Our dear Eva Levante—who was instrumental in bringing the traditions of the Dawning to the Tower—returns with it.

Eva’s fond memories of the heroes who share her home—and the friends she’s made in her many years there—spurred her to write down some of her favorite recipes, and recall stories of Dawnings past. This year, she’ll share them with some of her favorite Guardians, and help bring the spirit of togetherness back to the Tower.

Baking the Goods

Eva has returned to the Tower and brought her baking supplies with her. All players of Destiny 2 are invited to join the celebration. She will provide the oven and some ingredients to get you started, but you will need to go out into world to gather more ingredients by defeating enemies and completing various activities in Destiny 2.

Once you have your ingredients, you can start combining them to create some tasty treats like Gjallardoodles or Chocolate Ship Cookies. We’ll give you a few recipes to get you started, but it’s up to you to try different combinations and discover which ones turn into the most delicious cookies. Be careful: mismatched ingredients result in burnt edges.

You might be asking: “What do I do with all these cookies?” Friends you’ve made throughout the solar system are eager to receive your baked good as gifts. They will show their thanks by rewarding you in their own ways. There will also be bounties to complete along with your cookbook. Here’s a preview of the rewards you’ll have a chance to earn:

That’s not all you will earn while you celebrate the Dawning. As you gather ingredients and bake items, you will also progress towards unlocking this festive new Sparrow.

Your new ride will come equipped with some very special perks.

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.

Only active during the dawning.

Glimmer Trick

When the player lands a trick with the Sparrow, 3 to 5 glimmer presents are spawned.

Only active during the Dawning.

Instant Summon

Reduces Sparrow summon time significantly.

Dedicated bakers will also have triumphs to pursue. Those who unlock all the Triumphs during the Dawning will be flying in style.

Double Drops

A new event means new wares from Eververse. During the Dawning, we’re continuing the tradition 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. There will also be a “knock-out” list on the Dawning Engram, preventing you from receiving duplicate items until you’ve earned all of the new items.

Introducing multiplayer emotes!

Also, get ready to throw down.

One Exotic emote will be exclusive to a bundle, available for direct purchase with Silver.

Do you have a stockpile of Bright Dust piling up? Tess will also offer ingredient packs in exchange for Bright Dust. If you don’t have a lot of Bright Dust and are worried about other players getting to bake all their goods without having to play, don’t worry—that won’t be the case. Eva’s Holiday Oven requires Essence of Dawning, which can only be acquired by playing activities in game. So even if you want to stock up on some ingredients with your extra Bright Dust, you still need to go out in the world to earn the fuel to fire up your oven.

For more information concerning the Dawning, be sure to check our Dawning Guide on

Thank you for another wonderful year. We hope you’ll join us in the Tower for this special celebration.

Source: Bungie Blog (view original article)


The Dawning begins with a Quest and sets us up for the rest of the event. Steps here

  • Visit Eva at the Tower
  • She gives you a ‘Holiday Oven’ and some Ingredients. (Oven found in your Inventory, under Pursuits
  • Use the Ingredients to create ‘Gjallardoodles’ and go present them to Zavala
  • In sheer joy due to flavour sensation, Zavala will award you with the ‘Avalanche’ LMG, Enhancement Cores and a further Quest to obtain the Exotic Sparrow , Dawning Cheer.
  • Once you cook ALL available recipes, the Oven can be Masterworked, reducing Cost of further Bakes. Note – If you do not own Forsaken you will be locked out of some aspects as you can visit Spider and Petra

Once you Masterwork 1 Oven, if you have multiple characters you can Masterwork those also

Worth noting that the Weekly rewards apply to all 3 Characters, so the Weekly Rewards / Eververse Gift / Avalanche LMG (Random Rolls) can be picked up and completed on all characters, not 1 Account wide. This is especially useful for levelling up, gaining extra cores, Eververse gear and you can switch Characters while collecting Baking Goods if you finish one characters challenges so you’re always moving forward

Source: Destiny 2 via Reddit


Where to get ingredients:

  • Vex Milk – Vex enemies
  • Ether Cane – Fallen enemies
  • Cabal Oil – Cabal enemies
  • Chitin Powder – Hive enemies
  • Taken Butter – Taken enemies
  • Dark Ether – Cane Scorn enemies
  • Delicious Explosion – Grenade/Rocket Launcher/Grenade Launcher kills
  • Sharp Flavor – Sword kills
  • Impossible Heat – Solar kills
  • Electric Flavor – Arc kills
  • Null Taste – Void kills
  • Flash of Inspiration – Orbs generated
  • Personal Touch – Melee kills
  • Perfect Taste – Precision kills
  • Bullet Spray – SMG/LMG/AR kills

Recipe Guide by scoobydeezy:

Check out the mega-post on REDDIT to learn more about The Dawning!

Dawning 2018 Recipes & Ingredients guide: How to bake cookies & more by

Destiny 2 – Complete Guide On All Recipes & Ingredients! – The Dawning by DPJ on YouTube


by Bungie

The 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 11, 2018 and ends at the weekly reset on January 1, 2019. For information on activities that are available in The Dawning, please see: Dawning 2018

Participation Requirements

While all players are invited to experience the Dawning, some activities and milestones may not be available on characters who do not meet the following requirements:

  • Complete the Red War campaign
  • Achieve level 20

For Destiny 2 purchase options, players should visit:

Dawning Rewards and Triumphs

For information on Dawning rewards, please see below.

    • Dawning Quests and Milestones
      • After the Dawning begins on December 11, 2018, players may complete Dawning quests and milestones for event-themed rewards. Players who wish to participate in the Dawning should first visit Eva Levante, who has re-opened shop in the Tower Bazaar.
  • Dawning Triumphs
    • During the Dawning, players can complete Dawning-related triumphs for rewards. To track progress toward Dawning triumphs, players should visit their Triumphs menu, then navigate to the Events > The Dawning subpage.
    • Players have until the Dawning ends at the weekly reset on January 1, 2019 to complete Dawning triumphs. Once the Dawning concludes, these triumphs will no longer be eligible for progress, and incomplete triumphs will be hidden. For a list of Dawning triumphs, please see below.
  • Happy Holidays
    • Complete Dawning Triumphs.
  • Holiday Reunion
    • Complete the “Eva’s Return” milestone.
  • A Bounteous Dawning
    • Complete bounties from Eva Levante during the Dawning.
  • Bless Us, Everyone
    • Complete Dawning Triumphs by delivering delicious treats to your allies around the system.
  • The Dawning: Three Guardians
    • Deliver delicious holiday treats to your allies all over the system.
  • The Dawning: Faraway Friends
    • Deliver delicious holiday treats to your allies all over the system.
  • The Dawning: Nearby Friends
    • Deliver delicious holiday treats to your allies all over the system.
  • The Dawning: New Friends
  • Deliver treats baked in Eva’s Holiday Oven to new friends you’ve made along the way.
  • Making Spirits Bright
    • Obtain the Dawning Cheer Sparrow via the Deliciously Cheerful Blueprint.
  • Oh What Fun It Is to Ride
    • Completely repair the Dawning Cheer Sparrow.
  • Pâtissier
    • Bake all recipes found during the Dawning, and masterwork Eva’s Holiday Oven.

Winterdrift Engrams

In addition to Dawning rewards from Eva Levante and Dawning triumphs, players will earn a Winterdrift Engram every time they fill their XP bar after achieving the max character level. This engram will be earned in addition to the Etched Engram, awarding players double bright engrams for the duration of the Dawning. If players so choose, Winterdrift Engrams may also be purchased from Tess Everis in the Tower Courtyard.

For information on Winterdrift Engram drop rates once the Dawning is live, players should visit our Destiny 2 Eververse Item Drop Chances support article. For information on available Eververse bundles, players should visit Tess Everis in the Tower Courtyard in-game.

Dawning Vital Information and Known Issues

For the latest information on known issues discovered after the Dawning has gone live on December 11, 2018, players should look for our vital information thread in the #Help forum.

Source: Bungie Blog (view original article)

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