Info below is from Bungie.net
FREE SEASONAL EVENT
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 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.
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.
Players who are new to Destiny 2 should also review Bungie’s Destiny 2: New Player Guide.
FREE EVENT FOR EVERYONE
This is the perfect time of year to show our new Eliksni and Cabal friends that our life is not just struggle and strife. Meet Eva Levante in the Tower and earn Dawning Spirit by completing festive missions, baking toasty treats, and exchanging gifts. There are new rewards to unwrap and Stasis-infused snowballs to throw!
AN ICE SURPRISE
The Vapoorwill Spin Exotic ship, Fractic Spiral Sparrow, and Zephyr Legendary Sword make their dawning debut alongside new unlockable upgrades that provide bonus rewards and improved Dawning weapon drops.
What do you get for a Guardian who has it all? How about an ornament set so stunning that even your enemies will fondly recount their ill-fated Dawning duel with the devastatingly dashing defender of Light.
AN ENCHANTING EMBLEM
Head to the Tower, chat with Eva Levante, and complete the introduction to this year’s Dawning to unlock the limited-time Lightstring emblem.
TO NEW FRIENDS
“Even a master strategist like Caiatl will never see this coming,” Zavala thinks, as he tucks her gift under his arm and exits the H.E.L.M., leaving the War Table littered with Cabal units and crumbs. Striding through the Courtyard on his way to the Hangar, he joins Eva at her Holiday Oven to watch Saint-14 carefully add another cookie to an already overflowing tray—the Eliksni children really like those Swaddled Etherdips.
High above them, as if drawn by the sound of laughter and smell of baked treats, the first snowflake of the season drifts towards the Tower.
The Dawning has begun.
GUIDE VIA BUNGIE
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.
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.
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.
Gift That Keeps
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.
Unity Gift Exchange
Edgy Gift Exchange
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:
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.
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.
COOKIE RECIPES (Click here to open or close this section)
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.
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.
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 the vital information thread in the #Help forum.
GUIDES AND INFO