Looking for a head start on The Dawning 2020 in Destiny 2? While 2020 hasn’t exactly been a year worth celebrating, there is an opportunity to close it out in style in Bungie's MMO. In Destiny 2, it has become tradition that the Tower sees a festive makeover and Guardians show their appreciation for their beloved Vanguards: The Dawning.
But what’s there to do in this event? What do you get for participating? I'm here to give you the gift of knowledge for Destiny 2 The Dawning 2020, and tell you exactly what you'll want to get up to.
When does Destiny 2 The Dawning 2020 start and end?
December 15, 2020 - January 5, 2021. Bungie's interstellar festive season lasts for three weeks, and starting with the weekly reset on December 15th.
Eva Levante returns to the Tower
The first thing you'll notice when you first log in in the festive period is the instant change of scenery. When loading into the Tower, you’ll see that a familiar guest has returned and spruce up the place. Yes, Eva Levante is once again the vendor for The Dawning and, just in time for Christmas, she's managed to source a wonderful tree under which to leave some presents. Eva also has a few festive bounties, too, so make sure you save some Glimmer.
Destiny 2 The Dawning 2020 recipes
Here are all the recipes we know about so far in this year's The Dawning, and how to get the ingredients you'll need for each of them:
|Chocolate Ship Cookie||Amanda||Cabal Oil, Null Taste|
|Classic Butter Cookie||Eva||Taken Butter, Superb Texture|
|Gentleman Shortbread||Devrim||Ether Cane. Perfect Taste|
|Ascendant Oatmeal Raisin Cookie||Eris||hitin Powder, Finishing Touch|
|Bittersweet Biscotti||Crow||Dark Ether Cane, Balanced Flavors|
|Gjallerdoodle||Zavala||Ether Cane, Delicious Explosion|
|Vanilla Blades||Lord Shaxx||Cabal Oil, Sharp|
|Thousand Layer Cookies||Riven||Taken Butter, Delicious Explosion|
|Telemetry Tapioca||Banshee-44||Vex Milk, Bullet Spray|
|Strange Cookies||Xur||Taken Butter, Electric Flavor|
|Infinite Forest Cake||Failsafe||Vex Milk, Impossible Heat|
|Ill Fortune Cookies||Petra Venj||Dark Ether Cane, Impossible Heal|
|Lavender Ribbon Cookies||Saint-14||Vex Milk, Personal Touch|
|Traveler Donut Hole||Ikora||Cabal Oil, Flash of Inspiration|
|Eliksni Birdseed||Hawthorne||Ether Cane, Personal Touch|
|Dead Candy Ghost||Spider||Dark Ether Cane, Flash of Inspiration|
|Dark Chocolate Motes||Drifter||Taken Butter, Null Taste|
|Etheric Coldsnaps||Variks||Chitin Powder, Electric Flavour|
|Blueberry Crumbles||Shaw Han||Ether Cane, Bullet Spray|
|Bright-Dusted Snowballs||Tess Everis||Chitin Powder, Multifaceted Flavour|
|Ingredient||How to get it|
|Balanced Flavors||Scout Rifles, Sniper Rifles or Bows kills|
|Vex Milk||Vex kills|
|Bullet Spray||SMG, Auto Rifles or LMG kills|
|Taken Butter||Taken kills|
|Cabal Oil||Cabal kills|
|Superb Texture||Super kills|
|Chitin Powder||Hive kills|
|Sharp Flavor||Sword kills|
|Dark Ether Cane||Scorn kills|
|Pinch of Light||Collect Orbs of Power|
|Delicious Explosion||Grenades, Rocket Launcher, or Grenade Launcher kills|
|Personal Touch||Melee kills|
|Electric Favor||Ark kills|
|Perfect Taste||Precision kills|
|Ether Cane||Fallen kills|
|Finishing Touch||Finisher kills|
|Flash of Inspiration||Create Orbs of Power|
|Impossible Heat||Solar kills|
|Null Taste||Void kills|
Just like last year, you’ll be able to spread to festive joy with some fancy cookies. Which means the Holiday Oven is back, demanding you perfect the recipe for various cookies.
Ingredients can be obtained by killing specific enemies or using specific types of weapons. These ingredients can then be placed in the over and will bake cookies that can be provided to specific vendors throughout Destiny 2’s world. And while your mother might have told you that “you don’t give to receive”, that’s exactly what we are trying to do within The Dawning festive event.
With every set of baked cookies donated to a hungry Guardian, you’ll receive a festive package that contains all manners of gifts.
Destiny 2 The Dawning 2020 rewards
While there has always been the opportunity to garner Dawning Spirit for your own personal benefit, this year things are getting mixed up a bit. With 2020’s event, Bungie has advised there is now a communal goal for all Guardians. It's even hinted at the prospect of some Ascendant Shards, Destiny 2’s rarest upgrade material, finding their way underneath that glowing white tree in the Tower. There will also be more Spirit generated, the better Eva Levante’s rewards will be, too.
But what are those goodies? This year there’s lots of event-specific loot to be had, starting with Dawning 2020 armour pieces for each class. But, that’s not all: There is another, upgradeable exotic ship to unlock, a series of festive Ghost Shells, and a brand new Legendary Fusion Rifle, called the Clacioclasm, up for grabs with a whole host of varying rolls. Plus, there will probably be a, err, cool, arctic shader available, too.
There will also be a bunch of items available in the Eververse store too, available for either Silver or Bright Dust. The prices remain to be seen, but if you’re in the market for new and exclusive gear, it'd be wise to set aside a little something just now.
Bungie has remained fairly tight-lipped when it comes to how earn this loot, but that doesn’t mean we're completely in the dark. As with every year, there’s a large focus on making sure you upgrade your oven, create every type of available cookie, and delivering the aforementioned cookies to the various vendors throughout the solar system.