Destiny 2 The Dawning 2020: Start Times, Leaks, Christmas Skins and More
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Destiny 2 The Dawning 2020: Start Times, Leaks, Christmas Skins and More

Lloyd Coombes
3 November 2020

"Savathun is coming to town, Savathun is coming to town"

Destiny's popular Christmas event, The Dawning, is set to return in 2020 – and after the year we've had, it would be fair to say we need a season of good cheer.

The event has taken a few different forms over the years, but here's what we do know so far.

Destiny 2: The Dawning 2020 Start Date

Thanks to Bungie's content roadmap reveal we know that The Dawning will kick off on December 15, and will run until January 5.

The event is available to all Destiny 2 players, even those playing the free "New Light" version.

Destiny 2: The Dawning 2020 Info

Over the years, The Dawning has offered multiple content types.

In its initial incarnation, back in Destiny 1, it offered strike scoring and Sparrow Racing, an event that was surprisingly fun.

Since then things have gotten a little... weirder.

In 2017, players were tasked with handing gifts to NPCs in the Tower, but for the last two years, these have been replaced by holiday cookies and cakes that players bake in "Eva's Holiday Oven".

With such delights as Infinite Forest Cake and Gjallardoodles, it's a fun way to interact with other characters but we'd rather see something new for 2020.

That said, we've had the Haunted Forest Halloween event for three years in a row, so who knows.

Destiny 2: The Dawning 2020 Skins

The Dawning usually brings some great-looking armour ornaments with which players can customise their gear, but at the time of writing, we're yet to see 2020's.

Still, we'll be sure to add them here once we do!

Destiny 2: The Dawning 2020 Trailer

The bad news is, we don't yet have a trailer for the event (and likely won't until December).

The good news is, we'll take any excuse to check out this weirdly wholesome trailer from last year which features everyone's favourite Space Grandma Eva Levante, and more than a little monster killing.


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