Destiny 2 Crimson Days 2022: Will Crimson Doubles Return For Valentine's Day

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Destiny 2 holds numerous events throughout each year, but some fans might be wondering if we'll see a return for Crimson Days in 2022. The event was one of the very first seasonal events added in Destiny 1 way back in 2016 and became a bit of a fan-favourite. With this in mind, here's everything we know so far about a possible return for Crimson Days in Destiny 2.

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What Is Crimson Days & Crimson Doubles?

For those who don't remember, Crimson Days was a limited-time event that would run in February around Valentine's Day. Like many Destiny events, Guardians were treated to a makeover of the tower, which was adorned with various red heart-shaped decorations and banners (seen below). The key element, however, was the addition of a new mode in the Crucible playlist called Crimson Doubles, a spin on the traditional Elimination mode.

Instead, guardians were required to create a 2 person fireteam (there is no matchmaking). When your teammate died, your guardian would become “enraged” with a 'Broken Heart' buff. This gave the surviving guardian max ratings for Armor, Agility, Recovery, and Weapon Handling speed until you die, or revive your partner.

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Will Crimson Days return to Destiny 2 in February 2022?

At the time of writing it seems very unlikely that we'll see a return for Bungie's Crimson Days event. The limited-time event didn't return in 2021 with Bungie announcing the Crimson Days event had been discontinued.

Writing on the Destiny 2 blog in late January, Senior Community Manager dmg04 told fans:

Each year, we look to February as a time to celebrate bonds of friendship throughout the community. Guardians have come to know this celebration as Crimson Days. It was one of our first “Seasonal” events in Destiny 1, a tradition that we carried to Destiny 2. While there was great enjoyment of Crimson Days, we feel that it’s been missing the mark in terms of quality over the last few years.

As such, we have made the decision to discontinue Crimson Days moving forward. While we’ll miss the event, this move will allow us to maintain focus for alternate Seasonal offerings, ranging from quests to activities and more. We have quite a bit planned for Season of the [REDACTED] and our hope is that we’ve maintained, or even improved, the quality you’ve come to expect from this upcoming release.
Some of you may be asking about the fate of Crimson Doubles, our once-a-year Crimson Days playlist. This mode is currently being shifted to the Destiny Content Vault but may return in the future. Many thanks to every Guardian who has joined us over the years for this event. Crimson decorations may not be hung in the Tower, but we have no doubts that you’ll continue to form Crimson Bonds over the years to come.

It's always possible that Bungie could remove Crimson Doubles from the Destiny Content Vault and add it back into the game's existing crucible playlist. However, we doubt we'll find out until much closer to Valentine's Day.

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That's everything you need to know about a possible return for Destiny 2's Crimson Days event. For more on Destiny 2, check out everything you need to know about the Witch Queen Expansion coming in February 2022.