The three coolest things to come to the Destiny 2 vacation event

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Destiny players have grown used to the arrival of The Dawning around this time every year. Bungie’s in-game holiday celebration might not directly mention things like Hanukkah, Christmas, or New Years, but it’s an opportunity for snowy themes, gifts, and antics nonetheless.

Every year brings a few twists and turns on expectations, and this latest iteration of The Dawning is no exception. Bungie has announced what’s on the way to the event, and these are the three most compelling reasons you might want to tune in.

Tower decorations

Even if you don’t decide to go crazy playing the event, it’s almost always worth flying your ship around the tower for a quick peek. Without fail, Destiny 2’s Holiday Events sees a visual overhaul of the tower, and based on the screenshot above, this year is no exception. As an added bonus, these same events usually feature new sheet music for you to enjoy while you roast marshmallows with Zavala and Shaxx.

Holiday weapons

While we don’t yet know how it shoots, a new Legendary Fusion Rifle is entering the arsenal as part of the event. The mouthful of a name for the new gun is the Glacioclasm, and Bungie promises each one comes with random rolls, which should encourage especially devoted players to track down their personal God rolls for the item.

Travel in personalized style

I’m especially excited for the arrival of a new exotic ship, but it’s not just because she looks pretty in the screenshot above. On the contrary, if the early announcement is to be taken at face value, this new ship offers something that Bungie envisioned for the game years and years before the launch of the original Destiny – customizable jump ships. .

In this case, the new ship doesn’t offer the full body customization I’ve always hoped for, but with adjustable motor flows and an animated shader unique to the ship, it’s a step in the direction of cosmetic customization. of the ship which I have long desired. Ships are one of the most obvious ways to customize your Guardian when playing with friends, so any step towards allowing players to take more ownership of a ship is a good step in my opinion.


Beyond these three features, The Dawning also promises new items in the Eververse store, as well as a cool common feature in which players collect Dawning Spirit by participating in the event, and as a community, participating. higher translates to better gifts “under the tree” at the tower.

The Dawning event is available to all Destiny 2 players from December 15 to January 5.

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