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Destiny 2 Dawning Event 2023: Quests, Rewards, Event Challenges, More

Destiny 2's holiday event, The Dawning, is back. Here's everything you need to know about the Dawning 2023, including its quests, rewards, event challenges, and more.
Destiny 2 Dawning Event 2023: Quests, Rewards, Event Challenges, More

Destiny 2 has a handful of seasonal events that rotate annually with new activities, quests, and rewards. From Solstice of Heroes in the scorching summer to Festival of the Lost in the spooky fall and the Dawning in the freezing winter, these themed free-for-all events are a great way to celebrate with fellow Guardians and earn some cool new rewards.

Every year, The Dawning event in Destiny 2 helps spread the holiday spirit by covering the Tower with Christmas decorations and bringing back everyone's favorite seasonal vendor Eva Levante, who will no doubt task guardians with finding ingredients for her Dawning Recipes List

Here's everything you need to know about The Dawning Event 2023, including its start time, rewards, event challenges, and more.

Destiny 2 Dawning Event 2023 - Start Date & Time

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The Dawning 2023 kicked off on 12 December 2023. While not confirmed, the event should conclude on 2 January 2024.

The Dawning 2023 Quests & Rewards

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Expect Christmas-themed rewards in The Dawning event of Destiny 2. (Picture: Bungie)

The Dawning quest once again involves baking cookies and gifting them to different NPCs in exchange for rewards. Baking cookies requires Dawning resources like Chitin Powder and Cabal Oil, which you can earn by playing various in-game activities. You could also check our full Dawning recipe list for more info.

We are still working our way through the Dawning 2023 questline. In the meantime, you could check the list of treats and the vendors for last year's Dawning event. 

Quest Steps Treats & Vendors
1
  • Telemetry Tapioca (Banshee-44, Tower)
  • Infinite Forest Cake (Failsafe, Nessus)
  • Lavender Ribbon Cookies (Saint-14, Tower)
2
  • Hot Crossfire Buns (Ada-1, Tower)
  • Eliksni Birdseed (Hawthrone, Tower)
  • Blueberry Crumblers (Shaw Han, Cosmodrome)
  • Gentleman's Shortbread (Devrim Kay, EDZ)
3
  • Traveler Donut Holes (Ikora, Tower)
  • Vanilla Blades (Shaxx, Tower)
  • Chocolate Ship Cookies (Amanda Holiday, Tower)
4
  • Bright Dusted Snowballs (Tess Everis, Tower)
  • Lucent Crunch (Fynch, Throne World)
  • Ascendant Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (Eris, Moon)
  • Etheric Coldsnaps (Variks, Europa)
5
  • Dark Chocolate Motes (Drifter, Tower)
  • Classic Butter Cookies (Eva Levante, Tower)
  • Strange Cookies (Xur)
6
  • Bittersweet Biscotii (Crow, H.E.L.M.)
  • Starwort Thins (Elsie Bray, Europa)
  • Candy Dead Ghosts (Spider, Eliksni Quarter)
  • III-Fortune Cookies (Petra Venj, Dreaming City)

The Dawning 2023 Weapons

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 The Dawning 2023 adds a new hard-hitting Glaive called the Albedo Wing. It's a wintry-themed Glaive with a white feather imprinted on its blade and is arguably the best-looking Glaive in Destiny 2 so far. 

The Albedo Wing rolls with one of the new Dawning perks called Beacon Rounds, which grants your weapon projectile tracking on final blows. 

Speaking of perks, below are all the Dawning 2023 weapon perks you can roll. 

Deconstruct

    • Dealing sustained damage grants bonus damage against vehicles and constructs and partially refills the magazine. Damage with Primary ammo or against constructs provides additional progress.
    • Constructs include barricades, turrets, Stasis crystals, and other objects created in the field.

Attrition Orbs

    • Dealing sustained damage creates an Orb of Power.

Cold Steel

    • Powered Sword hits slow targets.

Beacon Rounds

    • Final blows with this weapon grant your projectiles tracking. Dealing further damage extends the duration.

Dawning Surprise – Origin Trait

    • Rapidly defeating targets awards a Dawning gift. Defeated powerful targets count as more than one.

You can get Albedo Wing by opening Dawning engrams, Focusing weapons, and completing Event Challenges.

There's also a new Dawning Memento, which you can earn by picking up the Winter Night quest from Eva Levante in the Tower.

The Dawning 2023 Event Challenges & Rewards

Like every other seasonal event in Destiny 2, The Dawning 2023 adds an event card with event challenges. You can complete these challenges to unlock new weapons, armor and cosmetic items. 

Title  Objective   Rewards
Dawn of the Dawning Complete the Dawning introduction quests, "Bake a Cookie" and "Give a Gift to Zavala."
  • A Gift in Return
  • Dawning Spirit
  • Event Ticket
Ice Cold Combat  Use Snowballs to defeat 100 combatants anywhere in Destiny 2 in any activity.
  • Event Ticket 
  • Dawning Spirit +5
  •  Glimmer +5000
  • Albdeo Wing (Legendary Glaive)
Amateur Baker Bake each of the cookies in the Dawning Oven (0/6)
  • Bungie Reward Code
  • Enhancement Core
  • Dawning Spirit +5
  • Event Ticket
Adept Baker Bake each of the cookies in the Dawning Oven. (0/13)
  • A Gift in Return
  • Dawning Spirit +5
  • Event Ticket
  • Enhancement Core
Expert Baker Bake each of the cookies in the Dawning Oven. (0/20)
  • Hiera Hodos (Exotic Ship)
  • Enhancement Prism
  • Dawning Spirit +5
  • Event Ticket
Shopping Spree Purchase all 12 Dawning upgrades from Eva with Dawning Spirit.
  • Dawning Panache (Shader)
  • Dawning Spirit 
  • Event Ticket
Snowball Dares Defeat combatants with snowballs in Dares of Eternity (0/100)
  • A Gift in Return
  • Dawning Spirit +5
  • Event Ticket
Snowstruck Spawn snowballs by defeating combatants with weapons or abilities in valid activities. 
  • Enhancement Prism
  • Event Ticket
  • Dawning Spirit +5
Thundersnow Defeat combatants or Guardians with Arc weapons or abilities.
  • Albedo Wing (Legendary Glaive)
  • Upgrade Module 
  • Event Ticket 
  • Glimmer +5000
Deep Freeze Defeat combatants or Guardians with Stasis weapons or abilities.
  • Stay Frosty (Legendary Pulse Rifle)
  • Zephyr (Legendary Sword)
  • Enhancement Core
  • Event Ticket
They Call It Snow Defeat combatants or Guardians with Void weapons or abilities.
  • Glacioclasm (Legendary Fusion Rifle)
  • Upgrade Module
  • Event Ticket
  • Glimmer +5000
Snowmelt Defeat combatants or Guardians with Solar weapons or abilities.
  • Avalanche (Legendary Machine Gun)
  • Upgrade Module 
  • Event Ticket
  • Glimmer +5000
Yarn Maker  Defeat combatants or Guardians with Strand weapons and abilities. 
  • Cold Front (Legendary SMG)
  • Glimmer 25,000+
  • Event Ticket 

 

Vanguard Eternity  Complete Vanguard Ops or Dares of Eternity activities.
  • A Gift in Return
  • Dawning Spirit +5
  • Event Ticket
  • Raid Banner

 

Competitive Spirit Complete Crucible or Gambit matches.
  • A Gift in Return
  • Dawning Spirit +5
  • Event Ticket
  • Enhancement Core +2
Bake-Stravaganza Bake cookies in the Dawning Oven (0/50)

 

  • Dawning Spirit +5
  • Event Ticket
  • Enhancement Prism
Star Baker  Complete all Dawning 2023 challenges.
  • Ascendant Shard
  • Ascendant Alloy

The Dawning Upgraded Event Card Rewards

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The Dawning Event 2023 concludes on 2 January 2024.

The Upgraded Event Card costs 1000 Silver. Here are the rewards you can earn from it: 

  • Angelic Wings (Exotic Emote)
  • Frostflower (Exotic Vehicle)
  • Dawning Elan (Legendary Shader)
  • Ornamental Shell (Exotic Ghost Shell)
  • Slippery Patch (Legendary Emote)
  • Festive Entrance (Legendary Transmat Effect)
  • Tundra Guide (Legendary Ghost Projection)

That's everything you need to know about The Dawning 2023 event in Destiny 2.


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