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Destiny 2 The Dawning Event - Launch Times, New Weapons, Dawning Engrams - Everything we Know

The Dawning is returning to Destiny 2 in 2018, and here you can find information on the start date, new weapons, new quests, and more.

Guide by Hirun Cryer, .

The Dawning event is returning to Destiny 2 today on December 11, and it might already be live by the time you're reading this. In this Destiny 2 Dawning event guide, we'll be compiling all the information that you need to know going into the returning event, including brand new Destiny 2 Dawning weapons, and much more.

But the Dawning is far from the only event that's coming to Destiny 2 through the Season of the Forge. For a complete overview of the seasonal event, including various Exotic quests and other new weapons, head over to our Destiny 2 DLC guide.

Destiny 2 Dawning 2018 Start Date

Back in the months following Destiny 2 releasing in September 2018, the Dawning kicked off in November. This year in 2018 however, the festival to mark the holiday season will be beginning at the slightly later date of December 11, although there's no word yet on when the event will end.

As for the time that the Dawning event should kick off, there's nothing official from Bungie as of right now. However, based on past trends for the game, the Dawning should be kicking off at the following times on December 11:

  • 9 am PT
  • 12 pm ET
  • 5 pm BST
  • 6 pm CEST

Destiny 2 Eva Levante

You might remember that in early December, a Reddit post claimed that none other than Eva Levante would be featuring in the upcoming Dawning event. The tweet below from the official Destiny Twitter account confirmed as much in the following days, revealing that Eva would be making her first appearance since the original game.

The main form of currency in the Dawning event for Destiny 2 is going to be cookies, of all things. You can then take all the cookies you've earned and trade them in for various items, including the brand new Avalanche weapon that you can see just below. One of the main bonuses of this new weapon is that it features random perks, a rarity for the majority of weapons in Destiny 2.

Destiny 2 Mayhem PvP Mode

Back when the Dawning event debuted in Destiny 2, it arrived with the Mayhem PvP mode. This was a special Crucible mode in which all Super Ability cooldowns were drastically reduced, and resulted in a chaotic brawl of PvP.

At the current time, it's unknown whether the Mayhem mode will be returning as part of the Dawning 2018 event in Destiny 2. We'll keep an ear out for information from Bungie, and update this guide whenever any new information for the Dawning event is announced.

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