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“Snow is falling and Eva has come back to the Tower to deliver some extra joy this holiday season. Participate in the Dawning, bake treats with your friends and earn some fun rewards!
Visit Eva Levante in the Tower to get started.”

What is The Dawning?

The Dawning is Destiny’s Winter Event that is Free For All Players. Here’s a quick breakdown of what you need to know:

  • With The Dawning 2022, expect to see a new event card filled with challenges to complete.
  • Nothing new has been mentioned about any changes to the existing event! Eva Levante will provide Guardians with a light-infused oven capable of baking goods.
  • Gather enough supplies to create baked goods to deliver to vendors all across the solar system to earn rewards!

Happy Holidays!


Eva has returned to the Tower and brought her baking supplies with her. All players of Destiny 2 are invited to join the celebration. She will provide an oven and some ingredients to get you started, but you will need to go out into the world to gather more ingredients by defeating enemies and completing various activities in Destiny 2. 
Once you have your ingredients, you can start combining them to create some tasty treats like Gjallardoodles or Chocolate Ship Cookies. She will give you a few recipes to get you started, but it’s up to you to try different combinations and discover which ones turn into the most delicious cookies. Be careful: mismatched ingredients result in burnt edges.

Eva's Inventory

Upgrades: This year, Eva offers upgrade items that will offer additional rewards or benefits during the event! All upgrade items cost 40 Dawning Spirit.

  • Merrymaker: Receive a Boon of Friendship each day from Eva. 
  • Bountiful Harvest: Dawning bounties reward an additional random ingredient. 
  • Essential Harvest: Dawning bounties reward a small amount of Dawning Essence
  • Perky Presents: During Dawning 2021, Dawning weapons have a chance to drop with an additional perk in the left column. 
  • Perkier Presents: During Dawning 2021, Dawning weapons have a chance to drop with an additional perk in the right column.
  • Long Winter: Increases the duration of slow effects applied by snowballs.
  • Longer Winter: Increases the amount of slow effects applied to all combatants damaged by snowballs.
  • Longest Winter: Snowballs instantly freeze combatants damaged by them.
  • Stay Frosty: Snowballs leave a stasis mine on impact.
  • Gift that Keeps on Giving: Shattering frozen combatants causes them to drop snowballs.
Upgrade: Gift That Keeps On Giving
Upgrade: Long Winter
Upgrade: Longer Winter

Bounties and Rewards!

Eva offers three different Dawning Bounties which will reward players for completing them: Weekly Bounties will reward Dawning Spirit, Essence of Dawning and Bright Dust, Daily Bounties will reward Double XP and Materials, and Additional Bounties will reward Double XP , an additional random ingredient, Dawning Spirit and Bright Dust!

Complete a variety of bounties, missions and recipes to earn loot, including the new Stasis Zephyr Legendary Sword! Completing Dawning activities will reward Dawning Spirit which will help you unlock additional rewards as well as quest progression for  the Vapoorwill Spin Exotic Ship.

Dawning_Weekly Bounty (2021)
Dawning_Daily Bounty (2021)
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Starwort Thins (The Stranger)

Dark Ether Cane + Dark Frosting

Ascendant Apple Tart (Mara Sov)

Taken Butter + Sharp Flavour

Gjallardoodles (Zavala)

Ether Cane + Delicious Explosion

Eliksni Birdseed (Hawthorne)

Ether Cane + Personal Touch

Candy Dead Ghosts (Spider)

Dark Ether Cane + Flash of Inspiration

Lavender Ribbon Cookies (Saint-14)

Vex Milk + Personal Touch

Bright-Dust Snowballs (Tess)

Chitin Powder + Multifaceted Flavours

Traveler Donut Holes (Ikora)

Cabal Oil + Flash of Inspiration

Gentleman's Shortbread (Devrim)

Ether Cane + Perfect Touch

Vanilla Blades (Shaxx)

Cabal Oil + Sharp Flavour

Ill-Fortune Cookies (Petra)

Dark Ether Cane + Impossible Heat

Classic Butter Cookies (Eva)

Taken Butter + Superb Texture

Chocolate Ship Cookies (Amanda)

Cabal Oil + Null Taste

Strange Cookies (Xur)

Taken Butter + Electric Flavour

Ascendant Oatmeal Cookies (Eris)

Chitin Powder + Finishing Touch

Blueberry Crumblers (Shaw)

Ether Cane + Bullet Spray

Etheric Coldsnaps (Variks)

Chitin Powder + Electric Flavour

Telemetry Tapioca (Banshee)

Vex Milk + Bullet Spray

Infinite Forest Cake (Failsafe)

Vex Milk + Impossible Heat

Dark Chocolate Motes (Drifter)

Taken Butter + Null Taste

Bittersweet Biscotti (Crow)

Dark Ether Cane + Balanced Flavours

Burnt Edge Transits (Rahool)

Any Incorrect Blend

Cosmic Sugar Cube

Random Drop
  • The Sugar Cube is obtained as a random drop during the Dares of Eternity 6-Player Event, which is free for all players!
  • Once acquired, you will want to deliver this to the Starhorse in Xur’s Treasure Hoard at Eternity. 
  • The Starhorse will reward lucky Guardians some extra loot!


While Eva will bring her Holiday Oven with her, players will have to go out into the world to gather Materials and Essence of Dawning by defeating enemies, completing bounties, and playing various activities in Destiny 2. Once players have enough materials, they can combine them together to create tasty treats like Gjallardoodles and Dark Chocolate Motes. Players can combine Materials by finding Eva’s Holiday Oven 2.0 in their Quest Tab, viewing the Oven’s “details,” and selecting the Materials they wish to combine. Be careful, some combinations will result in Burnt Edge Transits.

Players can then give these holiday gifts to vendors across the system, depending on what baked good has been created. 

Use CTRL-F to find the ingredient below!

Vex Milk

Defeating VEX enemies.

Best Source: The Orrery via Artifact’s Edge and The Inverted Spire.

  • Nessus: Free Roam, Orrery via Artifact’s Edge, The Inverted Spire, Spire Integration Public Event
  • Europa: Free Roam (especially Asterion Abyss) Glassway Strike, Spire Integration Public Event
Ether Cane

Defeating FALLEN enemies.

Best Source: Trostland, EDZ  and Glimmer Drill Public Events.

  • EDZ: Free Roam, Trostland, Glimmer Drill Public Events, Fallen Walker Public Events, Ether Servitor Public Events, Lost Sectors
  • Nessus: Free Roam, The Rift via Exodus Black, The Carrion Pit via Glade of Echoes, Glimmer Drill Public Events, Ether Servitor Public Events 
  • The Tangled Shore: Free Roam, The Empty Tank via Thieves Landing, Shipyard Awo-43 via Jetsam of Saturn
  • The Moon: Free Roam, K1 Logistics via Archer’s Line,  Ether Servitor Public Events, Fallen Walker Public Events
  • Europa: Free Roam, (especially Cadmus Ridge and Eventide Ruins)
  • Cosmodrome: Free Roam, Glimmer Drill and Walker Public Events
Cabal Oil

Defeating CABAL enemies.

Best Source: The Insight Terminus  and The Arms Dealer.

  • EDZ: Free Roam, The Pit via Firebase Hades, Skydock IV via The Sunken Isles, The Arms Dealer
  • Nessus: Free Roam, The Conflux via The Cistern 
  • The Tangled Shore: Sorik’s Cut, Trapper’s Cave via Four-Horn Gulch
Chitin Powder

Defeating HIVE enemies.

Best Source: Wrathborn Hunts (Dreaming City), The Disgraced, and Scarlet Keep.

  • The Moon: Free Roam, Warsat, K1 Revelations via Sorrow’s Harbour, The Scarlet Keep, Nightmare Hunts
  • The Tangled Shore: Jetsam of Saturn, The Broodhold
  • The Dreaming City: Curse II Blind Well, Free Roam
  • Cosmodrome: Free Roam, The Disgraced, Veil Labyrinth via The Forgotten Shore
Taken Butter

Defeating TAKEN enemies.

Best Source: Lake Of Shadows and The Corrupted.

  • EDZ: The Sludge, Lost Sectors, Lake of Shadows
  • The Dreaming City: Free Roam, Chamber of Starlight via Rheasilvia, Aphelion’s Rest via The Strand, Taken Blight Public Event, Heroic Rift Generator Public Event, The Shattered Throne, Last Wish, Curse III Blind Well, The Corrupted
Dark Ether Cane

Rare Ingredients

Defeating SCORN enemies.

Best Source: Rift Generator Public Event, Ether Ritual Public Events and Kingship Dock.

  • The Tangled Shore: Free Roam, Kingship Dock via Thieves Landing, The Hollowed Lair
  • The Dreaming City: Free Roam, Curse I, The Rift Generator, Bay of Drowned Wishes via Divilian Mists
Delicious Explosion

Defeating enemies with Grenades, Grenade Launchers and Rocket Launchers.

Sharp Flavour

Defeating enemies with Swords.

Impossible Heat

Defeating enemies with Solar Weapons and Solar Abilities.

Electric Flavour

Defeating enemies with Arc Weapons and Arc Abilities.

Null Taste

Defeating enemies with Void Weapons and Void Abilities.

Dark Frosting

Eliminate combatants with Stasis Weapons and Stasis Abilities

Personal Touch

Defeating enemies with Melee Final Blows.

Perfect Taste

Defeating enemies with Precision Kills.

Bullet Spray

Defeating enemies with Auto Rifles, Submachine Guns, and Machine Guns.

Tip: Use a Machine Gun and participate in the Rift Generator public event in the Dreaming City.

Finishing Touch

Defeating enemies with Finishers.

Balancing Flavours

Defeating enemies with Scout Rifles and Sniper Rifles.

Superb Textures

Defeating enemies with your Super.

Multifaceted Flavours

Defeating multiple enemies at a time.

Tip: Rocket Launchers, Machine Guns and Swords work best for rapid kills. 

Pinch of Light

Collect Orbs of Power

Tip: Use masterwork weapons, and play with friends!

Flash of Inspiration

Generate Orbs of Power

Tip: Be sure to equip masterwork weapons to increase the chances of orb drops!


Tess Everis has stocked up her inventory with more cosmetics to get you in the festive mood! Visit the Eververse store to discover more! Items from previous years are also available for both Bright Dust and Silver. 

Tip: Double down on your Bright Dust gains by completing certain Seasonal Challenges and by completing repeatable bounties offered by Zavala, Shaxx, Drifter, and Eva! Most items will be available for purchase with Bright Dust.

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