Destiny 2’s Dawning event begins on December 19

Bungie has announced that The Dawning, the annual winter-themed event which was first featured in the original Destiny, will be making its first Destiny 2 appearance starting on Tuesday, December 19.

When The Dawning officially begins, both the Farm and Tower social spaces in Destiny 2 will get a winter-themed makeover, allowing players to participate in snowball fights and even play a Destiny-themed version of hockey by knocking around an oversized puck. There will even be snowballs found in Strikes which players can use to stun and damage enemies. For PvP fans, the popular ‘Mayhem’ mode from the original Destiny will arrive, allowing Crucible participants to engage in crazy fast-paced battles where all character abilities recharge at a much faster rate.

Lastly, a new series of Strike and PvP milestones will grant Dawning engrams as rewards when completed, and the engrams themselves will contain new winter-themed items like armor, ships, sparrows, ghosts, and more. Throughout the entire three-week duration of the event, Tess Everis will also be offering all of The Dawning’s new cosmetic items via her inventory which will refresh each week, so players who want to nab a specific item are encouraged to save their Bright Dust and to keep checking in with Tess.

The Dawning will last until Tuesday, January 9. You can check out a more in-depth look at The Dawning (including images of what the event will offer) courtesy of Bungie.