Destiny 2's holiday event, The Dawning, is now live on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. When you jump into the game, you'll be greeted with a winter makeover of the most-frequented spots and some new items to earn.
The Tower and Farm social spaces are the most wintry, with decorations and snow scattered throughout. But snow has also come to the rest of the game, and you'll be able to conduct snowball fights in the social spaces as well as on Strikes.
The Dawning also brings back Mayhem, the over-the-top Crucible mode where your Super meter refills extremely fast. This means that Mayhem matches are fast, chaotic, and very entertaining. In addition, there'll be several new Milestones for you to complete, either by finishing Mayhem matches or running Strikes. These Milestones will grant a Dawning engram each upon completion, and they reset each week.
If you're not in the mood to do Mayhem matches or Strikes, you can also purchase Dawning items through the Eververse Trading Company, Destiny 2's microtransaction vendor. You can use Bright Dust to buy the new items, which can either be purchased with real money or acquired by dismantling Legendary items. We recommend going through your shader inventory and dismantling all the Legendary shaders you'll probably never use.
Finally, The Dawning adds gifting and receiving, so you can actually go out and craft items to give to vendors (and receive something in return). There are also boosts you can acquire that'll give everyone in your fireteam rewards when you get a drop. You can read more about all the new modes and additions in The Dawning in our previous coverage.