Destiny 2 Dawning 2019 guide: Collect ingredients and gifts, bake recipes


It’s that time of year when Destiny 2’s Tower smells like cookies and cheer! The Dawning 2019 winter holiday is here, and so is Destiny’s fan-favorite holiday vendor, Eva Levante. Eva wants you to bake goodies for all your allies around the world, but her recipe instructions aren’t exactly clear.

In this guide, we’ll help you bake every one of Eva’s recipes. Many of the recipes and ingredients are the same as last year, and we’ve compiled a list of both new and old to help you complete Destiny 2’s latest holiday event.

Collecting Dawning ingredients

An Eververse ghost in Destiny 2’s Dawning 2019.
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Eva Levante will give you some bounties that have certain ingredients as rewards, which is an easy way to guarantee a drop. But you don’t need to do bounties if you know how to farm each ingredient.

First, let’s list out the uncommon ingredients and where to find them.

Uncommon enemy ingredients

Despite their name, these uncommon ingredients are easy to find, and will pop into your inventory randomly when killing certain enemy types.

Rare kill ingredients

You’ll earn these ingredients — rarely — by killing enemies in very specific ways. There are quite a few of these, so you’ll need to change up your playstyle to get a surplus of everything.

Eva’s recipe list

Eva’s Holiday Oven 2.0 remembers any recipes you made last year
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Eva will give you a few recipes to get started once you get going on her quest, but not nearly enough to make gifts for all your friends. Each recipe will consist of an uncommon ingredient, a rare ingredient and 15 Essence of Dawning — which you get from completing any activity around the world or from bounties. The longer or more difficult the activity, the more Essence you earn.

To bake, open your Quest menu and interact with Eva’s Holiday Oven 2.0. Combine two ingredients and some Essence of Dawning to bake a treat. Once you bake a recipe, you’ll add it to your recipe list in Eva’s oven — where you can easily bake another without combining ingredients.

Once you’ve baked each recipe, you can masterwork your oven to reduce the Essence of Dawning cost to 10 per treat.

Special gift instructions

To give Riven her cookie, travel to her chamber and find the snow globe
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There are a few gifts that are difficult to give in The Dawning 2019.

To give Riven the Thousand-Layer Cookie, you need to enter the Last Wish raid. Go to the wishing wall and input wish seven. You’ll see your screen go black, and you’ll appear at the Riven boss fight. Stand on one of the plates to start the fight and float down into her chamber. On the ground, near where you land, you’ll see a glowing snow globe (which you can see in the image above). Interact with it to bequeath Riven a cookie.

If you’re looking for the Visage of Calus to give it the Fried Sha-dough, go to Nessus and select the Tribute Hall. The Visage of Calus is the giant, golden Calus statue.


Cold Front, a submachine gun, is the new Dawning weapon for 2019.
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When you turn in your first gift to Zavala, he’ll give you a present. Open your inventory to get your first Cold Front submachine gun. You can earn more Cold Front rolls by continuing to participate in The Dawning 2019.

To get the Alpine Dash Exotic Sparrow, you’ll need to complete Eva’s Spreading Cheer quest by baking 50 gifts (which carry over from last year, if you played The Dawning 2018), Fractal Rolls for Brother Vance, and Dark Chocolate Motes for The Drifter.

When you complete the first section of the quest, you’ll get the Alpine Dash Sparrow, but you’ll need to complete more quests to upgrade it. The next step is to bake 150 gifts, Candy Dead Ghosts for The Spider, and Lavender Ribbon Cookies for Saint-14.

For the next section of the quest, you need to bake 200 gifts, Fried Sha-Dough for the Visage of Calus, and Ascendant Oatmeal Raisin Cookies for Eris. After that, you need to bake 300 gifts, a Hackberry Tart for Benedict 99-40, and Chocolate Ship Cookies for Amanda Holliday.

We’re still figuring out how to earn all of Eva’s rewards this year. We’ll update this guide as we discover more information about The Dawning 2019.

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