Destiny 2: How to Get 2021 Dawning Armor

Want to get your hands on the dangerously shiny Dawning 2021 armor? Here's how.

The Dawning 2021 brings with it all the holiday cheer you’d expect out of an event this time of year to Destiny 2. Cookies for all the NPCs you know and love, some new and returning loot with new ways to chase, and of course, new Dawning armor in the Eververse store.

Today we’ll discuss the only two ways you can get your hands on this year’s, or any year’s, armor sets.

How to Get the Dawning Armor 2021 in Destiny 2

The first and most straightforward method to acquire 2021’s Dawning armor is simply to pay for it. Each set retails for 1500 Silver, or $15. You can’t buy Silver in that exact amount, sadly, but purchasing the 2,000 value bundle gets you 2,300 Silver for $20, leaving you with 800 to spend on a Legendary emote or any other collection of items from the Eververse.

If you want all three sets of Dawning armor, you’ll pay $45. Thankfully, there’s another method of getting your hands on it: Bright Dust.

Each armor set costs 6,000 Bright Dust, and there is no way to buy it piecemeal. Either you buy all five pieces, or you don’t buy any. It’s a steep price, to be sure, but there are a few ways to get your stores up, so long as you’re willing to grind your face off.

How to Get More Bright Dust to Get Dawning Armor

Sadly, there aren’t many ways to farm up massive amounts of Bright Dust quickly, but there are some.

Bright Dust Farm Method 1: Weekly Login Bonus

First, every week until The Witch Queen expansion launches, visit the Eververse store for 700 free Bright Dust per account.

Bright Dust Farm Method 2: Weekly Core Playlist Challenges

Second, complete the Strike, Gambit, and Crucible Bounty Challenges on as many characters as you have. If you only grab the first nine Bounties, you can hold and complete eight of them, that’s between 150 and 180 Bright Dust per activity, per character, for a maximum of 450-540 Bright Dust per week, per account. Given you have until January 4th at 10 AM PST, you can nab a little over 1,600 Bright Dust if you complete three characters’ worth.

Bright Dust Farm Method 4: Seasonal Challenges

The third method is completing Seasonal Challenges, which you can find in your Quests tab. There’s a grand total of 10,000 Bright Dust tucked away, and while some of these Challenges require either significant investment or a modicum of skill (Grandmaster Nightfall or Trials round wins), doing even the easier ones will still net you a tidy sum.

For reference:

  • Challenger XP+ Seasonal Challenges provide 75 Bright Dust.
  • Challenger XP++ Seasonal Challenges provide 150 Bright Dust.
  • Challenger XP+++ Seasonal Challenges provide 300 Bright Dust.

Complete 75 such Challenges to receive an additional 4,000 Bright Dust.

Bright Dust Farm Method 4: Cookies

The fourth and final method involves making everyone your Guardian knows in Destiny obese. First, complete both Weekly Dawning bounties from Eva on up to three characters for 1,200 Dust.

Next, nab the Dawning repeatable bounties and make every cookie imaginable. You’ll only get 10 Bright Dust per repeatable, but you have an effectively infinite farm there. Your only limitation is your patience and time.

Do all four of these things, and you could net a maximum of around 17,300 Bright Dust or enough for almost three of the Dawning 2021 armor sets. If you have any residual Dust stored up, or you’ve done your cookie duty, you could conceivably get to the 18,000 you’d need for all three sets.

Related Guides

It’s not the most efficient way to go about things, but if you have no interest in spending a dime, that’s how you can get the Dawning Armor in 2021. Check out our other Destiny 2 guides.


John Schutt has been playing games for almost 25 years, starting with Super Mario 64 and progressing to every genre under the sun. He spent almost 4 years writing for strategy and satire site TopTierTactics under the moniker Xiant, and somehow managed to find time to get an MFA in Creative Writing in between all the gaming. His specialty is action games, but his first love will always be the RPG. Oh, and his avatar is, was, and will always be a squirrel, a trend he's carried as long as he's had a Steam account, and for some time before that.

Published Dec. 17th 2021

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