Destiny 2: How to Get Dawning 2023 Armor

Here's how to get your hands on the fancy Dawning 2023 armor in Destiny 2.
Three Guardians in Dawning armor having fun
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The Dawning 2023 armor is some of the fanciest in the history of the Destiny 2 event. While it’s not as ostentatious as previous years, it’s also some of the most aesthetically complicated and pleasing in my memory. Here’s how to get your hands on this year’s, or any year’s, armor sets.

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How do You Get the Dawning Armor in 2023 in Destiny 2?

There are two ways to get the Dawning Armor in Destiny 2: buy it with Silver or Bright Dust. Silver will cost you real-world money and you can’t buy it in the exact amount necessary to purchase the Dawning armor.

The Dawning Armor costs 1,500 Silver, which is equivalent to $15, but if you buy the Silver pack worth that value, you’ll end up with 200 left over. You can either buy more to get something else or spend the remaining Silver on a Ghost Projection or blue-rarity Emote.

The Titan Dawning 2023 armor set package screen
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The Best Way to Get Dawning 2023 Armor

Buying the Dawning Armor for Bright Dust won’t cost you a dime, but is only possible if you have the 6,000 Dust required. To put it into perspective, if you did all three of the Tower vendor bounty challenges with three characters, as well as all the Seasonal challenges for a single season, you’d have enough Bright Dust for about one and a half armor sets. I’m not counting the paid Season Pass Bright Dust in this calculation, as you have to, you know, spend money.

  • In short, if you want to buy all three sets of Dawning armor outright, you’ll shell out $45. In reality, you’ll probably pay the $50 for 5,000 Silver plus the 1,000 bonus.
  • Even if you’d rather spend Bright Dust to get the Dawning armor, there’s no way to buy it piecemeal. Either you buy all five pieces, or you don’t buy any. This is true for the real money purchase as well. Let’s go over the best ways to get Bright Dust so you can try for the Dawning armor, should you want it.

How to Get More Bright Dust to Get Dawning Armor

The Dawning 2023 weekly bounties at Eva
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In any other year, I’d say getting the Dawning armor would be a tall order, but not in 2023. The Final Shape has been massively delayed, and thus, the Dawning itself has been massively extended. It’s now 11 weeks long, meaning if you complete only the six weekly event bounties, you’ll end up with 6,600 Bright Dust, just enough for a single set of armor. Here are some other ways to farm Bright Dust during The Dawning 2023.

Bright Dust Farm Method 1: Weekly Core Playlist Challenges

As I mentioned before, you can visit Zavala, Shaxx, and the Drifter to complete the Strike, Gambit, and Crucible Bounty Challenges on as many characters as you have. The challenge is simple: successfully complete eight of the bounties you can buy from them.

It’s entirely possible to do so on the first Bounties you buy, but you can also always return to the vendor and buy new or different repeatables if the first set doesn’t satisfy. No matter how you do it, each vendor challenge awards 120 Bright Dust on completion, putting you just a bit closer to the Dawning armor.

As for the amount you can earn per character doing just the vendor challenges, if you don’t pick up any additional repeatables, that’s 160 Dust per character per activity type, for a total of 480 Bright Dust per week, per account. Multiply by 11 and you can nab a solid 5,280 Bright Dust if you complete three characters’ worth of challenges for the entire event.

Bright Dust Farm Method 2: Seasonal Challenges

Seasonal Challenges, which you can find in your Quests tab, have always been an amazing source of Bright Dust, much of it you get simply for playing the game. 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.

There are usually ten weeks of challenges of three tiers, many of which award Bright Dust:

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

If you complete 66 challenges in Season of the Wish, you can earn an additional 4,000 Dust, and unless I’m terrible at math, we’ll run out of challenges before the Dawning ends.

Bright Dust Farm Method 3: Cookies and Dawning Bounties

The third Bright Dust farm involves baking hundreds, if not thousands, of cookies for all your NPC friends in Destiny 2. You should also complete as many Weekly and Repeatable Dawning bounties as possible.

  • Completing both Weekly Dawning bounties from Eva on up to three characters for 1,200 Dust per week, or 13,200 for the whole event.
  • Dawning repeatable bounties only award 10 Bright Dust, but are completeable as long as you have resources. Your only limitation is your patience and time.

Do all three of these things, and you could easily net 25,000-30,000 Bright Dust if you play consistently. That number rises significantly if you’re a more hardcore player or, like me, have an unhealthy desire to see the XP bar go up with repeatable.

Whether you decide to spend real money or farm Bright Dust, the Dawning 2023 armor is great. For more on the event and the game in general, check out our guides on how to get the Dawning Memento, the 13 Exotics you need right now, and more in our D2 guides hub.

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