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This week at Bungie we revealed The Dawning


Since our last blast of weekly blog fodder, we’ve said much about what is afoot in Destiny. It was a great way to spend a weekend. We met thousands of awesome players and sent them roaring around two new racetracks. We showed you how the Guardians will celebrate a season of giving and healthy competition. We breathed deep the magical air of Anaheim, California.



Sparrow Racing is making a comeback, under the direction of Amanda Holliday. Strikes are about to become a scored event, presided over by Commander Zavala. Some of those scored Strikes have been redesigned to feature SIVA infestations. This event will bestow upon you many gifts. There are new gear sets, new Exotics Weapons, and an old favorite to help you break the winter ice. Those are just a few of the new seasonal updates you’ll find in the Tower.

All of this is wrapped up and packaged in a new Record Book. Got Rise of Iron? It will be waiting for you. Don’t got Rise of Iron? It’s not too late to join Lord Saladin on his adventure to avenge the Iron Lords.

The games begin on December 13th. They end on January 3rd. Let’s race toward the finish line of 2016 together, and welcome 2017 with some striking new ways to upgrade our characters.

On Tuesday, it will be time to let it snow.






The last time we turned the Crucible over to Amanda Holliday, our old friends at Rooster Teeth had a grand old time trading paint and talking trash. Next week, we’ll put a Bounty on our own heads and invite them to come and claim it – if they can. This is a race, but it’s also a battle. This is challenge. This is a duel.

What? - Bungie Bounty
Gamemode? - Sparrow Racing League
When? Wednesday, December 14th, 10AM Pacific



Three of their racers will battle three of ours. The first Sparrow to cross the finish line first will claim victory for their team. You’ll be invited to watch on Twitch.

There will be collisions. There will be blood. May the fastest and most devious team win!





  • Fixed an issue where some players did not receive the Student of History Trophy/Achievement or Sigil of the Young Wolf Emblem for attuning all of the Rise of Iron Artifacts


  • Skeleton Keys have been adjusted:

  • Skeleton Keys drop rates have been slightly increased in the SIVA Crisis playlist, SIVA Crisis Heroic playlist, and weekly Nightfall
    Players will now receive a Skeleton Key for their first account Nightfall clear per week.

  • Characters who are level 40 will now automatically convert Uncommon Engrams(Green) to Weapon and Armor Materials on pickup.


  • Brother Vance now offers materials exchange for Passage Coins and Motes of Light


  • Legendary Weapons obtained from the Gunsmith's Rank 2 Quest can now be repurchased from the Gunsmith



  • All of this and more will be available for download on Tuesday, December 13th, at 10AM Pacific. Once you’ve installed the Update, you’ll be cleared for landing in the Tower, where you can begin your experience with The Dawning.





    Nightfall Activity Availability: Restricted Access on Tuesday, December 13th
    In preparation for The Dawning, Nightfall Activities will be unavailable to players on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One from 1:00 AM Pacific (9:00 UTC) through the release of Destiny Update 2.5.0 on Dec. 13th, 2016. This restriction has been put in place to prevent players from entering a state where changes to Skeleton Key Rewards introduced in Update 2.5.0 would not be available until the following Weekly Reset.

    Attempting to launch a Nightfall Activity will result in Error Code: Honeydew. Destiny Player Support will be posting reminders through @BungieHelp throughout the weekend, with an additional in-game message to communicate this information.

    Players will regain access immediately after logging into Destiny after accepting Update 2.5.0.

    With Finesse and Speed
    With the upcoming return of SRL, the “With Finesse and Speed” Quest must be completed by eligible PlayStation 4 players prior to accepting Update 2.5.0 to earn the EV-42 NIGHTSTEED Sparrow. If this Quest is not completed by this time, it will be automatically removed from the Progress tab of the Character Inventory.




    There’s nothing left to say before this next event dawns. We’ll see you at the startling line. We’ll see you in those Strikes.

    If we saw you at PSX, thanks for making that show awesome. It was great to hear your stories and watch you boost through the gates. Let's do it again next week.

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