The next event in Destiny 2 begins next week on Tuesday, February 13th. Crimson Days returns to the Destiny franchise for the first time since 2016. This time around, the crucible game mode has changed some and all players are able to earn rewards without having to just play crucible. Bungie detailed the event today, and in short it is a much more generous event than we’ve seen from Destiny 2 to date.
The 2v2 crucible playlist will be CLASH with a round based twist. Sticking with your partner will charge your abilities faster, while being too far away from your partner will put a waypoint on the screen leading the enemy to your location. For those without a partner, the event will feature matchmaking as well.
A new crucible map is being added with this event, and it’s a new take on a Destiny 1 classic. Burnout is the old Burning Shrine map set in a future timeline where the Vex have altered our reality.
As stated, the rewards for Crimson Days is the most generous we’ve seen from a Destiny 2 event to date. Check this out from the Bungie.net post:
The best way to earn rewards during Crimson Days is to compete in the Crimson Days Crucible playlist, and we’ve tuned the experience to focus on rewarding single-character play. Most rewards are found within a new Crimson Engram, with all contents on a “knock-out” list, preventing you from receiving duplicate items until you’ve earned all of the new gear.
No matter which activity you play in Destiny 2 during Crimson Days, every player will receive both an Illuminated Engram and a Crimson Engram when they level up. Crimson Engrams are only earnable through gameplay, and are not capped or limited during the event. To qualify, you need only to reach the level cap for your Guardian (that’s 25 if you’ve acquired Expansion 1; 20 if you haven’t).
There are also five new rewards found exclusively for players who complete the following:
- Complete the milestone “Welcome to Crimson Days” by finishing five Crimson Days matches and visiting Lord Shaxx in the Tower to earn the Fire of the Crimson Days Emblem and the Tirastrella Ghost Shell.
- Complete matches in the Crimson Days Crucible playlist for a chance to earn the Undeterred Exotic Sparrow.
- Complete either the Leviathan Raid or the Raid Lair: Eater of Worlds to claim the Dieselpunk Exotic Ornament for Wardcliff Coil from the final chest.
- Complete the Nightfall Strike during the Crimson Days event to earn the Flaunting Dance Emote.
Crimson Engrams will only be earnable through gameplay, but if you’re looking to directly purchase a specific item, Tess will also offer a selection of the Crimson Engram contents in exchange for the Bright Dust you are holding. Gear purchased with Bright Dust will also count towards the “knock-out” list mechanic described above, preventing duplicate items unless you have already earned all the rewards.
Every reward item obtained from a Crimson Engram can also be dismantled for Bright Dust, including event-specific shaders.
Crimson Days will begin next Tuesday, February 13, and conclude on the weekly reset at 9 AM PST on Tuesday, February 20. If you’ve yet to find a dance partner, now is the time. We’ll see you in the arena.