Destiny 2: Bungie confirms Valentine-themed event Crimson Days coming back this year

By Brenna Hillier
10 January 2018 00:06 GMT

Destiny 2 players can look forward to a little romance in February.

Destiny 2 will play host to Crimson Days, a Valentine’s Day themed event last seen at its debut in 2016.

The event was one of the first led by Destiny’s Live Team, and came under criticism, failing to return in 2017. As part of Destiny 2’s commitment to regular events, it will make its return.

Rumours of the return of Crimson Days broke when Redditor Ginsor datamined related assets, added to Destiny 2 prior to the arrival of the holiday event, The Dawning. Bungie community manager Chris “Cozmo23” Shannon then confirmed the news on Reddit.

“The rumors are true. Crimson Days is coming back. It won’t be the same as last time (2016). We will talk about how it is changing in the blog update on Thursday.”

Stay tuned for the Bungie Weekly Update tomorrow for all the details of Crimson days will play out in Destiny 2 – but in the meantime we can make some educated guesses.

We know the event will start witha quest run by Eververse’s Tess Everis, who will award participants with a free engram. However, Lord Shaxx will also offer a Crimson Days quest in Destiny 2, and maybe even Tyra Karn.

Crimson Doubles, a 2v2 Crucible mode, will also return to Destiny 2, and some of the art assets suggest you might be able to participate in Crimson Days in raid or other PvE activities.

Rewards on offer seem to include the usual Eververse fare – emotes, shaders, sparrows, transmat effects and ornaments. They’re mostly themed around hearts, roses, and romantic gestures.

In short, it doesn’t sound all that different from The Dawning or past Destiny events – a time-limited loot box-driven affair. Destiny 2 players had a lot to say about how stingy The Dawning was with loot boxes, so let’s hope Bungie changes course before Crimson Days drops – presumably in February, alongside Valentine’s Day.

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