Destiny 2 Crimson Days Event Hopes to Win Back Players’ Hearts

The Destiny 2 Crimson Days event has previously been teased through datamine leaks, which showed a lot of content locked away behind the Eververse microtransaction marketplace. However, Bungie has now made an official announcement for the event, which focuses less on Eververse, and more on actually playing the game.

Beginning Tuesday, February 13, players will be able to access a newly-decorated Tower, a 2v2 Crucible playlist, and a new multiplayer map variant. There will also be Destiny 2 Crimson Days rewards, which are specifically themed around the Valentine’s Day celebrations. This will all last for one week.

The Tower will be decorated red, and showing the Crimson Days sigil. If it’s anything like the original Destiny Crimson Days event, the various NPCs will have unique dialog lines that you’ll want to turn up the volume to enjoy.

The 2v2 mode is Clash (TDM) with “a round-based twist.” One of the featured maps will be The Burnout, which is a “a new take on The Burning Shrine set in a future timeline where the Vex have succeeded in altering our reality. ”

Bungie has given a little more information on The Burnout map, and how it affects gameplay:

“The sun is darkened and the only Light to be found comes from you and your partner fighting as one. Stay in close proximity to your partner and your abilities recharge at a faster rate. Stray too far, and your enemies will be given a waypoint leading to your location. If you can’t find a partner, don’t worry. We’ll play matchmaker and find one for you.”

Destiny 2 Crimson Days

Crimson Engrams will be available during the event. Loot from these will be dupe-protected, meaning you won’t receive any duplicate items until you’ve earned the entire Crimson Days collection.

Bungie recommends playing Crucible as the quickest way to earn rewards:

“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).”

Destiny 2 Crimson Days

There are also five new rewards which can be earned by completing the following objectives:

  • 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.

Destiny 2 Eververse will have updated stock, and players will be able to purchase specific Crimson Days items from Tess. However, the Crimson Engrams will only be available through gameplay progression.