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Destiny 2: Crimson Days guide

Everything you need to know about this year's Valentine's Day-themed event.

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Our Destiny 2: Crimson Days guide contains everything we know so far about this Valentines themed event coming to the game.

Following on from the recent Christmas cheer introduced with the Dawning event, Destiny 2’s headed for a Valentine’s Day-themed event entitled Crimson Days.

Although we've only limited information to work with right now, we know that players can expect the usual host of themed cosmetic items including Valentines Sparrows, Shaders and Ghosts. Going by previous events we’re also likely to see the introduction of new, themed mechanics to a number of Destiny’s activities such as Strikes. Back in the Dawning you could throw snowballs at enemies to deal damage - perhaps they’ll throw Cupid’s bow and arrow into the mix this time around?

Destiny’s community manager Cozmo has also confirmed on Reddit that Bungie will reveal more about Crimson Days in its blog update due on Thursday 11th January, so it won’t be long before we find out what exciting things lie in store.

For now though, we’ve put together a breakdown of everything that we know so far about Destiny 2’s Crimson Days event. We’ll overhaul this guide once we’ve been given some official information. Stay tuned for more very soon!

Editor's UPDATE: Right at the top of this page you'll find a new section that outlines the changes to loot that are being implemented for the Crimson Days event. Essentially, it'll be less tied to the Eververse and players will have a much greater chance of obtaining unique Valentines-themed cosmetic items - brilliant.

Destiny 2: Crimson Days Reward Changes

Bungie's first weekly blog post of the year announced a whole host of changes including tweaks to the way that we'll be rewarded for participating in the Crimson Days event.

Here's what we'll have to look forward to when the event arrives on Tuesday 13th February 2018.

  • Completing Nightfall, Raid, and Crimson Days milestones during Crimson Days will reward you an exclusive Legendary Emote, Weapon Skin, and Exotic Sparrow, respectively.
  • Players will earn double engrams at level-up: one Crimson Engram and one Illuminated Engram for the duration of the event.
  • Crimson Engrams can also drop from completing the Crimson Days match and from completing the Crimson Days milestone on each character.
  • Each Crimson Engram is very strongly weighted to new rewards when decrypted until all new event items have been obtained.

More changes are slated for Season 3 too, and we'll update this section when we know more.

Destiny 2: Crimson Days Start Date

Crimson days begins on Tuesday February 13th 2018, and will most likely begin at 17:00 PM PST. We'll update this section when we know the exact start time!

Destiny 2: Crimson Days Cosmetics and Game Modes

Redditor Ginsor has scoured Destiny 2’s files and dug up a couple of images which appear to showcase which Crison Days cosmetics will be on offer and PVP logos that point towards returning and brand new game modes.

From the looks of the twin swords logo, PVP mode Crimson Doubles will be returning from the original game. Channelling the spirit of Valentine’s Day, you’ll hook up with one teammate in a 2 vs 2 format, and will need to win 5 rounds to secure victory. However, there’s a unique ‘Broken Heart buff’ that’s exclusive to this mode, which makes you faster and recovers health more quickly if your teammate goes down.

What’s more, we can see a red medal depicting a single sword cutting through a rose. This looks remarkably similar to Destiny 1’s Rumble (Free For All) mode logo. Maybe we’ll see the game mode return with Crimson Days - we’ll have to wait and see.

Finally, there appears to be a new game type called Sudden Death which was found quoted in the game files too. Interestingly, it’s referenced as a Crucible mode which could explain the mysterious skull logo. Although a skull traditionally dictates Raid content of some kind, perhaps it’s a sign that Bungie’s got some real surprises in store for us when it goes live.

That’s all we have for now, but keep this guide bookmarked for all the latest information on Crimson Days!

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