This year’s Dawning event for Destiny 2 goes beyond the usual activities of baking cookies and bringing them to all the game’s many vendors. It includes a couple of fairly lengthy story quests, in which you bring some holiday cheer to the Vanguard’s new, unlikely allies: the Cabal empress, Caiatl, and the Eliskni refugees of the House of Light. Completing each quest unlocks items you can purchase from Dawning vendor Eva Levante, allowing you to get more rolls of Dawning-specific weapons, and finishing them is required to claim the new Dawning Exotic jumpship, Vapoorwill Spin.
Here’s how to knock out Zavala’s questline for the Dawning to bring a gift to Caiatl, strengthen the Vanguard’s alliance with the Cabal, and generally help make some characters happy for the holidays.
Meet Eva To Get Your Quests
After meeting with Eva Levante to kick off the Dawning, you’ll receive a quest to go talk to Zavala. Eva is of the opinion that the cheer of the Dawning ought to be spread to the new, tentative ally the Vanguard’s has struck up in Caiatl, the Cabal empress, and she sends you to Zavala to suggest the idea.