If you're looking to bake lots of cool things this Christmas in Destiny 2, then you're probably going to need a whole lot of essence. Sure, you can just do a bunch of festive events to rack it up, but if we know anything about Guardians, it's that we all love efficiency. Here's some Destiny 2 Essence of Dawning farm tips that we've put together to make the holidays easier.

Destiny 2 Essence of Dawning Farm Tips

It's not difficult to get any of the ingredients that you need, including Essence of Dawning, since most in-game activities are going to actually give them to you. However, certain things that you do in Destiny 2 will actually give you more Essence than other activities, so if you want to prioritize your time correctly then you might need a hand. 

We've got some information about which activities will reward you with the most Essence of Dawning. In previous years, it's been things like Gambit and Crucible matches leading the pack, with Guardians being able to net anywhere between 12 and 22 Essence per go when they go through the motions. Particularly when it comes to hardworking Guardians, you'll find some of them holed up running bounties for Eva Levante, who's definitely good for more than just her oven.

However, in previous years, one method of getting your fair share of Essence of Dawning has been to actually farm forges while being AFK. Yeah. It is probably a tiny bit more effort than it actually sounds, but we reckon it's good to know how to pull off and honestly, if it isn't broke, don't fix it. You're going to have to follow the steps below for this Destiny 2 Essence of Dawning farm method:

  • Make sure that you're wearing terrible gear
  • Load into a Forge 
  • AFK until the first wing is failed
  • Get Essence of Dawning for trying

If you just repeat those few steps a couple of times, we reckon that's faster than running Crucible matches or hopping into Gambit. You're going to want to hit a pretty low power level to make sure that you're not matched with people who want to finish the Forges, so just keep that in mind and you'll have the Essence of Dawning that you need. Want help with anything else? Check out the following guides that we've put together: