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Community manager David "DeeJ" Dague said on Twitter that players will have to wait at least a week before they get these presents.
Holiday gifts are scheduled for delivery in January. No one is missing out the Cryptarch's good cheer.— DeeJ (@DeeJ_BNG) December 26, 2014
"We should note that you should be on the lookout for some small stocking stuffers sometime after the Holidays have come and gone – a small token of our gratitude," Bungie said at the time.
They didn't explain what these gifts would be. However, they included a picture of the Cryptarch holding a gift-wrapped Engram. Engrams seem like a fitting present; the process of opening them up has the same sort of anticipation, excitement and/or disappointment of normal Christmas gifts.
Bungie's Christmas plans were disrupted by a group called Lizard Squad. These hackers, who knocked Destiny offline this fall, took down PSN and Xbox Live with a DDoS attack that started on Christmas Eve. This left all Destiny players completely unable to log in throughout the holiday.
Sorry you can't take a holiday stroll in the Tower, Guardians. We're doing what we can. When we know more we'll update you.— Bungie (@Bungie) December 25, 2014
While Destiny players have been left without their Christmas gifts, there's still a reason to log in this weekend. Xur is back in town with a set of special gear to sell. He'll be around until Sunday at 4 AM Eastern or 9 AM GMT. His wares can be purchased using Motes of Light and Strange Coins.
Xur's wares are different with each weekend. Unfortunately, players aren't too happy with his current selection. Specifically, they're upset that he's selling the underwhelming sniper rifle No Land Beyond. Dague took to Twitter to reassure fans that he shared their disappointment:
For the record, Xur doesn't listen to me either. I wanted Obsidian Mind and a Thunderlord. I don't think he celebrates Christmas. #messenger— DeeJ (@DeeJ_BNG) December 26, 2014