How Destiny 2's Festival of the Lost Will Work

How Destiny 2's Festival of the Lost Will Work

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Several days ago, Bungie decided to reveal when the Festival of the Lost will occur in its science fiction shooter sequel, Destiny 2, leaving many wondering what the developer had planned for this year’s in-game Halloween celebration. Today, the studio has provided recap of what has happened prior to 2018’s Festival of the Lost–the Red Legion’s razing of the Last City, and Cayde-6’s death to name a few–and how it has affected the tone of this year’s event. Of course, that doesn’t mean Guardians won’t be privy to all-new goodies.

According to Bungie, once Destiny 2‘s Festival of the Lost event begins next Tuesday, players will notice special decorations all around the Tower thanks to Shipwright Amanda Holliday. Plus, there will be new Triumphs to earn, and Holliday will also offer daily bounties that award Fragmented Souls. These can be used to purchase Festival of the Lost masks, in addition to the Horror Story Legendary Auto Rifle.

Interestingly enough, this year’s Festival of the Lost in Destiny 2 will be giving Guardians something more to do than just collect masks, because for a limited time, all players will be invited to the Haunted Forest to clear out its “ghouls and demons”. Guardians will have 15 minutes to dive as deep as they can into the Haunted Forest and defeat “the Nightmares lying in wait”, but Bungie cautions players to say that the deeper that they go, the more difficult the task becomes. One can take this on as a solo player, with a pre-made fireteam, or through matchmaking.

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What’s more is that Destiny 2‘s Festival of the Lost will also offer a new activity that will put Guardians on the case to avenge a fallen friend, as Master Ives has been killed, and it’s up to players to right this wrong. Pursuing Master Ives’ killers will take place through a quest line on Tuesday, October 30, and the activity will add an additional powerful reward for players to earn each week.

In addition to the aforementioned rewards from Amanda Holliday and the Festival of the Lost Triumphs, the annual Halloween celebration in Destiny 2 will allow players will earn an Ephemeral Engram every time they fill their XP bar after achieving the max character level. This engram will be received in addition to the Steadfast Engram, which gives players double Bright Engrams for as long as the Festival of the Lost is active.

All things considered, it definitely looks as if Bungie listened to the community and has beefed up the content included in Destiny 2‘s Festival of the Lost event. Even though it’s not a major DLC drop such as Forsaken, the addition of the Haunted Forest and the new Master Ives quest line should be fun enough for most, if not all Guardians.

Destiny 2 is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Source: Bungie