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Destiny 2 Festival of the Lost: leaked Halloween skins & cosmetics, more

Published: 9/Sep/2020 8:42

by Brad Norton


Destiny’s annual Halloween-themed event, Festival of the Lost, is set to return once again in 2020 and brand-new leaks have given us our first-look at some of the upcoming loot.

Festival of the Lost is one of many limited-time events in Destiny 2 that takes from real-world festivities. The Halloween-inspired event often has players dressing up in costumes, walking through a cobweb-filled version of the Tower, and hunting down fresh loot.

While goofy masks and silly items are often front and center, there’s always some powerful items up for grabs as well. 2020 looks to be no different as entirely new armor sets have been leaked for all three classes.

Along with sparrows and Ghost Shells, a ton of information has been datamined well ahead of an official reveal. Here’s what we know from a first-look at leaked Festival of the Lost images.

Destiny 2 leaked armor
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Leaks have revealed our first look at upcoming Festival of the Lost armor.

Three new armor sets appear to be ratcheting up the fright like never before. Warlock’s have a fancy, vampire-esque suit to look forward to.

Meanwhile, Hunters are set to don a red riding hood inspired costume with a wolf’s head and chilling yellow eyes. Last but not least is the new Titan armor that appears to reflect some kind of infected monster that’s broken free from its shackles.

All three are incredibly detailed and stand out from any armor set currently available in Destiny. Expect them to be extremely popular throughout the event as players dress up for the spooky celebration.

Destiny 2 Ghost Shell and Sparrow
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A new Ghost Shell and Sparrow will soon be available for a limited time.

The next leaked image gives us a look at two upcoming items. One is a spiderweb riddled sparrow and the other is a Ghost Shell wearing a witch’s hat

In the final leak, all three armor sets are shown in front of what appears to be a Trials of Osiris icon. They show Guardians emoting in new ways, potentially to give the opposing trio a fright.

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Perhaps Trials will soon be handing out limited-time rewards during the Festival of the Lost.

No date has been locked in for the upcoming Festival of the Lost event. Thought the festivities always kick off towards the end of October, right in time for Halloween. 

It’ll almost certainly mark the final limited-time event before the next major content drop. Beyond Light is set to release on November 10 and could be the darkest expansion yet.


How Bungie is taking Destiny 2 back to the very beginning in Beyond Light

Published: 29/Oct/2020 5:11 Updated: 29/Oct/2020 5:20

by Isaac McIntyre


Bungie is taking a bold step in Destiny 2 expansion, Beyond Light ⁠— when Year 4 of the long-running space fantasy series finally begins, the devs are aiming to bring the “feeling of Destiny 1” back, all while keeping the franchise fresh.

Destiny is one of gaming’s longest-running modern franchises. The original title launched in 2014, before an Activision-backed sequel dropped in 2017. Bungie’s series has had a rugged run, however, with plenty of missteps along the way.

According to the fanbase ⁠— and, in parts, Bungie developers too ⁠— the biggest misstep came in the sequel switchover. Destiny 2 had too many cooks in the kitchen, and that led the series off the beaten track that had sold the franchise to millions in the first place.

That’s a mistake Bungie wants to fix in Destiny 2’s new expansion, Beyond Light.

Beyond Light, releasing on Nov.10 after delays, should go some distance to right the wrongs Destiny made back in 2017, director Luke Smith has promised: “We’re trying to get back a little bit of that feeling of Destiny 1, but in an updated way.”

New Destiny 2 enemy absorbs power in Beyond Light.
Beyond Light is set to take Destiny into a “new era,” Bungie has promised.

The way they’re doing that? Well, they want to give players “more freedom” in creating their characters, as well as designing their abilities, guns, and Destiny builds.

“What we’re trying to do with Stasis [the new element coming in Beyond Light] and wielding the Darkness is to show you, as a player, more freedom,” Smith explained while speaking to EDGE magazine about Destiny’s fourth year.

“There’s also a meta-statement that we’re making about the difference in power between light and dark, but there’s this other part, which is the fantasy of ‘This is my Guardian, there are many like it, but this one is mine’.

“I think we’re trying to get back to the feeling of Destiny 1… but we want to stick with how we think about the game now, and keep those systems that we’re using today in Destiny 2.”

Destiny 2 Fallen uses new Stasis element in Beyond Light.
The Darkness is granting Guardians a brand new elemental power in Destiny 2: Beyond Light.

Then there are the stories Bungie is finally digging up. The next season, confirmed as “Season of the Hunt” will reportedly bring Uldren Sov back into the narrative nearly two years after his shock Guardian resurrection back in 2018.

Destiny will put him by your side in Beyond Light, where players will be tracking down Oryx’s sister, Xivu Arath. The 24-month wait to see where his story goes has been pretty long so far, and that’s finally getting chopped down in Year 4.

And lastly, there’s the new Year 4 leaks uncovered the other day; leaked PlayStation 4 artwork has seemingly confirmed the old Destiny Tower might even be back in Beyond Light ⁠— just another way to get that “Destiny 1 feeling” back.

Even the old Destiny tower, destroyed in the Red War, could be back in Beyond Light.
Even the old Destiny tower, destroyed in the Red War, could be back in Beyond Light.

All in all, it’s an exciting time to be a long-term veteran of the franchise, or a newcomer. Year 4 expansion is set to turn Destiny 2 on its head all over again, if Bungie’s promises hold true, and act as a soft reset for the popular series.

Beyond Light is set to drop on Tuesday, Nov. 10. The new expansion will kick-start “Season of the Hunt” and Year 4. Stick with Dexerto for all Destiny news.