Destiny 2’s annual Halloween-themed takeover, Festival of the Lost, is coming back in full effect with a ton of new loot, challenges, and plenty of frights.
Each and every year Bungie shakes up the state of Destiny with a number of unique limited-time events. From Valentine’s Day to a Christmas-themed ‘Dawning’ takeover, there’s always something around the corner. Now, it’s that time of the year where things get a little spooky.
As we gear up for Halloween, the Festival of the Lost event is coming back in full force. From a complete makeover of the Tower to a ton of new loot, there’s something for everyone to look forward to.
While early leaks gave us a good look at what to expect, we now have full confirmation of everything coming in the 2020 iteration. Here’s a complete rundown of the upcoming Festival of the Lost event in Destiny 2.
When does the 2020 Festival of the Lost event begin?
No different from previous years, Festival of the Lost is set to coincide with this year’s Halloween festivities. You can gear up for the celebrations well ahead of time though as the season event kicks off on Oct. 6 and runs until Nov. 3.
There’s no exact time locked in for the transition, though events usually roll around at the time of typical Destiny 2 updates.
Be on the lookout for Festival of the Lost to start at roughly 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET.
The Haunted Forest returns
The Infinite Forest will once again be overrun by darkness during this event. Players will have a few weeks to “race the clock” and push through as many waves as possible in a timely manner. While you’ll be met with “ghoulish enemies,” the rewards are more plentiful than ever before.
“This year, we’ve added five chests to the end of the activity,” Bungie outlined in the latest weekly blog post. This means “five times the loot,” though you’ll need to prepare before setting on your run through the Haunted Forest.
After speaking with Spider, Cipher Decoders will begin dropping across Destiny 2. Regardless of what mode you’re playing or what activity you’re pushing through, expect to see a ton of these drop in a similar vein to Umbral Engrams.
Two weapons are up for grabs in the Haunted Forest loot pool. The Legendary Auto Rifles Braytech Werewolf and Horror Story can both be found in the chests and they even come with “new perk combinations.”
Frightful rewards are around every corner
As with each seasonal event, exclusive loot is available throughout the Festival of the Lost. While the aforementioned weapons are one aspect to look forward to, there’s plenty to get excited about.
“A new Exotic Sparrow, ship, and Ghost are all wrapped up and ready for your collection,” Bungie confirmed. These three items are all unlocked through candy, though you’ll need to complete three specific Triumphs first. Completing Haunted Forest runs and opening chests will be vital.
On top of these, expect to see a wide array of Festival Masks throughout every activity during the event. “There are new masks available this year as well as some favorites from the past.” From villains to your favorite characters and even engrams, players can dress up as pretty much anyone or anything in Destiny 2.
Last but not least, each class will also be receiving a “new line of spooky universal armor ornaments.” Warlocks can turn into chilling vampires, Hunters can don a Little Red Riding Hood inspired outfit, while Titan’s can appear as monstrous beings with broken armor and chains.
Be sure to get your Fireteam ready for some Haunted Forest runs over the next few weeks. Destiny 2’s Festival of the Lost event kicks off on October 6.