Destiny 2 Festival of the Lost: Start time, rewards, activities, more

Festival of the Lost key artBungie

Destiny 2’s Festival of the Lost 2021 draws closer and closer. Here’s what we know ahead of the Halloween-themed event. 

Festival of the Lost is one of gaming’s coolest events and it only gets better every year. Now that we’re almost a year into the Beyond Light era of the game, fans are getting hungrier for a shakeup and the Festival could be the perfect opportunity to reenergize the fanbase.

While major details around the event are yet to be revealed, there are a few key features that we can rely on making an appearance again this year.

Article continues after ad

Here is what we know so far.


Destiny 2 Tower

Latest News

Today is the day – October 12

Festival of the Lost kicks off at the weekly reset later today.

Check out the trailer below:

Festival of the Lost patch notes – October 7

Destiny 2’s Halloween event will kick off on October 12, Bungie has now confirmed.

Check out the full patch notes here.

Community quest idea – September 29

We’re only a month away from Halloween, and the Destiny community has a fun idea for a quest to celebrate involving Saint-14.

Festival of the Lost 2021 Start Date

The event starts on October 12 – so we only have a few hours to go.

Article continues after ad

While The Witch Queen expansion was delayed into 2022, all of the regular events still appear to be arriving on time. The event will run until November 2nd this year.

Sign up to Dexerto for free and receive
Fewer Ads|Dark Mode|Deals in Gaming, TV and Movies, and Tech

Festival of the Lost 2021 Content & Rewards

Destiny 2 CalendarBungie
Since Mercury has been vaulted, Festival of the Lost will be seeing some changes.

According to Bungie, this year we’ll be visiting a trio of “Haunted Sectors”.

“Headless creatures stalk the dark crevasses of the Moon, a Guardian is hunted on Nessus, and the shocking result of a Vex Mind and an Exo merging into something new and terrifying.”

Article continues after ad

On the plus side, players will be able to earn a new Legendary Jurassic Green Pulse Rifle, a new Exotic Sparrow, and a Bump In the Night emblem. (Note, Bungie’s original press release suggested the weapon is exotic – this has now been corrected).

Destiny 2's Jurassic Green Legendary rifleBungie
The Jurassic Green Legendary Pulse Rifle is earnable during the Festival

Festival Masks return

Destiny 2 Festival of the Lost masks 2021Bungie
2021’s Festival of the Lost introduces all-new masks

This year’s masks include Ada-1, a pyramid ship, and even what appears to be Season of the Splicer’s Mithrax.

That’s not all though. Earlier in 2021, Bungie allowed fans to vote between two exclusive sets of armor that were being considered for the Festival of the Lost event. It was between the Movie Monster set and the Dino set, and unlike real life, the Dinos won out this time around.

Article continues after ad

Dino Armor in Festival of The Lost

Destiny 2 Dinosaur ArmorBungie
Check out the new Dinosaur-themed armor

Each character type has its own armor design in the Dino set.

The Titan features a T-Rex-inspired design which feels thematically appropriate as these characters are often the bulwark of their strike team. The beefy design reinforces the idea that each is an imposing figure on the battlefield.

The Warlock leans more towards a Triceratops look. The horns and claws do lend a certain visceral element that plays nicely with the Warlock class’ chaotic sensibilities. This set is also a nice medium between the fully-armored Titan and the loosely protected Hunter.

Article continues after ad

The Hunter is perfectly paralleled by the raptor design. Both of them are the most nimble and evasive of their kind, and will often be looked at as more refined than their counterparts. Just like their class abilities suggest – if the Titan/T-Rex pairing represents a hammer, the Hunter/Raptor combo is the bow and arrow of our metaphorical armory.

Players will look scarier than ever as they smash through the event and collecting limited-time currency like Chocolate Strange Coins and Candy as they go.

Article continues after ad

That’s all we know about the Festival of the Lost as of now. If you’re looking for more updates about the future of the game, check out our Season 16 guide here.

Related Topics