This year's Destiny 2 Halloween event, the Festival of the Lost, launches this week, bringing new events and new Spook-themed loot to players. Most important, however, is the ability to film various aliens and other players while wearing stupid masks of Destiny characters.
This year's festival, however, looks like it's more than the previous versions. In addition to the masks that you can wear and some specialized pieces of cosmetic equipment that players can find, they get a special spooky gameplay activity: the Ghost Forest. It's a version of the (supernaturally boring) Infinite Forest from the curse of the Osiris expansion, where players were exposed to randomized groups of enemies scattered across arenas whose layouts were also somewhat randomized.
During the festival, the forest becomes more sinister, and possibly deadlier, than its previous iteration. The players dive into the forest for 1
In addition to pursuing new triumphs for players in order to earn a series of festival-themed cosmetics, the event will also see a new story-based quest lineup. He tried to solve the murder of Master Ives, remembered by the Cryptarch Destiny players from the Reef outpost. Bungie has not provided much of the details of what happened to Master Ives, but we know the quest line will eventually give players an extra piece of Mighty Loot, which should help them get up and try on Forsaken Last Wish raid
As Bungie describes it on his website, this festival may also be a grim celebration. The Festival of the Lost is always about honoring the dead in Destiny's distant, post-apocalyptic, magical science-fiction future, but this year it's Forsaken who saw the death of the main Destiny character Cayde-6 , This event informs the festival at least a bit, so expect much to hear how much the characters of the game miss Cayde's jocular genius.
The Festival of the Lost begins with the weekly reset at 10:00 pm PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM BST on October 16 and last until the same time on November 6th. It's not the only thing coming on Tuesday. Bungie also launches the first of two post-Forsaken updates this week. The update includes a number of enhancements, including an increase in scout rifle damage, some bug fixes, and a reduction in the frequency with which the Edge Transit mortarboard appears when loot is lost.
Another Iron Banner contest will kick off on Tuesday, featuring a multiplayer event optimized by Forsaken. Iron Banner lasts until October 23rd.