The annual Halloween theme of Destiny 2, the Festival of the Lost, starts this week and brings new events and new ghost theme loot for players. But perhaps more importantly, it offers the possibility to photograph various aliens and other players while wearing goofy masks from Destiny characters.
However, this year's festival seems to be more involved than earlier versions. In addition to masks to wear and a few specialized cosmetic garments that players can find, it gets a specialized ghostly gaming activity: the Haunted Forest. It is a version of the (supernatural boring) Infinite Forest from the curse of Osiris, where players come across randomized groups of enemies scattered around arena's whose layouts were also somewhat random.
During the festival, the forest becomes spookier and possibly deadlier than the previous iteration. Players dive into the forest 15 minutes at a time to see how far they can get, but the deeper they go, the harder the fights will be. The trailer also suggests that it will be dark and full of horrors, and the lights and shadows on the display will certainly make it look like the "Haunted" name.
In addition to new Triumphs that players can pursue to earn a number of cosmetic items with a festival theme, the event will also get a new story-based quest. You tried to solve the murder of Master Ives, the Cryptarch Destiny might remember the outpost in the Rif. Bungie has not given so many details about what has happened to Master Ives, but we do know that the quest line will drop players an extra piece of powerful booty, which should help to improve Forsaken & # 39; s level and try to record . Last Wish attack.
As Bungie describes it on his website, this festival can also become a somber party. The Festival of the Lost is always about honoring the fallen in the distant, post-apocalyptic, magical sci-fi future of Destiny, but this year it follows Forsaken, which saw the death of main destination Cayde-6. That event informs the festival, at least somewhat, so expect to hear a lot about how much the characters of the game miss the jokey geniality of Cayde.
The Festival of the Lost starts with the start of the weekly reset at 10 pm PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM BST on 16 October and lasts until the same time on 6 November. It is not the only thing that comes Tuesday; Bungie also launches the first of two updates this week after a Forsaken. The update includes a number of tweaks, such as an increase in Scout Rifle damage, some bug fixes and a decrease in how often the grenade launcher Edge Transit appears in drops.
Tuesday also marks the start of another Iron Banner-competitive multiplayer event, which has also changed in the wake of Forsaken. Iron Banner will last until October 23.