New masks, a Legendary auto rifle, and new bounties arrive starting October 16th.
Bungie hasn’t exactly had the best reputation with events for Destiny 2. However, after Solstice of Heroes and following the launch of Forsaken, it’s presenting some rather cool concepts for Destiny 2’s first Festival of the Lost event. Starting on October 16th, the Festival of the Lost is a spooky celebration that’s also meant to honour all those lost during humanity’s many battles.
Along with new Triumphs and Ephemeral Engrams containing new cosmetics (earned by filling the XP bar), players will have daily bounties to undertake. These are doled out by Amanda Holliday and will award Fragmented Souls for purchasing masks, and a Legendary auto rifle called the Horror Story.
Perhaps the most interesting content will be the Haunted Forest. A reskin of sorts for the Infinite Forest from the Curse of Osiris, the Haunted Forest tasks players with diving in as far as they can for 15 minutes, defeating Nightmares and facing tougher challenges. It will support solo and three-man fireteams, though matchmaking is also an option.
Finally, an interesting quest line to hunt down the murderer of Master Ives will also start on October 30th. A “powerful reward” will be doled out each week, with the quest itself beginning on October 30th. Festival of the Lost will end on November 6th at 10 AM PT.