Destiny 2 Festival of the Lost Trailer Reveals Haunted Sectors and New Cosmetics
Destiny 2 is a live-service game that continues to grow and change. This includes new expansions, seasonal content and periodic updates. Bungie has been able to incorporate limited-time events that are based on real holidays since the series’ inception. These include Festival of the Lost and The Dawning, which is a winter season event. The Tower, the social hub, is decorated with candles, spooky background sounds, a twisted tree in central, and many cosmetics that players can unlock.
Bungie has kept a tight lid on the Festival of the Lost this year. They only revealed that the Dinosaur armor, which was voted by the Destiny 2 community, would be available alongside a Day of the Dead ghost. This collaboration was between Bungie’s community artist Luis Miguel Yepez Franco. The Haunted Forest was a twist on Mercury’s Infinite Forest section, but this year’s event is a new take on this holiday season.
Bungie has created three horror missions for this year’s Festival of the Lost in Destiny 2. According to the latest blog update the three stories involve an Exo merging into a Vex Mind to become something new, a Guardian of Nessus being hunted to find their Ghost, and headless creatures patrolling the Moon, inexorably searching for their Ghosts. To earn more lore or loot, players will be required to find lost pages from the Book of the Forgotten.
Festival of the Lost would not be complete without cosmetics and loot. There are new masks that can be collected. They feature characters and creatures such as Ada-1, Ada-1, the Pyramid ships, Ada-1 and the Penguin souvenir statues. To keep with the theme of the dinosaurs, players can also get the Jurassic Green Pulse Rifle and new Ghost shells. Wearing masks can earn candy and Eva Levante at Tower will unlock new masks. This year’s loot is available for purchase or earning by players until November 2.
Bungie has made sure that players have plenty to do in Destiny 2, even though the current season is twice as large as a normal one. This is due to the Witch Queen expansion delay to February 2022. Bungie will release a 30th Anniversary Update that includes the Festival of the Lost storyline and the current Savathun storyline. It also adds Bungie-themed armor and gives players access to a new matchmade dungeon for 6 players and the return of the fan favourite rocket launcher, Gjallarhorn.
Destiny 2 has been working on The Witch Queen expansion, which will be released in February 2022. Players can expect to see the current Season of the Lost storyline and Savathun’s deceptions. It was revealed that classic Destiny 2 content would be joining the Destiny Content Vault to help all this come together.
Although the vault is a controversial topic with fans, it has a clear purpose: to make space for new content and keep relevant parts of the game. Destiny 2 is a live-service game. This means that it is constantly evolving. However, the vast stories that are presented to players often introduce new locations, unique enemies and a lot of assets developers need to be concerned about. The vault makes these things easier, and it’s clear that Destiny 2 would like to enter Year 5 without as much clutter, given how much Savathun’s Hive seems to be bringing in The Wise Queen.