Bethesda isn't the only one going all-in on the Halloween festivities with the Elder Scrolls Online goodies. Activision and Bungie are also getting into the festive mood as well by bringing back an annual event for Destiny 2 that originally made its debut last year.
Over on the official Bungie website, there's a brief update about the Festival of the Lost. It states that after the Red Legion took down the Last City, and that after the death of Cayde-6, which took place in the last big expansion pack called Forsaken, the atmosphere in Destiny 2's fictional world has changed and there will be remembrance for the ones that were lost during the fight to protect the Traveler. Starting October 16 next Tuesday, the Festival of the Lost will get underway.
The event will see an overhaul of the Tower, which will be filled with decorations and memorials for those who fell to the Red Legion. But it's not all about being somber about the fallen ones; it's also about earning some cool loot along the way as well, which includes daily bounties offered up from Amanda Holliday that will earn you some Fragmented Souls for your troubles.
You can use the Fragmented Souls as a form of currency in Destiny 2 during the Festival of the Lost event. You use them to purchase masks and items, such as the Horror Story Legendary Auto Rifle.
Very briefly, we see some of the masks on display, which includes designs and liveries that feature spooky Halloween-themed monster expressions and designs. You can see them briefly in the main image above as well as over on the Bungie website. New Ephemeral Engrams will be handed out as well, along with new rewards featured on the Bright Dust store.
Earning new gear is always cool, but the event will offer more than that. Last year, Bungie may have given gamers some new loot to acquire, but this year the Festival of the Lost will also include the new Haunted Forest, where you and your buddies can team up to take on various forms of evil, such as ghosts, ghouls, the undead and demons. The Haunted Forest is a limited and timed mission where you'll have just 15 minutes to clear out the enemies and reap some rewards.
If you don't have friends, don't worry about it, though. You can tackle the survival mode solo... assuming you have the gumption and Light to handle it. Alternatively, you can use Destiny 2's matchmaking system to put you in a group with other Light-likened warriors to take down the forces of evil.
This mode will also be accompanied with a new quest to track down the killer of Master Ives. After visiting his vigil, you can then start a quest line that will see you traveling about in order to hunt down the person (or people) responsible for offing Ives. Doing so will also net you a neat little reward for your efforts in the form of a new item. What's kind of cool is that there will be new rewards for completing the quest each week. However, this quest will not become available until the very end of October.