Destiny 2’s Festival of the Lost 2021 draws closer and closer. Here’s what we know ahead of the Halloween-themed event.
Festival of the Lost is one of gaming’s coolest events and it only gets better every year. Now that we’re almost a year into the Beyond Light era of the game, fans are getting hungrier for a shakeup and the Festival could be the perfect opportunity to reenergize the fanbase.
While major details around the event are yet to be revealed, there are a few key features that we can rely on making an appearance again this year.
Here is what we know so far.
Today is the day – October 12
Festival of the Lost kicks off at the weekly reset later today.
Check out the trailer below:
Festival of the Lost patch notes – October 7
Destiny 2’s Halloween event will kick off on October 12, Bungie has now confirmed.
Check out the full patch notes here.
Community quest idea – September 29
We’re only a month away from Halloween, and the Destiny community has a fun idea for a quest to celebrate involving Saint-14.
The event starts on October 12 – so we only have a few hours to go.
While The Witch Queen expansion was delayed into 2022, all of the regular events still appear to be arriving on time. The event will run until November 2nd this year.
According to Bungie, this year we’ll be visiting a trio of “Haunted Sectors”.
“Headless creatures stalk the dark crevasses of the Moon, a Guardian is hunted on Nessus, and the shocking result of a Vex Mind and an Exo merging into something new and terrifying.”
On the plus side, players will be able to earn a new Legendary Jurassic Green Pulse Rifle, a new Exotic Sparrow, and a Bump In the Night emblem. (Note, Bungie’s original press release suggested the weapon is exotic – this has now been corrected).
This year’s masks include Ada-1, a pyramid ship, and even what appears to be Season of the Splicer’s Mithrax.
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That’s not all though. Earlier in 2021, Bungie allowed fans to vote between two exclusive sets of armor that were being considered for the Festival of the Lost event. It was between the Movie Monster set and the Dino set, and unlike real life, the Dinos won out this time around.
Each character type has its own armor design in the Dino set.
The Titan features a T-Rex-inspired design which feels thematically appropriate as these characters are often the bulwark of their strike team. The beefy design reinforces the idea that each is an imposing figure on the battlefield.
The Warlock leans more towards a Triceratops look. The horns and claws do lend a certain visceral element that plays nicely with the Warlock class’ chaotic sensibilities. This set is also a nice medium between the fully-armored Titan and the loosely protected Hunter.
The Hunter is perfectly paralleled by the raptor design. Both of them are the most nimble and evasive of their kind, and will often be looked at as more refined than their counterparts. Just like their class abilities suggest – if the Titan/T-Rex pairing represents a hammer, the Hunter/Raptor combo is the bow and arrow of our metaphorical armory.
Players will look scarier than ever as they smash through the event and collecting limited-time currency like Chocolate Strange Coins and Candy as they go.
That’s all we know about the Festival of the Lost as of now. If you’re looking for more updates about the future of the game, check out our Season 16 guide here.