Destiny's Festival of the Lost returns for the first time in Destiny 2, bringing a taste of Halloween to the Tower and beyond.
Masks make a comeback, which are purchased with a new currency - Fragmented Souls. Plus, there's also a murder mystery questline to look forward to.
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As with other Destiny seasonal events, while the rewards and consumables available are exclusive to the event and Quests requiring their use to complete, it (should!) all be cosmetic in nature, ensuring that anything purchased with Silver (bought with real-world funds) will not give paying players a real world advantage.
There should be plenty of non-paying players to dig into too.
Destiny 2 Festival of the Lost masks, quests and other activities
Bungie says this year's Festival of the Lost is "a celebration of lost heroes and a new challenge to tackle. It includes a costume party, and you're all invited. It ends with a quest to solve a murder."
Amanda Holliday is the primary Festival of the Lost vendor - taking over from Eva Levante, who has been absent in Destiny 2. Here's what it involves.
Haunted Forest and Bounties: Set in the Infinite Forest, this is the main focus of Festival of the Lost. Start by visiting Amanda, which sends you on quest through several Lost Sectors on Io.
After that, you'll visit the Infinite Forest for the first time, then can revisit it again with Bounties, allowing you to earn Fragmented Souls and start unlocking new masks.
New Festival of the Lost Masks
These are purchased with Fragmented Souls, completing Triumphs and opening Ephemeral Engrams. As with previous events, Masks are based on well-known characters and bosses, and Destiny 2's selection does not disappoint:
|Festival of the Lost Mask||How to unlock|
|Glitterball||Ephemeral Engram drop / Bright Dust purchase|
|Colonel||Ephemeral Engram drop / Bright Dust purchase|
|Master Rahool||Rewarded from Festival of the Lost questline|
|Traveller||Purchased with Fragmented Souls|
|Lord Shaxx||Purchased with Fragmented Souls|
|Petra Venj||Purchased with Fragmented Souls|
|Dominus Ghaul||Purchased with Fragmented Souls|
|Jade Rabbit||Purchased with Fragmented Souls|
|Will of the Thousands||Purchased with Fragmented Souls|
|Scorn||Purchased with Fragmented Souls|
|Emperor Calus||Purchased with Fragmented Souls|
|Dark Prince||Complete all Festival of the Lost Triumphs|
Each one can be upgraded with buffs, earned from defeating Nightmares in the Haunted Forest:
Festival of the Lost Triumphs
There are also Festival of the Lost Triumphs to complete while the event is active. Though there are no Triumph points up for grabs, there are rewards for completing certain objectives:
|Lost in the Forest||Complete all Festival of the Lost Triumphs||Dark Prince mask|
|We Came, We Saw, We Survived||Complete the Festival of the Lost questline||None|
|Masquerade||Acquire 9 Festival of the Lost masks||Amaranth Atrocity shader|
|Lucid Dreamer||Fully unlock all perks on Festival of Lost masks||None|
|This is My Story||Acquire Horror Story assault rifle||None|
|A Bounty a Day||Complete 40 Festival of the Lost Bounties]||None|
|You Don't Scare Me||Defeat 100 Nightmares in the Haunted Forest||Nightmare's End emblem|
|Seventh Branch||Cleared the seventh branch in Haunted Forest||Deep in the Woods emblem|
Max Power level 'Horror Story' Auto Rifle
For earning 140 Fragmented Souls over the course of the event, you can purchase the 'Horror Story' Legendary Auto Rifle, which is available at a fixed 600 Power level - which will give you a generous boost to your light level.
Ephemeral Engrams and new Tess Everis store items
Ephemeral Engrams are rewarded every time you level up in addition to the ordinary Steadfast Engram. Some of the items they drop - as well as the Ephemeral Engrams - can also be purchased direct from Tess Everis, and include cosmetics and emotes.
Even if you have no interest in these, it's well worth unlocking the Okular Fortitude Shell Ghost, which gives you a 10% XP boost across all activities, and can be purchased direct with Bright Dust (at least in the first week of the event):
Destiny 2 tip - even if you don't play Festival of the Lost, make sure you get the new Okular Fortitude Shell ghost, which gives 10% bonus XP across *all* activities. You can even buy it with Bright Dust! pic.twitter.com/v9s56QbLKK— Matthew Reynolds (@Crazyreyn) October 17, 2018
New questline: There is a quest that has players solve the mystery behind Master Ives' murder (the Reef Cryptarch), rewarding players with a "powerful reward" (we assume, a Powerful Engram) each week. This specific event won't begin until Tuesday, October 30th.
Tower makeover: Finally - as per usual with these events, expect the Tower to have a different look. The decorations are pretty Engram-heavy!
How to get Fragmented Souls in Destiny 2's Festival of the Lost
Fragmented Souls is an new currency added in Festival of the Lost, and something you'll want to earn to unlock Masks, the 600 Power level Horror Story weapon and other rewards. You earn them from:
- Completing Haunting Forest completions (around one per branch completed)
- Completing Festival of the Lost daily bounties (1 each)
- Completing Festival of the Lost weekly bounties (15 each)
- Finding chests randomly placed through Haunting Forest runs (around 2-4 each)
It's all pretty straightforward - pick up Festival of the Lost bounties each day, play plenty of the Haunted Forest to complete the weekly bounties before the end of each reset, and look out for chests along the way. Don't forget to wear those masks!
If you want everything - Horror Story and every mask - you'll need to play plenty of the mode. Here's Arekkz with a few more details:
Destiny 2 Festival of the Lost end date
The Festival of the Lost start date is Tuesday, October 16th, and has an end date of Tuesday, November 6th at the usual weekly reset time:
- UK: 6pm (BST)
- Europe: 7pm (CEST)
- East Coast US: 1pm (ET)
- West Coast US: 10am (PT)
Meanwhile, one component - a questline involving solving the murder of Master Ives - will begin towards the end of the event on Tuesday October 30th.
Arc Week sees the return of Thunderlord, while the rest of Forsaken's second DLC brings new Exotics for Season of the Drifter, a Destiny 2 level cap to reach, the return of Thorn and Allegiance with Drifter or Vanguard quests. As always, Forsaken activities are still worth checking out - including this week's Ascendant Challenge and Blind Well and Oracle Engine Offering activities. There's also the likes of the Ace of Spades, the Chaperone and Malfeasance to unlock.
How Destiny Festival of the Lost worked previously
Destiny Festival of the Lost last appeared in the original Destiny in 2016, running until Tuesday, November 8. It had three components.
One was filling up bags of sweets by going killing enemies after visiting Eva Levante in the Tower, giving you an Empty Candy Satchel.
If you fill a bag of sweets, you could trade it for one of three Masks available that day, or for a Gifts of the Lost mystery box (featuring 2015 Festival consumables).
Not only wereMasks used for larks, but were required to complete the festival's Quests. 2015 had players perform certain activities while wearing a Mask - such as performing Sword kills wearing the Crota Mask, or tripping off the Tower wearing Atheon - and there was something similar for 2016.
Here's a rundown of Festival of the Lost 2016 Quests:
|Sweet Memories||Eva Lavente||Visit the Speaker, Eris, Shaxx, Ikora Rey, Cayde-6, Zavala, Cryptarch in the Tower||Uncommon Engram Mask|
|Masker Plan||Eva Lavente||Earn 30 Crucible kills while wearing a Mask||Tiger Mask|
|Old Wolf, New Tricks||Tyra Karn||Receive Saladin Mask, visit Saladin, chat to Trya Karn then get 50 Solar ability kills, 25 Relic Axe kills||Frame's Honor Emblem|
Finally, there were new emotes and consumables as drops from Trials of Osiris, Crucible Matches and Strike chest rewards, and also from Treasures of the Lost mystery boxes, which are available to purchase from the game's Eververse vendor Tess Evris for 200 Silver, the game's currency purchased with real-world cash. Festival of the Lost will also debuted new Ornaments for the Bad Juju Exotic.
There were, of course, some secrets too. One was a broom you can ride as a Sparrow - as seen in our Lost Broom Sparrow location page - while another was a fetch quest involving trading A Tiny Box of Raisins for a Superblack Shader.
|Returning 2015 Masks||New 2016 Masks|
|Atheon Mask||Aksis Mask|
|Skull Mask||Firewolf Mask|
|Crota Mask||Ghost Mask|
|Cryptarch Mask||Lost Prince Mask|
|Eris Morn Mask||Revenant Mask|
|Exotic Engram Mask||Saladin Mask|
|Legendary Engram Mask||SIVA Mask|
|Oryx Mask||Wolf Mask|
|Petra Venj Mask|
|Rare Engram Mask|
|Uncommon Engram Mask|
Festival of the Lost consumable items
- Ascendant Raisens
- Bad Dream
- Chromatic Jackolyte
- Crawl of Creeps
- Flight of Shadows
- Gifts of the Lost
- Sleepless Gaze
- Strokes of Midnight
- Treasures of the Lost (mystery box)
- Whim of Rahool
Festival of the Lost Emotes
- Howl - 300 Silver
- Terrify - 500 Silver
The Boo, Monster Dance and Zombie Dance emotes have also made a return.
Festival of the Lost Ghosts
These can be found in Treasures of the Lost mystery boxes from Eververse.
- Deviled Ghost
- Ghost Ghost
Festival of the Lost Shaders
These can be found in Treasures of the Lost mystery boxes from Eververse.
- Sea of Tears
- Unquiet Spirit
Festival of the Lost Sparrows
- S-35 Jealousy - This can be found in Treasures of the Lost mystery boxes from Eververse
- Lost Broom - Found hidden in the Tower
Everything else you need to know about Destiny's Festival of the Lost 2016
- A Treasures of the Lost mystery box will cost 200 Silver, and contains Legendary Masks, consumables and other items:
- All three social areas - the Tower, the Reef and Iron Temple - will be decorated for the Festival.
- If you use the new Wolf emote while wearing the Firewolf Mask, it'll change colour from red to blue.
- To coincide with the arrival of the festival, a new 'Holiday' kiosk has appeared in the Tower, allowing you to redeem Masks and other items from previous years.
- As Eva Levante is a Quest giver and trades Masks for bags of candy, you won't be selling Emblems again until the festival is over.
- Quests and many consumables (Fruit Motes, Glimmer Chew, Salty Engram, Sour Engram, Sugary Engram, Chocolate Strange Coins, Void Fizz) still active from last year's Festival of the Lost will no longer be active as soon as the Festival starts.
- If you have Paper Glue left from last year's Festival, it can now be shedded into 1 Silver Dust.
- All Crucible matches will take place at night, though we assume Private Matches will be exempt!
- Festival of the Lost will require the Rise of Iron expansion to play.