Destiny's Festival of the Lost returns in 2020, bringing a taste of Halloween to the Tower and beyond.
The familiar features are back - including the Haunted Forest activity where you can complete unique bounties, as well as new Triumphs and rewards.
And yes, Festival of the Lost Masks return - with some new additions to add to your collection.
On this page:
- How to start Destiny 2's Festival of the Lost and Haunted Forest location explained
- Destiny 2 Festival of the Lost 2020 masks list
- Destiny 2 Haunted Forest 2020 chest rewards
- How to get open Haunted Forest chests in Destiny 2
- Destiny 2 Festival of the Lost 2020 mods
- Destiny 2 Festival of the Lost 2020 Triumphs
The event debuted alongside the finale of the season's on-going Interference quest line.
How to start Destiny 2's Festival of the Lost and Haunted Forest location explained
Destiny 2's Festival of the Lost 2020 runs between October 6th and November 3rd, starting and ending at the usual weekly reset time.
To participate in Festival of the Lost, you need to have access to the Tower social space, and be 770 Power level.
From there, visit Eva Levante in the Tower. Complete the opening quest, which involves chat to Spider in the Tangled Shore and complete the steps that follow - including completing either a Strike, Gambit or Crucible match - and you'll have access to the Festival of the Lost activity, the Haunted Forest, and the chance to start earning rewards.
You can launch this from the Director screen (within the Tower) and from the Tower itself, at the blue console to the right of Eva.
Destiny 2 Festival of the Lost 2020 masks list
A key attraction in Festival of the Lost each year is acquiring masks. These are ornaments which are equipped onto the Masquerader's Helmet which can be purchased from Eva Levante for a small quantity of Glimmer.
Masks are sourced by:
- Purchased from Eva Levante for Chocolate Strange Coins
- Opening chests in the Haunted Forest
- Opening the Mystery Bags from Eva Levante (unconfirmed)
When wearing a Mask, you will earn Candy and Chocolate Strange Coins from defeating enemies, completing activities and bounties. Similar to how you would equip the Solstice armour during the Solstice of Heroes event, it's best to keep the Mask equipped for the duration to make sure you're getting drops!
As with previous events, Masks are based on well-known characters and bosses. New Masks are released every year, as well as several returning from previous years.
If you have kept a Mask from a previous year, then you are welcome to wear it during the latest Festival of the Lost event - so be sure to hang onto them!
Destiny 2 Festival of the Lost 2020 Masks list
- Ana Bray
- Exo Stranger
- Fractured Traveler
- Wrapped Traveler
Destiny 2 Haunted Forest 2020 chest rewards
As well as Masks and Triumphs to unlock, there are also the following rewards up for grabs from chests (or caches) you can find during Haunted Forest runs:
- Legendary Gear
- Random Braytech Werewolf auto rifle roll
- Random Horror Story auto rifle roll
- Festival of the Lost Shaders
You need a Cipher Decoder each time you open a chest - a new currency discussed in the following section:
How to get open Haunted Forest chests in Destiny 2
Replacing Fragmented Souls and other currencies from previous years, Festival of the Lost 2020 has you source Cipher Decoders to in order to open chests during Haunted Forest runs.
Once you have visited Spider during the event, Cipher Decoders will be rewarded from activity completions across the solar system, as well as being a random world drop.
Similar to Solstice Key Fragments, these drop from everywhere - so play how you'd usually play, and you'll soon amass a collection to take with you into the Haunted Forest activity.
However, on the event's launch, the drop rate is seemingly lower than anticipated. Our dedicated Cipher Decoder page explains this in more detail, as well as the best methods available to you currently.
You can hold up to a maximum of 25 Cipher Decoders at once - from there, you need to open some chests in the Haunted Forest before you can collect more.
Destiny 2 Festival of the Lost 2020 mods
The Masquerader's Helmet can not only equip different Mask Ornaments, but also special Festival of the Lost Mods for the duration of the event.
These will only work during the Haunted Forest event, and have the following characteristics (copied verbatim from the official Bungie support website):
- Higher Purpose
- Significant damage resistance while airborne.
- Significantly increased damage to all enemies.
- Increases the drop chance of Heavy ammo on kill.
- Vampiric Touch
- Significantly increased damage to challenging enemies.
- Precision kills trigger health regeneration.
- Increases the drop chance of Heavy Ammo on kill.
- Energetic Assassin
- Precision kills grant grenade and melee energy.
- Significantly increased damage to Terrors.
- Increases the drop chance of Heavy Ammo on kill.
Currently active is the Festival of the Lost event, which features Cipher Decoders, and coincided with the end of the Interference quest. Looking ahead to Year 4 and beyond, we look at the Destiny 2 PS5 and Xbox Series upgrade details, as well as Destiny 2 crossplay. Season of Arrivals has introduced new Exotics, including Traveler's Chosen and Ruinous Effigy, as well as new Powerful and Pinnacle Gear sources. Elsewhere in Year 3 we saw the introduction of Armor 2.0 and K1 Logistics, K1 Revelation, K1 Crew Quarters and K1 Communion locations. There are also several new weapon quests, including the Deathbringer quest, Divinity quest, Leviathan's Breath quest and Xenophage quest. We also have an explainer on Destiny 2 cross save support.
Destiny 2 Festival of the Lost 2020 Triumphs
As per previous years, there is a list of Festival of the Lost Triumphs to complete:
|Festival of the Lost 2020 Triumph||How to complete|
|Masked Accomplice||Complete Festival of the Lost 2020 Triumphs.|
|Cache Grab||Open caches in the Haunted Forest with Cipher Decoders.|
|Cache Cow||Open caches in the Haunted Forest with Cipher Decoders.|
|Caches Galore||Open caches in the Haunted Forest with Cipher Decoders.|
|Wrapped and Ready||Acquire the mummy Ghost from Eva.|
|Ride or Die||Acquire the Festival of the Lost Sparrow from Eva.|
|Entombed Horizons||Acquire the Festival of the Lost Ship from Eva.|
|Triumph TBC||Triumph TBC|
|Many Faces||Acquire all Festival of the Lost 2020 masks.|
As always, you have to complete these by the end of the Festival of the Lost event, otherwise they are no longer accessible. Happy hunting!