Bungie has begun to outline all the new masks and goodies guardians can expect for this year’s Festival of the Lost.
Hosted by the shipwright Amanda Holliday, this year’s Festival of the Lost will begin on October 16 and will include new masks and rewards, as well as new bounties. Principal among them, for a limited time, players will be able to venture into the Haunted Forest to cleanse it of as many ghouls and demons as they can in under 15 minutes. But be warned – the farther players delve, the more challenging enemies become. Players will have access to the Haunted Forest when the festival begins, and can take it on solo, with a fireteam or via matchmaking.
In addition to the Haunted Forest, guardians will be called upon to solve the mystery and avenge the death of the fallen Master Ives who’s been murdered by some unknown killers. The new questline will add “an additional powerful reward for you to earn each week.” The search for Master Ives’ killers begins October 30.
Along with the festival, Bungie has announced that effective October 16, players who’ve purchased Destiny 2: Forsaken will have access to the two expansions included in the Destiny 2 Expansion Pass. Players who purchased Destiny 2: Forsaken before October 16 will receive an exclusive bundle, which includes exotic emotes, a unique shader, and unique emblem. Players will receive this bundle sometime in early December.
The Iron Banner also returns alongside the festival on October 16. With the new patch 2.0.4, Bungie has addressed some fan feedback and has made it easier to complete bounty objectives and gain rewards from the Crucible event. With each bounty completion, players will unlock an item in Lord Saladin’s inventory for direct purchase. Valor gains will also be doubled from October 16 to 19 and tripled from October 19 to 23.
All of these updates are coming October 16, so if you haven’t played Destiny 2: Forsaken in a while, or at all, now is a great time to jump into the fray.