Here are all the new features and changes confirmed for Destiny 2's Festival of the Lost event:
Destiny 2's Season of the Witch marked the beginning of a series of events throughout the year, culminating in The Dawning and Festival of the Lost. ...
Destiny 2's Season of the Witch marked the beginning of a series of events throughout the year, culminating in The Dawning and Festival of the Lost. These events introduce fresh features and modifications to the game.
Players have expressed their desire for the Infinite Forest to make a comeback in the Festival of the Lost event. However, complications have arisen as Mercury, the location of the Infinite Forest, has been "vaulted" in the game. Despite this challenge, this year's festival brings a new game mode, weapons, and an exclusive method for focusing on specific loot.
In the Festival of the Lost, new features called Legend Haunted Sectors and Eerie Engrams are introduced. Legend Haunted Sectors require players to wear Masks in order to obtain exclusive loot. On the other hand, Eerie Engrams can drop from both regular and Legend Haunted Sectors, providing players with the opportunity to Hocus Focus on acquiring Exotic armor pieces and Festival of the Lost weapons.
Destiny 2's Season of the Witch was released towards the end of August, aiming to deliver a darker storyline leading up to The Final Shape. It incorporated significant Hive elements and ensured that it all seamlessly fit with the upcoming Festival of the Lost event. While the story of Season of the Witch was generally well-received, some players felt that it fell short in terms of its storytelling, particularly with the finale. However, the season successfully established the atmosphere for the rest of the year, leading up to The Dawning, and the Festival of the Lost appears to be more promising than ever with its introduction of new features and changes.
Despite players' requests for the return of the Infinite Forest as the primary activity in Destiny 2's Festival of the Lost seasonal event, there may be complications regarding this idea due to the fact that it was located on Mercury, which was "vaulted" with the release of the Beyond Light expansion. However, this year's iteration of the Festival of the Lost appears to offer a substantial experience compared to what players are accustomed to. It introduces a new game mode, new weapons, a unique type of Engram, and even provides a dedicated method to focus on specific loot through Eva Levante in The Tower.
Every New or Changed Festival of the Lost Feature
This year's seasonal Halloween-like event in the game is introducing several new elements. Although it is expected that Destiny 2 will have more changes and features than what has been announced in the latest This Week In Destiny (TWID) post, the current list of additions includes:
- Legend Haunted Sectors
- Eerie Engrams
- Hocus Focusing (including weapons and Exotic armor pieces)
- A Festival of the Lost exclusive Memento
- New Eververse cosmetic items, including the new FotL armor set
Destiny 2's Festival of the Lost 2023 Explained
The inclusion of Legend Haunted Sectors in Destiny 2's Festival of the Lost indicates that this year, fans will likely need to create powerful character builds while utilizing the event's iconic Masks. Legend Haunted Sectors resemble regular Legend Lost Sectors but with a Festival of the Lost twist. This means that players can only obtain the exclusive loot from these sectors by wearing one of the recognizable Masks. It is highly likely that this will include the new Eerie Engrams, which will be a key part of the Festival of the Lost experience. While specific details about Legend Haunted Sectors are not confirmed, it is probable that players will face enemies at a specific Power Level, potentially including Champions and Headless Ones as bosses.
Eerie Engrams are a fresh loot addition that will be introduced in the 2023 Festival of the Lost event. According to the TWID post, these Engrams will drop from both regular Haunted Sectors and Legend Haunted Sectors, with the latter making them more prevalent. Players can choose to open these Engrams immediately or save them for later when they have accumulated enough Candy during Destiny 2's Festival of the Lost event. By using the Candy, players can engage in Hocus Focusing, which provides them with multiple options. When it comes to Exotic armor pieces, players will have the opportunity to spend 2500 Candy and one Eerie Engram for each focusing attempt.
There are specific rules regarding obtaining Exotic items in Destiny 2's Festival of the Lost event. Players can acquire any Exotic item, even those they don't currently own, as long as they possess the expansion that the item belongs to. In terms of Festival of the Lost weapons, players have two options for focusing: they can either focus a random weapon for one Eerie Engram and 500 Candy, or they can focus on a specific weapon for one Eerie Engram and 1000 Candy. Additionally, players will have the opportunity to obtain an exclusive Memento, which can be applied to crafted weapons in Destiny 2. This Memento provides a sleek black and dark brown shader to the weapons. It is unclear if this will be the only method to obtain the Memento, but the TWID post suggests that it may drop randomly from Eerie Engrams.
Destiny 2 is currently accessible on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.