Destiny 2: Festival of the Lost Guide

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Festival of the Lost is a limited-time live event in Destiny 2 where Guardians laugh in the face of death and wear masks as they fight back against the encroaching darkness. Festival of the Lost begins on October 6, 2020 and ends at the weekly reset on November 3, 2020.


Participation Requirements

While all players are invited to participate in Festival of the Lost, new players* must first meet the following requirements:

  • Escape the Cosmodrome to unlock the Tower.
  • Achieve 770 Power.


Once new players have met the above requirements, they can speak to Eva Levante in the Tower Courtyard to receive a quest. After this quest has been completed, players will be granted access to explore the Haunted Forest and can earn Festival of the Lost rewards.

*Characters created before the launch of New Light do not have to achieve 770 Power to receive the Festival of the Lost quest.

 

PLEASE NOTE!

Players who are new to Destiny 2 should also review our Destiny 2: New Player Guide.


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The Haunted Forest

 

"A darkened instance of the Infinite Forest on Mercury. Descend into its depths with a fireteam, and see how far you can get before it disintegrates."


In order to launch into the Haunted Forest after it has been unlocked, players must select the Haunted Forest node in the Tower destination map. Before launching, players must choose between two versions of the Haunted Forest:

Haunted Forest Firewalled Haunted Forest
Minimum Recommended Power 750
      • This standard version of the Haunted Forest features matchmaking, and will pair players until a Fireteam of three has been assembled.
      • PlayStation Plus/Xbox Live Gold is required in order for console players to access this version of the Haunted Forest.


Additionally, players may launch directly into the matchmade Haunted Forest from the Tower Courtyard by interacting with the Haunted Forest mission totem next to Eva Levante.

Once players have entered the Haunted Forest, they will have 15 minutes to clear branches, defeat Terrors, and collect both Candy and Chocolate Strange Coins. Players may then turn them in to Eva Levante in the Tower Courtyard for Festival of the Lost rewards.


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Cipher Decoders and Haunted Forest Caches

 

Alongside a completion rewards chest at the end of a Haunted Forest activity, players will also find five optional caches available to unlock. These caches can only be opened using Cipher Decoders , which can be acquired via random world drops and activity completions outside of the Haunted Forest.


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Cipher
Decoder

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Horror
Story

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Braytech
Werewolf

Each cache requires one Cipher Decoder to open, and can contain legendary gear, random rolls of the Braytech Werewolf and Horror Story auto rifles, masks, and Festival of the Lost shaders. Up to five caches can be opened per Haunted Forest completion.


Rewards from Eva Levante

 

"No longer an outfitter for heroes of the Tower, Eva now devotes her time to making sure Guardians enjoy seasonal events."


Once players unlock access to the Haunted Forest, they can purchase bounties, masks, and other Festival of the Lost rewards from Eva Levante. Masks and rewards may be purchased using Candy and Chocolate Strange Coins, which can be earned by defeating enemies and completing activities during Festival of the Lost while a mask is equipped.

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Candy

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Chocolate
Strange Coin

 

PLEASE NOTE!

Festival of the Lost Candy and Chocolate Strange Coins do not dismantle individually. In the event that players choose to dismantle these items, their entire stacks will be deleted.


Festival Bounties
During Festival of the Lost, Eva Levante offers Festival Bounties which can reward players with XP, Bright Dust, Glimmer, and Chocolate Strange Coins.


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Weekly
Bounty (2)

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Daily
Bounty (4)

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Additional
Bounties


Masks
During Festival of the Lost, Eva Levante offers 6 masks that players may purchase for Chocolate Strange Coins. Furthermore, masks earned during Festival of the Lost 2018 and 2019 can also be equipped by players who earned them. All masks must be equipped as ornaments on the Masquerader's Helmet, which is offered by Eva Levante for 100 Glimmer.


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Fractured Traveler
Mask

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Varicks
Mask

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Exo Stranger
Mask

 


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Ana Bray
Mask

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Wrapped Traveler
Mask

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Bubbling
Mask


Rewards
During Festival of the Lost, Eva Levante offers players special rewards to show off the spirit of the season. The Masquerader's Helmet, which is required to equip masks and Festival of the Lost mods, only contributes to players' Power while Festival of the Lost is active.


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Masquerader's
Helmet (Arc)

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Masquerader's
Helmet (Solar)

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Masquerader's
Helmet (Void)

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Epic Mystery
Grab Bag

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Mystery
Grab Bag

 


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Restless
Shell

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Tomb
Rider

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Wrap
Speed


For purchase costs and unlock requirements, please check with Eva Levante in the Tower Courtyard.


Festival of the Lost Mods

Once players have purchased the Masquerader's Helmet from Eva Levante, they can equip masks as ornaments and apply Festival of the Lost armor mods. Festival of the Lost armor mods can only be applied to the Masquerader's Helmet, and they are only active while in the Haunted Forest.

High Purpose Vampiric Touch Energetic Assassin
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  • Significant damage resistance while airborne.
  • Significantly increased damage to all enemies.
  • Increases the drop chance of Heavy ammo on kill.

PLEASE NOTE!

Tooltips for Festival of the Lost mods indicate that their perks must be unlocked by defeating Terrors in the Haunted Forest. This is not true. Perk upgrades for Festival of the Lost mods will activate as soon as their mod is equipped, while players are in the Haunted Forest activity.


Festival of the Lost Triumphs

In addition to rewards and masks offered by Eva Levante, players may also complete exclusive Festival of the Lost triumphs. These triumphs can be found in the Triumphs page, under Seasonal > Events. These Triumphs are as follows:

View Triumphs
Masked Accomplice
Complete Festival of the Lost 2020 Triumphs.
Wrapped and ready
Acquire the mummy Ghost from Eva.
Cache Grab
Open caches in the Haunted Forest with Cipher Decoders.
Ride or Die
Acquire the Festival of the Lost Sparrow from Eva.
Cache Crow
Open caches in the Haunted Forest with Cipher Decoders.
Entombed Horizons
Acquire the Festival of the Lost Ship from Eva.
Caches Galore
Open caches in the Haunted Forest with Cipher Decoders.
[REDACTED]
[REDACTED]
Many Faces
Acquire all Festival of the Lost 2020 masks.



Players have until Festival of the Lost concludes to complete these triumphs. Once Festival of the Lost ends, they will no longer be eligible for progress, and incomplete triumphs will be hidden.

PLEASE NOTE!

Festival of the Lost triumphs that have been unlocked, but have not been claimed, will become inaccessible after Festival of the Lost ends on November 3. In order for players to ensure that they receive credit for these triumphs, they must claim them as soon as they are completed.


Festival of the Lost Vital Information and Known Issues

For the latest vital information and known issues in Destiny 2, please see our pinned thread in the #Help forum.