I know this is a bit delayed because I missed a couple days either way this is my review of the festival of the lost in Destiny 2. Festival of the lost is the annual halloween event for the Destiny franchise. Sadly last year Destiny 2 did not get it’s Festival of the Lost because the game release date was around the same time that the Festival of the Lost would occur. Which means this is the first Festival of the Lost in Destiny 2 and it is came with some new in game rewards and content so lets hop right in.
The New Content
This years festival of the lost brought the return of the iconic mask which let you play as the in game npc (Non Player Characters). Some of the notable few include master rahool the ultimate meme master of the destiny franchise, the man who can crush your loot dreams when you hope to get a new piece of gear but end up getting your 16th grenade launcher that day and the colonel the late hunter vanguard Cayde-6’s beloved pet chicken just to name a few. Along with the basic weapon and armour shaders, emotes, and emblems. The big piece of this event is the Haunted Forest a new 3 player pve experience where players explore randomly generated areas and kill enemies to build progress towards a boss fight and players repeat this progress as many times as possible before the timer of 15 minutes is over. Every time the boss is killed the level of enemies gets higher making each wave harder and harder. Each wave completed at the end of the 15 minutes grants a fragmented soul. Fragmented souls can be used to buy the event shaders, emblems, masks, and the pinnacle event reward.
Pinnacle Reward and Fragmented Souls
The new horror story auto rifle is a new and revamped version of one of the original and beloved Destiny 2 weapons the origin story. The horror story is a top tier weapon with a set assortment of top tier perks including rampage which increases damage every time the player gets a kill stacking 3 time increasing overall damage up to 65% the other perk is zen moment which increases weapons stability when damage is dealt with the weapon. It also comes with a fully masterworked reload perk which is amazing in the current state of the game since the average player doesn’t have the materials necessary to manually masterwork a weapon fully. Overall the Horror Story is a beast
Overall this years festival of the lost was a step in the right direction for Destiny 2 events but it is not where it should be. Destiny 2 events should have more longevity and replayable content. In this years festival of the lost the new game mode was extremely repetitive and it wasn’t all that fun after the first few games. Also the event provided good loot to grind for so there was a lot to grind for in the game, but the second the event was over all of the things everyone was grinding for was gone and Destiny 2 went back to being bland. If there was a way to be able to start to grind for something and then work towards it as you please that would make the game a more pleasnt experience overall. I also understand that Bungie the creators of Destiny 2 want event items to be exclusive and difficult to get but this also leads to players burning out on the game. So even though the game because very fun and grindy during an event the it makes the overall experience of Destiny worse afterwards and Bungie should try to find a way to carry the excitement of an event to Destiny 2 when there are no special events going on.