Destiny has received a surprise event known as Festival of the Lost, to celebrate Halloween. It will last from the 26th of October to November 9th and is fully accessible to any player that owns The Taken King expansion.
Players logging in today will be told to talk to a certain someone in The Tower and upon doing so, get to start the hunt for candy and masks. Wearing a mask turns your normal currency, glimmer, into festival candies, a new temporary currency that can be traded in for a mystery bag known as Gifts of the Lost. The bag contains a number of different items and consumables, including one of over a dozen masks that players can collect and upgrade.
There have also been aesthetic changes to The Tower to honour the celebration, as well as several new quests and even a new Crucible map to take part in.
The downside to all of this is that they’ve added a few fantastic emotes to the mix, but you have to drop upwards of fifteen dollars to access them. Bungie also offers an item that bypasses the need for festival candy grinding, but it is also on the pricey side.
It’s not really in the spirit of Halloween to charge people seven dollars to have a new dance, but being able to do Michael Jackson’s ultra-famous Thiller dance is quite hysterical. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t debating the purchase for myself.