Destiny 2 Festival of the Lost 2019 - Start Time, New Weapons, Haunted Forest - Everything We Know

Destiny 2 Festival of the Lost 2019 - Start Time, New Weapons, Haunted Forest - Everything We Know

This is our guide to the Festival of the Lost 2019 event in Destiny 2, including all new weapons, the Haunted Forest, and more.

The Halloween-related event for Destiny 2 is known as the Festival of the Lost, and it'll be back very shortly for 2019. In this guide to the event, we'll be going over everything you need to know about the Destiny 2 Festival of the Lost 2019 event, including the start times, new weapons, the return of the Haunted Forest, and more.

Destiny 2 Festival of the Lost 2019

Eva's back! The Festival of the Lost start date in Destiny 2 is October 29. This will mark the first return of the event since it debuted last year in 2018, and once again, Eva Levante will be returning to The Tower.

You'll only have a few weeks to take part in the festivities though. The Festival of the Lost is set to wrap up on November 19, less than a month later. While we don't have any start times for the even just yet, we can make a pretty educated guess based on past update trends from Bungie:

  • 10 a.m. PT
  • 1 p.m. ET
  • 6 p.m. BST
  • 7 p.m. CEST

Festival of the Lost Weapons

Just below, you can see the Braytech Werewolf Legendary auto rifle. This is going to be the chief new addition through the Festival of the Lost event, just like Horror Story was last year in 2018. It seems like we'll be spending Candy, the currency featured in the event, to work towards obtaining this elite new weapon.

The new Braytech Werewolf auto rifle. | Bungie

Festival of the Lost Horde Mode

Last year, one of the biggest additions through the Festival of the Lost was the new Haunted Forest mode. This year, it has a Power level requirement of 750 if you want to use matchmaking, in order to push through the forest as quickly as possible in the time allowed, with a matchmade team.

But if you're up for a bit more of a challenge, you can take on the 'Firewalled Haunted Forest.' While this also has a Power level requirement of 750, matchmaking is disabled, so you'll need to sort out your own pre-made Fireteam of three for this mode.

Festival of the Lost Rewards

Outside of the Werewolf auto rifle, there's plenty of other items to get hold of during the Halloween event. Below, you can see a screen that Bungie has released showing off some cosmetic items, which you'll no doubt be able to earn through paying a visit to Eva Levante.

Some of the Festival of the Lost cosmetic rewards. | Bungie

The Eververse Trading Co. is offering brand new Ephemeral Engrams during Festival of the Lost, which we can safely assume will be rewarding you with many of the new cosmetic items, like ships and Sparrows. You’ll be rewarded with a new Ephemeral Engram every time you level up (provided you’ve already hit the level cap).

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