Destiny 2: Shadowkeep Embraces Twitter's Best Joke About the Moon

Destiny 2: Shadowkeep Embraces Twitter's Best Joke About the Moon

Not that moon though, the other one.

It's not a huge Destiny 2 spoiler to say the story of the new Shadowkeep expansion involves some ghostly presences-long story short, some Hive shenanigans have unleashed resurrected Nightmare entities across the solar system. Since Shadowkeep was first unveiled this past summer, the Destiny 2 community has been kicking around the "Moon's haunted" meme that took off on Twitter late last year. Now Bungie's in on the joke too.

For the uninitiated, "Moon's haunted" comes from a joke by Twitter user @Dustinkcouch, and originally had nothing to do with Destiny.

Spotted on the r/DestinyTheGame subreddit, Bungie has slipped a "moon's haunted" reference in through a daily bounty. The bounty is a bit more clever than a straightforward reference to the Tweet, as it has players traveling to Jupiter's moon Io for a little ghostbusting instead (hence the title, "Which Moon is haunted?").

The entry for "Moon's haunted" at Know Your Meme traces its connection to Destiny back to comic artist seamachine, who mashed up the joke with a comic of Warlock Vanguard Ikora Rey and a locked-and-loaded Titan in November of last year. If you look up the phrase on Twitter now, you'll be greeted with a long stream of Shadowkeep-related tweets.

Unfortunately, Shadowkeep's launch day kept a lot of Destiny 2 players from reenacting the meme on any moon since it was marred by log-in errors and a few hours of emergency downtime. If you can connect to the servers and are ready to de-haunt the Moon, USG's guide section has everything else you need to know about Destiny 2: Shadowkeep and Bungie's new free-to-play offering, Destiny 2: New Light.

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Mathew Olson is a writer formerly of Digg, where he blogged and reported about all things under the umbrella of internet culture (including games, of course). He lives in New York, grew up under rain clouds and the influence of numerous games studios in the Pacific Northwest, and will talk your ear off about Half-Life mods, Talking Heads or Twin Peaks if you let him.

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