Destiny 2: 10 Spooky Tips For Surviving In The Haunted Forest
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The Haunted Forest is Spooky--and Tricky
Destiny 2’s big Halloween-themed event, the Festival of the Lost, is still live until November 6 and keeping players busy this year. While there’s the usual crop of special Halloween-themed cosmetic items and masks players can get for their characters, this year also sees the addition of a new special activity called the Haunted Forest. It recasts the Infinite Forest from Destiny 2’s Curse of Osiris expansion as a horror-themed spook-zone, where players try to take down as many enemies as they can, as fast as they can, to earn special Festival rewards. That includes Horror Story, a level 600 auto rifle with some extremely solid perks.
You’ll first unlock access to the Haunted Forest as part of the Festival of the Lost quest line picked up from Amanda Holliday on the Tower. She provides players with their first masks, which they’ll need to wear when they venture into the forest. Completing the quest line opens up the forest for entry, accessible from the Tower map. It comes in two varieties: the first includes matchmaking with other players, and the second is locked, allowing players to venture in with their own fireteams or alone.
The Haunted Forest seems pretty straightforward at first, but it carries key differences from the Infinite Forest players are used to seeing. It’s dark and scary, which make it difficult to navigate, and the Haunted Forest version contains special enemies that don’t show up regularly in the Infinite Forest. It also has different requirements for success than usual that can trip up new players.
There’s also a new, special currency in the Haunted Forest: Fragmented Souls, which can be returned to Holliday to buy more masks and other special rewards. Those include the Festival’s level 600 auto rifle, Horror Story. Like other activities, you’ll need to complete bounties and get as far as you can in the Haunted Forest to earn it, as well as to complete the special Festival of the Lost Triumphs Bungie has added to the game.
Here are 10 tips to help you overcome the terror and maximize your survivability in the Haunted Forest.