This Week in Destiny - 10/26/2023

Oct 26, 2023 - Hippy

This week in Destiny, the team is heads down on The Final Shape and other Destiny-related shenanigans while players continue making Space Grandma proud… um, I mean, making Eva Levante proud during Festival of the Lost. Let’s take a quick look at what went down in last week’s TWID before candy-diving into this week’s:

  • More Festival of the Lost fun.
    • Closet cosplay shenanigans.
    • Pumpkin carvings galore!
    • Become Eris yourself.
  • Checkmate Rumble? Well, check!
  • Double Nightfall rewards and extra Vanguard ranks reminder.

Topics for this week:

  • Get ready to vault from orbit.
  • In this economy? A message on Rahool and a quick chat about Ghost Mods.
  • ProdSec PSA: Let’s talk about boosting services.
  • Global reach is getting more global.

Ready to rock ‘n ghoul? Let’s get into it!

Vault From Orbit? Don't Mind If We Do!

Show of hands if you’ve been that Guardian who has been jamming to some tunes while your friends organize the fireteam only to—at the very last minute, just as the raid is about to start—remember you left something in your vault and need to drop by the Tower. We get it, we do it too.

If that’s your hand we see waving around frantically, don’t worry—we've got some good news. Starting in Season 23, you'll be able to access your vault from orbit! We are hoping that this update will make it easier for all Guardians to update their build ahead of the start of an activity.

We are exploring additional areas to give more freedom to access the vault in-game for potential future releases. We’ll keep you posted! In the meantime, feel free to drop us any feedback about this and anything else related to Destiny 2 by tagging us over on Twitter/X at @Destiny2Team or Reddit under the same name. Or keep it old-school and use the Bungie forums.

These Ghost Mod Changes Are Full Of Spirit

We’ve been talking a lot about economy changes over the past several months and while more tweaks are on the way, we wanted to have a quick chat about Ghost Mods and where they're at. We’ve got our Economy team here to offer up some insight into even more changes ahead for Ghost Mods coming in Season 23. Take it away, our ghostests with the mostests!

Here’s a look at the new energy costs for the below mods:

Mod NameEnergy Cost
Combo Detector1 from 5
Wombo Detector 2 from 6
Mobility Armorer2 from 3
Resilience Armorer2 from 2
Recovery Armorer2 from 4
Strength Armorer2 from 3
Intellect Armorer2 from 4
Discipline Armorer2 from 3
Core Harvest1 from 4
Prism Harvest3 from 6
Modularity3 from 4

As the mathematically inclined among you may have already noticed, this means that you will have a lot more options for how to set up your Ghost while keeping those high-value XP mods slotted. Heck, with the right setup, you might find yourself with a Ghost Mod in every slot! We’re planning to check in with what Ghost loadouts you all choose to rock as you all go through Season 23, and we’ll use that information to plan further tweaks and upgrades to the system down the line.

Now, let’s talk about Rahool, shall we?

A Friendly Check-In With Rahool

When we have brought up pricing changes in the past, we’ve seen some mention that it can be frustrating that Rahool doesn’t just... make change happen when talking to him, particularly when there is a big stack of Enhancement Prisms, but the amount of Enhancement Cores is a little lower than desirable. We talked to the Cryptarch, and he assured us that material fission was indeed possible, but the laws of thermodynamics necessitate a loss of matter—or something like that, he was saying a lot of science words. Long story short, starting in Season 23, he can now break down one Enhancement Prism into 5 Enhancement Cores for 2,500 Glimmer three times a week. Here’s a summary of all the updates:

Materials AcquiredMaterial Cost Glimmer CostPurchases Per Week
1 Enhancement Prism10 Enhancement Cores2500 (previously 10,000)3
1 Ascendant Shard10 Enhancement Prisms10,000 (previously 50,000)3
1 Ascendant Alloy10 Enhancement Prisms10,0003
5 Enhancement Cores1 Enhancement Prism2,5003

As always, the Economy crew will be keeping an eye on your inventories and Glimmer wallets to decide if any of these numbers need additional changes. We’ll also have more to share on the wider Destiny 2 economy in the near future.

A Friendly Reminder From Our Product Security Team

The Connection Between Carry Services & Cheating

Bungie's Product Security team continues to protect players from cheating and enable players to experience the game as its talented designers intended. Over the past year, we've observed an increase in accounts being stolen and sold without the account owners' permission by boosters, paid-carry services, and cheat developers. Such services also appear to harvest and sell any other personal or financial information they come across.

There's an increasingly clear relationship between boosting services and cheating. Primarily, boosting and paid-carry services frequently resort to cheats to churn through as many customers as fast as possible. After those customers are churned through, the carry service will then sell the account credentials to other bad actors. Cheat developers in turn will use packs of stolen accounts to evade bans and enable further cheat development.

Ultimately, services that offer to skirt the integrity of the game are not likely to be trustworthy with a player's account and personal information. In addition to the untrustworthiness of these services, they are also against the terms of service and end up as the basis of a permanent ban on the account.

We again remind you to protect your account and do not use account recovery or cheat services. Saying that your fingers were not on the keyboard when the cheating occurred will not help you in an appeal. The loss of your Bungie account due to bad behavior by an untrustworthy service is only one small way that you can be burned. For more information regarding our ban policies, please visit Destiny Account Restrictions & Banning Policies.

All Around the World (You Better Have Sung That...)

We have a huge number of players all over the world, and we know that they want to get game information in their language. Moving forward, we will be translating the most important @Destiny2Team and @BungieHelp tweets on our local Destiny Twitter/X channels (@DestinyGameDE, @DestinyGameFR, @DestinyGameES, @DestinyGameIT, @DestinyGameJP, @DestinyGameKR, and @DestinyGameBR) to make sure this critical information is not missed, whether the player speaks English or not. Localization takes time, so there will be a delay with these translations, as they are often reactive. However, we’ll be improving the process in the future. Thanks for your patience!

(Hive) Witch or Treat: Keep Those Festival of the Lost Submissions Coming!

Last week, we challenged you to show us how Halloween is done, Destiny 2 style. To say you did not disappoint would be a massive understatement. From festive jack-o'-lanterns to epic (and at times, hilarious) cosplay contributions (and let’s not forget that epic Threads of Fright fashion, am I right?), here are just a few of our favorite submissions thus far:

Threads of Fright

Super Spider-Man by Spidercides via Twitter/X

The Boo-berries taste like Boo-berries by Tryhard Tristan via Twitter/X

Selfies with your drunk friend by Miketsch via Twitter/X

The First Disciple, by TeeBee via Twitter/X

Garrus, Beloved of Liana, by Mando via Twitter/X

SCREEEBS, Did someone say Scorn?, by Rysor via Twitter/X

Taniks return, by Suzyek via Twitter/X

Pumpkin ala Festival of the Lost

Our shape revealed by NancePants95 via Twitter/X

Oryx the Pumpkin King by Wdobosiewicz via Twitter/X

Hallowed be the Pumpkin, by zJay via Twitter/X

All around the World by Zzephiris via Twitter/X

Cosplay Gems

That’s our boy by Kaida Shade via Twitter/X

A happy home by IrishSmokey48 via Twitter/X

Warbeast cuteness by Larsereth via Twitter/X

Eris Doc, by boomshakalaka via Twitter/X

Rhulk mask, by bansheebotpete via Twitter/X

Player Support Report

Candy corn is a good candy, and I stand by what I said.

Another week, another Player Support report. Take it away, DPS team!

Known Issues List  |  Help Forums  |  Bungie Help Twitter


Festival of the Lost concludes at the weekly reset on November 7. Players should claim any completed objectives and available rewards from their Festival of the Lost Event Card prior to the conclusion of the event.

The Event Card and any unclaimed rewards will no longer be available once the event ends.


While we continue investigating various known issues, here is a list of the latest issues that were reported to us in our #Help forum:

  • Occasionally, killing Crota when his wipe timer expires will grant loot but won’t count as a raid completion.
  • In Haunted Sectors, spawn dialogs for Headless Ones and Summoning Circles will sometimes overlap each other.
  • The Icarus Dash Aspect is missing part of its description. It should also include: “While airborne, rapidly defeating targets with your Super or any weapon cures you.”

For a full list of emergent issues in Destiny 2, players can review our Known Issues article. Players who observe other issues should report them to our #Help forum.

Halloween With a Splash of Misguided Adventures

Hippy: It’s Halloween, baby, which means it’s time to blast our favorite festive music and get down with the spooptacular vibes in the name of Space Grandma. If you also do a little jig every time you hear Danny Elfman’s “This is Halloween,” then this #Destiny2MOTW pick is for you. But also selfishly, it’s for us. I know, I know, our love for this time of the year is just so dang subtle. Anyway, onto Movie of the Week!

Movie of the Week: This is Halloween

Sam: Sometimes you are the most powerful Guardian in existence, sniping Knights, hand cannoning Vex into oblivion, meleeing Screebs (and surviving). And other times, you miss every single shot and Nothing Manacle yourself. As we’ve said before, many times, it’s called balance.

Movie of the Week: What 1000 Hours Looks Like in Destiny 2 via Reddit!

Does Whatever a Spider-Man Can?

Br1: I've never been very fond of spiders because, well, last time I trusted one a little bit, he tried to sell me a fake Gjallarhorn. I heard there's some nice Spider-Men around the neighborhood lately, and that they are good using Strand, so maybe, just maybe, I can change my mind about them, given how cool the art you make about them can be. Yeah, I voted for the other sets, is it that obvious?

Art of the Week: Beware what lurks in the dark, by KainLonginus via Twitter/X

Ivan: What a great piece with an incredible atmosphere! I used to spend my school lunch money on R-Cayde machines in the past, so this #Destiny2AOTW rings a special bell for me. I wonder what game he’s playing. Any thoughts?

Art of the Week: R-Cayde, by Lurch via Twitter/X

And that’s a wrap! Another TWID in the books. Hope you’re enjoying those sweet, sweet Halloween vibes. Don’t forget to gift those candies because Festival of the Lost ends on November 7. It’s not too late!

Just your usual reminder to please, for the love of Space Grandma, drink your water, prioritize that self-care, and always lead with your kindest foot forward.

See you next time, friends.

“I should go,”

<3 Hippy

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