This Week At Bungie – 10/01/2020

Oct 1, 2020 - Cozmo_BNG

This week at Bungie, we’re summoning some ghosts. 

Next week, we’re getting spooky up in the Tower again. Festival of the Lost returns on October 6 for more fright-filled fun. This year’s festival is going to rock! 

Check out our Festival of the Lost 2020 page for a quick look at what to expect during this year’s event. 

Eva Levante, or as you all affectionately call her “Space Grandma,” has returned to the Tower to lead Guardians in a celebration of those we’ve lost. We miss you, Cayde.  

The Haunted Forest is back and filled with ghoulish enemies. This year, we’ve added five chests to the end of the activity for five times the loot! 

To open the chests, you are going to need some Cipher Decoders. Talk to Spider to get started and then they will drop from playing any of your favorite activities across the solar system - similar to Umbral Engrams. Braytech Werewolf and Horror Story will both be rewarded from these chests and each have new perk combinations to hunt for. 

You’ve probably been hearing this a lot lately, but it goes double for Festival of the Lost: don’t forget to put on your mask. There are new masks available this year as well as some favorites from the past. Eva has a Masquerader Helmet which you can apply your masks to as ornaments before you head out in the world to start stockpiling candy. The mask mods for the Haunted Forest also return from last year’s event.  

Before we wrap up the event on November 3, you are going to want to complete three of the Triumphs for opening chests in the Haunted Forest. Once you finish off the required Triumphs you will be able to trade in some of your candy for a mummified Exotic Sparrow, ship, and Ghost. 

Finishing the “Wrapped and Ready” Triumph required to get the Exotic Ghost also unlocks the ability to purchase the Restless Shell Ghost pin through Bungie Rewards. 

Speaking of Bungie Rewards, we also have a terrifying new emblem available for free if you finish the initial quest during Festival of the Lost.  

That’s the gist of it, but here are a few quick notes that may answer some questions you have: 
  • Minimum Power to enter the Haunted Forest is 750. 
  • You can hold up to 25 Cipher Decoders before you need to go open some chests in the Haunted Forest. 
  • There will be both earnable masks and masks available for Silver/Bright Dust. 
    • Any Triumphs involving masks do not require masks from Eververse. 
  • Bounties will return from last year and will once again offer Bright Dust. 
  • All-new Eververse items will be available for both Silver and Bright Dust except for the “One-Inch Punch” finisher which will be available for Silver. 
  • The toothbrush is still just a toothbrush.

Direct Relief 

It seems like 2020 has been one disaster after another. It’s easy to get discouraged when times get tough, but the Destiny community always comes together to support those in need. 

Here in the United States, more than 500,000 people having been evacuated from their homes across California, Oregon, and Washington, entire towns devoured by flames, and there has been a serious impact on the respiratory health of millions of individuals in and around these areas.  

The Bungie Foundation is once again supporting the relief efforts of Direct Relief to provide N-95 masks, medicine, and other resources to healthcare agencies and first responders in wildfire-affected communities across California, Oregon, and Washington. 

All profits from the sale of the Empathetic Ghost Shell pin from October 1 until October 15 will benefit Direct Relief’s wildfire relief efforts. 

If you purchase an Empathetic Ghost Shell pin you will also instantly receive a code for the “Benevolent Hue” emblem as a thank you for your support.  

Thank you all for continuing to step up to every challenge that this year has sent our way and for truly being the most generous and caring gaming community there is. 

Double Ordeal

Festival of the Lost is not the only reason to log in next week. Double rewards in Nightfall: The Ordeal is back! Grab a few friends or meet some new ones in the matchmade difficulties. It’s a great time to stock up on Enhancement Prisms and Ascendant Shards for your Masterworking needs as well as to grab any missing Exotics or upgrade to a better stat roll. 

The strike will be “A Garden World” so watch out for those killer robots.   


Now we turn things over to our Player Support team with the latest on known issues. 

This is their report.  

Festival of the Lost

Festival of the Lost 2020 is set to begin on October 6, and will conclude at the weekly reset on November 3. Players can view our updated Festival of the Lost Guide for information on event specific activities, rewards, and triumphs.  

During the event, players may encounter the following issues: 

  • Inspecting a Cipher Decoder will incorrectly display Masterworked versions of the Braytech Werewolf and Horror Story auto rifles as potential Haunted Forest Cache drops. 
  • The Wrapped and Ready Festival of the Lost Triumph refers to the Restless Shell as the mummy Ghost, when it should be called the Festival of the Lost Ghost. 
  • The lower half of the Warlock Blood Lineage Robes Universal Armor Ornament will experience a visual texture error at the launch of Beyond Light. This issue will be resolved in a patch soon after release.   

Players who observe issues during the event should report to our #Help forum


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

  • Players using the feminine character model may see gaps between the neck of Hunter cloaks and certain chest pieces. 
  • The Artifact is sometimes enabled in Iron Banner. 
  • Bounties/progress is sometimes not counted in Iron Banner.
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. 

Channel Surfing  


Let’s take a quick look at some of the best community-created movies we saw surfing the web this week. Do people still say that? “Surfing the web?” or is that a relic from the early 2000s? Anyways, here’s “Wonderwall.”  

Movie of the Week: The Fast Find a Way 

Honorable Mention: Smashing 

Did you win? Congrats! Now please make sure you have your profile in the description of you video so we can get you your emblem. 

I love this time of year. Any time it’s socially acceptable to put on a costume and eat sweets until you get a stomachache is a good time. It’s extra fun if you have kids/pets to dress up. Can’t wait to also start dressing up my Hunter next week as well. I’m going to make him look so hideous that it gives Dmg a stomachache.  

<3 Cozmo 
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