Bungie’s Destiny 2 is back with a blend of familiar festivities and unexpected surprises. As the chilling ambiance sets in, players prepare for the enigmatic Festival of the Lost, while the ever-elusive Xur makes his appearance, offering a range of Exotic weapons and gear.
A Haunting Festival Awaits
Destiny 2 welcomes the spine-tingling Festival of the Lost this season. Masks are a mainstay, and Haunted Sectors make their anticipated return. This year’s standout? The introduction of Legend Haunted Sectors. These elevated challenges boast a greater probability of dropping the newly introduced Eerie Engrams.
But what’s an Eerie Engram without a touch of magic? Eva Levante rolls out her new Hocus Focusing trick. By merging an Eerie Engram with Candy, the coveted currency of the event, players stand a chance to bag Festival-exclusive weapons and even some tantalizing Exotic armor pieces. A catch to note: while obtaining the expansion for the Exotic isn’t mandatory, owning it certainly is. And for those feeling adventurous, Eerie Engrams conceal another treat – a novel Memento, offering a polished black aesthetic. More revelations about this event are anticipated as the week unfolds.
Xur’s Intriguing Inventory
Xur, the mystery merchant, graces the Arcadian Valley on Nessus with his presence yet again. The centerpiece of his collection this week is the Lord of Wolves. This Solar Energy shotgun, once a formidable force in Crucible, now offers a fresh dynamic with its burst fire and alternate full-auto action. On the financial side, it’s a steal at just 29 Legendary Shards.
Accompanying the Lord of Wolves is the iconic Hawkmoon, enhanced with Polygonal Rifling, Rangefinder, and a Textured Grip.
But Xur’s treasures don’t end there. The Gwisin Vest, An Insurmountable Skullfort, and Vesper of Radius are also up for grabs, each priced at 23 Legendary Shards. And for those revisiting memories from the Season of the Lost, the Pathfinder set makes a comeback, with pieces priced at 50 Legendary Shards and an additional 1000 Glimmer.
The merging of the Festival of the Lost with Xur’s intriguing inventory emphasizes Destiny 2’s commitment to keeping its player base engaged and constantly on their toes. With opportunities to grab rare gear and partake in unique events, the game continues to carve a niche for itself, seamlessly combining nostalgia with novelty.