Festival of the Lost 2019 is getting ready to begin in Destiny 2 upon the next weekly reset on October 29th, and there are some key particulars that players will want to know about in order to get started with the live event and to make the most of their time with Festival of the Lost. This information comes directly from developer Bungie to help both new and veteran players be able to jump into Festival of the Lost.
While there are sure to be many more tips and tricks to be discovered once the Halloween event starts and Destiny 2 players start collecting candy and earning masks, players can prepare now for Festival of the Lost.
New Light Players Must be 770 Power
Destiny 2: New Light players will be able to participate in Festival of the Lost, as it is a live event that is available for everyone whether they own Shadowkeep, Season of the Undying, or play for free with New Light. However, new players who are playing the game with New Light will need to be at least 770 Power before being able to access the event's host Eva Levante in the Tower.
The good news is, going from the base 750 Power level to 770 is a quick and easy grind that players can easily progress by getting just about any drop in the game. But for New Light players who want to jump into Festival of the Lost right away will want to ensure that they are 770 by Tuesday.
Veteran Players Can Start Right Away
Unlike New Light players, those who own Shadowkeep can go directly to Eva Levante and start Festival of the Lost right away, even if they are under 770 Power. While most players who have played any part of the game since the launch of Shadowkeep is probably well above the 750 base Power, the event's Haunted Forest activity is set to 750 Power, so no one will be underleveled for the activity and will be able to jump in and play it right away.
How to Earn Candy and Chocolate Strange Coins
The major gameplay loop of Festival of the Lost is earning Candy and Chocolate Strange Coins by playing virtually any activity in the game to earn masks and the Braytech Werewolf auto rifle. But in order to get these currencies to drop in the game, players must wear the Masquerader's Helmet, which players will purchase from Eva Levante for a paltry 100 Glimmer.
This is the key to the event so players need to be sure to buy and equip the Masquerader's Helmet to participate in Festival of the Lost. If players do not have the helmet equipped they will not see these currencies drop from defeating enemies and completing activities, such as the Momentum Control Crucible mode that will also be active during the event.
Don't Delete Candy and Chocolate Strange Coins
Candy and Chocolate Strange Coins dismantle as an entire stack in the inventory screen instead of individually, so it is best for players to not try to delete the Festival of the Lost currencies or else they will delete every single Candy or Chocolate Strange Coin they have collected. While this system may be far from ideal, there really is not much reason for players to be deleting these currencies at all, even in single quantities.
So it's a good rule of thumb for players to just leave these currencies in their inventory for the duration of the event—and to be careful not to accidentally dismantle them lest they lose them all.
Festival of the Lost runs from October 29th to November 19th.
Destiny 2 is available now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One with a Stadia version also in development.