The community has celebrated Halloween with the Festival of the Lost in the past couple of years. It was only natural to assume that the same would happen for Destiny 2. However, Bungie has dedicated against bringing back the special in-game event this year.
Responding to a fan on Twitter, community manager David “DeeJ” Dague explained that there are a couple of reasons why Halloween is not going to be celebrated this year. Firstly, the inaugural season of the sequel is focusing on the launch instead of seasonal events. Secondly, it was already decided beforehand that The Dawning would be the first holiday event for the game.
No, Sir. We may see it again someday but Season 1 has been about launch and ritual activation. The first event for Destiny 2 is The Dawning.
— DeeJ (@DeeJ_BNG) October 21, 2017
For those unaware, the Festival of the Lost fitted the Tower and other major areas with spooky decorations and sound effects. There were also new quests for players to complete and unlock special Halloween-themed masks for a unique look. While the event may not be taking place now, it is likely to return next year for the community.
The Dawning is scheduled to take place in December and will include a number of activities like snowball fights and ice hockey to celebrate the holiday season.
Last week, Bungie announced that Destiny 2 would feature four seasons every year with different themes. It acknowledged that the ongoing inaugural season has been underwhelming and there will be improvements in the next.
Destiny 2 is currently available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The sequel releases for PC later today, armed to the teeth with exclusive features that depend on the power of your desktop system.