Future 2’s yearly Halloween-themed occasion, the Competition of the Misplaced, kicks off this week, bringing new occasions and new spook-themed loot for gamers to search out. Maybe most significantly, although, it brings with it the power to shoot numerous aliens and different gamers whereas carrying goofy masks of Future characters.
This 12 months’s Competition appears prefer it’ll be extra concerned than earlier variations, although. Along with masks to put on and some specialised items of beauty gear gamers can discover, it is getting a specialised spooky gameplay exercise: the Haunted Forest. It is a model of the (supernaturally uninteresting) Infinite Forest from the Curse of Osiris growth, the place gamers would encounter randomized teams of enemies unfold out throughout arenas whose layouts had been additionally considerably randomized.
Throughout the Competition, the Forest can be spookier, and probably deadlier, than its earlier iteration. Gamers dive into the Forest for 15 minutes at a time to see how far they’ll get, however the deeper they go, the harder the battles turn into. The trailer additionally suggests it’s going to be darkish and filled with terrors, and the lighting and shadows on show undoubtedly assist it appear like it’s going to fulfill the “Haunted” moniker.
Along with new Triumphs for gamers to pursue with the intention to earn a bunch of Competition-themed beauty gadgets, the occasion may also see a brand new story-based quest line. This one has you making an attempt to unravel the homicide of Grasp Ives, the Cryptarch Future gamers would possibly bear in mind from the outpost within the Reef. Bungie hasn’t offered a lot in the best way of particulars about what occurred to Grasp Ives, however we do know the search line will drop gamers an additional piece of Highly effective loot on the finish, which ought to assist in leveling up and making an attempt to tackle Forsaken’s Final Want raid.
As Bungie describes it on its web site, this Competition can be doubtlessly going to be a extra somber celebration. The Competition of the Misplaced is at all times about honoring the fallen in Future’s distant, post-apocalyptic, magical sci-fi future, however this 12 months it follows Forsaken, which noticed the loss of life of most important Future character Cayde-6. That occasion is informing the Competition, no less than considerably, so anticipate to be listening to lots about how a lot the sport’s characters miss Cayde’s jokey geniality.
The Competition of the Misplaced kicks off beginning with the weekly reset at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM BST on October 16, and final till the identical time on November 6. It is also not the one factor coming Tuesday; Bungie can be launching the primary of two post-Forsaken updates this week. The replace contains quite a lot of tweaks, like a rise in Scout Rifle injury, some bug fixes, and a decreased in how usually the grenade launcher Edge Transit seems in loot drops.
Tuesday may also mark the beginning of one other Iron Banner aggressive multiplayer occasion, which additionally has been tweaked within the wake of Forsaken. Iron Banner lasts till October 23.