It’s spooky season and that means Guardians everywhere are preparing for the upcoming Destiny 2 event: Festival of the Lost 2023. With some improvements to Haunted Sector rewards on the way and PvP spawn tweaks for Crucible killers, there are more treats and tricks in this update. One thing, though, that’s even more exciting than a Halloween treat, is that the Festival of the Lost will be the best Destiny 2 Exotic farm we’ve seen in a while.
In Bungie’s latest ‘This Week In Destiny’ blog post, the looter shooter’s developer reveals that it’s introducing an interesting twist on Exotic focusing – which you can check out if you talk to Rahool in The Tower. If you weren’t sure whether Destiny 2 was one of the best FPS games to play this spooky season, then let us introduce you to “Hocus Focusing”.
Throughout the Festival of the Lost event, thanks to Eva Levante, players will be able to take any “Eerie Engram” they earn while playing any one of the Haunted Sectors available to Eva – along with some Candy, of course – to focus some Exotics. Armor, specifically. If you’re hunting for some new Destiny 2 Lightfall Exotic armor or Destiny 2 The Witch Queen Exotics, now is the perfect time to put some hours into this looter shooter and get them.
As Bungie explains, this system is going to be near-identical to the current Exotic focusing system in Destiny 2. The only real difference is that you’ll be able to focus almost any Exotic out there. You just need to keep in mind that you need to own the expansion an Exotic is tied to for it to be eligible to drop during Hocus Focusing, and you’ll only get Exotic armor for the class you’re currently playing as.
Beyond that, Bungie wants you to go nuts – for lack of a better phrase. You can even focus for Exotics you haven’t actually acquired before through Hocus Focusing, unlike usual focusing, so the Festival of the Lost really is the best time to farm Exotics you haven’t got yet. We can’t guarantee that the drops will always be high-stat rolls, but at least you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get Exotics thanks to the scarily strong Hocus Focusing.
All you need to know is that, along with an Eerie Engram for each Hocus Focusing, you’re going to need 2,500 Candy if you want to focus an Exotic Arms, Exotic Legs, Exotic Helmet, or an Exotic Chest. You can also focus a random – or specific – Festival of the Lost weapon for an Eerie Engram and 500 Candy or 1,000 Candy respectively. By completing just a few Strikes, Crucible, or other activities, you’ll soon have enough Candy for Hocus Focusing.
If you’re looking for even more from this event, you’ll be pleased to know that the Destiny 2 Festival of the Lost resurrects Mementos for this special event and you can actually save up to 67% on the best Destiny 2 expansions in a huge PS5 sale right now. So, you can save on the DLCs you need for a specific Exotic and then farm it even easier than before. It’s certainly far from a bad idea to look into these before the Destiny 2 The Final Shape release date rolls around.
We know Destiny 2 fans are convinced that they know how Bungie can revive Gambit ahead of The Final Shape, even though the developer has all-but given up on the PvP mode, but we think everyone will agree that this is a fantastic addition to the Festival of the Lost event. You should check out the best Destiny 2 Hunter builds, the best Destiny 2 Warlock builds, and the best Destiny 2 Titan builds, right here; those Haunted Sectors are no joke.