Bungie has officially shared details about "The Revelry," a new event headed to all Destiny 2 players this April 16.
The multi-week celebration is bringing back the Haunted Forest, introducing new free armor sets and items, and giving all players a chance to get Season of the Drifter's last exotic, the Arbalest.
The Revelry Event In 'Destiny 2'
Bungie first hinted at its first spring-themed event in its year-two roadmap. Once it kicks off, players will get to roam the Haunted Forest again, lifted from the fall's Festival of the Lost, but this time inflicted with a more cheery atmosphere, which is why it's called the "Verdant Forest" this time.
Instead of masks or recipes from The Dawning, players will get a Reveler's Tonic that provides buffs when it's filled with an "essence," which in turn is earned by killing bosses in the Verdant Forest or accomplishing various other tasks.
Also, during The Revelry, drop rates for Bright engrams will be doubled, and players at max level will earn one every time they level up. Bungie is also adding limited-time Revelry Engrams as well.
There's loot, of course. Inaugural Revelry and Vernal Growth armor will help players stand out from the pack and also enhance the effectiveness of the tonic. The Revelry also introduces ornaments that will grow depending on what Revelry-related armor a player wears. They can also earn the Arbalest, the game's first kinetic fusion rifle, by turning in essence and completing triumphs. The update also brings a ladybug-themed Ghost.
The idea of the tonic affecting all activities in Destiny 2 is pretty slick and much better than just being confined to the Verdant Forest. What's more, players had a lot of fun with the Haunted Forest when it first came out, and it's exciting to see how they'll enjoy this new and more vibrant iteration.
The Revelry event will wrap up on May 7, and it will be available to all Destiny 2 players, as previously mentioned. Sure, it doesn't look like it's going to be as massive as Destiny's individual seasons prior, but it's still a heft and welcome update, as it gives players direly needed variety at a time where there's very little new content being churned out.
For a detailed list of what's to come, check out Bungie's official blog post. Meanwhile, if you have any thoughts on The Revelry, feel free to sound them off in the comments section below!