Destiny 2’s Haunted Forest: How To Escape The Pit And Grab Your Loot At The End

When your 15-minute run through the Haunted Forest event comes to an end during Destiny 2‘s Halloween-themed Festival of the Lost, you’re greeted by as many as six loot chests that hold all their hard-earned winnings. But in addition to new rules with this Festival of the Lost that determine how you earn loot by completing the event, there’s one last spooky scare up the Haunted Forest’s sleeve. The stone bridge you cross to reach the chest gives out beneath your feet almost as soon as you touch it, tossing the Guardians into a frightening, blood-red pit below. Inside: an unkillable Hive Knight.

It’s a frightening twist to the horror-themed activity. Instead of getting your loot, you get stuck with a huge, axe-wielding monster, like that moment in every slasher movie when the killer inevitably isn’t actually dead, and gets in one final scare. The trouble with the pit, though, is that at first blush, it seems to rob you of everything you fought for in the Haunted Forest, and makes it seem like there’s no way to reach the reward chests.

The good news is, even if you don’t open the chest at the end of the Haunted Forest, you still get your winnings of Candy and Chocolate Strange Coins for the activity. They’re automatically sent to the Postmaster, just like the stuff from chests in just about any other activity. Once you’ve earned rewards in the Haunted Forest, they’re yours, no matter what condition you’re left in by the Invincible Nightmare.

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Author: Phil Hornshaw