Last 12 months’s Festival of the Lost occasion in Destiny 2 — the in-universe model of Halloween — bestowed upon gamers a seemingly ineffective present: the Ascendant Lens. With no apparent use, many Guardians eliminated the merchandise from their stock, as gamers solely have a lot house to carry objects like that. But a full 12 months later, Bungie is providing a good-looking reward of goodies for followers that held onto their Ascendant Lens via all of 2021.
Back in 2020, when Guardians had been nonetheless working the often-reused Haunted Forest exercise, they might come upon a secret quest. After opening 45 chests with the occasion’s particular forex, Spider would abruptly have a brand new quest. But speaking to the NPC on the Tangled Shore didn’t ship gamers on any sort of goose chase. No, Spider merely supplied gamers the Ascendant Lens. And it was totally ineffective for a full 12 months.
While sitting within the stock, followers can see that the Ascendant Lens reads: “A focusing lens from the Dreaming City through which the Ascendant Plane can sometimes be seen.” Considering Season of the Lost offers closely in Ascendant Planes and the Dreaming City, it appears that evidently the Ascendant Lens was an elaborate and prolonged tease a 12 months within the making — or on the very least, a cheerful accident that labored out because of The Witch Queen delay.
But as Festival of the Lost 2021 kicked off on Tuesday, gamers found that Mara Sov, queen of the Awoken and a serious participant in Season of the Lost’s story, had a brand new quest for affected person Guardians. Speaking to Mara whereas holding the Ascendant Lens in your stock affords a wall of textual content headlined by: Ascendant Lens. Mara principally tells Guardians that the device is ineffective of their arms, however very potent within the arms of a Techeun — a sort of Awoken witch. She then arms the participant a bag of Halloween goodies and tells them to go away.
The “Bottomless Goody Bag” incorporates some particular supplies, three rolls of the brand new Jurassic Green pulse rifle, and 21 Spectral Pages — giving gamers who want to full this 12 months’s Festival of the Lost a giant benefit.
While it’s actually not a brand new Exotic quest or one thing actually thrilling, it’s good to see Bungie award Destiny 2 gamers who stayed vigilant and believed that one thing particular would possibly occur. And as Spider and The Tangled Shore are set to depart Destiny 2 in The Witch Queen, it’s nice to have one ultimate Easter egg involving the cantankerous Eliksni.