How to get to the Haunted Forest in Destiny 2

Discover the location of the Haunted Forest during Festival of the Lost.


Festival of the Lost is a time where Destiny 2 players can get together and celebrate the lives of those who have passed, as well as earn some sweet loot by fighting through the Haunted Forest. Before players can actually start fighting Nightmares, they will need to know how to unlock and then get to the Haunted Forest.

How to get to the Haunted Forest

Despite taking place in the Infinite Forest on Mercury, the Haunted Forest is actually reached through the Tower’s map. Players need only open the Director, select the Tower, and then select the blue banner at the top. However, before the Haunted Forest becomes available, players will need to complete a couple of tasks for Amanda Holliday.

  1. Speak with Amanda Holliday in the Hangar of the Tower
  2. Travel to the Rupture on Io and complete the mission, Festival of the Lost… Sector
  3. Speak with Holliday and take on the mission, And Miles to Go Before I Sleep
  4. Look at the map of the Tower and accept the mission
  5. Kill the Nightmare at the end of the Haunted Forest
  6. Speak with Holliday to receive the Fighting Lion Catalyst and unlock the Haunted Forest

After the steps are completed, players can now launch the Haunted Forest from the Tower directory and take on the Nightmare that waits within.

Players will have 15 minutes to complete as many different branches of the Haunted Forest as possible. As of this writing, players have managed to clear 16 branches – an incredible feat made all the more impressive by the fact that each branch gets progressively more difficult.

That’s all there is to unlocking and getting to the Haunted Forest in Destiny 2. Take advantage of this limited-time event, as it offers a Power 600 auto rifle as a reward for anyone who’s able to collect 120 Fragmented Souls.

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