Festival of the Lost 2020 is upon us, and as always, it will feature a bunch of themed gear and cosmetics to chase. Except, this time, the armor for 2020 look amazing. Much better than last year’s and even better than this season’s armor if you ask me.

But chances are, you’re virtually out of Bright Dust (damn you, Solstice of Heroes) and are probably not interested in spending real money on cosmetic items.

Well, this post is a friendly reminder that you better start grinding as much Bright Dust as possible because you do not want to miss this year’s armor sets.

In this post, we’ll share the leaked armor set images, but also remind you how much they’ll cost and when you’ll be able to acquire them. By the way, this guide includes every armor set currently in the game.

Warning: The below images were leaked from promotional material.


Festival of the Lost 2020 Armor sets

Here you can see the armor sets planned for 2020:

Destiny 2 Festival of the Lost 2020 armor

These images come from the infamous dataminer Ginzor, one of the most reliable sources of Destiny 2 leaks.

Ginzor also found these image featuring a new sparrow and vehicle:

Destiny 2 Festival of the Lost 2020 sparrow and ghost

And finally, an image featuring the new Associate’s mask and new emotes:

Destiny 2 Festival of the Lost 2020 cosmetics

Every single one of these images was created by Bungie for promotional purposes so we can be 100% confident they are legit.

Plus, the armor pieces have started to appear on databases such as destinysets.com (a personal favorite), alongside other Festival of the Lost 2020 items, such as brand-new masks:

Now that you’ve seen the armor and decided you want one (I know I’m getting that Hunter’s set), this is everything you need to know in order to plan ahead:


Destiny 2 Festival of the Lost end date

The event will start in roughly 3 weeks:

  • Festival of the Lost start date: Tuesday, October 6, 2020, at 10 AM PDT
  • Festival of the Lost end date: Tuesday, November 3, 2020, at 10 AM PDT

This means you have a very limited time to grind enough Bright Dust for even one armor set!


Armor and Ornament costs

According to datamined information, each set will cost 6,000 Bright Dust. This makes sense, as it’s exactly the same cost as previous seasonal events, such as Solstice of Heroes.

With only 3 weeks to go and an event that will last 4 weeks, you have 7 weeks in total to farm Bright Dust. But as with everything in the Eververse store, it’s incredibly easy to spend all your Bright Dust, yet there’s only one reliable way to farm it: Weekly bounties.

Each week, there are 6 weekly bounties that grant Bright Dust per character. At 200 Bright Dust per bounty, on any normal week, you can earn:

  • 1,200 Bright Dust per character MAX
  • 3,600 Bright Dust using all characters MAX

During the event, there will likely be 2 additional weekly bounties that reward Bright Dust per character. This means that for the duration of the event, you can earn:

  • 1,600 Bright Dust per character MAX
  • 4,800 Bright Dust using all characters MAX

In theory, from tomorrow’s reset until the end of the event (7 weeks total), you can earn:

  • 10,000 Bright Dust per character MAX
  • 30,000 Bright Dust using all characters MAX

Unless you’re prepared to grind bounties on all three characters, you will have to be very selective on what you use your dust on. You can technically grind repeatable bounties too, but they are so expensive and reward so little (only 10 dust per bounty), I cannot recommend that strategy.

Your turn

I know I don’t have the mental strength to grind bounties on all 3 characters. In fact, even grinding every weekly bounty every week for 7 weeks is going to be a challenge.

This means that for most, grinding enough bright dust for 1 armor set and 1 mask or sparrow will be a challenge as it is.

It will be tough, but it’s not too late! See you on the Strikes Playlist mindlessly grinding my bounties 🙂