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Destiny 2 Festival of the Lost: How to Farm Candy (2023)

Want great ways to farm tons of candy during Destiny 2 Festival of the Lost? Here's how.

Festival of the Lost wouldn’t be a Halloween-themed event without candy. To get the most out of the latest holiday celebration in Destiny 2, you’ll need lots of candy. Luckily, it’s easy to get the stuff to flow like water. There are almost a dozen activities in the game you can play for hundreds of pieces of candy in just a few minutes, and almost all of them are completely free. If you’ve invested some additional cash into expansion packs like the 30th Anniversary, there are even better ways to farm candy that take what feels like negative effort. In this guide we’ll go over how to farm candy during the Festival of the Lost 2023.

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How to Farm Candy in Destiny 2 Festival of the Lost (2023)

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In the simplest terms: to get candy during Festival of the Lost, you need to be wearing a Mask in your head armor slot, and you need to defeat enemies and pick up the candy they drop. More powerful enemies drop more candy when defeated. In that sense, you can do anything in Destiny 2 and farm candy, but there are a few optimal ways that will also get you plenty of rewards in return.

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Haunted Lost Sectors

In something of a shift from previous holiday events, one of the best ways to farm candy during Festival of the Lost is the event activity: Haunted Lost Sectors. The action is close quarters, every enemy drops a piece, and the Headless Ones drop between ten and fifteen pieces for each you defeat. The only downside is the hard cap set by the five-minute timer, though you can do some serious grinding once you spawn the boss.

Complete Specific Strikes and Battlegrounds

Strikes like The Disgraced and Devil’s Lair, and almost all Battlegrounds activities, have incredibly high enemy density and thus make for a great way to farm candy. I recommend picking a few you and your teammates enjoy and running them as many times as you like. You could complete them as part of the Vanguard Ops playlist to also farm Vanguard bounties, but that’s not necessary here.

Altars of Sorrow on the Moon

The Altars of Sorrow on the Moon are another great free way to farm candy. The enemies will spawn infinitely (or at least as long as the timer has time to spend), and they appear in large enough numbers that it will only take you a few minutes to gather hundreds of pieces of candy.

The Opening of the Grasp of Avarice Dungeon

If you purchased the 30th Anniversary Collection DLC for Destiny (and you should, it’s probably the best one), loading into the opening of the Grasp of Avarice Dungeon is probably the best candy farm currently available in Destiny 2. The enemies spawn infinitely, you can spam Supers almost infinitely, and it’s great for farming weapon bounties. You can even get yourself a Gjallarhorn as part of the Dungeon rewards if you don’t already have one.

Those are our best picks for how to farm candy in Destiny 2 Festival of the Lost 2023, but really any activity you enjoy that has a lot of enemies will do. The ones listed here are some of the most repeatable in the game, making them easy to get into and complete. For more on Destiny 2 Festival of the Lost and the game more generally, check out our D2 guides, including how to farm Spectral Pages, deal with CAT errors, and more.

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