Eyes up Guardian, the Festival of the Lost has returned to Destiny 2. Just like previous years, players can throw on Halloween-themed masks, hunt down some candy, and participate in a special event-themed activity. Starting today, users can hop into the new Haunted Lost Sectors to battle headless enemies and earn new rewards such as the Jurassic Green pulse rifle. There is also dinosaur-inspired armor and a terrifying spider Sparrow available in the Eververse storefront. Of course, the main attraction is the new Haunted Lost Sectors found that are accessible via The Tower destination map. Tying into this activity are Spectral Pages and Manifested Pages, which are used to open the chests at the end of these Lost Sectors.
A change has been deployed to limit Spectral Pages and Candy rewards in Wrathborn Hunts, Expunge missions, and the Lake of Shadows Nightfall. The Nightfall change will be reverted next Tuesday at reset.
— Bungie Help (@BungieHelp) October 15, 2021
Well, the fun police arrived and nerfed two core methods for farming Spectral Pages. If you are looking to hunt down Spectral Pages, bouncing around Public Events is now the quickest method. Team Scorched is also a solid option for those who don’t mind a bit of PVP. Just remember, this game mode will be leaving on Tuesday so make sure to get your grinding in now!
How to Get Spectral Pages
A new item introduced during this event, Spectral Pages are used to make Manifested Pages which are used to repair the Book of the Forgotten in The Tower and farm Festival of the Lost weapons. Thankfully, Spectral Pages are pretty easy to earn as they are a reward at the end of most activities. While this means you will be earning pages just by playing, there are some pretty efficient ways of farming this new item. The first is by playing the Team Scorched PVP mode. Available this week, Team Scorched is one of the fastest game modes in the entire game and usually takes around 3-5 minutes to finish a match depending on your team’s skill level. Completing this, regardless if you win or lose, will net you 3 Spectral Pages.
Another great method is to just jump around and complete Public Events. Completing one will earn you 2-3 Spectral Pages and a little over a hundred candy. While this doesn’t seem substantial, you can easily hop from Public Event to Public Event on big destinations like the EDZ, Nessus, or the Tangled Shore. Another method, as pointed out by a wonderful Twitter user, is the Corrupted Expunge missions from last season. Finishing one rewarded me with 5 Spectral Pages, which is a surprising amount given how short these are. You also don’t need to open the chest at the end to get the pages, so this is definitely one of, if not the fastest farming option.
I prefer the latter since the Tangled Shore has some of the easiest and quickest Public Events in the entire game. Strikes are also a good option — especially since Lake of Shadows is the Nightfall this week. Finishing one will net you 5 Spectral Pages, so with a good team, you can efficiently farm this material with little effort.
All that being said, I wouldn’t worry too much about grinding out Spectral Pages as you’ll be getting them hand over fist by just completing your weekly Pinnacle rewards.
How to Get Manifested Pages
Manifested Pages are a little different, as they require Spectral Pages to even be created. Once you have a nice collection of Spectral Pages go into the Haunted Sectors Playlist found in The Tower destination map. In this activity, you will be tasked with capturing control points that spawn boss enemies. For every Headless One that you kill you will transform one Spectral Page into a Manifested Page. So if you slay 9 Headless Ones you will turn 9 Spectral Pages into Manifested Pages. This is the only way to actually earn Manifested Pages, so be prepared to spend a good chunk of time blasting through these spooky Lost Sectors.
Manifested Pages are used to complete the new Book of the Forgotten found in the Tower and increase your chances at receiving a Festival of the Lost weapon at the end of a Haunted Lost Sector. The former is a new story staring Glint, and completing the book will earn you a new, event shader. However, their real value is every time you transform a Spectral Page into a Manifested Page you increase your chances at getting either Jurassic Green, Braytech Werewolf, or Horror Story. So if you want to farm the weapons this is going to be your primary source for obtaining the new pulse rifle.