It's been a tradition for Bungie to launch a Halloween event each year ever since Destiny first graced our consoles, but this year will be different. There will be no Destiny 2 Halloween event and the reason for this isn't really that clear.
A Destiny fan asked David "Deej" Dague on Twitter whether there would be a Destiny 2 Halloween event and he simply responded with "No Sir." Later on, Deej expanded on his reply by saying, "We may see it again someday but Season 1 has been about launch and ritual activation. The first event for Destiny 2 is The Dawning."
In Destiny 1, Festival of the Lost was the name of the Halloween event that would appear each year. Even though Destiny 1 also launched in September, (back in 2014) Bungie still released a Festival of the Lost event on the first year.
It seems a shame that we won't be getting a Festival of the Lost Halloween event this year for Destiny 2, but hopefully, we will see it return next year.
For those unaware, The Dawning is a Christmas themed event that initially launched for Destiny in December 2016. With it returning to Destiny 2, it'll mean players will have an opportunity to get involved with the festivities this Christmas, so that'll somewhat make up for the lack of a Destiny 2 Halloween event.
Last year, The Dawning included a number of new cosmetic items, new legendary armor sets, the return of the Sparrow Racing League, The Dawning exclusive exotics, and a new Crucible playlist. Hopefully, we'll see a similarly sized content drop for Destiny 2 later this year.