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Destiny 2: Forsaken raid Easter egg brings back Halo's Grunt birthday party

Destiny 2 players have been struggling to crack the mysterious Wall of Wishes in Forsaken's new Last Wish raid for several days. Reddit user Tiredness has rounded up a few confirmed wishes in this infographic, some of which unlock chests throughout the raid, including one that all players can easily plunder. But for longtime Bungie and Halo fans, wish number 11 is likely the most interesting of the bunch: it enables a faithful recreation of Halo's beloved Grunt Birthday Party confetti effect. 

For the unfamiliar: Halo 2 added a togglable Easter egg that caused plasma grenade explosions on headshots. Halo 3 refined this into a Grunt-exclusive explosion of confetti set to giddy laughing. However, Destiny 2's effect works on all enemies but only with headshots, plus the confetti explosion doesn't damage other enemies. And instead of children laughing, it's accompanied by an equally amusing slide whistle. This video from Lophius offers a good look at the effect in action:

Here's how to activate the Grunt-inspired effect. You can find the Wall of Wishes just before Kalli, the Corrupted, the first boss in Last Wish. It's made up of a grid of buttons, and by shooting the buttons to change the symbols on them, you can enter codes which correspond to specific effects. When you enter code 11 seen in this infographic, you'll enable confetti explosions for the rest of the raid. As long as you don't exit to orbit, the celebration will never end. 

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As a staff writer and former freelancer, Austin focuses on day-to-day news happenings which serve as the perfect cover-up for his Destiny 2 column. He majored in journalism, loves to hate headlines, and never takes his Switch out of the dock.