As the clock struck midday ET at this time, I logged on to Destiny 2 to search out…completely nothing within the recreation to mark the launch of Niobe Labs. But quickly sufficient, Bungie tweeted that Niobe Labs was not a dungeon, a strike or a mission, however as an alternative a puzzle room that when solved, will unlock the Bergusia Forge for the whole playerbase, equally to how the completion of the Last Wish raid by the primary crew unlocked a brand new strike and Gambit map for all gamers.
You are capable of go to Niobe Labs your self if you need, however until you’re a few of Destiny’s most devoted puzzle solvers like Teawrex or Datto there in all probability isn’t all that a lot you’re going to have the ability to do there apart from have a look at just a few cool symbols and kill a scarce handful of enemies.
Niobe Labs’ location is within the Outskirts of the EDZ, thus far south it’s off the map. You go throughout the bridge and then you definately’ll discover one other, damaged bridge within the subsequent space that can require you to proceed on foot. Keep going and also you’ll discover some tunnels that can ultimately lead you to Niobe Labs and at the very least one puzzle room. There are just a few Fallen there, however not a lot else…for now, anyway.
As I write this I’m split-screen watching Teawrex making an attempt to determine this out. It has an identical mechanic to previous Forge puzzles the place you possibly can look via the scope of a Black Armory weapon and see hidden symbols on surfaces that aren’t there in any other case. The most superior factor I’ve completed with that is snipe just a few symbols within the Forges to unlock secret emblems, however there are literally much more elaborate codes which have been deciphered.
This new puzzle appears to be utilizing previous cyphers from the opposite forges that play into this ultimate puzzle room in some way. But as I write this, I’ve not seen anybody make a lot progress as of but.
What to make of this? I imply…I don’t know.
Part of me is having fun with watching my favourite streamers determine this out. But now I’m simply alleged to…do what, do milestones and wait? I’d slightly be truly taking part in some form of mission, which might be extra entertaining than watching folks on stream decipher codes that I’ve a zero% probability of determining myself.
As for what occurs after this, I’m unsure. It says the Bergusia Forge might be unlocked, however I’m unsure if there’s any lead as much as discovering it (it could’t be right here, we’re means too distant from something). And I’m unsure what occurs after. At the very least, we must always be capable of open up our unique lockbox for yet one more weapon, at the very least. And technically this must be the “end” of the Black Armory, as the subsequent quest is the Last Word unique quest which ought to function a lead-in to the season of the Drifter.
For now, we simply have to attend. You can discover the Labs your self if you need, however 99.9999% of the group goes to have the ability to contribute nothing helpful to this course of. Check again right here for updates if any progress is made.
Update (2:53 PM): Some progress is being made on this after three hours, because it requires taking pictures completely different symbols with completely different Forge weapons, with a number of the clues hidden on the weapons themselves (in binary it says “Reverse” on Hammerhead, as an illustration). This is one thing that lies past the problem-solving scope of just about all Destiny gamers apart from just a few hundred ultra-pro puzzling execs, so I am unable to say I am a fan of the idea. And after the primary fifteen minutes it stopped being enjoyable to look at on stream as properly. This is not like determining easy methods to kill a raid boss for the primary time, it is simply…taking pictures symbols on partitions and flooring. Not nice.
Update 2: Gothalion and some others have gotten previous the symbols puzzle and right into a boss struggle with Siviks, however the mechanics are nonetheless unclear and everybody retains working into an auto-wipe mechanic
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