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Destiny's Hardest Puzzle - Niobe Labs

Destiny's Hardest Puzzle


On Tuesday the 8th of January at 6 pm GMT, the weekly reset occurred worldwide for all Destiny players meaning that everyone could get a fresh set of powerful engrams by completing various activities to boost up their power level. However, this was no ordinary reset due to the fact that the ‘Niobe Labs’, a new location on the EDZ had been released. The Niobe Labs involved a puzzle which guardians had to solve and once solved they would unlock the fourth and final forge. The forges were apart of the latest expansion; Black Armory, which was released on the 4th of December. Since the release of Black Armory, these forges have been dropped on certain dates throughout the last month bringing in a lot of new and exciting content for all Destiny players.


Focusing back onto the Niobe Labs, the concept was to allow hardcore Destiny players to compete against each other to see who could solve the puzzle first and hence unlock the fourth and final forge, the Bergusia Forge, for everyone. However, after 27 hours, nobody had solved the puzzle yet and hence the Bergusia Forge had not been released yet. This is when Destiny’s dev team released a statement stating:



“ Today, at 2PM Pacific Time, the Bergusia Forge will be unlocked for all players who own the Annual Pass.

While coming together as a community to solve puzzles can be fun, setting this puzzle up as a gate between you and new content that you want to play has not been an ideal experience. As such, we will be decoupling the puzzle from the final offering of the Black Armory. All Annual Pass owners will be able to experience the Bergusia Forge when the puzzle is solved or when the deadline expires - whichever happens first.

We realise that many of you have been working hard to solve the puzzle of the Niobe Labs. Whatever the outcome, it will remain open for Annual Pass owners who still want to test their problem-solving skills. There is a Ghost and an Emblem to earn as evidence that you completed the challenge.

We love trying new things with Destiny, but we’re also flexible enough to pivot when you point out room for improvement. We’ll continue to monitor the conversation about this event and learn from your feedback as we create future content releases. 

Thanks for playing. Enjoy the final forge. “



As of now, the fourth forge has been released meaning that all annual pass owners will be allowed to attempt it!

If you are interested in seeing what a forge is, here is a video of the Brigade Commander from the PC brigade, ArmedHyde, completing the Third Forge!


Although the forges have now been all released there is a lot of new content coming out in the next couple months, here is the roadmap for Destiny 2 for the upcoming months.



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Personally I think it was a good idea poorly implemented but at the very least It's great to see them take the occasional risk. 


I can't imagine myself doing it, even now after it's been solved. If someone wants to pull me through it however, I'd happily accept 😝 

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TG VisiousEel X


Starting to get much more interesting for Year 2. More challenging puzzles + More questlines = More fun!

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