Bungie cracks under pressure.
Update: The Forge is now available to all.
Siviks eludes us no more. This ends now.
Venture to Niobe Labs to uncover the secret of the Black Armory. pic.twitter.com/R2ENwZy3kn
— Destiny The Game (@DestinyTheGame) January 9, 2019
The Forge will be accessible to all at 9.00 am AEDT, or 2.00 pm PT, the developer has stated.
“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,” Bungie said in response to overwhelming feedback.
“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.”
The Niobe Labs puzzle will remain in place should Guardians dare to attempt it. Your rewards for completing it, though, are rather paltry.
“We realize 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,” Bungie added.
“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.”
What do you make of Bungie’s decision to unlock the Bergusia Forge independent of the Niobe Labs?
Destiny 2 is available now on Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4.