Update: Aaaaand it’s patched.
We have implemented a change where players now return to orbit after completing the Forge activity. Players will need to re-enter the queue if they wish to enter the activity again.
— Bungie Help (@BungieHelp) June 15, 2020
The Black Forges are once again Destiny 2‘s most popular activity, but players aren’t playing the Forges so much as loading in, going AFK and then failing them. Over and over and over.
63% of all activities completed in the last 10 hours were failed Forges. This is not how we defeat the darkness. I am not impressed, guardians. pic.twitter.com/N8iyQQB67h
— Charlemagne, Warmind (@Charlemagne_Bot) June 13, 2020
While Destiny 2 has protections in place to stop players from going AFK, or away from keyboard, normally, the Forges are a bit different. Because they’ve got a very short timer that tracks failures, players can simply load in, die, fail, automatically reload and repeat. Doing so will wrack up Umbral Engrams, extremely useful in Season of the Arrivals to level up.
Bungie obviously knows about this exploit, so don’t be surprised if it’s patched out soon. If you decide to be a bad guy, common courtesy suggests trying to load into a Forge as a three-man team as to not pair with players actually wanting to take part in the event. If you’re going it alone, try to bring your Light level way down from what it normally is in order to reduce the odds of matchmaking.
Watching the conversation on Power, Leveling, and a few pesky bugs that trivialize them both.
1. Be kind to one another.
2. The team is working to address the bugs. Stay tuned for info.
3. Keep the feedback coming. Direct the frustration towards us. Don’t tear eachother down.
— dmg04 (@A_dmg04) June 14, 2020
Destiny 2 is available now on Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4. A next-gen version is planned alongside the release of Destiny 2 Beyond Light later this year.