Original story: Twenty-eight hours after it was released, Destiny 2‘s Niobe Labs puzzle still remains unsolved.
That’s not to say the Destiny 2 community (or rather, it’s streamers) haven’t stopped trying — streamer Gladd has apparently livestreaming for the full twenty-eight hours at time of writing, while Datto packed it in sometime in the last seven hours or so (I went to bed like a normal person).
Niobe Labs is starting to look like a community event gone wrong. Developer Bungie announced the content with a link to the game’s Twitch directory, yet took to social media under the claim that “[a]nyone can take on Niobe Labs.” While that’s technically true, what follows has been twenty-eight hours of ciphers and codes that involved French poetry, songs and solutions found using the real-life sword of French King, Charlemange.
Needless to say, some in the Destiny 2 community are calling the event BS.
Gee this event is great. Love watching people shoot a wall and mob bosses until they beat your stupid puzzle and unlock the Forge quests for us. I’m genuinely disappointed that you hyped up this event, and only one team actually gets to beat it.
— OfficialTRiL (@OfficialTRiL) January 8, 2019
How is this meant to be fun for the 90% of your players who are basically waiting someone else to finish this so they can play themselves. Terrible thought process IMO
— Adam Peebles (@peebs1986) January 8, 2019
To be honest.. I REALLY do like the concepts and efforts being put into these updates. The ONLY thing I hate is how we have to usually rely on our sweaty overlords to unlock it first. I realize that's not set in stone as law, but that's been how it feels tailored recently.
— Flynn (@LavishLupin) January 9, 2019
The official Bungie Twitter account stopped replying to users around 19 hours ago, but before the account went radio silent, a strangely arrogant tweet angered fans even more.
That tweet, by the way? It’s been deleted.
If we’re looking on the positive side of things, the puzzle’s sixth wave was finally beaten overnight, though wave seven looks to be just as difficult — it involves solving a code while defeating bosses rather than separating the two events out as in the past.
We’ll have more on the puzzle as it unfolds. Destiny 2 is available now on Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4.