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What Are The Black Armoury Forges?


Black Armoury is bringing a host of new features to Destiny 2, and key among them are the Forges from which the weapons of the Black Armoury are made. While it’s not been revealed just yet how these Forges play a role in the game’s story, we can safely assume that they’re used to make weapons.

Forges are in fact a new activity that’s launching over the course of a few weeks after Black Armoury. The DLC will launch with 2 Forges, with the following 3 to follow soon after up until mid-January. Once these Forges have opened they will remain open and can be used by any Guardian anytime, at least that’s what we think.

According to the details we have right now, the Forges are a three-player activity. Guardians can team up and head to a Forge together, or head to one solo and be matched up with two others. I personally love that this new activity has matchmaking, because as someone who has no regular schedule, it’s a nightmare to team up with other Guardians.

To activate the Forges Guardians need to bring materials to them. I imagine this working in a similar way to the Court of Oryx on the Deadnaught. In that activity players brought items to a specific area in order to activate the boss and waves of enemies. These items could be upgraded by completing the activity multiple times or earning rarer ones elsewhere in the game.

Forges need materials, and I think that there will be multiple materials we can earn around the Destiny universe from completing any and all activities. If Guardians bring better materials I can see the waves being harder, but also the rewards being far better as well.

The waves could also come with bosses, some of which may drop better materials and even lead to Exotic items, but we’re getting into guessing territory here and that’s not what we want to do.

Classically wave-based activities have had specific armour and weapons for us to earn, so I think we can safely assume things are the same with the five Forges releasing over the next couple of months. Let us know what you think of Forges in the comments.

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I'm an avid Destiny 2 fan and player. I fell in love with Destiny 1 during the early alpha and have been hooked by the universe ever since. I really enjoy playing with other Guardians, speculating about the lore, and writing about as much of the Destiny universe as I can.

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