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Destiny 2: Black Armory – Mysterious Box guide

Black Armory is now available for Annual Pass holders in Destiny 2, and there are a bunch of new activities to be getting stuck into.

One of these new activities involves searching for the aptly named Mysterious Box. As Black Amory’s content is due to be rolled out gradually, we’re not sure what’s in the box. For now, let’s take a look at where you can find the Mysterious Box and where two of its keys can be found.

You’ll need to complete the first few Black Armory quests to the point where the Forge is accessible at Smidur’s Cavern. The Power recommendation for Black Armory missions starts at 600 Power, so if you’re a bit behind you might want to team up to progress through the story.

Head over to the Sunken Isles in the EDZ and you’ll see an activity called Black Armory Machine Gun Frame, which you can track. From the drop zone, head left and make your way through the tunnel. You’ll eventually arrive at Smidur’s Cavern, with the Forge over on your right.

Jump down to the protruding platform below and spin about. You’ll see a cave on the other side, below the platform you just jumped from. At the back of this cave, there is a cache you can open up and you’ll receive the Mysterious Box quest step.

How to unlock the Mysterious Box

There are four locks on the box, each with their own symbol, namely a Fishhook, a Butterfly, a Hand and a Black Armory insignia. Two of the keys, the Fishhook and the Hand can be found after successfully reigniting the Forges.

After the first round at the Volundr Forge, send one player in your Fireteam over to the cliff side and one to the cave area. There should be two Black Armory drones flying around. Shoot them both down and you’ll get a buff called Maximum Temper.

Defeat the Boss and reignite the Volundr Forge. A large Black Armory chest will spawn close to the Forge. Open it and you’ll receive the Fishhook key. Inspect the item and hold down the action key to insert it into the box

You can also open the Hand lock by completing a similar set of actions at the Gofannon Forge.

At the start of the second round, stand with your back to the Forge. The first drone is floating above the wreckage, in an opening near the back. The second drone is to the left of the wreckage, orbiting close to some rocks. Once you’ve shot them both you’ll receive the Maximum Temper buff again.

Successfully ignite the Gofannon Forge and a chest will spawn next to it that will give you the Hand key, which you can insert into the box.

You’ll be able to get your hands on the remaining two keys once the Izanami Forge and not-yet-announced Bergusia Forge are available. The Izanami Forge comes to Destiny 2: Black Armory on December 18, but it’s not yet known when the latter Forge will go live.

​You can check out how to unlock and reignite the Forges in our Destiny 2: Black Armory guide here.

Black Armory and the Season of the Forge bring new Exotic weapons, Pinnacle weapons, and a new raid, Scourge of the Past, to Destiny 2.

If you’re new to Destiny 2 or are still looking to boost your Power level before starting Black Armory, check out our ultimate Destiny 2: Forsaken guide here.

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