The Black Armory, Destiny 2’s first expansion of the post-Forsaken era, is here, and players are already diving in to try to learn the mysteries of its four special forges. Those forges, which are scattered across the solar system, are part of the game’s new activity, in which three players try to defend a forge from enemies. First, though, you have to find the forges and start them up, and the first of the four is located in the EDZ on Earth.
There’s more to the first forge, the Volundr Forge, than meets the eye, though. Hidden just at the edge of the area, where you fight to protect the forge, as Reddit user H1gash1kata discovered, is a cave with a secret of its own. Find it, and you’ll discover a treasure chest that hides an item called a Mysterious Box, which starts a Pursuit that will end with an Exotic weapon reward.
To find the box, you’ll first need to unlock the Black Armory mission that sends you to find the forge. You’ll start by interacting with Ada-1, the new Black Armory vendor, in her spot in the newly added Tower Annex area. She’ll entrust you with a Machine Gun Frame item, and you’ll need to kill enemies to repair and calibrate it for the forge.
The calibrations aren’t too difficult, with requirements like racking up Hive kills, multi-kills, and kills on “Powerful” enemies (so those with orange health bars or better), but you’ll need to do them with a Power weapon–we recommend Thunderlord. Your first two requirements are in the EDZ; after that, if you head to Mars and complete the Flashpoint or some Escalation Protocol fights there, you should have the first three steps of the quest completed pretty quickly.
Once you return to Ada-1 with the completed Machine Gun Frame, you’ll get a mission in the EDZ that sends you to find the Volundr Forge. Follow your Ghost’s tracker north from the Gulch and you’ll find your way through Cabal tunnels to a location called Smidur’s Cavern. Here you’ll find the forge itself, which is a big, floating, V-shaped machine surrounded by Cabal guys. You’ll know you’re in the right spot when you have to jump a big chasm marked by a destroyed bridge.
When you reach the bridge, jump to the far side (and clear out the enemies), then stand at the edge of the gap the bridge used to cover and face the forge. From here, do an about-face so you’re facing back toward the far side of the collapsed bridge, where you came from. Look to your right along the cliff face ahead of you and you’ll see a small cave opening, along with an obvious path of platforms to reach it.
Head over to the cave to discover the chest inside. Open it and you’ll receive the Mysterious Box Pursuit. It has some weird requirements. The Pursuit describes four insignias on the box, each with a different lock–a fishhook, a butterfly, a hand, and a Black Armory insignia.
As of right now, nobody’s quite sure what those things mean or how to clear the four locks. With so many different elements and much of the Black Armory not yet available to players thanks to content rolling out over time, it’s possible we won’t know the solution to this one for a few weeks, much like the Thunderlord quest was time-gated. We’ll update this post as soon as we discover how to make progress on the quest–but feel free to leave any tips or amazing discoveries about either the Mysterious Box or The Black Armory in the comments below.