Destiny 2 Forsaken Black Armory goes live today

Black Armory, the latest content expansion for Destiny 2 goes live tomorrow at 3 am AEDT.

As part of Bungie’s new non-DLC model, Black Armory brings a wealth of new endgame activities to Destiny 2 Forsaken Annual Pass holders.

If you don’t have the Annual Pass, you will still be able to get some of the Black Armory weapons in-game activities but the key content and gear will be exclusive.

Season of the Forge brings new weapons and more light

Last weeks reset ushered in the new Season of the Forge which brought a reset of all Vanguard, Crucible and Gambit ranks whilst introducing three new pinnacle weapons for each. 

On top of that, power level cap was increased to 650 so it’s time to get back to grinding those weeklies and dreaming city activities for powerful gear to raise your level again.

Power caps will continue to grow by 50 light with each new season with no end in sight. Perfect carrot and stick psychology to keep players coming back.

I had just got my main character to 598 and secondary to 580 which means so much more grinding for me and many other players.

The Black Armory, not a DLC

Season of the Forge is the vanguard(pun unintended) of the Black Armory which is indeed all about forging Golden Age weapons and armour.

The mysterious Ada-1, a new Exo vendor and keeper of the secrets of the Black Armory is our quest giver in this new expansion. She will be found in the Tower with the rest of the vendors.

Players will be grinding out materials which culminate in Horde style activities at the titular Forges. These forges are located in places like the EDZ and Nessus.

Players in fireteams of three, thankfully now with matchmaking, will activate the forges which will trigger hordes of enemies in the style of Escalation Protocol and Blindwell.

Success means a newly forged weapon for bragging rights. These forges will progressively be revealed with the first one, Volundr Forge is available immediately with Gofannon and Izanami forges going online on Dec 7 and 17 respectively.

Scourge of the Past – Raid not Lair

The new Raid, Scourge of the Past, which is set in the Lost City will go live on Dec 7 with a recommended power rating of 640.  Although Bungie previously indicated this will be a Raid Lair—which is an extension to an existing Raid area— this is a whole new game area. 

Bungie last week released a VidDoc talking about all the cool new things to expect. You can watch it here.

As you can see, Bungie has a hell of a lot planned for the year ahead and it’s both exciting and overwhelming. Forsaken already brought so much that I haven’t yet finished and now this.

Tell us what you think about the future of Destiny 2. We’d love to hear your thoughts. But first, go grind your milestones.

Kizito Katawonga
Kizito Katawonga
Kizzy is our Tech Editor. He's a total nerd with design sensibilities who's always on the hunt for the latest, greatest and sexiest tech that enhances our work and play. When he's not testing the latest gadgets or trying to listen to his three whirlwind daughters, Kizzy likes to sink deep into a good story-driven single player game.

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