'Destiny 2' Mysterious Box & Datapad Riddle Guide to Get Izanagi's Burden

Destiny 2 players can now open all four Black Armory Forges, which means the Mystery Box quest can be solved to unlock the Izanagi's Burden sniper. In this detailed guide, we'll tell you everything you need to know to complete the quest and how to solve the Mysterious Datapad Riddle.

Locating The Mysterious Box

Destiny 2 Mysterious Box quest steps
To open the Mysterious Box you'll need to collect a series of keys. Bungie/Activision/xHOUNDISHx @ YouTube

If you've missed Black Armory developments over the past several weeks, the first thing you'll need to do is find the Mysterious Box. To get it, go to the Sunken Isles of the EDZ. From there, go left and into the Tunnels. You'll eventually come to the crevices by the Volundr Forge. Instead of going into the Forge, fall to the left to find the Mysterious Box.

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The Mysterious Box is located in a crevice below Volundr Forge. Bungie/Activision/xHOUNDISHx @ YouTube

Collect The Three Keys

In order to get the Black Armory Key mold to complete the final step, you must first earn the Butterfly Key, Fishhook Key and Hand Key by completing all three Black Armory Forges with Maximum Temper. This requires getting to the second wave of Forge enemies and destroying Drones that appear in each arena. We have guides to locate the Volundr Forge, Gofannon Forge and Izanami Forge already, so use those if you need more help.

To make things simple, we'll just show you where the Drones are located in each Forge. Finish the Forge with the Drones downed and the correct key will drop.

Volundr Forge - Fishhook Key

1) A drone by the cliffs hovering near the trees of this formation.

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A drone on the far back wall to the left. Bungie/Activision/Esoterickk @ YouTube

2) A drone in the caves hovering to the right towards the ceiling.

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A drone hovers in these caves towards the ceiling. Bungie/Activision/Esoterickk @ YouTube

Gofannon Forge - Hand Key

1) On the far back wall along the left side.

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A drone on the back wall to the left Bungie/Activision/OP GAMING @ YouTube

2) Look up to your right from the first drone. You don't even have to move.

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A drone on the back wall to the right Bungie/Activision/OP GAMING @ YouTube

Butterfly Key - Izanami Forge

1) This is separate from the main part on this Vex platform.

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A drone on a Vex platform Bungie/Activision/JDT @ YouTube

2) On the opposite side of the map is similar platform with another drone.

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The second Drone for the Butterfly Key Bungie/Activision/JDT @ YouTube

Getting the Black Armory Key

With all three keys collected, go see Ada-1 to get the Black Armory Key Mold. The associated quest tells you to collect 24 Lenses from Watchers in the Leviathan Raid. Enter the underbelly by entering the following code using the corresponding levers: 1, 5, 3, 3, 2, 4, 6, Once inside, the fastest way to collect lenses is by farming the Engine room.

Lenses dropped, the next step requires players to collect 200 Glimmering Amethyst from Strike Chests, Public Events and Caches. Optimally, you're best off going to the EDZ and working your way through Heroics. Each Heroic offers 10 Glimmering Amethyst, which means grinding is more or less mandatory. You can also try the Lake of Shadows strike for 20 Glimmering Amethyst each completion.

Now you can finally make your way to the Bergusia Forge, which is by the Soujourner's Camp in the EDZ. It should be marked on your map. Inside the Forge, you want to do the same thing as you did for the previous three.

1) Shoot this drone by the ruins on the left.

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A Drone by the ruins Bungie/Activision/Esoterickk @ YouTube

2) By the red pipe on the right

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A Drone by the red pipe Bungie/Activision/Esoterickk @ YouTube

All items collected and Forge ignited, you can now open the Mysterious Box to get the Mysterious Decryption Device and Mysterious Datapad. Take the new items to Ada-1, and she'll offer instructions for the Unidentified Frame.

The Unidentified Frame

The first step to make the frame is to finish a rare Black Armory Bounty. Hopefully you have one saved up for this step, which you can immediately turn in. If not, they drop randomly while doing Daily Black Armory Bounties. Do that, and you'll get an Obsidian Crystal. Consume it to move on to the next step.

Next you'll have to complete the Shattered Throne dungeon to get the Ascendant Glass Shard. That's worthy of a guide on its own, and luckily we have one. Finally, Radiant Phaseglass is earned by following the mission marker to the Pyramidion strike Fashion all those supplies together to get the Unidentified Radiant Frame. The next mission, called Lock and Key, takes you back to Bergusia. Here, you'll finally defeat Siviks once and for all. He'll drop an item called Not a Weapon.

Return to the Tower and use your Hyperion Core to craft the Izanagi's Burden sniper.

The Mysterious Datapad Riddle

By now you should have the Exotic, but we still haven't done anything with that Datapad from the Mysterious Box.

To make use of that, go to the lower portion of Niobe Labs to find a lever that says "start mission." This begins the Lost Souvenir quest. You'll be transported to a room where you must shoot the following symbols with these Black Armory weapons.

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Pull this lever to start the Mysterious Datapad riddle mission. Bungie/Activision/xHOUNDISHx @ YouTube

Missive - Bow

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The missive symbol Bungie/Activision/xHOUNDISHx @ YouTube

Storm - LMG

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The storm symbol Bungie/Activision/xHOUNDISHx @ YouTube

Pagoda - Sniper

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The pagoda symbol Bungie/Activision/xHOUNDISHx @ YouTube

Dawn - Bow

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The dawn symbol Bungie/Activision/xHOUNDISHx @ YouTube

Star - LMG

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The star symbol Bungie/Activision/xHOUNDISHx @ YouTube

Hand - LMG

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The hand symbol Bungie/Activision/xHOUNDISHx @ YouTube

Black Armory Symbol - Sniper : It's under the main platform.

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The black armory symbol is under the platform here. Bungie/Activision/xHOUNDISHx @ YouTube

Lower enemy shields by shooting them with Izanagi's Burden, and collect Forge Essence by playing through the Forges again with Black Armory gear. Your reward is the Obsidian Dreams emblem and an Obsidian Accelerator.

That's all there is to know about the Black Armory Forges, the Mysterious Datapad and Izanagi's Burden. Check back soon for info about the Black Armory Exotic quest due in the near future.

Destiny 2 is available now on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

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