‘Destiny 2’ Niobe Labs Guide - How to Solve Niobe’s Torment Puzzle to Level 7

Destiny 2 players have finally solved Niobe Labs, and we're here to walk you through the whole puzzle through Niobe's Torment bypass level seven. For the sake of brevity, we're excluding combat tips and focusing on the actual puzzle part of the quest. In order to have the best chance at completing everything, your team should be close to 650 Power and have all Black Armory Forge weapons including the Sniper, Bow and Machine Gun.

Where is Niobe Labs?

The first thing you'll want to do is locate Niobe Labs, and we have a guide for that here. Once there, you'll pass through some enemies till you're eventually stopped in a large room. This is where the puzzle solving begins and your sanity ends.

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This is where Niobe Labs and the Bergusia Forge are located. Bungie/Activision/cbgray @ YouTube

Puzzle 1

Shoot the following symbols in quick succession with the designated weapons.

Shoot Wind with the Bow

Destiny 2 Niobe Labs Puzzle 1 wind bow
Shoot the Wind symbol with your Bow. Bungie/Activision/Esoterickk @ YouTube

Shoot the Rock with the Sniper

Destiny 2 Niobe Labs Puzzle 1 rock sniper
Shoot the Rock symbol with your Sniper. Bungie/Activision/Esoterickk @ YouTube

Shoot Fire with the LMG

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Shoot the fire symbol with your LMG. Bungie/Activision/Esoterickk @ YouTube

You'll hear a tone when done correctly.

Puzzle 2

The weapon order doesn't matter here, but you need to stand on the designated spot and shoot the symbols in the correct order. For this you need the Tatara Gaze Sniper, Hammerhead LMG and Spiteful Fang Bow.

Sniper

Stand on the Tiger symbol shown below.

Destiny 2 Niobe Labs Puzzle 2 tiger
The Niobe Labs Tiger symbol Bungie/Activision/Esoterickk @ YouTube

Shoot Fish

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The Niobe Labs Fish symbol Bungie/Activision/Esoterickk @ YouTube

Shoot Lotus

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The Niobe Labs Lotus symbol Bungie/Activision/Esoterickk @ YouTube

Shoot Temple

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The Niobe Labs Temple symbol Bungie/Activision/Esoterickk @ YouTube

Stand on Dragon.

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The Niobe Labs Dragon symbol Bungie/Activision/Esoterickk @ YouTube

Shoot Archway

Destiny 2 Niobe Labs Puzzle 2 archway
The Niobe Labs Archway symbol Bungie/Activision/Esoterickk @ YouTube

Shoot Rabbit

Destiny 2 Niobe Labs Puzzle 2 rabbit
The Niobe Labs Rabbit symbol Bungie/Activision/Esoterickk @ YouTube

Shoot Bamboo

Destiny 2 Niobe Labs Puzzle 2 bamboo
The Niobe Labs Bamboo symbol Bungie/Activision/Esoterickk @ YouTube

Shoot Temple

Stand on the Fish.

Shoot Lotus

Bow

Stand on Morning

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The Niobe Labs Morning symbol Bungie/Activision/Esoterickk @ YouTube

Shoot Missive

Destiny 2 Niobe Labs Puzzle 2 missive
The Niobe Labs Missive symbol Bungie/Activision/Esoterickk @ YouTube

Shoot Trees

Destiny 2 Niobe Labs Puzzle 2 trees
The Niobe Labs Trees symbol Bungie/Activision/Esoterickk @ YouTube

Shoot Water

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The Niobe Labs Water symbol Bungie/Activision/Esoterickk @ YouTube

Shoot Rose

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The Niobe Labs Rose symbol Bungie/Activision/Esoterickk @ YouTube

Stand on Wind

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The Niobe Labs Wind symbol Bungie/Activision/Esoterickk @ YouTube

Shoot Missive twice

LMG

Shoot Storm

Destiny 2 Niobe Labs Puzzle 2 storm
The Niobe Labs Storm symbol Bungie/Activision/Esoterickk @ YouTube

Stand on Moon

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The Niobe Labs Moon symbol Bungie/Activision/Esoterickk @ YouTube

Shoot T + H R E B F L U + using the clusters of letters on the pillars to your left, center and right.

Destiny 2 Niobe Labs Puzzle 2 T + H R E B F L U + (2)
Shoot the letter panels to your center, left and right to spell the correct word. Bungie/Activision/Esoterickk @ YouTube

You'll hear the same ding if you did it right.

Follow Up

With the Bow, stand on Morning and shoot Missive, Rose and Water. The images for each symbol are above. Once done, you'll hear a ding and you can proceed to this switch with the light above it. You can now begin the Niobe's Torment quest.

Destiny 2 Niobe Labs Puzzle 2 switch
Press this switch to activate the Niobe's Torment quest. Bungie/Activision/Esoterickk @ YouTube

Niobe's Torment Steps

Niobe's Torment is basically a much harder version of what you just did, only this time there are more enemies to contend with. Once you clear the room, shoot the symbols in the order described within 30 seconds. If you're too slow or get killed by adds, it's back to start.

Level 1

Stand on the Hand symbol and spell the word BUTTERFLY with your bullets just like you did at the end of the previous puzzle.

Level 2

With your Hammerhead LMG equipped, stand on the Hand symbol and shoot Fire and Storm.

Have a player with the Sniper stand on Fish and shoot Rabbit and Lotus.

Level 3

For this part you need all three fireteam members to perform the same task at once.

  • Stand on Dragon, shoot Bamboo
  • Stand on Wind, shoot Water
  • Stand on Star, shoot Fire

Level 4

Jump and shoot the letters FLY while airborne.

Level 5

This step is very complicated and requires input from all three players standing in different places.

  • Bow on Butterfly
  • Sniper on Fish
  • LMG on Hand

Shoot the following symbols in this order: A - T - Bamboo - Missive - Waves - Tree - Arch - Rabbit - L - R - Arch - Lotus - S - D - Lotus - Rose - Heart.

Level 6

All three Guardians stand on Butterfly with Bow and shoot Trees.

Level 7

In this last step you won't be able to use the family weapon to shoot the symbols, which means you can't see them. Use the Black Armory weapon to line up the shot and then take it with the traditional weapon.

  • Solar weapon stands on Hand and shoots + U L F B E R H + T
  • Arc weapon stands on Butterfly and shoots Trees and Missive, then switches to Morning and shoots Heart, Heart, Trees and Wings.
  • Void Weapon stands on Tiger and shoots Fish, Lotus, and Temple then switches to Dragon and shoots Arch, Rabbit, Bamboo and Temple.

That's all there is to know about Niobe Labs. The reward for it isn't great since the Bergusia Forge is already open, but at least you can say you officially solved the most difficult puzzle in Destiny history.

Destiny 2 is available now on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Niobe Labs is live on all platforms.

Were you able to solve Niobe Labs and Niobe's Torment? Did Bungie handle this situation correctly? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section!