There’s a relatively new item in the Destiny 2 Black Armory update, and it’s known as the Mysterious Box. In this Destiny 2 Mysterious Box guide, we’ll be walking you through how to unlock the Mysterious Box in Destiny 2 as easily as possible.
If you instead need information on additional content for Destiny 2 further down the line, you can head over to our Destiny 2 DLC guide. Here we’ve compiled all the information we have on future content for the game, including the Season of the Drifter, and more.
Destiny 2 Mysterious Box Guide
Firstly, you’ll need to actually get your hands on the Mysterious Box itself in Destiny 2. Land at the Sunken Isles landing zone in the EDZ, and turn left, where you’ll see the opening of a huge tunnel. Head all the way through this tunnel, until you’re in Smidur’s Cavern, the area in which the EDZ Forge takes place.
Instead of jumping over to the right of Smidur’s Cavern where you can activate the forge, head to the edge of this area, and look down, where you can see the small platform pictured just above. Land on this platform beneath you, and turn left, where you’ll be able to see a Black Armory loot chest within a small tunnel.
Open this Black Armory crate, and you’ll have discovered the Mysterious Box item. This can now be found in the ‘Pursuits’ section of your inventory in Destiny 2, and challenges you to open four locks, which are equally mysterious.
So, you’re now on a mission to obtain all four keys to the Mysterious Box. Just below, Arekkz has compiled a full video on how to find all four keys in Destiny 2, and below that, we’ve written out a complete list of instructions on how to uncover the four keys.
Destiny 2 Fishhook Key
The first key can actually be found right near where you’re standing, from having obtained the Mysterious Box. You need to activate Volundr Forge, and in the very first round of the entire mission, where you’re challenged to throw batteries into the Forge itself, one player needs to head over to the cliff edge area of the map.
Here, you’ll see two Black Armory drones flying around. If you shoot them both down, you’ll be rewarded with the ‘Maximum Temper’ buff. You and your team now need to complete Volundr Forge in full, surviving two rounds and defeating the boss at the very end. Once this is done, a loot chest will spawn near the Forge itself, and you’ll be able to open this up to obtain the Fishhook Key.
Destiny 2 Hand Key
To obtain the Hand Key for the Mysterious Box item in Destiny 2, you now need to head to Gofannon Forge, which is located on Nessus. To complete this section of the quest line and obtain the Hand Key, you merely need to complete the same process again. Send one of your team to shoot down two Black Armory drones in the first round of the Forge, then complete the mission and defeat the boss of the Izanami Forge, and you’ll be rewarded with the Hand Key from the loot chest.
Destiny 2 Butterfly Key
Next up on your list is to head to Izanami Forge, which is again found on Nessus. This Forge is considerably more difficult than the starter Volundr Forge, or the Gofannon Forge, so you’ll want to make sure you’re on at least power level 630 when you attempt to complete this mission.
But once the Izanami Forge is underway, you merely have to repeat the same steps for Volundr Forge, in order to find the Butterfly Key (surprise!). Shoot down the two Black Armory drones, before completing two waves involving batteries and killing the final big boss, to get the Butterfly Key for the Mysterious Box.
Destiny 2 Black Armory Key
Now, you need to head back to Ada-1 in The Tower, to advance the Mysterious Box quest in Destiny 2. As of right now, this is as far as we’ve got in our quest to unlock the Mysterious Box item in Destiny 2, we’ll be updating this guide as we venture further in to the quest, so check back later for further details.