One of the main draws of Destiny 2‘s upcoming Black Armory expansion is the Lost Forges. Players will have to discover and conquer the mysterious dungeons to earn the DLC’s best loot, but design director Evan Nikolich recently provided a little more on what Guardians will see from the endgame activity.
In a recent PlayStation blog post, the design director revealed that “the goal from the outset with the Lost Forges was to add to the endgame ritual play of Destiny.” Similar to other endgame quests, such as raids, Guardians will be pushed to their limits regarding Power level, skill, and loadout customization. “The Forges will be as challenging or demanding of a player’s time as a raid, but if a player is underpowered, it will be an uphill climb,” Nikolich said.
While the Lost Forges were inspired by other high-Power activities like Escalation Protocol, Bungie said that they will be more focused on matchmaking. “The focus for this activity is on three-player fireteams,” Nikolich said. “We enabled matchmaking so players always know what they are getting when they engage with the Forges.”
Of course, putting in the extra work to learn the ins and outs of the Lost Forges will benefit the player greatly. Not only will Guardians get to see thematically how the DLC’s new weapons were created, but they’ll also receive some of the more exciting additions to the game. Black Armory will introduce more Machine Guns, as well as the first Exotic bow to the game, which will then be available to run through the Lost Forges again to get more loot.
Nikolich teased that many secrets will await Guardians as they uncover more about the Lost Forges, so for now, they’ll just have to wait until the expansion arrives on December 4th. For players curious about the current season and upcoming expansion plans, Bungie recently provided a ViDoc outlining the updates that are headed to the shooter over the next several months.
Destiny 2 is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Source: PlayStation's blog