The Mysterious Datapad is one of two items which you will receive after you hand over the contents of the Mysterious Box to Ada-1. It comes with the riddle for you to solve along with a code to be input using the symbols in the Niobe Labs.
Are you ready? Here’s how to complete the Mysterious Datapad Quest.
Solve the Riddle
As I mentioned above, Mysterious Datapad comes with the riddle which fortunately gives you hints to solve it, you can read the entire riddle below:
“Our fates are written on the fine parchment of time
A never-ending cyclone of conflict and character
We struggle to find times of stillness in the shrine of peace
And watch for the next new dawn signalling tomorrow
Our eyes drawn to the sky looking for the brightest constellation
That we will shape the coming days with our own hands
And the Black Armory will endure forever.”
Head to Niobe Labs
The riddle on the Mysterious Datapad will lead you to Niobe Labs, an area which located in the southernmost reaches of the EDZ. Before you head there, make sure you bring along the Black Armory weapons below:
- Hammerhead Machine Gun
- Spiteful Fang Bow
- Tatara Gaze Sniper Rifle
You can get these weapons by unlocking the first three Forges, and you will need all three of them to shoot the symbols which you will find inside Niobe Labs, and also bring along the Izanagi’s Burden as you will need it too.
Activate Lost Souvenir mission in Niobe Labs
Once you’re at the heart of Niobe Labs, look for a lever under the central platform beside the box that starts the Niobe’s Torment puzzle. Activating the lever will begin the mission, Lost Souvenir.
Input Correct Code
When you’ve activated this mission, you will need to find the following symbols scattered around the main room and shoot them with the correct Black Armory weapon. Read for the description below:
- Missive with The Spiteful Fang bow
- Storm with Hammerhead heavy machine gun
- Shrine with Tatara Gaze sniper rifle
- Dawn with The Spiteful Fang bow
- Star with Hammerhead heavy machine gun
- Hand with Hammerhead heavy machine gun
- Black Armory with Tatara Gaze sniper rifle
Defeat The Taken Enemies
Once you have finished putting the correct sequence of symbols, you must defeat the two shielded Taken enemies and then clear the room of Taken.
Waves of the Taken enemies will start spawning, including Taken Knights equipped with kinetic shields which can only be damaged by a Honed Edge shot on Izanagi’s Burden.
Clear out the Taken and will move you onto the next step, which requires Forge Essence. To obtain this, you have to complete the Volundr, Gofannon, Izanami, and Bergusia Forges while wearing a full set of Black Armory armor and three Black Armory weapons.
Make sure that you already have the weapons, in case if you’re missing some armor, buy some Forge Polymers from Ada-1, these items will give successful Forge completions and also speed up your armor grind remarkably.
Return to Ada-1
Once you’ve completed all four Forges, you will earn the Obsidian Dreams emblem and one Obsidian Accelerator. You can trade this with Ada-1 for Obsidian Radiance which can be used to modify your Black Armory weapons and slightly buff the damage they deal in the Forges.
Well done, now you have complete the Mysterious Datapad in Destiny 2: Black Armor! For those who might get some trouble in this quest, watch the video below for further guidance,
Destiny 2: Black Armory is currently available for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.