Archie the Dog, everyone’s favorite Destiny 2 exo-canine, has finally made a return to the Tower after a few months of being excluded from the story. Unfortunately, the lovable pet is still situated at the same dreary and isolated spot as before that makes it seem as if he isn’t an important part of the game’s ecosystem.
Archie can once again be found by his lonesome in the hallway near the Black Armory where Ada-1 is usually located. So unless you plan on adding an Ornament to your best Hunter build, then you most likely won’t be making your way to this particular location. Sadly, this leaves the Tower residents’ favorite mechanical dog with a glaring lack of head scratches that he typically deserves.
For this reason, players have now gone on Reddit to ask Bungie for Archie’s relocation to a more populated area. One particular user named P_UDDING even went on to create a post entitled “can we get Archie to a more loveable spot?,” in an effort to have the exo-canine moved. Luckily, their message has since received an outpouring of support from other Destiny 2 dog lovers.
A commenter suggested that Archie be moved in with Ada-1 instead “so she has a friend” since players don’t seem to visit her armory any longer. Another responder recommended Zavala’s office as an alternative because “it would add a positive vibe to a currently lonely and somber place.” “It would also follow Bungie’s logic of wanting to put him somewhere out of sight,” the same user continued.
Based on the recent reactions from numerous players, it seems almost everyone is in agreement that Archie should be moved from his current spot over to another livelier area. Hopefully, Bungie does end up relocating him soon as the Tower’s best companion deserves a regular dose of the Good Boy Protocol.
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Destiny 2: Lightfall
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February 28, 2023
In what feels like an eternity, fans of Destiny 2 have finally beheld the return of Archie the Dog. After Bungie announced earlier this month that Archibald, the friendly canine companion who originally graced The Farm in the first Destiny, would make a return in Destiny 2, players have rejoiced.
Archibald, or Archie, as he is affectionately known, was introduced in Destiny 1 as a pet dog, offering players a furry friend and an endearing touch of normalcy in a universe otherwise drenched in darkness and mystery. The presence of Archie on The Farm was often seen as a reprieve and a reminder of better days. The dog eventually left with the other Guardians when The Farm was deserted, and many had assumed that Archie was gone for good.
But now that Archie has made his return, some players are calling for him to be relocated. The current spot of Archie’s return, in a hidden part of The Tangled Shore, is too tricky for new players to find and, furthermore, isn’t quite a fitting location for the entirety of the fandom to congregate and pay Archie a visit.
As a result, fan-led petitions have sprung up around the internet, along with in-game campaigns, requesting that Bungie relocate Archie to a more accessible spot. The result has been mixed, with some fans arguing that the seclusion of his spot is a part of the charm, while others demand that Archie be given a more communal home.
Regardless of what position fans and players are taking, it’s safe to say that his return has brought a sense of joy and nostalgia to Destiny 2’s otherwise grim universe. The conversations that have been sparked indicate that Archie is a much-loved figure, and Bungie’s decision to bring him back a beloved addition that will surely stand the test of time.