Just yesterday, we reported that Bungie has made quite some changes to how Xur – Agent of the Nine deals his weekly set of Exotic items in Destiny.
One of the big new additions is the “Three of Coins,” which according to Bungie, “which gives bosses a chance to drop Exotic Engrams, including Weapon Engrams. These consumables have a cumulative luck effect, so even if one doesn’t net you a drop, the next one has a higher chance to do so.“
With Xur selling the Three of Coins now, it didn’t take long for the hardcore Destiny players to find an exploit, and find they did! Over on the Destiny subreddit, user Parkwaydrive23 outlined a super efficient Destiny Exotic farming method — and we can confirm that it works!
Here’s the method:
I’ve been farming Scourge of Winter story boss. Get the checkpoint outside his chamber. Pop coin, snipe boss low, run in and rocket suicide to kill him. If he dropped loot, it’ll still be there. Rinse and repeat. Within 15 coins, I’ve gotten 3 chest exotics.
Edit. 25 coins, 4 exotic engrams. Roughly half hour of work.
Edit #2 – More specific.
Mission – Scourge of Winter (Difficult doesn’t matter)
Snipe boss low, or shoot him, whatever works for you.
Go in and kill him and yourself with a rocket launcher. Any loot will carry over after you revive at the checkpoint.
Rinse and repeat while collecting any loot drops from the previous kill.
Only use one coin at a time, the buff goes away regardless of you getting a drop or not.
If that’s unclear to you, go to the Scourge of Winter story boss, and once you get to the checkpoint outside his lair, pop the Three of Coins item, get him to super low health, and then once he’s within one rocket of dying, get near him and kill him and you at the same time with one rocket. You’ll die and respawn outside again. And voila! That’s your easy method for Destiny Exotic farming — at least until Bungie deploys a patch. Be careful, though. If you mess up (as in kill him), you’ll have to do the entire thing all over again.
Anyone trying this now? I’ll be doing it but strictly for, erm, journalistic purposes. Let us know what items you get.
Destiny Exotic Farming With Three of Coins Exploit Made Easy