If you're working your way through Destiny 2's endgame or are approaching that point, you'll more than likely find yourself with an abundance of the game's most common in-game currency, Glimmer). While it is somewhat valuable during the beginning of your adventure for purchasing more powerful gear or grabbing your first Sparrow, the value of these goods will quickly fall off, and you might find yourself hitting the Glimmer cap of 100,000.
It's important to make sure you're spending Glimmer constantly to avoid hitting that cap, since you'll cease to earn any Glimmer at all once you do, and why deny yourself of that situation when you could be spending it on something that could potentially give you a small leg up? With that in mind, here are the best ways to spend Glimmer during the endgame to help bolster your Power Level and get better gear. If you haven't got your head around everything yet though, be sure to check out our Destiny 2 guide on how currency works, and how best to spend each of them.
Treasure Maps from Cayde-6
Cayde has treasure maps for sale, and he restocks them every week. These mark the location of his personal treasure caches on your map screen, and using that information, you can run out and claim those chests for yourself while exploring planets. There's obviously a chance of getting Legendary and Exotic engrams from these chests, so buying those maps is a no-brainer. Just be aware that, as of this writing, a bug exists that impacts these chests, potentially robbing you of any loot. As a result, you should avoid opening them all at the same time.
Scouting Reports from Cayde-6
These items will visually mark the location of nearby treasure cache locations on your HUD, like a checkpoint marker, for a period of four hours. There are four different types of scouting report--one for each specific planet--and it's very handy to keep a bunch of these in stock. If you think you're going to be spending a bit of time on a planet to do Adventures, Patrols, or Public Events, activate one of these and use the opportunity to easily seek out any chests that show themselves along the way.
Mods from Banshee-44
Here's the key one: If you still have a lot of Glimmer, and you're well stocked with Scouting Reports, take the chance to buy a bunch of random mods from the gunsmith, Banshee-44. These blue, Rare-grade gear mods might not seem like a very good investment, but be aware that once you high a Power Level of 280, you will unlock the ability to trade in three Rare-grade mods of the same type for one Legendary-grade mod. Legendary mods increase the Power level of the item they're placed into (provided they don't already have a Legendary mod). This means you'll be able to potentially boost the attack or defense number of your already powerful gear and raise your overall Power Level even further once you get to that stage.
And that's it! If you think we've got it completely wrong and there's an even better way to spend all that Glimmer, be sure to let us know in the comments. For more Destiny 2 guides, try these ones on for size:
- Destiny 2: All The Guides And Tips You Need
- Destiny 2 Post-Game: How To Farm And Get Raid Ready
- Destiny 2: How to Get Exotics - Coldheart, Sturm, MIDA Multi-Tool