New Destiny Loophole Lets You Get Exotics Easily

Try this quickly, before Bungie releases a hotfix.

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A new Destiny loophole has been discovered that allows players to stock up on Exotic engrams with minimal effort. The process by which this works is shown in the video below. It's relatively simple, but be aware, too, that it involves blowing yourself up.

First, head to Xur, the Destiny vendor who just appeared again in the game today, and pick up some Three of Coins consumables. As previously detailed, this is a new item which, when used, increases the likelihood of an Exotic item dropping from your next boss kill.

Next, find a Destiny "Ultra" (a named boss featuring a yellow health bar) and get it down to low health. Reddit user KinetiClutch reports that this works on Draksis, the boss from the Scourge of Winter story mission. Next, use a Three of Coins item and then finish off the boss with a rocket launcher in close range.

This will kill both of you, but the boss will drop an exotic engram. After respawning, the engram will be on the ground where you left it. Voila.

If you're looking to capitalize on this loophole, you'll want to do so quickly. Bungie is aware that the drop rates are "too damn high," and a hotfix is presumably in the works.

"I was just conferring with the design team about how Three of Coins is performing in the wild," Bungie community manager David "Deej" Dague writes on Reddit. "It is their assessment, and yours as well, given the context of the dialogue here, that the drop rates are too damn high. For now, this will play in your favor...

"You earned those coins. Have fun spending them. The Nine may be delighted that you're blowing them all now," he added. "As always, thanks for being an outstanding source of feedback and awareness. We like you just fine."

Destiny's new expansion, The Taken King, was released on September 15, breaking PlayStation download records and setting a new record for total players and peak online users. The DLC costs $40 on its own or is available through the $60 Legendary Edition, which also comes with the base game and the two prior expansions, The Dark Below and House of Wolves.

For more on The Taken King, check out GameSpot's review-in-progress. You can also start playing the game's big new raid, King's Fall, beginning today.

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