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Destiny Update Closes The Loot Cave

by on 09/25/2014
 

Destiny’s “Loot Cave” was an exploit some gamers discovered which allowed them fire mindlessly at one spot in a cave on Earth for hours as an unending stream of monsters dropped engrams, hoping that they would eventually get one containing legendary equipment they needed to take on Destiny’s endgame content.
As of today, the Loot Cave is closed. Bungie pushed out a hotfix that made a few key changes to the game, including this notice:
The Hive of the holy “Treasure Cave” have realized the futility of their endless assault on Skywatch and have retired to lick their wounds and plan their next attack.
The hotifix cracks down on other exploits as well. Guardians will have to find other ways to beat Destiny’s grueling endgame loot climb, which is made very difficulty by the scarcity of the legendary gear.
Here are the full hotfix notes:
Summary
In Hotfix 5, we made a few changes to reduce the effectiveness of a humbling number of economy exploits. Check out these Destiny Dev Notes to read a summary of our impressions since launch.
Activities
Missions
Reduced drop rate of engrams following a hard wipe [fixed in 1.0.1.4]
Queen’s Wrath Event
Material rewards for dismantling Queen’s Wrath gear will no longer provide ascendant materials, but missions will continue to drop Legendary items
World
Destinations
The Hive of the holy “Treasure Cave” have realized the futility of their endless assault on Skywatch and have retired to lick their wounds and plan their next attack.
Respawn timers for monster caves in Skywatch have been normalized to 40 seconds (increased from 6)
Respawn timers for monster caves in Forgotten Shore have been normalized to 40 seconds (increased from 10)
Respawn timers for monster caves in Ember Caves have been normalized to 40 seconds (increased from 10)
Respawn timers for monster caves in the Shattered Coast have been normalized to 40 seconds (increased from 10)
Respawn timers for monster caves in the Barrens have been normalized to 40 seconds (increased from 20)

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