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Build your own Destiny grinding robot

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Sonny the Destiny grinding robot

Destiny wants you to grind. And grind and grind and grind. There’s a lot to be said about Bungie’s design behind their loot system and how damn random it is, but a lot of people don’t mind endlessly shooting at the same enemies for the hope of a shiny reward. Not this guy though, which is why he’s built a robot to do it for him.

Maybe robot is overselling it a bit though. What yavin427 has built, however, is something that allows Destiny to run through the night and grind for him, which he’s confusingly called the “servomechanism”. What it does is automate shooting and melee attacks, allowing him to set up the Oceans of Storms level on the moon and hit the sack while his Guardian works.

Since enemies continue spawning, and since responding on death lands yavin427 in the same place, he could theoretically leave this going forever. That is until he reaches the level 20 soft cap and starts requiring more complex gear to progress. Gear that you probably won’t find on the Moon, and definitely not on random, low level mobs.

Here’s the pseudo-robot in action:

Posting his solution to Reddit, yavin427 boasted about how well the hack had worked for him over night.

“Woke up this morning to a brand new 20! Had about 3600 kills, and 900 deaths (lol), and like 50 green engrams. I started at level 16.5 yesterday afternoon, and reached 20 sometime while I was asleep. With the armor I had waiting for him he is now a 26.”

Seems like it’s a pretty painless setup for some great rewards. Then again, if you’re resorting to means such as this to progress in a game because you couldn’t be bothered to do it yourself, is it really worth playing at all?

Last Updated: January 20, 2015


  1. Only sane way to play Destiny…. ????


    • Admiral Chief

      January 21, 2015 at 06:38



    • Quo Vadis?

      January 21, 2015 at 07:44

      Borderlands: Pre-sequel as well LOL


  2. ratamacue76

    January 20, 2015 at 21:50

    Sort of reminds of the thing we used to do in Final Fantasy III on Super Nintendo where we would tape down the control pad so that the raft would continuously go around and around the river, then we would also tape down the button for attacking and put it on turbo then leave it to do its thing.


  3. Admiral Chief

    January 21, 2015 at 06:38



  4. Hammersteyn

    January 21, 2015 at 07:59

    Did the nightfall last night. It dropped two exotics for the other two and a legendary for me which was nice. Too bad you can only play it once a week. The grind feels useless by now. The only real reward are faction points that I only use to buy and dismantle items for shards Almost all my exotics cam from Xur. Even the Icebreaker at long last.


  5. Ghost In The Rift

    January 21, 2015 at 08:00

    Well this is a new meaning to gamer


  6. Brady miaau

    January 21, 2015 at 08:25

    We did this back in the day too. Starcontrol 2 had a bug where you could sell Landers you did not have. So we taped a screw driver to the left mouse button and waited a long time. A very long time. And started the game with all upgrades, making the game a bit more fun, without the super slow mothership.

    but that was single player gaming. Who did it effect?


  7. CAE9872

    January 21, 2015 at 09:15

    I loaded Destiny up the other day for an hour or so and those mechanics are still awesome – pity about the story.

    However, you know there is a problem when you have to resort to these means to play your game “properly.”


  8. MakeItLegal

    January 21, 2015 at 10:31

    lol ….. bungie………


  9. Hammersteyn

    January 21, 2015 at 10:45

  10. Anthony Smith

    July 16, 2015 at 10:23

    Maybe we can build an robot that can discipline our family members http://www.andremansur.com/blog/detector-de-mentiras


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