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Destiny: The Taken King hotfix nerfs the Three of Coins exploit

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Cha-cha-cha-changes! Last week saw a new storefront pop up for Xur, as the infamous salesman dropped guaranteed Exotic weapons for a more random selection of goods. Beyond the legacy engrams, Xur also had something else on his shelves: The Three of Coins.

An item which could drastically increase your chances of earning an Exotic engram from a fallen Ultra boss, the Three of Coins quickly found itself sold out when Guardians figured out a loophole that allowed them to farm bosses when the buff was applied.

That resulted in a lovely weekend of just about everyone playing the Scourge of Winter, kamikazing themselves into oblivion in a quest for mighty loot. And yes, it did work, as I got myself a few nice weapons using the process as Draksis dropped some damn fine loot.

This was done purely for research, of course.

Don’t expect to see Draksis drop the goods this weekend though, as the Three of Coins has been fine-tuned in the latest hotfix, which also includes these other fixes:

  • Fixed an issue with Year 1 Moments of Triumphs in which Golden Chest node completions were disappearing after TTK release
  • Fixed an issue where players who reached Level 40 before turning in the Reach Level 30 objective did not properly receive the Level 40 quest
  • Fixed an issue where the quest “High Value Targets” did not correctly reward Legendary Marks upon completion
  • Fixed an issue where Year 1 Strikes were not dropping Uncommon and Rare quality gear as intended
  • Some treasure chests in the Dreadnaught are now in a location that only allow them to be looted once per spawn
  • Three of Coins now provides a smaller increase in Exotic Engram drop chance when rapidly killing Ultras
  • Dismantling leveled-up Exotics now have a reduced chance to produce 2 Exotic Shards

It was fun while it lasted. For those of you who still need to collect Hadrium Flakes for your sword once the main quest is over, it’s also going to take you a bit longer now to do so.

The Three of Coins will now most likely work the way it was intended to, rewarding players who tackle the Strike playlists. At least this weekend, Draksis can rest easy and not fear random rockets.

Last Updated: September 25, 2015


  1. I used 15 coins with this exploit and only got one Legendary engram which gave me Invective 2.0. Invective was my first yellow item in Destiny and now in Destiny 2.0 as well.
    So I am not too bummed about this at all. I have 36 coins to use this week and I am hoping that we get some Chest armor…. will see in an hours time.


    • The D

      September 25, 2015 at 10:04

      Destiny is happy to give out a LOT more Strange Coins lately. I dig that. Bring it on Xur!


      • Jonah Cash

        September 25, 2015 at 10:31

        Yeah no more farming for the stuff. Just do daily bounties and chances are that you will get at least 6 of them.


  2. 3deano

    September 25, 2015 at 10:09

    I got 2 Exotics from my 10 x stack of 3 coins.
    Got my Jackrabbit Scout rifle 🙂


    • Jonah Cash

      September 25, 2015 at 10:32

      I got one for my 15… At least it was my favourite shotgun.


  3. John Law

    September 25, 2015 at 12:37

    Just used 15 to test it. Got 2 exotic gauntlets and now I am moving on lol


    • The D

      September 25, 2015 at 13:25

      I am mighty tempted to try this…for research of course.


      • John Law

        October 1, 2015 at 21:44

        Just spam the strikes mate, I got all the exotics you can get from strike drops.


  4. Decembermaloy

    September 25, 2015 at 13:31

    you will get approximately 1 exotic engram for every 7 to 8 coins used, that was before the nerf/update last night


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