The Destiny 2 community might be located in a brand new game, but the players are still the same enterprising bunch of loot-hungry Guardians. Destiny 2 cheeses are becoming popular just a few weeks into release, with groups discovering the most efficient, and often exploitative, ways to beat various Strikes and other end-game challenges.
One thing that players have consistently struggled with are the new timers for high-level activities in Destiny 2. End-game content isn’t just about having the best gear or being the sharpest shot anymore – now teams need to be more coordinated in order to succeed, as there are different strategies and mechanics that allow for time to be added back on the clock in Destiny 2‘s Strikes.
Alternatively, though, Guardians could always just cheese the timer in the best Destiny 2 strategy possible. A new method has emerged in The Arms Dealer Strike that makes the quest much easier, and it relies on having one player trick the game into zoning in and out between a lost sector and the Strike rooms, respawning Oracle enemies whose deaths add 30 seconds to the quest timer. Here’s a video demonstrating the technique, which was originally posted on Reddit:
And, for those who prefer to learn by reading, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to enact the exploit:
Completing the Strike, as always, will reward good gear and bragging rights. The more things change in Destiny 2, the more they stay the same, and it’s refreshing to see Guardians willing to go the extra mile in making sure they get the maximum amount of loot in the most efficient manner possible. Given that Bungie will be likely to patch this feature out in the future, resetting Oracles should only be considered a temporary fix to make beating the timer in Arms Dealer a lot easier to manage.
With that being said, beating Arms Dealer is definitely in every Guardian’s best interest right now. The mission is part of a chain that rewards an Exotic Raid weapon, a shotgun called the Legend of Acrius that packs a major punch.
Destiny 2 is out now on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.