Destiny Loot Cave: New Legendary Engram Farming Location Discovered (+Gold Chest Locations for Earth, Moon, Mars, Venus)

By Larry Ong, Epoch Times
October 9, 2014 9:00 pm Last Updated: October 10, 2014 8:25 am

It appears that Bungie can’t fully root out all the loot caves that keep on giving. 

Being an MMO game, there’s plenty of grinding involved in Destiny if you want to lay hands on top notch gear. 

And like in every video game, there are always those who seek out the fastest way, the shortest distance between two points, to get the loot necessary. 

Let’s face it, nobody has unlimited time in the world for Legendary engram farming, so even the best of gamers will take any advantage, even the “cheap” and cheesy sort, to cut down on hours of “proper” mindless enemy killing only to be so unrichly rewarded at the end. 

Two “loot caves” that spawn an endless amount of enemies were found, but Bungie was quick to patch them, and decided to increase the rate of Legendary engram drops to compensate. 

Still, there is nothing like taking a short cut. 

A third loot cave, or rather, loot staircase, has been discovered in Old Russia by MinistryofGeeks. 

Check out the video below for instructions on how to exploit the cave, and get those Legendary Engram drops. 

 

 

Still looking trying to locate all gold chest locations? Check them out below. 

Earth

Chest 1: On starting the Restoration mission, turn right and make your way into the building directly in front of you. Chest 1 is sitting on top of a desk.

Chest 2: From the Chest 1 location, head west along a near by river, and Chest 2 can be spotted near the coast.

Chest 3:  This chest is located in a cave near the Forgotten Shore to the Mothyards. 

Chest 4: Either during or after battling with the Wizard inside the Lunar Complex during The Dark Within, head over to the crates on the left side of the room for Chest 4.

Chest 5: This one is a bit tricky. It is located below the raised platforms of the Sepiks Prime battle, but players have to keep at eye out for the boss if they want to stay alive. 

 

The Moon

Chest 1: The first chest on the Moon can be found by after trekking to the Hive temple and across the bridge that stretches towards a nearby ship. Look for a ramp heading down, and it should be there on your right. 

Chest 2: Look for a good sized rock cropping on the left side of the road between Archer’s Line and the Hellmouth, and Chest 2 should be on the other side. 

Chest 3: Go to the top of the hill directly in front of the Archer’s Line spawn point from the location of Chest 2, head towards the nearby dome, and face the Hive Fortress when you spot it. Chest 3 should be in a cave that you will notice. 

Chest 4: This chest can be found during or after the World’s Grave event from the Destiny campaign. While on the platform where Ghost scans the Grave, look towards the room’s entrance, and glance somewhere down and to the right near the water in the floor of the room for Chest 4.

Chest 5: Another boss battle, another chest. When battling Phogoth in the Hive’s Summoning Pits, head to the lowest platform in the room, and the gold chest is found between two stair cases. 

Mars

Chest 1: Go to the Scablands from the Barrens and you should find a Cabal outpost full of heavily-armored enemies. Check the tops of crates piled in the area for Chest 1. 

Chest 2: From the Barrens, head towards the Hollows. There should be an explorable opening in the ground near the downtown area, and the gold chest can be found there. 

Chest 3: This chest is located in Dust Palace and behind a desk inside of a room with a number 3 on the door.

Chest 4: The fourth gold chest is located inside the Legion’s Keep at the Iron Line. Upon reaching the entrance to the keep, take the walkway on your left and jump over the pipes in the corner of the room. Look up and to your left for a walkway which you should take to reach Chest 4. 

Chest 5: Chest 5 is located in Tharsis Junction. Look for a Vex gate behind a train, and go through a small room located nearby. Head down the path for the last chest. 

 

Venus

Chest 1: The first chest on Venus is located between Ishtar Academy and the Shattered Coast. While on the road, keep your eyes pealed for a U-shaped tunnel that heads underground. Chest 1 on Venus is found on the right side of the tunnel at the base of one of the pillars. 

Chest 2: This gold chest can be found on Campus 9, near the back of the first building encountered by players. Head for the big orange building, follow the catwalk that stretches on the outside of the building and you will find the chest at the end of the catwalk. 

Chest 3: The third chest on Venus can be found in Winter’s Lair, sitting on a balcony that overlooks the map’s central cavern. You need a bit of jumping skills to go onto the balcony on the path to The Cinders. With a bit of skill, leap from the balcony to the landing where the chest is located.

Chest 4: After climbing onto the Ketch (the docked ship from the Scourge of Winter mission), go right to the back of the ship, and spot the gold chest sitting on the ship’s exterior.

Chest 5: Go to Ishtar Commons over the N/Gen Branch, and head into the first enclosed office building. Look through the cubicles found inside, and you should soon spot the last Venus chest.