Before I reached level 20 in Destiny 2, I had no idea what to do with my glimmer. After being maxed out at 99,999 glimmer for two weeks, I researched different ways to spend my riches.
Lately, I’ve been spending a lot of glimmer on mods and shaders.
My Warlock is nearing max power level, which is currently 305. As my levels increase, so does my need for glimmer.
I don’t raid as often as I should. Most of my level 305 weapons and equipment comes from modding and infusing my favorite legendaries. But guess what? Mods, infusing, and even shaders cost glimmer. A lot of glimmer…
With that being said, here are five ways to get glimmer fast in Destiny 2.
5 Best Ways to Farm Glimmer in Destiny 2
1. Heroic Public Events
One of the quickest ways to obtain glimmer in Destiny 2 is through public events. Defeating enemies, killing mini-bosses, and executing public event objectives earns you a decent amount of glimmer; especially if it’s a heroic public event!
Glimmer Per Heroic Public Event:
- 600+ glimmer in chest
- 10+ glimmer for each minion kill
As you’re completing public events, make sure you have the appropriate ghost equipped. For example, one of my ghosts provides “+10% glimmer on Titan.”
2. Lost Sectors
Lost sectors are mini-dungeons scattered throughout Destiny 2.
During your travels, you may encounter a unique pattern painted on a wall. These patterns indicate the entrance to a dungeon. There’s a boss at the end of each lost sector that holds a key unlocking that dungeon’s treasure.
The amount of glimmer you receive from lost sectors varies.
For example, you obtain significantly more glimmer your first time completing each lost sector. If you’re lucky, you’ll also receive equipment from the chest, which can be dismantled for extra glimmer.
Lost sectors are easily soloable and repeatable. Once you loot all the lost sectors on a planet, return to orbit, then fast travel back to the same planet.
3. Dismantling Extra Shit
Dismantling your extra shit (weapon modifications, equipment modifications, shaders, etc) grants you a small amount of glimmer.
Let’s face it, you have a lot of modifications, shaders, or weapons that you’ll never use. Take a few minutes to dismantle your extra shit!
4. Multitasking on Planets
Completing multiple tasks at a time is my favorite way to farm glimmer in Destiny 2. Personally, I get bored repeating heroic public events all night.
Farming glimmer should be a fun and unique experience, hence why I let the world determine where I go next. For example, I’ll start my journey by fast traveling to the middle of a planet. From that point on, I let the game guide me while I follow the glimmer!
Maybe I decide to complete a few patrols as I fight through public events. I may check out a lost sector on my way to a quest objective. There might be a powerful enemy in my way that drops a loot chest. Regardless of what’s next, multitasking allows me to enjoy everything the game has to offer.
Here are a few things to keep in mind when multitasking. P.S. – Don’t quote me on these glimmer values, I’m guesstimating based on my experiences:
- 750+ glimmer for completing adventures
- 400+ glimmer for completing lost sectors
- 250+ glimmer for completing patrols
- Cayde’s Stash (spade symbol on map) has a chance at Exotic and Legendary Engrams
- Equip ghosts that give you benefits for the planet you are farming on
- Consume Fireteam Medallions to increase loot drop and experience gain
5. Level Another Character
Assuming you need glimmer for your main character, leveling an alt rewards you with a boatload of glimmer.
I currently have two level 20 characters, one on Xbox and another on PC. Again, based on my experiences, each guardian had 50,000+ glimmer upon reaching level 20.
If you think farming glimmer is useless or boring, I highly recommend leveling an alt in Destiny 2. Sure, it may take a few days to reach level 20, but it’s totally worth it. On top of all the glimmer you collect while leveling, you’ll have a second guardian to complete dailies and weeklies with.
The more characters you have, the more opportunities you have at glimmer. Plain and simple.
Don’t Think of It as Farming Glimmer
The five tips listed above are what I found to be the most efficient way to farm glimmer.
Unfortunately, the content we like to play, such as the Crucible, Strikes, Nightfalls, Raids, etc., doesn’t provide us with a substantial amount of glimmer. Because of that, we tend to view this process as “boring” or “a grind”.
Don’t view this as a chore. Do your best to have fun while farming glimmer in Destiny 2. Throw on some music, watch a video on YouTube, read one of my articles (shameless plug here), do whatever you can to take your mind off the grind and stay focused on the end goal!