An important element of Destiny 2 is its use of multiple different currencies within the game. Besides, the ones randomly collected from activities, most items, whether weapons, armor, ornaments, sparrows, etc., are purchased using one or more different currencies. So, it's important to have quite a bit of everything just in case something good or something you like comes around again in a vendor's rotation.
One currency type that you will always see, time and time again, is Glimmer. It is like the universal currency accepted almost everywhere in the Destiny world. For example, think Caps if you have ever played any Fallout games. Glimmer is usually used in conjunction with other currencies to purchase items in-game from most vendors. And while you can carry a lot of it at one time, you will use a lot of it as well. Here are some of the best ways to farm Glimmer if running low.
One really quick and easy way to make some Glimmer is by diving into some Lost Sectors. These can be found anywhere in the system on every planet and location. A small emblem identifies them on the map like the one above. They are not too tough to find but require an extra bit of exploration.
These repeatable dungeons usually take anywhere between 3-5 minutes to complete, sometimes even less time. After defeating the boss within and opening the chest, the average payout is anywhere between 1,000 to 2,000 Glimmer. This may not seem like a lot, but you can complete these Lost Sectors quickly over and over again. So it's a nice little Glimmer farm when you need some more.
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Another super simple way to farm Glimmer is just by playing through any of the main playlist activities: Vanguard Strikes, Crucible, or Gambit. Each of them doesn't really take a long time to complete, maybe 10-15 minutes per strike or match. Plus, after completing the activity, it will queue you up for another one immediately, so no worrying about navigating back to the playlist.
The average payout for completing each of these activities is anywhere between 3,000 to 4,000 Glimmer. But unlike the Lost Sectors, in addition to the Glimmer, you may get some decent gear as well.
Spider's Wanted Bounties
The last way to get a decent amount of Glimmer is by completing some of Spider's Wanted Bounties. This is a bit of an older method and one that I don't hear a lot of people doing anymore, but the payouts are pretty big for some of the bounties.
You have to visit Spider in the Tangled Shore location to pick up these bounties. He will offer a range of bounties from small daily ones to bigger weekly ones where you hunt down targets. The bigger weekly ones are what you want to pick up as they pay out 7,500 Glimmer per bounty, while the biggest weekly bounty pays out 10,000 Glimmer.
To pick up these bounties, you must collect Ghost Fragments to purchase the bounty from Spider. Luckily Ghost Fragments can be picked up by doing almost any activity on the Tangled Shore: Public Events, Lost Sectors, Patrols, and more.
Important note: These bounties are only accessible if you own the Forsaken DLC and have progressed enough in the story to unlock the Tangled Shore location and Spider as a vendor. Fortunately, the Forsaken DLC is currently free until the next season in Feb., when it will be vaulted and removed from the game. So anyone can access this content for a short time.
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How to Farm Glimmer in Destiny 2