Bungie Shuts Down Destiny’s “Loot Cave” [Update: “Treasure Cave 2.0” Discovered]

[Update] As one exploit gets squashed, another gets discovered. That's right, it seems a new "loot cave" has been found. For all the details on how to easily farm some legendary items, check out the video below, courtesy of PS4 Trophies.

[Original] Destiny developer Bungie has released a hot fix for its shared-world shooter that removes an exploit fans have been enjoying for the past couple of days.

There'ss a cave in the game that players have been able to farm loads of loot from, but thanks to the newly released fix, Bungie has reduced "the effectiveness of a humbling number of economy exploits."

According to the studio, the change was made because it doesn't align with Bungie's overall vision for how the game should be played. In a developer note, the dev team explained:

The social experience of a cave farming run is amazing: the herding to get a team of Guardians all behind the line and firing in the right direction, the rush to grab the loot, the scramble when the panic wave starts, the beckoning glow from inside the cave. The speed at which the community organized around this activity was inspiring and humbling to us.

But shooting at a black hole for hours on end isn't our dream for how Destiny is played. Our hope is that social engagement in public spaces is only one part of the Destiny experience.

Are you bummed that the exploit has been removed or glad to see Bungie take action to maintain its vision for the shared-world shooter?