Bungie’s 30th Anniversary event is live in Destiny 2. Players have a huge batch of new quests to complete to earn unique rewards. Prepare to feel nostalgic as the game brings back iconic weapons and gear. Strange Coins and Strange Favor Ranks are the two core elements of this new reward structure. Here’s what we know about them.
Xur’s Dares of Eternity is a great way to earn armor, weapons and other cool loot. Seeing the iconic trader get something new to do is pretty great. Fans also get rewarded for completing tasks with a bunch of awesome stuff. The crux of the rewards within Bungie’s 30th Anniversary event are Strange Coins in Destiny 2. So just what the heck are they.
How to get Strange Coins in Destiny 2
Just like any other in-game currency, fragment or item in Destiny 2, there are a few ways you can get these. Really though, you just need to play the game. Don’t worry about how well you’re doing, just finish the activities listed below to get more Strange Coins in Destiny 2. The reward amount varies based on the activity.
- Completing the Dares of Eternity activity
- Crucible matches through the playlists
- Strikes through the playlists
- Gambit matches through the playlists
- Heroic Public Events
What are Strange Coins and Favor Ranks in Destiny 2
Strange Coins in Destiny 2 are a special currency within the 30th-anniversary event. They tie directly into the new reward system. As you trade in Strange Coins to Starhorse, you earn rewards and Ranks. The general idea is that you do Dares of Eternity to get Favor Ranks in Destiny 2, and then do other things to get Strange Coins. Yes, these similar names can be confusing.
Now it’s important to note that Strange Coins and Strange Favor are two different things. The only way to earn Strange Favor is by completing runs through the Dares of Eternity offensive activity. Each time you complete higher difficulties, you get more ranks.
Ranking up your Strange Favor confers many rewards. You can use it to get a Strange Engram, which is one of the ways you can get items unique to the 30th Anniversary loot pool. Also, the rank allows you to open the loot chests in Xur’s Treasure horde. These can contain powerful items and special bonuses. A lot of this is how you get things like the Marathon Armor and Thorn Armor sets.
Once you’ve unlocked the rewards for the track you filled up, you can also reset your Strange Favor Ranks to get more rewards from Xur.