This week, everyone gets to celebrate Valentine’s Day festivities in Destiny, the video game version of the myth of Icarus.
Naturally, Destiny players have already found a new trick (h/t Luke) for optimising the amount of loot they score in this new event, which started yesterday and lasts until Tuesday, February 16. It’s simple: You and a partner — perhaps a friend, or star-crossed lover — enter a match of Crimson Doubles, the new 2v2 PVP mode. Then you both kill yourselves.
As it turns out, you can get the new loot for Crimson Doubles — a Valentine’s Day-themed Ghost Shell that maxes out at 320 light — no matter how many kills you have. So in the interest of farming this thing as quickly as possible, Destiny players are going all Romeo and Juliet on us.
All across the Destiny community today, you’ll find players asking for partners and groups to join them in a suicide run. It’s hilarious, and oh-so-appropriate for Valentine’s Day.
Incidentally, tomorrow is Activision’s next earnings call, where I’d guess we’ll hear more about plans for Destiny‘s future, which may be grim at least for the next few months.