How To Farm The Purple Currency In Icarus?

In this guide, we’ll look at how you farm the rare Purple Exotic currency in Icarus, the missions involved and tips to get it quickly.

Acquiring Purple Exotic Currency in Icarus is essential for crafting high-tier gear and structures. This rare resource can be difficult to find, limiting your crafting capabilities.

The primary method of farming exotics involves completing the Deep Vein Extraction mission, which occurs in the Southern Glacier and requires specific tools and preparation.

Beyond the Deep Vein Extraction mission, the guide will explore alternative locations for finding Purple Exotic Currency. We’ll provide detailed instructions on locating these areas and maximizing your resource collection per hour. So, without further ado, let’s begin farming in Icarus!

Play The Deep Vein Extraction Mission

Before embarking on the Deep Vein Extraction Mission, you must have the Searchlight Scan device beforehand. You must also have the latest patch before beginning with the mission.

Downloading the hotfix makes things much easier for you, and you save so much time by sidestepping the errors and mining effectively.

The Deep Vein Extraction Mission will take place in the Southern Glacier. Head towards the southeast region from the drop-ship point till you spot the frozen ravine. Since you’ll be staying here for a while and need a safe shelter, we highly recommend you set up a base here.

Once you finish that, it’s time to find the cave filled with cave worms. Then, head towards the northeast direction from the ravine and reach the marker O13/P13. You’ll spot the cave here. Don’t worry if you don’t spot a cave here because chances are some mountains are covering it. To deal with that, pull out your axe and clear your way till you finally see it.

Once you enter, the worm will attack you to protect their territory. Use the walls to save yourself from their attacks and kill them by sniping when you can. Once the area is clear, you can use the cave as a shelter.

You can finally start mining for the Purple Currency by smashing the whole cave and the walls in Icarus. Once you can spot some, put them into the drop-ship storage. You may get more than one Node, so search thoroughly through the whole area. The process takes 30 minutes and can be done repeatedly.

Purple Exotic Currency in the Orbital Workshop

You don’t have to check for the Exotics in the in-game mail as you normally do with the Gold Currency. You’ll have it directly once you put it in the drop-ship inventory before exiting the planet. You’ll also receive the Purple Currency even if you complete the mission offline.

Finding Exotic Currency in Other Locations

You can also find a huge circle on the map identifying the areas where you can potentially find some Exotic Currency. You can find the Purple Currency at the bottom of a Crevasse located in the southeastern region of the O13.

You’ll also find some near where you earlier found the Oxite. They are found at the northeastern region of the O14. Lastly, you can find some Exotic Currency near the small hill on the map’s northern edge of O14.

Increased Exotic Farming per Hour

To farm 1,200 exotic in an hour, you need to go to New > Mission > Olympus and go to your right to find a mission named Migrating Sands: Survey; this mission will give you Exotics and Ren quickly. If you play this mission in hard difficulty, it will give you 1,800 Ren and 900 Exotics per hour, but if you do this mission in Hardcore difficulty, you will get 400 Ren and 200 Exotics per 10 minutes.

If you do plan on completing the mission in Hardcore difficulty, there is a chance that you might lose your gear, which might set you back for some random exotics, but you will never lose your character. But remember, you do need exotics and ren to start this mission.

Obtaining Exotic in Game Mode

Once you activate three sets of three-wave geysers, the vapor condenser gives you exotic. Note that you will only get exotics for the first three activations; after that, you will only get condensed enzymes.

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