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Destiny 'invention' levels up gamer while he sleeps

Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

Much is made of the obligation to grind in Destiny — this guide that promises all the best loot still requires 5 hours of play every week, and every character at level 31. But with a little tape, one gamer has figured out a brute-force auto-leveling solution.

Meet the Auto-Punchbro.

This is the work of YouTuber Yavin Four, who boasted of hauling in 3,600 kills and 50 green engrams (versus 900 deaths of his own) while he slept. He's basically taped down the right bumper on his Xbox One controller, the one for a melee attack. He then feathered in the means of shooting while punching, and finally a motor to move his thumbstick so the actions don't appear to be a bot to Destiny's anti-cheat patrol.

Then he parks his character in a location where endless waves of enemies will run out to attack him. He starts shooting and punching and goes off to sleep. While he rests, his character racks up kills, dies, respawns, wash, rinse, repeat.

"Had about 3600 kills, and 900 deaths (LOL)," he bragged on Reddit (admitting it is the "slowest, laziest way to level up to 20 without having to lift a finger").

"I started at level 16.5 yesterday afternoon, and reached 20 sometime while I was asleep," he added. "With the armour I had waiting for him he is now a 26."

See for yourself above. Yavin Four agrees that he could level up his character "much faster manually.

"To those saying it's pathetic, I don't disagree with you," he said. Yavin Four says he has spent more than 300 hours playing Destiny, but when the time came to level up his Titan, "it felt so joyless." Thus, this solution came to mind.

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