How to Farm Bait Fast in Destiny 2 Season of the Deep

Get bait fast in Destiny 2!

by Noah Nelson
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If you want the best fish in Destiny 2 Season of the Deep, you need to know how to farm bait fast. Bait is a necessary component to catching rarer fish. The rarer the fish, the better the rewards (you can even earn Exotics). Here is how to farm bait quickly in Destiny 2.

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Fastest Way to Get Bait in Destiny 2

Bait is a new seasonal currency in Destiny 2 Season of the Deep. It’s a currency you can only use to catch rarer fish. Of course, you can fish without bait, but you’ll only catch Common and Uncommon fish (the green and blue ones).

Once you’ve learned how to fish in Destiny 2 and seen the rewards you can get, you’ll likely want to know how to farm more bait as fast as possible. All bait is the same and you can hold up to 500 bait at a time.

Here are all the ways you can get bait in Destiny 2:

  • Salvage
  • Deep Dive
  • Playlist Activities (Crucible, Gambit, Strikes, Dungeons, Raids, etc.)
  • Public Events
  • Patrols
  • Collecting Destination Materials

While you’ll get around 20 bait for completing Salvage and Deep Dive activities, I’ve found that the fastest way to farm bait is to complete public events while doing patrols. Simply go to any destination you like and complete the public events that show up. Before the event starts, grab a patrol.

Odds are you’ll complete the patrol halfway through the public event and net around five bait. If you do two patrols during the public event, you’ll score around 10 bait. Then, at the end of the public event, you’ll get around 15 bait. In total, you can get around 25 bait in under five minutes depending on how fast you complete the public event.

Another great way to earn bait fast in Destiny 2 is by doing a bit of everything. Knock out some bounties by doing Salvage and Deep Dive, work toward completing the weekly playlist challenge by playing some Crucible, and then go do a public event while completing a few patrols. This way, you won’t get bored of any one method and you’ll end up with a lot of bait.

- This article was updated on May 23rd, 2023

About The Author

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From his early days of blog-style music, movie, and game reviews to working as the Esports Writer at Coastline Community College, Noah Nelson now works fulltime as a Staff Writer for Attack of the Fanboy and PC Invasion. He has been helping gamers everywhere with Destiny 2 god rolls, Warzone 2 DMZ missions, and collectibles in any indie game for over a year and a half. His Bachelor's Degree in English Rhetoric and Composition with a minor in Journalism from CSULB has shaped him to be a strong writer and editor. His fondest gaming memory is playing Sly Cooper 2 after begging his mom (for hours) to play it before his birthday and he still cries myself to sleep remembering the time he accidentally saved over his 99% completion save file in Kingdom Hearts 2.