The Game Guy
Drop what you’re doing, fire up “Destiny” and head to the Cosmodrome on Earth for some quick and easy blue engrams from the “House of Wolves” DLC. If you follow an easy five-step process, you’ll be able to fill your inventory with potentially legendary items.
Head to the Skywatch and just chill on the top of a building while you wait for a Fallen dropship to appear along the cliff next to the building. Fallen captains and dregs will drop that will range from level 28 to level “??.” See the screenshot below for the exact area. They may also spawn by the downed helicopters.
Defeat the Fallen that fall from the dropship. You will need to be a higher level character to do this. From what I’ve seen, level 30 and above should be able to do the job. My level 26 Titan won’t even hurt them, but everybody will be able to partake in the bounty as long as someone around there is 30 or above.
Once the Fallen are defeated, the words Ether Key will appear above your ability meter. A chest of loot will then be spawned in the Skywatch area, and you’ll have to locate it before the timer runs out.
Here’s where the glitch comes into play. Once you find it, hop on your sparrow and race back to where you came from. Once you head down the hallway to the Lunar Complex (the previous area connected to Skywatch) turn around and race back to the chest. You will be able to reopen the chest for more loot. You can repeat this process for as long as the timer is active.
Repeat the process every five-to-ten minutes when the Fallen dropship spawns.
You don’t need to have high level people in your fireteam to earn an Ether Key. You just need to make sure higher level people are around you. Just head to the action once the dropship appears and act like you’re doing something. You’ll earn an Ether Key once the Fallen are defeated.
The Cryptarch in the tower won’t acknowledge that you have an engram until 10 a.m. PST today when the House of Wolves DLC goes live. So for now, just load up on engrams until then. Happy hunting!
[UPDATE] - You have to do damage to an enemy to earn an Ether Key. If you are low level, be sure to get into the action early so you can damage one of the early level 28 characters.