Destiny 2 beyond light is now in the air and cloudstrike in Destiny 2 is the new sensation like a new exotic sniper. With the new raid dropping on Saturday evening and a whopping number of players (almost 6000 teams, including yours truly) completing it on day 1, there was a big surprise for the players who emerged from the day 1 race. A large number of quests, containing two exotics, dropped, new areas of Europa (Europa Explorer)became available and the Sabotage questline opened up.
What is Destiny 2 Cloudstrike
Cloudstrike Exotic Sniper Rifle, which is a rare drop from the electable Empire Hunt quest, which opens up when you finish the European explorer II quest, that can be picked up from Variks, everybody’s favorite traitor fallen NPC. The perks are fluted barrel, alloy magazine, Stormbringer, and hand-laid stock.
The exotic trait is Mortal polarity, which reads: ‘Precision final blows generate a lightning bolt at the target location.’ This with Stormbringer, which is: ‘Rapid precision hits create a lightning storm at the point of impact.’ makes it a very deadly sniper both in PvE and PvP. Moreover, it’s a long zoom sniper, so it was buffed this season with only a select few snipers.
Steps to complete before Cloudstrike
- Unlock Empire Hunts and Complete Varik’s Sabotage Missions
- Old Secrets, New Challenges
- A hard rain falls from Exo Stranger
- Varik’s Sabotage: Europan Explorer 1 and Europan Explorer 2
- Farm Elective Difficulty Empire Hunts
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How to get the Cloudstrike Exotic Sniper Rifle
Destiny 2 Cloudstrike is not that easy you need to complete a few things before. To get cloudstrike you have to follow the instructions:
- First, you need to be able to do elected difficulty on Empire hunts, as mentioned earlier.
- To do this you need to do the quests for the Sabotage page.
- Then you have to go to Variks, on Europa, and when you interact with him, on the first page there is a small picture in the first line with sabotage written above it. When you click on that there are several steps involving doing tasks for him, including European Collector I and II.
You need to do both respectively and then a big quest objective appears on your map. By clicking that you could choose a difficulty for the weekly Empire Hunt, and this is what you need to farm.
The good news is that you could do it without any difficulty, the Destiny 2 Cloudstrike has exactly the same chance to drop for you.
You could run it on Adept or on Master difficulty it doesn’t matter. The bad news is that the drop is totally RNG-based, some players get it on the first try, and others may have to run it over 10 times to get it. Many players got it on my 13th, so it took some more additional time.
Is Destiny 2 Cloudstrike worth it?
Well, Many guardians love cloudstrike sniper so for me certainly. But it is not going to be the next Anarchy or Izanagi’s for sure. It is certainly a fun weapon to use and the gratification from hitting a world boss with a couple of precision shots and making a small thunderstorm devouring him is well fun.
Also in the crucible, a well-placed shot to a crowded zone in control could get you an instant double or triple kill, but there are more useful weapons for damage, and ad clear, not to mention PvP. So at the end of the day, it’s gimmicky exotic but not bad.
It won’t be the next xenophage, or divinity which are both must-have weapons but for people who are fond of snipers, it is tremendous fun. Will be showing the guide on deep stone crypt raid, sabotages from variks and hard rain falls quest in upcoming articles.
- Fluted Barrel (Barrel)
- Alloy Magazine (Magazine)
- Stormbringer (Trait)
Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ 1: How many runs for Cloudstrike Destiny 2?
Answer: Normally destiny 2 players tried 30ish times.
FAQ 2: Destiny 2 Cloudstrike drop rate?
Answer: Destiny 2 Cloudstrike drop rate is around 5%.
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