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How to complete Override in Destiny 2 Season of the Splicer

Here’s a complete guide on how you can play and finish Destiny 2 Season of the Splicer’s brand new activity, Override: Europa.

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Destiny 2 Season of the Splicer has added plenty of new content for Guardians to sink their teeth into, including the new Override activity, so here’s how to complete it and defeat the Vex boss.

The latest Season of Bungie’s free-to-play action MMO, Destiny 2, is here and brings a ton of content to explore. Not only has the classic Vault of Glass Raid returned, but there are also new exotic weapons to do battle with, and a fresh Battle Pass to grind out.

Alongside this new content comes a new mode, Override, in which six Guardians are tasked with infiltrating the Vex network and bringing it down. The new mode can be quite tough, so here’s everything you need to know about the first Override activity – Europa.

How to compete Override: Europa in Destiny 2 Season of the Splicer

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Override: Europa will require six-person teams, so you can either queue in with other players or take your full squad in with you. The recommended power level is 1300, so you’ll need to put in some work to get there, but once you have, it’s time to get stuck into Destiny 2’s new activity.

Launch Override: Europa

To begin Europa, you’ll need to head to the left-hand side of the H.E.L.M area. From this location, you can launch Override as many times as you like. It’s also worth repeating, as it comes with its own set of Weekly Challenges.

Kill Vex and deposit Data Motes

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Once you’ve loaded into Europa, you’ll need to Splice the Vex Terminal, which the game will guide you to. After that, you have three minutes to take down as many Vex as you can and pick up the dropped Data Motes.

Once the doorway into the network opens up, head on through and take out the Champion for a big pile of Motes that will fill up a large chunk of the progress bar. Once enough Data Motes have been deposited, this objective will be complete.

Override the Terminal

Once the terminal has been overloaded with Data Motes, you’ll need to hack the terminal. Glowing cubes will appear around the terminal, so destroy them and platforms will appear. Climb on these platforms to hack the terminal.

You’ll need to compete the above steps three times.

Defeat the Subjugated Mind Vex boss

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Once you’ve successfully overridden the Terminal three times, you’ll be tasked with taking down the Subjugated Mind Vex boss. On the way to him, you’ll need to do some platforming, dodging lasers in a Tron-like area.

Once you’ve navigated through this area, you’ll reach the Subjugated Mind boss. With a massive hitbox, he’s relatively simple to take out but make sure to keep your distance and be mindful of the additional enemies, or “Adds.”

For every third of his health you take away, he’ll become immune to damage. To fix this, destroy the floating cubes, as they provide him with his shield. You can also pick up a Data Spike dropped by the Scytale Add and deposit it in a terminal to further weaken the Subjugated Mind.

Once he’s defeated, you’ve completed Override: Europa! If you’ve powered up your Splicer Gauntlet, you’ll be able to open a special chest for a reward.


If you’re looking to Transmog in Destiny 2 Season of the Splicer, you can also check out our Armor Synthesis guide.

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How to get Destiny 2 Ager’s Scepter Catalyst

Here’s how to unlock the Destiny 2 Ager’s Scepter Catalyst. The Catalyst can be used to upgrade the incredibly powerful exotic trace rifle.

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Ager’s Scepter is a powerful Exotic Trace Rifle in Destiny 2, and its weapon catalysts can make it even stronger.

Destiny 2 Season of the Lost started less than a month ago, and there’s already a ton of new content to enjoy. This includes new missions, modes, and gear. And there’s still a lot more to come over the next five months.

One of the new Exotic weapons introduced this season is Destiny 2’s Ager’s Scepter. This new Trace Rifle is one of six in the entire game. And with the ability to slow and freeze enemies, Ager’s Scepter is a menace.

Season Pass holders will have to complete the questline “A Hollow Coronation” to unlock the Exotic. But the fun doesn’t stop there because players can now unlock Catalysts for the Ager’s Scepter to make it even more powerful.

How to get Destiny 2 Ager’s Scepter Catalyst

Catalysts are special modifiers in Destiny 2 that upgrade exotic weapons. They don’t raise the light level of weapons like Upgrade Modules but instead modify certain aspects of the weapon.

Each weapon has its unique Catalysts that have specific means of finding them. For Ager’s Scepter, players can find the Catalyst by opening Wayfinder’s Troves in Astral Alignment. The Ager’s Scepter Catalyst was made available after the rest on September 21, 2021.

Astral Alignment is this season’s matchmade activity. It is a six-player seasonal activity that takes place in four phases. You will need to work with your teammates to complete each wave.

Wayfinder’s Troves appear at the end of Astral Alignment. You will have a few moments before the match concludes to open them. However, you will have to have 150 Parallax Trajectory to open each Trove. It is also not guaranteed that the Wayfinder’s Trove will drop an Ager’s Scepter Catalyst.

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Getting a Catalyst takes an awful lot of time and patience, but they are worth it. If you can add even more power to an already overpowered trace rifle, you will want to do whatever it takes.

Sadly, that means players will have to grind Astral Alignment activities this season.

For more Destiny, check out how to get the Thorn Armor set, and stay tuned for more news and guides.

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Destiny 2 Xur location and items: September 17 – 21

Here is where you can find Xur the Merchant and get different Exotic items for yourself when playing Destiny 2.

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You can get Exotic items for yourself in Destiny 2 by visiting Xur the merchant. This character moves around, so here is his location and all the items that you can get from him.

Destiny 2 has become a classic since its release in 2017, with a large player base in 2021. The Season of the Lost update has added various weapons like the Lorentz Drive exotic and Darkest Below.

You can also get different Exotic items each week by visiting the merchant, Xur. He hangs out in random locations around the map, and this guide will let you know where to find him along with his inventory.

Where to find Xur the Merchant in Destiny 2

Xur the Merchant in Destiny 2

Xur’s location in Destiny 2 changes each week, and he can be found in the Tower between September 17 and 21. The merchant will be standing near the back stairs of the Hangar.

Once you visit him, you can get yourself some neat new Exotic items to use in the game. Xur will provide you with items that are at the same power level as you.

Xur’s September 17 – 21 items in Destiny 2

This week’s collection of wares consists of impressive weapons, helmets, quests, and cosmetic items. You can equip these and reap their benefits when running into combat in Destiny 2.

Here’s a breakdown of every item that you can get from Xur the merchant this week in the game.

Merciless 

Merciless in Destiny 2

This fusion rifle comes with the Exotic perk, Conserve Momentum, which lets it charge the fusion bursts faster for every non-lethal hit. This lets you kill bigger enemies much quicker.

Merciless was considered one of the best Exotic weapons in year 1 of the game. While there are better weapons in Destiny 2 to choose from, you can still have a ton of fun with this gun.

Shards of Galanor

Shards of Galanor in Destiny 2

This item comes with the Sharp Edges perk, which refunds Super energy based on the number of blades you hit with Blade Barrage. This will allow you to dish out more pain during Strikes and Crucibles.

One-Eyed Mask

One-Eyed Mask in Destiny 2

This Titan helmet was considered to be one of the best Exotic items during Destiny 2: Forsaken, and it comes with the Vengeance Exotic perk. This will mark enemies that deal damage to you, letting you track them through walls.

Geomag Stabilizers

Geomag Stabilizers in Destiny 2

These Exotic boots were from Forsaken, and their Exotic perk is Close Enough. This recharges your Chaos Reach Super while sprinting if you have at least 90% energy. You can increase the duration by damaging enemies with Chaos Reach.

Exotic Cipher Quest

Xur Exotic Cipher quest in Destiny 2

Xur also has a new quest for an Exotic Cipher this week. This lets you purchase old Exotics from the Monuments to Lost Light kiosk in the tower. You should do this Quest so that you can acquire Exotics like Heir Apparent and Truth.

The merchant requires you to complete 21 Strikes or win Crucible or Gambit matches this week. You’ll earn the Exotic Cipher once you’ve completed this Quest.

Stay tuned to Charlie INTEL for more Destiny 2, and check out the Destiny 2 Hotfix 3.3.0.2 Update patch notes.

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Destiny 2 player count: How many people play in 2021?

Destiny 2 is in Season 15, which will take players through to 2022. Having said that, what is the Destiny 2 player count in 2021?

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Destiny 2 has been an extremely popular game for some time now, despite being released back in 2017, but how many people are still playing in 2021? Let’s take a look at the Destiny 2 player count.

Destiny 2 has become a classic for video games, taking the franchise to a new level with the number of players they have had invested since its release in 2017.

Although the game has been around for some time now, the developers continue to support the community and add new content to the game, like the most recent Season of the Lost update and continual hotfixes.

Having said that, what is the Destiny 2 player count in 2021?

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Destiny 2 is a free-to-play game available across all platforms, allowing those from PC, Xbox, and PlayStation to all enjoy the game.

Not only is it available across these platforms, but players are also able to team up regardless of what their preference is, as the game supports cross-platform play.

The developers continue to support the community, even offering players Prime Gaming rewards to show their appreciation for the players.

Destiny 2 player count

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Destiny 2 has a vast community, especially since going free-to-play, as it spans across various platforms. According to the website playercounter.com, the Destiny 2 player count was 1,118,036 online players at the time of writing this article.

Furthermore, the website also shows the percentage of the Destiny 2 player count for the top five countries in the world, which you can find below:

  • United States – 26.11%
  • Russia – 10.98%
  • Germany – 6.80%
  • Brazil – 5.93%
  • United Kingdom – 5.56%

According to steamcharts.com, in the last 24 hours, the player count has peaked at 121,339 players on Steam, excluding the other platforms the game is available on.

This is a massive number of players enjoying the game, especially all these years after release.

Hopefully, Bungies continue to support the game and community, as it seems the Destiny 2 player count will continue to be very healthy heading into the future.

For more Destiny 2, check out our article on how to get Ager’s Scepter in Destiny 2: Hollow Coronation guide.

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