The Deep Stone Crypt has unlocked new content for Beyond Light. This includes new exotic weapons such as The Cloudstrike sniper rifle. Here’s how you can get your hands on this powerful weapon.
The Beyond Light expansion for Destiny 2 is filled to the brim with new content. When you land on Europa, you will find new kinds of enemies, environments, and items, including some exotic gear you can find on Jupiter’s icy moon.
Cloudstrike is a unique and powerful exotic sniper rifle that became available after the completion of the recent Deep Stone Crypt raid. If you’re the type of player who prefers to camp and pick off his foes from long range, then you’ll want to swing for this gun. Here is everything you need to know about the Cloudstrike sniper.
Cloudstrike exotic sniper perks
Many sniper rifles are no longer available in Beyond Light following the completion of the raid. The Cloudstrike is one of the few left and it has 5 unique perks:
- Fluted Barrel: Boost to handling speed and stability
- Alloy Magazine: Weapon reloads faster when the magazine runs out
- Hand-Laid Stock: Improved stability
- Stormbringer: Formation of a lightning storm after multiple precision hits
- Mortal Polarity: Lightning forms from precision hits and final blows
The Cloudstrike does bonus lightning damage to enemies hit by rapid precision hits, especially those with a lot of health. This makes the weapon ideal when battling raid bosses.
How to acquire Cloudstrike in Destiny 2
Here’s how Guardians can acquire the Cloudstrike exotic sniper rifle:
- Talk with the Exo Stranger to start the “A Hard Rain Falls” quest
- Kill foes, complete public events and patrols in the week’s Eclipsed zone until you reach 1000 points. This week it’s in Eventide Ruins.
- Tell the Exo Stranger about your success to complete the quest and he will give you the High Albedo.
- Unlock both the Tier 1 and Tier 2 Europan Explorer nodes 1 in Variks the Loyal’s Sabotage menu by completing their assigned objectives
- Farm the new Empire Hunts playlist and you will be rewarded with The Cloudstrike sniper rifle
If you want to get the weapon faster then attempt the last step with the Adept difficulty setting. The weapon is extremely valuable because of how much damage you can deal with its precision hits and rolls. Whether you’re facing raid bosses or other players, the Cloudstrike exotic sniper rifle is a must-have.
Destiny 2 Hotfix 220.127.116.11 Update includes Season of the Hunt fixes
Bungie has released a quick hotfix to address some issues with Destiny 2 and in particular Beyond Light & Season of the Hunt.
The newest update to come from Bungie seeks to address some issues residing in the game and enhance a few things too.
In the update, players can expect some changes with regards to Season of the Hunt content, various activities throughout the game, rewards, and combat fixes.
Destiny 2 patch notes & update
Everything you need to know about Bungie’s new fix can be found below.
Season of the Hunt
- Adjusted the Cryptolith Lure to allow players to charge it twice as fast.
- Increased Cryptolith Lure charge cap from 3 to 5.
- Fixed an issue that was causing players to reacquire the Cryptolith Lure every time they launched the game.
- Fixed an issue with the Lure exclusion description.
- The One for All perk is incorrectly listed as a possible roll for Corsair’s Wrath and has been corrected to the Unrelenting perk.
- Fixed an issue that was causing some players to be blocked from progressing the Forsaken campaign.
- Fixed a location where players could get out of environment.
- Resolved an issue that was preventing some players from progressing past the first mission of “A Guardian Rises” in the New Light introduction quest.
- Fixed an issue where “Stasis Weekly Challenge” was translated incorrectly in some languages.
- Fixed an issue with the Lost Lament quest not progressing from Minotaurs, Hydras, and Cyclops.
- Fixed an issue where deleting a character could reset some raid rewards.
- Adjusted destination materials exchanges with the Gunsmith to reduce the chances of materials from Vaulted destinations being required.
- Fixed an issue where the Freeze Tag emote was reducing incoming damage.
- Penumbral Blast:
- Projectile range increased by 37%.
- Minimum distance to cast ranged melee reduced by 32%.
- This allows you to throw the ranged melee closer to targets.
- Fixed an issue with the Glacial Quake Super where the melee attack would sometimes fail to activate.
- Resolved an issue where players could appear to become stuck in Shiver Strike action and animation for other players.
- Fixed the issue with The Lament’s Heavy air attack working when the weapon lacked ammo.
- Fixed an issue where PSN friends list wasn’t populating as expected.
- Fixed an issue with screen tearing on some consoles.
The update is now available for you to install.
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How to obtain the Hawkmoon Exotic in Destiny 2: Beyond Light
One of Destiny’s most famous weapons is back, here’s how to obtain the Hawkmoon Exotic in Destiny 2: Beyond Light.
The Hawkmoon is one of the most powerful and desired weapons in Destiny 2: Beyond Light. So we have a full guide on how you can obtain the Hawkmoon to make it yours.
Despite being announced early on in Beyond Light’s lifecycle, the Hawkmoon actually took quite a while to turn up. But the powerful weapon is very much in the game and it’s well-worth earning.
To do this, you’ll have to go through many steps to get there. But if you are able to succeed in your mission to obtain it, you’ll be rewarded with an excellent Exotic Handcannon at the end of it.
Hawkmoon Exotic Handcannon
Originally appearing as an option in the first Destiny, the Hawkmoon was a popular handcannon and fans have been asking Bungie to bring it back in Destiny 2.
Well, those prayers have been answered as it is now in Beyond Light, although you will need the Season Pass to access it.
Here’s the long road to get the Hawkmoon.
As The Crow Flies mission
Your first goal is to trigger the “As The Crow Flies” quest. To do this, you must have a conversation with Spider, and this means traveling to Tangled Shore and accepting the quest.
Finding the five feathers
The quest simply starts off by having you collect feathers. These are special paracausal feathers that light up with a yellow glow. Now for their locations.
An easy one to start, simply head outside of Spider’s Lair and it should be sitting on a container near the exit. Collect it and return it to Spider.
Now it’s time to explore as you’ll need to go to the EDZ and make your way to The Sludge spawn. There is a building that gives a perfect vantage point of the entrance to the Hallowed Grove Lost Sector, head up there and you’ll find the feather resting on the ground.
Again, you need to travel but this time to the Cosmodrome. You’ll need to access it from The Steppes landing area. As soon as you’ve arrived here, turn around to look at a solid, concrete pillar. The feather is actually just at the top of the pillar. Simply climb up and number three is now yours.
For this one, you’ll need to make your way to the entrance of the Blind Well, accessed via the Dreaming City. Once you see the big gates, head to the left side of them and you’ll see the feather lying on a wall. Take it. One to go.
Naturally, they save the most difficult for last. For the final feather, you’ll need to make your way to the Shrine of Oryx. Go to the spawn point where you find Eris Morn. Keep going through the Moon Tunnels and arrive at the Shrine. make your way to the other side of the room and our final feather is by the stairs.
Head back to Spider’s place
Now that you’re back where it all started, take the feathers and talk with the Crow. He will now give you your next task, completing the Let Loose Thy Talons Quest.
Completing Let Loose Thy Talons & Cry From Beyond
In order to complete your main mission, you’ll also need to complete a little side mission called Cry From Beyond located in the EDZ. It’s a fairly simple quest that results in you getting part of the Hawkmoon.
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Once the mission is done, head back to the Crow, talk to him, and he’ll set you on your way to the next step.
50 Orbs of Power
With the Hawkmoon effigy now in your possession, it needs power. So Crow tasks you with accumulating 50 orbs. To do this you’ll need to use Masterwork weapons and head to a good Lost Sector packed with enemies you can easily demolish. You need 50 points in total (1 point per orb) and you get one for getting a double kill with a Masterworked weapon, and another for picking up the orb you’ve created as a result.
Talk to Crow again
Return to him after you’ve successfully completed the orb task and he’ll give you yet-another objective.
EDZ & Crow
Now it’s time for the Crow to take you on a tour of his home, during which you’ll be collecting more feathers. Don’t worry though as these aren’t hidden and are basically gift-wrapped for you to claim. Keep going and defeat the boss at the end of your adventure, then speak to Crow again.
Defeat Champions or Guardians
Comfortably the most time-consuming and difficult task of them all. It’s entirely up to you which route you choose to go down, but in any event, one of them will need to be done. Once you’ve killed a certain amount of these and fulfilled the requirements, it’s now time to retrieve your prize…kind of.
Finishing the Hawkmoon
Once more, head to The Sludge in the EDZ and you’ll need to do a couple of small tasks and collect some more feathers. When that’s done, you will have one final boss to vanquish. Do that and the Hawkmoon will finally be yours to keep forever.
As we said, it’s not the easiest Exotic Weapon in the world to acquire, but it’s a rare Exotic for a reason. Follow our guide, have some patience, and the Hawkmoon handcannon will be yours.
Image credits: Bungie
Bungie announce Destiny 2 crossplay coming in 2021
Bungie released a Developer Update blog, announcing plans for Destiny 2 in 2021. One of the most noteworthy points includes the addition of crossplay.
Crossplay has only been expanding over the past couple of years. Today, Bungie announced that Destiny 2 would be receiving this feature in 2021.
A few years ago, no one thought it would be possible for Xbox, PC, PlayStation, and Switch fans to play with and against one another in a given video game.
Games like Fortnite, Rocket League, and Call of Duty opened the door to this reality, and more developers are getting in on the newly-united platforms by bringing crossplay to their games.
Destiny players have long been asking for crossplay. The feature always seemed inevitable with the cross-save feature, but it hadn’t been fully realized – until now.
On December 8, Bungie released a Developer Update blog that went into the team’s plans for the upcoming year.
Assistant Game Director, Joe Blackburn, covered a ton of gear, Power, and gameplay features and updates coming to Destiny in the future.
Hardcore Destiny players will want to read the whole blog post. There’s a lot of exciting content on the horizon. More casual players scrolled down to see what might be the most interesting new feature covered with one bullet point: “Crossplay is coming in 2021.”
This was the only mention of crossplay within the whole blog post, so it’s safe to assume that it won’t be included in Destiny 2 for some time.
Cross-save is already a feature, however, which was a hurdle that other developers – such as Respawn with Apex Legends – had to clear.
Beyond Light was a massive update to Destiny 2, and it doesn’t seem like Bungie are slowing down anytime soon. We’re excited to break the barriers of platforms and see what else 2021 has in store for this game.
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