Destiny 2 Lightfall: How to Get the Quicksilver Storm Exotic Catalyst

Unlock the Quicksilver Storm's full potential with its Exotic Catalyst. Here's how to get it.

Unlock the Quicksilver Storm's full potential with its Exotic Catalyst. Here's how to get it.

While fine on its own, the Destiny 2 Quicksilver Storm Exotic Auto Rifle can be better. With Exotic Catalyst, it becomes a Strand-element Kinetic that generates Tangles when you defeat enemies in its grenade launcher mode. And you may be wondering how to get the Catalyst for yourself.

Early access for the Destiny 2 Quicksilver Storm Exotic Auto Rifle is available for anyone who pre-ordered the Digital Deluxe edition or bought the expansion and Annual Pass bundle. Here’s what you need to know about getting your hands on it.

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How to Complete Any Data Port in a Storm for the Quicksilver Storm Exotic Catalyst

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Getting your hands on the Quicksilver Storm Catalyst is simple enough. Progress through the Lightfall campaign until you reach the Breakneck mission, step 8 of the Lightfall questline.

At that point, you can head to the Holoprojector on the Strider’s Gate balcony to receive the Catalyst quest from Banshee-44.

The quest is called Any Data Port in a Storm, and with it in hand, it’s time to grind. There are three steps to unlock the Quicksilver Storm’s full potential.

Any Data Port in a Storm Step 1

To complete the first step of the Quicksilver Storm Catalyst quest, defeat several hundred enemies on Neomuna with Auto Rifles, grenades, and any Grenade Launcher. Kills with the latter grant the most efficient progress.

You know you’re making gains because you’ll receive two kinds of material for every kill scored.

  • Standard progress trackers are called Calibration Points.
  • Higher-quality progress trackers are called Outlying Data Points.

You can double your output by using a weapon like Witherhoard to farm trash mobs as you play the campaign, but any Grenade Launcher will suffice, provided it can kill adds efficiently enough.

Any Data Port in a Storm Step 2

This step is to simply visit Banshee-44 in the Tower and claim the third and final step from him.

Any Data Port in a Storm Step 3

You’ll need to use the Quicksilver Storm to defeat enemies to charge up its grenade launcher mode, then defeat 50 enemies with those grenades.

You need to be on Neomuna to progress, and if you reach this step during the campaign, we recommend doing it there, as many missions have very high enemy density.

If you’re grinding outside the Lightfall campaign, try these activities with higher enemy concentrations:

  • Head into a Lost Sector.
  • Participate in the Terminal Overload event.
  • Fight in the weekly Vex Incursion Zone.

Once you complete all these steps, you can start grinding the Quicksilver Storm in earnest. With the quest completed, you’ll need to defeat 700 enemies, at which point you can equip the Catalyst to the weapon and start using it as a Strand-element arm.

While the Destiny 2 Quicksilver Storm Exotic Catalyst quest isn’t nearly as involved as some, Any Data Port in a Storm will still take up much of your time. Make completing it a part of your everyday activities on Neomuna, whatever they may be, and progress will come naturally. For more on Destiny 2 Lightfall and the game in general, check out our guides hub.

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