So you’ve preordered the expensive Destiny 2 bundle containing both the Lightfall expansion and the next annual pass. As part of this, you’re given access to the Quicksilver Storm exotic Auto Rifle. While we’ve already covered how you can claim the weapon after purchasing, many players are wondering how to get their hands on the catalyst. After all, the sales page does list Quicksilver Storm, the catalyst, and ornament all together on a single line. So what do we know about this catalyst? How can we earn it? Do we know what it does? All of that in this Destiny 2 guide.
How to Get the Quicksilver Storm Catalyst
You cannot currently obtain the Quicksilver Storm catalyst. Despite what the sales page says, preordering grants you access to the Auto Rifle alone. The catalyst and ornament will not be released until February 28, 2023 alongside the Lightfall expansion.
What Does the Quicksilver Storm Catalyst Do?
Unfortunately, we have no idea what the upcoming catalyst will do. While there is a placeholder in the game files, it’s lacking any information about buffs the catalyst will provide. This is one of those situations where six months from now the weapon may just suddenly be far better than we knew it could be.
How to Level up the Quicksilver Storm Catalyst
While you can’t yet earn it and we don’t yet know what it does, we do know that you can only slot it after defeating 700 foes. There doesn’t appear to be any kind of bonus for certain game modes or from the season pass catalyst progress buffs. You can just use the gun a whole bunch or grind it out quickly.
There are many places where you can complete this catalyst, but you should note that the old Thrall hallway in the Shattered Throne dungeon has been patched to no longer grant any kind of XP or catalyst progress. You’ll need to find another location if that was something you frequently did. You can use the beginning of the Shuro Chi encounter or Grasp of Avarice as an alternative.
Now we recommend activities like the Blind Well and Altars of Sorrow as terrific alternatives. The latter throws huge numbers of weak Hive enemies at you, making it easy to complete this catalyst. At least with the new primary infinite ammo addition, you can literally just stand in one place as lines of enemies run at you. Sadly, our other recommendation, the Kingship Dock Lost Sector in The Tangled Shore, has been vaulted with the launch of The Witch Queen. This was an extremely short Lost Sector packed with enemies you could swiftly go through in a couple of minutes.
Looking for more Destiny coverage? We already have guides up on the Season 18 Seasonal Mods, a look at the Season of Plunder calendar, and a list of known bugs and issues. If you’re looking towards the future, we have a guide on everything we know about the new Strand subclass, the new Neptune zone coming with Lightfall, and the in-game loadout feature. And if you’re a Fortnite fan, check out the crossover where Zavala, Ikora, and the Exo Stranger are in Fortnite, while three skins from Epic’s title have made the jump to Destiny 2 as universal ornaments.