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How to Get the Jotunn Catalyst in Destiny 2 - 2022 Sources, What Does it Do

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A whole lot of Season of the Haunted is a return to the earlier Destiny 2 Season of Opulence. Not everything is about Austringer, CALUS Mini-Tool, and Beloved, however, as Bungie has also snuck in an all-new catalyst for Jotunn. Here’s how to get the catalyst, including information on how to level it up and what perks it adds to Jotunn.

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How to Get the Jotunn Catalyst

You can obtain the Jotunn catalyst by completing playlist activities. That means strikes (Nightfall or otherwise) and Gambit or Crucible matches. It basically comes down to sheer luck, sadly. Keep in mind that you need to actually own the weapon itself to cause the catalyst to drop.

How to Level up the Jotunn Catalyst

You can level up the Jotunn catalyst by eliminating 500 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 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 can use the beginning of the Shuro Chi encounter or Grasp of Avarice as an alternative.

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.

What Does the Jotunn Catalyst Do?

The Jotunn catalyst provides two different effects: Cornered and Incandescent. The former provides a faster charge time or draw time when surrounded by combatants. The latter provides a super helpful buff. When slotted into the weapon, defeating a target spreads Scorch to nearby enemies. More powerful combatants and opposing Guardians cause Scorch in a larger radius.

For those who don’t know, Scorch causes the target to be singed by destructive Solar Light, taking damage over time. Scorch damage increases as the target accumulated more Scorch stacks. After enough Scorch stacks are applied to the target, they Ignite. Ignition means a large Solar explosion that deals damage in an area around the target. In short, you can stack Scorch on a powerful foe, causing it to take increasingly more damage over time before exploding and damaging all foes around it.

Combine those bonuses with some of the new seasonal artifacts from the Nightmare Harvester, and this is one exotic weapon with some new life breathed into it.

If you’re looking for more help, we have guides covering how to unlock the Solar 3.0 fragments and grenades, how to get the new Jotunn catalyst, how to farm Vestiges of Dread and Opulent Umbral Energy, all Exotics, new weapon Patterns, seasonal mods, and Season of the Haunted triumphs. In addition, we’re covering all patch notes, bugs and top issues, Bound in Sorrow quest steps, and Calus Bobbleheads. We’ve covered how to get Opulent Keys, Bound Presence in Containment, Crown of Sorrow H.E.L.M. upgrades, Iron Banner Seal Triumphs, and the Trespasser Catalyst. And lastly, we’ve written on how to find a Loyalist Commander for Battles Lines Triumph and the Cek’ik Boss.

About the Author

Dillon Skiffington

Dillon is the Senior Game Guides Editor at Fanbyte. He's spent about 2,000 hours playing a bun boy in Final Fantasy XIV and 800 hours maining Warlock in Destiny 2.