Good news, Outbreak Perfect fans! As someone who barely scraped together a fireteam to unlock the weapon (let alone the catalyst) before the Zero Hour mission was vaulted, I am glad to see Bungie has finally made the weapon’s catalyst available again. So whether you’re a Destiny 2 catalyst collector or someone who wants to make your favorite weapon stronger, read on to see what this catalyst does and how you can unlock it for yourself.
How to Get the Outbreak Perfected Catalyst
You can obtain the Outbreak Perfected 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, you need to actually own the weapon itself to cause the catalyst to drop. If you don’t have it, you can get it from the Monument to Lost Lights. That will set you back one Exotic Cipher, two Ascendant Shards, 150,000 Glimmer, and 250 Dusklight Shards.
What Does the Outbreak Perfected Catalyst Do?
The Outbreak Perfected catalyst gives the weapon a perk called Disease Vector. This makes your nanites do more damage. Any enemies that die with nanites attached to them will generate additional nanites, spreading the infection. Sadly, Masterworked weapons, even exotics, no longer generate Orbs of Power from multikills. Instead you need to equip one of the new Siphon mods to enable this.
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How to Level up the Outbreak Perfected Catalyst
You can level up the Outbreak Perfected catalyst by eliminating 500 foes with Precision final blows. Make sure to aim for the head. Or the juice box. 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. 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. We’re working on finding new places to farm foes — in the meantime, use what you can of the information above.