Destiny 2 best places to farm kills for your weapon catalysts and crafted gun levels

Destiny 2 best places to farm kills for your weapon catalysts and crafted gun levels
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Trying to farm kills in Destiny 2? Grinding in any videogame is often a tedious chore. And as much as we may love Bungie’s space-faring FPS, the story is no different in Destiny 2’s case.

From the best exotic weapons to the D.A.R.C.I’s, Destiny 2’s most powerful guns all come with catalysts, unlockable one-time upgrades which can increase the power or utility of these weapons. However, even when obtained, catalysts then need to be unlocked by grinding out hundreds of kills with the weapon in question. So what’re the fastest ways to farm kills in Destiny 2? Read on, and with any luck, you won’t be grinding all through Destiny 2 season 23 until the Final Shape release date to get your weapon catalysts completed.

What are the best places to farm kills in Destiny 2?

Here are our picks for the best places to visit if you’re trying to farm kills in Destiny 2.

  • Shuro Chi Encounter
  • Sorrow’s Harbor
  • Dares of Eternity
  • Altars of Summoning

Let’s cover each in a bit more detail.

Shuro Chi Encounter (Last Wish Raid)

The second encounter of the Last Wish raid is a well known community favourite farming spot, and for good reason. With an abundance of enemies, there’s plenty to kill here, and you won’t lose progress when you wipe. Each section of the encounter boasts large numbers of ads which are easy enough to dispatch. Hence why it also appeared on our list of farming spots for the best ways to level up weapons.

The only challenge here is getting to the encounter. As the second boss fight of the raid, you’ll need to find some friendly Guardians to help you overcome Kalli, The Corrupted first, or enter the correct wish into the Wish Wall you can find in the top of the traversal section prior to Kali. Enter the correct pattern and stand on the plate, and it’ll teleport you to the necessary encounter. It’s a timely and tedious process, but it’s probably still faster than beating Kali, and you won’t need a fireteam to do it. Once either method is done, just deliberately wipe the fireteam once you begin the first run of Shuro Chi’s encounter. As long as you are fireteam leader, you’ll now have a raid checkpoint at the start of the encounter saved. This checkpoint will then last until the weekly reset.

Destiny 2 best places to farm kills for your weapon catalysts and crafted gun levels: The Wish Wall in the Last Wish raid.
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Sorrow’s Harbor (Moon)

Sorrow’s Harbor is a much more accessible location since you won’t need to beat any raid bosses to get to it. This area can be found on the Moon, up to the top end of the map. It’s where the Altar of Sorrows, a special kind of repeatable and extended public event, runs on repeat. The event isn’t too difficult, and it’s absolutely full of enemies. Your only downside here is that you’ll have to share these kills with other Guardians, which might slow your progress. Still, it’s ease of access and straightforward nature make it a solid choice.

Destiny 2 best places to farm kills for weapon catalysts: A Guardian touches down in Sorrow's Harbour, with a group of Hive in front of them.

Dares of Eternity Playlist (Eternity)

This is another great free-for-all option available to you regardless of how many Destiny 2 campaigns you own. The Dares of Eternity playlist contains three encounters, all of which are filled with large groups of enemies. The activity is also pretty easy and quick to run. Again, you’ll share kills with your fellow Guardians for this one, but with so many enemies on-hand, you’re sure to make plenty of progress regardless.

Destiny 2 best places to farm kills for weapon catalysts: A Guardian standing in Xur's Treasure Hoard after Dares of Eternity.

Altars of Summoning (HELM)

One of the more recent events, Altars of Summoning became available with the Season of The Witch. This event sees you collect tithes for Eris Morn by defeating hordes of Hive combatants. It’s also arguably one of the best places to farm kills in Destiny 2.

First off, there’s an abundance of enemies to slay in this activity. You’ll have to share with two other fireteam members at most, but that’s not usually going to get in your way too much. Secondly, there’s no end to the activity. You can drop in, run as many rounds as you want, and leave when you want. Lastly, there’s three difficulty levels. All three have an abundance of ads, but you’ll pick up better rewards and a few more enemies in harder rounds.

That covers our list for the best places to farm kills in Destiny 2. Be sure to check out our suggestions for the best PvP weapons and best PvE weapons in the game right now, so you can prioritise which catalysts you choose to focus your attention on.

Destiny 2 Kill Farming FAQ

Is Grasp of Avarice still a good kill farming spot in Destiny 2?

No, due to a change in the value respawned waves of enemies at the start of grasp are now worth, the Grasp of Avarice kill farming spot is no longer effective.

What’s the best farming spot in Destiny 2?

Though it’s hard to say definitively, we’d reccomend the Shuro Chi encounter of Last Wish as the best farming spot in Destiny 2.