How to get the Centrifuse catalyst in Destiny 2

How to get the Centrifuse catalyst in Destiny 2
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Want the Destiny 2 Centrifuse catalyst? As soon as you’ve acquired this exotic auto rifle in Bungie’s space-faring FPS, you’ll want pick up its catalyst to unlock its true potential. But how do you do this, and has the process remained the same since the end of Season of The Deep?

Here, we’ll go over how to get the Destiny 2 Centrifuse catalyst. Then, we’ll explain what the catalyst does to enhance the gun’s capabilities upon completion. If you’re still wondering how to get Centrifuse in Destiny 2, or other exotic weapons like Wicked Implement or Quicksilver Storm, we’ve got you covered for that as well.

Where to find the Centrifuse Catalyst

Here are the steps you’ll need to complete in order to get and unlock the Centrifuse Catalyst.

  • Get Centrifuse.
  • Visit Banshee-44 for the quest.
  • Score final blows and rapid kills.
  • Earn Calibration points.
  • Return to Banshee.

Let’s go over these quest steps in a bit more detail.

Higher Voltage quest explained

To start, you’ll need to head over to Banshee-44 in the tower. He’ll give you a quest called Higher Voltage, which upon completion will reward the catalyst.

Higher Voltage is a three-step quest. For the first step, you’ll need to rack up some kills with Centrifuse. Score 40 arc final blows, and rapidly defeat (kill two or more in quick succession) 20 opponents. Doing this will take you to the next step of the quest.

How to get the Centrifuse catalyst in Destiny 2: The Higher Voltage quest in the quest menu.

For this step towards the Centrifuse catalyst you’ll need to collect a whole lot of calibration data. This has two elements to it. Firstly, you’ll need to gain 200 calibration points by participating in a whole range of activities. Crucible, gambit, strikes, nightfall strikes and seasonal activities will all contribute to this, but they won’t contribute much. For the best results, you’ll want to win games of crucible and gambit, and complete higher difficulty nightfalls, like legendary, master, and grandmaster once it comes out in Season of The Deep. Doing so will reward additional progress. In addition to calibration points, you’ll need to defeat opponents with the weapon to complete a percentage bar. This one can be progressed faster by defeating stronger opponents in PvE, and Guardians in PvP.

Step two is likely to take you a while. Completing a heroic weekly Nightfall strike gave us a single calibration point on our journey to acquire the catalyst, for example. Once complete, the final step is will be to return to Banshee-44, who’ll reward the catalyst.

How to get the Centrifuse catalyst in Destiny 2: A Guardian fights vex on Neomuna while aiming down sights with Centrifuse.

Even once you have the Centrifuse catalyst, you’ll need to unlock it. To do this, simply use the gun – kills will gradually unlock it, as with every catalyst.

What does the Centrifuse catalyst do?

Though it might be difficult to get, we do know what the catalyst does. Once equipped, Centrifuse catalyst builds up energy for its intrinsic trait Overcharge Capacitor whenever the player has the Amplified buff.

As a reminder, Overcharge Capacitor is usually charged by sprinting, sliding, and firing the weapon. This results in arc explosions at high charge when you get final blows on targets, and explosions that blind targets at maximum charge. Having another way to get your Overcharge Capacitor full therefore improves the consistency with which you’ll be generating those arc explosions. This makes the gun extremely synergetic for arc builds, and a fantastic add clear tool.

That’s how to get the Destiny 2 Centrifuse catalyst as well as what it does. It’s not the only good weapon from Season 21 though, with the Destiny 2 Epochal integration hand cannon only outshone by the return of Igneous Hammer and Warden’s Law. If you’re looking to complete a powerful build though, be sure to take a look at our suggestions for the best Warlock exotics, best Hunter exotics, and best Titan exotics to get your hands on before the Final Shape release date arrives.

Is the Destiny 2 Centrifuse catalyst good?

The catalyst for the Centrifuse exotic auto rifle is fantastic, better integrating the weapon’s exotic perk into viable arc builds.

Is the Destiny 2 Centrifuse catalyst hard to get?

While the catalyst for Centrifuse isn’t particularly challenging to get, the quest’s many long steps can become rather tedious.