Destiny 2 CloudStrike Exotic Guide: Everything We Know About The Beyond Light Sniper Rifle So Far
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Destiny 2 CloudStrike Exotic Guide: Everything We Know About The Beyond Light Sniper Rifle So Far

Lloyd Coombes
23 November 2020

More updates to come as we find out how to get our hands on it!

Beyond Light arrives for Destiny 2 players tomorrow, and we already know that it'll bring a number of new exotics.

One of those, Cloudstrike, could be an ideal "boss killer", with the sniper rifle seemingly able to tear through enemies

Destiny 2 CloudStrike Guide

Check out the exotics trailer below:

As we see, CloudStrike summons a lightning bolt when killing an enemy with a precision final blow.

That sounds great, but we'd argue that sustained precision hits are going to be more useful – particularly for boss battles.

Constantly hitting precision hits creates a storm which looks like it'll do even more damage, potentially even a debuff.

Interestingly, sniper rifles did receive some changes as part of Beyond Light.

According to a Bungie blog post:

Sniper rifles will now have aim assist of varying degrees, depending on your scope.

A lower zoom scope will have less aim assist, while a higher zoom scope will offer more.

Let's hope that makes the rifle easier to handle.

Destiny 2 Beyond Light: How To Get CloudStrike

Now that the raid has been completed, speak to Variks and the Exo Stranger and complete the quests they offer.

You'll unlock Europa Explorer I and Europa Explorer II, types of missions called "Sabotages".

They're easy to complete, and will unlock the Weekly Empire Hunt playlist.

There are four levels: 1180, 1220, 1250 and 1280, but Cloudstrike is a randomly dropped reward regardless – so it may be worth your while playing the easiest version just so you can fly through it.

If you don't succeed, jump back in and try again.

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