After the Deep Stone Crypt was completed, the floodgates opened in Destiny 2. All manner of new content has arrived in the game, including the exotic Cloudstrike sniper rifle.
Getting this one involves a bit of work, but it’s all quite manageable with time and effort. The first step is to access the Hunts Empire. This will happen after you complete the Beyond Light campaign and gain access to the Exo Stranger and Variks missions. Complete them and then you will have access to Variks sabotage missions.
You will need to complete the Europa Explorer I and Europa Explorer II missions. These will result in a lot of killings and you will have to go on an empire hunt to face powerful enemies. Make sure to farm them all before ending the hunt, as the bosses will spawn endless waves, as long as they’re alive.
When you’ve completed these two Sabotage Missions, a new activity will open called the Weekly Empire Hunt. Performing them will give you a chance to get the Cloudstrike. They come in a range of different difficulties, but that only seems to affect the drop chance of everything except the Cloudstrike.
- Adept – Power 1180 – Rare
- Hero – Power 1220 – Rare
- Legend – Power 1250 – Rare
- Master – Power 1280 – Rare
As such, you need to run it at an appropriate power and then increase the difficulty as your power increases to gather the other items.
The Cloudstrike is a very interesting weapon, causing Arc energy to impact the ground wherever you kill an enemy or get three precision hits in a row. This deals area-of-effect damage, gives off a good wave, and tracks the damage of your shots.