In Destiny 2, the Symmetry scout rifle was a reliable weapon. It might not be the best scout rifle, but when shot in full auto, its stacking Dynamic Charges and Arc Seekers give it a lot of potential. Micromanagement can make it a little laborious, but with practice, gamers can use this weapon to accomplish a lot.
For players that plan to utilize this weapon frequently, the Symmetry Catalyst comes highly recommended. It significantly boosts its DPS potential and lessens the burden of micromanagement.
The mainstay of Destiny 2 are scout rifles, but alas, Symmetry isn’t a weapon that many players will think of when contemplating some of the greatest scout rifles in the game. With season 16 and the introduction of The Witch Queen expansion, nothing has changed about this.
For players that prefer acquiring every weapon in the game, the Symmetry scout rifle is still a weak option. This guide has been updated to provide information for those players on how to obtain the Symmetry scout rifle in season 16, as well as recommendations on grinding for the catalyst’s upgrade in Destiny 2.
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How to get the Symmetry scout rifle in Destiny 2 Season 16?
In-game symmetry first appeared in Destiny 2’s Shadowkeep expansion. Previously, players could purchase the Exotic scout rifle from Master Rahool; however, as of late, players may only acquire it from the Monuments to Lost Lights Exotic kiosk, which is located at the Tower.
Navigate to the kiosk’s Shadowkeep Exotics section. Players will require the following resources (most of which may be purchased from Master Rahool) in order to purchase Symmetry:
- 1 Exotic Cipher
- 100,000 Glimmer
- 150 Baryon Bough
- 1 Ascendant Shard
What does the Symmetry Catalyst do in Destiny 2?
Electric Styx is a bonus that comes with the Symmetry Catalyst. The Scout Rifle gains a single advantage thanks to Electric Styx.
- The maximum number of Dynamic Charges is increased by five.
The player can now stack up to 20 Dynamic Charges at once. This results in an even higher increase in damage for increased DPS potential. When it is activated at 20, the weapon will also completely reload. These factors make the Symmetry Catalyst highly recommended even though it can be challenging to find.
The player must finish the fairly tedious quest Symmetry Remastered in order to obtain the Symmetry Catalyst. After buying Symmetry from the Exotic kiosk, players can get it from Banshee-44. Although there are three parts to the quest, other from reporting to Banshee-44 at the beginning and finish, there is actually only one goal.
The basic goal is to accumulate 400 points by engaging in any of the following actions:
- Gambit matches
- Crucible matches
The player will receive one point for every action. In essence, the player must finish 400 activities. It doesn’t have to be anything specific; 400 Strikes, 200 Crucible games, or 200 Gambit games will do. The athlete should therefore go after everything they want. These quests have the advantage that the majority of them offer weekly Pinnacle prizes, so players will probably complete them in any case to attain the highest light level.
How to upgrade the Symmetry Catalyst?
Once the catalyst is in the player’s possession, they must improve it to take use of its special effects. Using Symmetry, 700 adversaries can be eliminated to enhance the Symmetry Catalyst. Though technically any source could cause harm, Symmetry must provide the killing blow. Either way will count, whether it was caused by the Arc Seekers or conventional firing.
Additionally, keep in mind that you can get these 700 kills after they have already occurred. Any kills obtained by the player throughout the 400 activities with the Symmetry will count toward the required 700 kills for the upgrade. To save grind time, it is highly advised to utilize this weapon throughout these activities.
How can I get the Symmetry Catalyst fast?
The quickest approach to complete 400 activities is to triumph in Crucible games. Probably the fastest would be:
With a strong team, these game styles often last a few minutes. It will take longer in other modes, such as Survival or Countdown. Short Strikes like Lake of Shadows, which may be completed in a short amount of time, are a useful backup choice. If they are sufficiently confident, players can even choose higher difficulty strikes and harvest for valuable rewards while performing tasks.
A different strategy is to use this time to work hard towards additional catalysts. For instance, to obtain the Prospector Catalyst, the player can grind Strikes. Run Crucible matches to save time and look for Catalysts made specifically for the Crucible, such the Black Talon Catalyst.
Is the Symmetry Catalyst worth it in Destiny 2?
Scout rifles aren’t in bad shape, but this season, with the potency of Void Exotics and Void weaponry, it’s difficult to them Symmetry being really useful. Symmetry, an exotic arc weapon, is in an odd position where it will most likely only profit from a meta including scout rifles and arc weapons.
Even said, there are more effective options for strong Arc weapons, such as the Riskrunner, which has a lot more uses than this scout rifle. Since Symmetry is no longer that potent and significant in the metagame as of season 16, obtaining this weapon and its catalyst would be more of a chore to complete a collection than obtaining a must-have pistol that every player wants.
To its defense, the upcoming Arc 3.0 overhaul may make it effective in the future alongside other Arc weapons, and players that favor specialized builds and weaponry will probably find Symmetry valuable as well.