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Yup, I hear you. I'm amazed at what happened tonight. I'll probably plug away a bit more at it as time goes forward but I'm not going to kill myself for it.
 

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Fortunately for me I hate hand cannons so the need to grind for these just doesn't exist because that all sounds terrible tbh lol
 

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Fortunately for me I hate hand cannons so the need to grind for these just doesn't exist because that all sounds terrible tbh lol

This is so me, lol. Glad you guys have something to motivate your grind, and I certainly won't throw one away if I got a good one, but the last time I did 30+ rounds of anything was for Cloudstrike (pre-nerf). If it had been a HC I would have said "Have fun, see ya!"
 

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Fortunately for me I hate hand cannons so the need to grind for these just doesn't exist because that all sounds terrible tbh lol
I'm starting to enjoy HC a lot more than I did before. I doubt they will ever be my first choice of a weapon, but I hate them less than I used to. Sidearms on the other hand, still hate em.
 

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I'm starting to enjoy HC a lot more than I did before. I doubt they will ever be my first choice of a weapon, but I hate them less than I used to. Sidearms on the other hand, still hate em.
only hand cannon I enjoy is thorn with my warlocks necrotic grip because it makes for alot of fun in pve with its synergy of traits, beyond that I just cant wrap my mind around the recoil and bloom. They just never feel right to me, I will forever be a pulse/scout/auto rifle guy (and bows lol)
 

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Anybody working on the seasonal exotic bow catalyst and only have it count 1 out of every 5 kills or so? Just finished a round of Rumble with 18 kills with the bow and got 2 kills count torward the catalyst.

I wouldn't be against some love for the nightfall drops too. So far I've run this week's nightfall close to 40 times at varying levels and still only got those first 2 drops.
 
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Anybody working on the seasonal exotic bow catalyst and only have it count 1 out of every 5 kills or so? Just finished a round of Rumble with 18 kills with the bow and got 2 kills count torward the catalyst.


I wouldn't be against some love for the nightfall drops too. So far I've run this week's nightfall close to 40 times at varying levels and still only got those first 2 drops.

There are more than one factors at play there from what I understand. By default it will take 4000 kills to complete the Catalyst (unconfirmed, but this is what the Community has come up with), however there is a buff awarded through the Season Pass that speeds it up (Rank 22). Cat tips can be found at the 10:30 minute mark below. Another thing to keep in mind is it does not count hip fire kills, ONLY ADS kills. Use it like a normal bow for the kills to count towards the Cat. Shame, because this thing is a blast to use as designed. I have fallen in love with this bow; my Trinity Ghoul is so jelly right now.

 
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That's unfortunately true. Basically what I learned and still do is this "hip fire soften/aim sight kill" I can do it pretty fast now and it racks up. For a lot of the hip fire part I was jumping and then landing and aiming... whatever it takes. It was crazy. It took a while. For the Crucible part? Lots of blind luck is what I got and it just took some time. I started out in Mayhem and got lucky and used Elimination and Control for much of the rest of that. For the calibration part strikes and nightfall. Some of you played with me as I near the end of that part and finally finished it.
 

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There are more than one factors at play there from what I understand. By default it will take 4000 kills to complete the Catalyst (unconfirmed, but this is what the Community has come up with), however there is a buff awarded through the Season Pass that speeds it up (Rank 22). Cat tips can be found at the 10:30 minute mark below. Another thing to keep in mind is it does not count hip fire kills, ONLY ADS kills. Use it like a normal bow for the kills to count towards the Cat. Shame, because this thing is a blast to use as designed. I have fallen in love with this bow; my Trinity Ghoul is so jelly right now.


I've got everything done but guardians killed with the bow I'm also something like season pass 53 but I didn't think those quest boosts worked for Guardian Kills, is it no longer 1:1? Everything else makes sense but in the past, guardian kill requirements when numbered (instead of a percentage like classic bungie) didn't move faster with the boosts.
 

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Well, it ended up taking a ton of kills for the PVP kills on the second part of the catalyst. The number of kills required was 50 but with the 4x seasonal bump that only comes out to needing 13. The thing is, it took me about 60 kills or something silly for those 13 to count. Oh well, it's done now and I farmed out the rest of the catalyst kills on Shuro Chi.

On another note, I've been getting anteater'd a ton today. Just got a Gambit warning from the connection loss. Seems the servers ain't quick back to normal after the last crash.
 

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Well, it ended up taking a ton of kills for the PVP kills on the second part of the catalyst. The number of kills required was 50 but with the 4x seasonal bump that only comes out to needing 13. The thing is, it took me about 60 kills or something silly for those 13 to count. Oh well, it's done now and I farmed out the rest of the catalyst kills on Shuro Chi.

On another note, I've been getting anteater'd a ton today. Just got a Gambit warning from the connection loss. Seems the servers ain't quick back to normal after the last crash.

So that's relevant to my question above. Are you sure it was 13? My bar still says I need 50 so maybe it does just mean 50 if your estimating it took you 60 to get it done?
 

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I've got everything done but guardians killed with the bow I'm also something like season pass 53 but I didn't think those quest boosts worked for Guardian Kills, is it no longer 1:1? Everything else makes sense but in the past, guardian kill requirements when numbered (instead of a percentage like classic bungie) didn't move faster with the boosts.

When I did my Guardian kills, it seemed to be crediting me for assists as well, and that was before I had hit Rank 22. They actually went much faster than I anticipated (was dreading it tbh).
 

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When I did my Guardian kills, it seemed to be crediting me for assists as well, and that was before I had hit Rank 22. They actually went much faster than I anticipated (was dreading it tbh).
The first step of guardian kills or step two that requires them to be done with the bow?
 

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So that's relevant to my question above. Are you sure it was 13? My bar still says I need 50 so maybe it does just mean 50 if your estimating it took you 60 to get it done?
Yes the 4x multiplier did count, the first kill I got with the bow in PVP gave me 4/50 (i specifically checked to see how annoying this was gonna be). I finished that match (listed above) with 18 ads kills with the bow but only got credit for 12/50 (meaning it only counted three of the kills) kills on the catalyst.

Maybe it's something server related since I can't even seem to play at the moment, just constant "Contacting Destiny 2 Servers."
 
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Yes the 4x multiplier did count, the first kill I got with the bow in PVP gave me 4/50 (i specifically checked to see how annoying this was gonna be). I finished that match (listed above) with 18 ads kills with the bow but only got credit for 12/50 (meaning it only counted three of the kills) kills on the catalyst.

Maybe it's something server related since I can't even seem to play at the moment, just constant "Contacting Destiny 2 Servers."
Good to know, thank you.

Also whole bunch of Bungie Help tweets today. Best place for issues with the game.

https://twitter.com/BungieHelp?ref_src=twsrc^google|twcamp^serp|twgr^author
 

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The first step of guardian kills or step two that requires them to be done with the bow?

Guardian Kills. I may have hit rank 22 and not noticed it, but I was fairly sure I hadn't. That would certainly explain it better than "assists" however. I hadn't really read the perks at that point and was using it like a normal bow (ads). Got 1 kill my first round and it progressed my Guardian Kills by 10, so I assumed it must be counting assists.
 
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Guardian Kills. I may have hit rank 22 and not noticed it, but I was fairly sure I hadn't. That would certainly explain it better than "assists" however. I hadn't really read the perks at that point and was using it like a normal bow (ads). Got 1 kill my first round and it progressed my Guardian Kills by 10, so I assumed it must be counting assists.

I'm all but certain it did. That's the only way I could have gotten it down with some of the crazy moves I was making with bunny hopping, hip shots,and the occasional real aimed shot. Somehow it all came together and worked out.

A couple of hour ago I got a pali drop and didn't check what it was because I had to bolt. I just checked it: Outlaw. Rampage. I think that's a god roll or close enough for me.
 
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Managed to get a Palindrome with Corkscrew rifling / aerohead break, ricochet rounds / alloy mag, outlaw + rangefinder with a handling mw. The thing really feels amazing and might be good enough for me for a while. I'd like outlaw/rampage, but I do really appreciate the range bump and stickyness of this one.
 
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I've gotten more palis from 1270 NF than I have 1300 NF (Granted I've run fewer 1300)
The first day I ran 1270s for hours and saw one drop
The next day they were dropping left and right

Last night it was Bottom Dollars that were dropping like flies for me, 3 matches in a row.
 

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Trials this week was sweaty AF on a terrible map. So glad I got a semi decent roll on my flawless. Yesterday night struggled to get another flawless and hit cheaters on game 7. While I'm used to it, definitely soured my team's morale. (Infinite heavy cheater, how is this not bannable/detectable immediately?!)
 

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I've gotten more palis from 1270 NF than I have 1300 NF (Granted I've run fewer 1300)
The first day I ran 1270s for hours and saw one drop
The next day they were dropping left and right

Last night it was Bottom Dollars that were dropping like flies for me, 3 matches in a row.

^^ I saw this jerk pull some of this off. ;)


Trials this week was sweaty AF on a terrible map. So glad I got a semi decent roll on my flawless. Yesterday night struggled to get another flawless and hit cheaters on game 7. While I'm used to it, definitely soured my team's morale. (Infinite heavy cheater, how is this not bannable/detectable immediately?!)

It boggles the mind especially when people get bans for WAY less. It's crazy.


This must be part of the maintenance. I downloaded the patch and all and I either get no servers or "this version of Destiny is no longer available." Cute. I guess that means an extra hour wait if I read everyone right.
 
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Well, it ended up taking a ton of kills for the PVP kills on the second part of the catalyst. The number of kills required was 50 but with the 4x seasonal bump that only comes out to needing 13. The thing is, it took me about 60 kills or something silly for those 13 to count. Oh well, it's done now and I farmed out the rest of the catalyst kills on Shuro Chi.

On another note, I've been getting anteater'd a ton today. Just got a Gambit warning from the connection loss. Seems the servers ain't quick back to normal after the last crash.

The game doesn’t count kills from the bow explosion effect. Now it turns out, the AOE explosion damage is actually what gets the vast majority of the kills for me. Feels like a I killed 100 total Guardians before the counter got to 50, and that was after the 4x multiplier.
 
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The game doesn’t count kills from the bow explosion effect. Now it turns out, the AOE explosion damage is actually what gets the vast majority of the kills for me. Feels like a I killed 100 total Guardians before the counter got to 50, and that was after the 4x multiplier.

Explosion damage rarely counts for things like bounties and catalysts. It's not consistent necessarily, but I've run into this problem allot with perks like Dragonfly. It's especially problematic for weapons like the Ace of Spades.
 
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I was shooting ads to try and avoid that issue. Grinding the Polaris Lance catalyst comes to mind back in the day. But ya, it's done now. Now onto the servers coming back up and burning myself out on gambit.
 
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The game doesn’t count kills from the bow explosion effect. Now it turns out, the AOE explosion damage is actually what gets the vast majority of the kills for me. Feels like a I killed 100 total Guardians before the counter got to 50, and that was after the 4x multiplier.

It took me less than 15 ADS kills with the bow to complete the 50 kills. Of course that took like an hour because I'm bad at pvp
 
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It took me less than 15 ADS kills with the bow to complete the 50 kills. Of course that took like an hour because I'm bad at pvp

I eventually stopped trying to tag the Guardians before shooting them and went with all ADS headshots. Took me more than an hour.

I definitely caused a few losses while finishing the quest. I’m probably just below average at PVP on a good day, and being forced to kill Guards with a wonky weapon is bad for my self esteem :eek:
 

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The game doesn’t count kills from the bow explosion effect. Now it turns out, the AOE explosion damage is actually what gets the vast majority of the kills for me. Feels like a I killed 100 total Guardians before the counter got to 50, and that was after the 4x multiplier.
Man I pick out last night, got rank 22 and got the 4 x multiplier then join crucible and got paired against the worst group of blueberries you could ever hope for. I got 44/50 kills with the bow in that match alone, second match topped it off, now I just need another 160 calibration data to get the catalyst.
 

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Master Presage? Ye gads. What do we need to be looking out for in that? Any more scannables or tricks? I'm afraid to ask how much harder.
 

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Master Presage? Ye gads. What do we need to be looking out for in that? Any more scannables or tricks? I'm afraid to ask how much harder.

No idea, however based on what's being thrown around on Twitter from some bungie employee's, i'm sure there will be more secrets/things to scan and for sure will be harder.

Oh, its also timed. :)
 

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It's 1320 with a timer. That's all I'll say. Yes, harder.

Took my first shot at it solo.....got error'd out at the hanger. Ugh.
I just feel like suggested LL means nothing anymore. Harbinger definitely felt worse than the 1200 or whatever it originally came tagged with.
 
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