Exotic catalysts have really changed up the weapon meta in Destiny 2 over the last couple months. Take an already effective exotic weapon and give it a stat boost, as well as the ability to generate orbs on multi-kills, and the effectiveness in various activities will skyrocket. In the case of the exotic linear fusion rifle, the Sleeper Simulant, it was already good. However, now that its catalyst can drop, it’s only going to get better from here.
How to Get the Sleeper Simulant Catalyst
Don’t shoot the messenger, but the Sleeper Simulant exotic catalyst is going to be tough for your average Destiny 2 player to obtain. That’s because I have little faith that the majority of Destiny 2 players are in raid groups. Not only are they not likely in raid groups, but they’re almost certainly not in raid groups that are finishing the prestige mode of the Spire of Stars raid lair, and that’s where the Sleeper Simulant exotic catalyst can drop: the Prestige version of the Spire of Stars raid lair. Not only are we talking about a 380 Power level for the prestige version of the Spire of Stars raid lair, but also loadout restrictions and modifiers. Currently, 380 is the Power cap, with Guardians able to reach 385 through modifications. It's a good idea to check out our Spire of Stars raid lair guide, as it lays out all the important details of each encounter.
Even if you manage to complete the prestige Spire of Stars raid lair, there’s no guarantee that the Sleeper Simulant exotic catalyst will drop. In the video above, only one player received the exotic catalyst out of six, so the possibility that across dozens of prestige Spire of Stars completions you won’t get the catalyst to drop is high. To improve your odds, be sure to complete this raid lair on prestige on all three characters, assuming you can handle the Power requirements and have five other Guardians who are in for that level of commitment.
While it might be a bummer for the average Destiny 2 player who struggles to find a Nightfall group, let alone a raid group, to feel as if they have no shot at the Sleeper Simulant catalyst dropping, this is what the community wanted. They wanted challenging end-game content that gave them rewards, and that’s exactly what Bungie is delivering with some of these exotic catalysts.
Now that you know what activities to participate in to get the Sleeper Simulant exotic catalyst, take a few minutes to browse through our Destiny 2 complete strategy guide and see what other trouble awaits the curious Guardian.