Heavy Does It, Grand Overture Exotic Catalyst - Destiny 2

Unlock the Grand Overture Exotic Catalyst in Destiny 2 by completing the Heavy Does it quest.


Grand Overture is the Season of the Risen Exotic offered in the Destiny 2 Season Pass, and with it comes a new Exotic Catalyst obtained by completing the Heavy Does It Quest. In this guide, I’ll explain how to get the Exotic Catalyst, including some tips on doing so efficiently.

How to get the Grand Overture Exotic Catalyst

How to Get Grand Overture Exotic Catalyst

Once players have claimed the Grand Overture Exotic Machine Gun from the Season Pass, it’s time to visit the Tower and talk to Banshee-44. This is where players can obtain the Grand Overture quest called Heavy Does It. The quest itself involves three steps, after which players will unlock the Grand Overture Exotic Catalyst to slot into the weapon.

Heavy Does It

Heavy Does It Quest Destiny 2

Something for players to keep in mind is that faster progress through the Heavy Does It quest can be unlocked through the Season Pass. Guardians can obtain a Catalyst Quest Boost Alpha at Rank 11, doubling their progress, and Catalyst Quest Boost Omega at Rank 22, quadrupling their progress. This will drastically increase your quest progression, and players would be wise not to worry about the Heavy Does It progression until getting to at least Rank 11. You should grab the quest from Banshee-44, though.

Step 1: Defeat Targets

Heavy Does It Step 1 Destiny 2

The first step of the Heavy Does It quest involves the following objectives:

  • Cabal defeated: 0/50
  • Targets defeated with Power weapons: 0/50
  • Rapidly defeated targets 0/15

This is easily completed during The Witch Queen campaign, where Guardians will frequently get Campaign Banners/Raid Banners and full Heavy ammunition. Simply let this one work itself out as you complete the campaign. If you’ve already done so, you can easily replay campaign missions to complete this step.

Step 2: Complete Activities, Defeat Targets

Heavy Does It Step 2 Destiny 2

Step 2 is going to take considerably longer for Guardians to complete, as they will be required to do the following:

  • Catalyst calibration: 0/200
  • Targets defeated: 0%

At the default pace, Catalyst calibration will take you up to 200 Crucible matches, although it rewards double progress for Crucible wins. This means a minimum of 100 Crucible wins, or 200 Crucible matches if you lose every match, which is possible if you’re me. You also earn additional progress for Gambit wins and Nightfall completions, but those tend to take longer than a Crucible match.

The second part of this step requires you to defeat targets with Grand Overture, which is easily done by using the weapon as you work your way through other content. Again, try the campaign missions, but you can also grind out a few Lost Sectors or Strikes. This is the easy part.

Step 3: Banshee-44

Heavy Does It Step 3 Destiny 2

The final step of the Heavy Does It quest is simply to return to Banshee-44, at which time he will provide you with the Grand Overture Exotic Catalyst. You will then have to defeat 400 targets to slot it into the Grand Overture Exotic Machine Gun.

Grand Overture Catalyst

Grand Overture Exotic Catalyst Steps

The Grand Overture Catalyst does several things to this Exotic Machine Gun, including the following:

  • Stability +20
  • Handling +20
  • Missile explosions will blind combatants. Those defeated by missile impacts then explode

That does it, Guardians, the Heavy Does It quest that leads you to the Grand Overture Exotic Catalyst. For more help, be sure to visit our Destiny 2 strategy guide.

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