Every Destiny 2 season, we Guardians get a new Exotic as part of the game’s season pass, and Season of the Deep is no different. This season’s Exotic offering is the Centrifuse. It is a 450 RPM arc auto rifle that rewards a very active playstyle on multiple levels. If we can put into words how this gun feels, we’d say it is comparable to the Ammit AR2. In other words, you are pretty much good anywhere between the extreme ends of mid-range combat.
In this guide, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about the Centrifuse, specifically how to get it, its catalyst, and how best to use it in PvE. We’ve got quite a bit to talk about so let’s get right to it.
How to Get Centrifuse in Destiny 2
The Centrifuse is the reward in Rank 1 of the Season of the Deep “paid” track of the battle pass. Players on the “free” track can claim the auto rifle once they reach Rank 35.
Centrifuse Perks and Traits in Destiny 2
The Centrifuse is probably the most unconventional exotic we’ve gotten in a while. It’s too early to say if this weapon is a must-have but it’s fair to say that it has more than a few things going for it.
In the third column, we’ve got Regenerative Motion. this trait gradually reloads your weapon as you sprint. It activates the moment you press the sprint button. It’ll load a bullet or two per second as you sprint. Now, you won’t be getting your entire magazine back in a few seconds but as a means of topping off, none can compare to it.
Its Intrinsic Trait is Overcharge Capacitor. “Sprinting, sliding, and firing this weapon builds a temporary electrostatic charge, increasing range and reload speed. Final blows with high charge cause explosions, and maximum charge explosions blind targets.”
Destiny 2 Centrifuse Best Practices
There are no two ways around it, this gun was designed with PvE specifically in mind. On the field, it is a mod-clearing monster. When you have a full charge on the capacitor, you can pretty much blind every enemy in the immediate area.
Keeping this charge is paramount to getting the most out of the weapon. Here are a few things you need to know about the meter.
- While the act of shooting charges the meter, you’ll want to be sprinting all the time as opposed to shooting all the time.
- The reason is that reloading the weapon completely drains your charge.
- You also don’t want to be swapping weapons mid-battle if you can help it. Simply bringing out another weapon will completely drain your charge.
- Sprinting into a wall will NOT increase the charge. This isn’t a Juggernaut shield.
Centrifuse is going to be an interesting pick in PvP. In most encounters, It’s more or less an arc auto rifle that occasionally blinds opponents who are uncomfortably close to each other. Typically, you could see this in the 6v6 playlist. But don’t be surprised to see it during Trials weekends. Don’t forget Cloudstrike is very devastating. An auto rifle that blinds might be the next best thing. Who knows?
Another advantage this weapon brings into PvP is the fact that it can outrange most other auto rifles. But that depends mostly on you maintaining a full charge in a PvP match.
How to get Centrifuse Catalyst in Destiny 2
The Centrifuse Catalyst quest can only be obtained after talking to Banshee-44 in the Tower. The quest is called, “Higher Voltage”. Don’t let the arc-centric title confuse you too much. It’s still your typical catalyst at its core.
Higher Voltage Quest Steps
Step 1: Rebuild the Centrifuse’s catalyst by rapidly defeating targets and defeating them with Arc final blows.
- Rapidly defeat 20 Targets
- Defeat 40 Targets with Arc final blows
Pretty much self-explanatory. Rapidly taking down targets doesn’t necessarily mean killing them at once. A string of hand cannon heads in quick succession works too. You can even double dip if the weapon you’re using is Arc. You don’t need to use Centrifuse yet.
Step 2: Calibrate data and defeat targets while using Centrifuse.
- Generate 200 calibration data
- Defeat a certain number of targets using the Centrifuse
This one is going to prove time-consuming. Data calibration requires you to do a lot of activities. We advice doing the activities you actually want to get weapon rolls from instead of mindlessly going into random strikes.
Step 3: Report back to Banshee.
Once you’ve done all that’s required, go back to Banshee to report your findings. That’s when you’ll get the Catalyst. Hold your horses though, you still need to get calibration data on it even after you applied it to the rifle. This will require you to get a boatload of kills.
The active Catalyst applies the following to your weapon.
"While Amplified, this weapon gradually gains overcharge."
Simply being in the Amplified state will overcharge the weapon. Sounds ok. We’ll need to run tests to see how it really performs.
And that’s everything we have on the Centrifuse Exotic auto rifle. We will make additions to this article should we find more things to talk about it. In the meantime, we will keep grinding out all those calibration data. Good luck and have fun out there, Guardians.
Destiny 2 Season of the Deep is out now on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox consoles. The season will run from May 23, 2023, to August 22, 2023.