Bungie offered Osteo Striga as a bonus in certain editions of Destiny 2's The Witch Queen expansion, but you'll need to do some work to unlock it.
While the paths to Exotic weapons in Destiny 2 is usually fairly straightforward, finding Osteo Striga can be a little more confusing. The new Exotic submachine gun is a bonus for buying the deluxe edition of the new Witch Queen expansion, but unlike other Exotics that come with purchases, such as Grand Overture, it's not immediately clear what you need to do to unlock the bonus weapon. In fact, when you first enter the expansion, the game won't mention the gun at all, and when it finally does, you might miss it.
Osteo Striga requires you to take some steps to earn it--in fact, you'll play the entire Witch Queen campaign before you get any information about Osteo Striga, and you'll need to understand something about the new weapon crafting system, the Relic, in order to get it. You're going to want this gun, however--it's excellent. Here's everything you need to know about how to get Osteo Striga.
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How to unlock Osteo Striga
First, Osteo Striga is currently only available to players who buy the Deluxe Edition of The Witch Queen, so if you purchased the standard edition of the game, you can't access it right now. That could change in the future, but it's unclear how or when the gun will become available for all players.
In order to get hold of Osteo Striga, you'll first need to complete The Witch Queen's story campaign. That can be an investment in and of itself, as the campaign is pretty long, especially if you play it on Legendary difficulty. Expect to invest some time in uncovering the secrets of Savathun's throne world.
Finishing the story campaign doesn't earn you the gun, however--it only unlocks the Osteo Striga pattern to craft at the Relic, in the new social space called the Enclave. Once you've completed the final mission, called "The Ritual," you'll return to the Enclave for a short denouement. At that point, check the Triumphs screen, under the Patterns and Catalysts tab, to find and unlock Osteo Striga's pattern.
Head to the Relic and hit the Shape button, then go down to SMGs on the Primary gun tab to find Osteo Striga. Your options will initially be pretty limited for what perks you can add to the gun. You'll also notice that you won't be able to craft its Exotic catalyst just yet. Once you've locked in the gun, hit Finalize Shape to craft it. You might need crafting materials to make that happen, but you can get them easily enough by completing the few short missions that introduce you to crafting as part of the campaign. Anything you come up short on can be purchased from Rahool or Banshee-44 in the Tower.
Using the crafting system means you can customize and upgrade Osteo Striga over time, but you'll need to level up the gun by using it in order to do so.
What Osteo Striga does
If you're familiar with Thorn, the deadly Hive hand cannon, you have a sense of what Osteo Striga is like. The SMG fires objects that look like thorns instead of bullets, and those thorns track their targets. Kill an enemy with Osteo Striga or hit them with a number of precision shots and you'll trigger a burst of poison that infects both the enemy you shot and any opponents in the immediate vicinity, dealing them damage over time. The gun can be devastating against crowds, blasting multiple enemies with poison at a time, even if you don't manage to kill any of them.
How to unlock Osteo Striga's Exotic catalyst
The best upgrade you can get for Osteo Striga is its Exotic catalyst, which significantly amps up its reload speed and automatically refills the magazine as you get kills with the gun's poison effect. In order to unlock it, however, you'll need to put some work in with Osteo Striga, pushing the gun up to Level 10. To do that, you just need to play with it; you'll level up all your crafted guns by using them in activities, and the more enemies you kill, the faster they'll advance. Leveling up guns is how you unlock the ability to "reshape" them with better perks, so keep your favorites in the rotation to make them better more quickly.
Once Osteo Striga is up to Level 10, you can return to the Relic and reshape it to add the catalyst. It requires 140 Ruinous Element, 2,000 Neutral Element, and 3 Ascendant Alloy to craft. The first two currencies you should come by fairly easily by using weapons with Deepsight Resonance and dismantling Deepsight weapons you don't want. Ascendant Alloy is tougher to earn, but if you need to, you can purchase it from Rahool or Banshee.
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You need to own The Witch Queen expansion in order to get Osteo Striga. Once you've completed The Witch Queen campaign, you'll be given the crafting pattern for the weapon. Head to the Enclave on Mars (Throne World) to craft and get Osteo Striga.How do you get the Osteo Striga in witch queen? ›
You need to own The Witch Queen expansion in order to get Osteo Striga. Once you've completed The Witch Queen campaign, you'll be given the crafting pattern for the weapon. Head to the Enclave on Mars (Throne World) to craft and get Osteo Striga.Can you get Osteo Striga with normal witch queen? ›
Osteo Striga was added to Destiny 2 as part of the Destiny 2: The Witch Queen expansion. Originally it was reserved exclusively for people who purchased the Deluxe Edition of The Witch Queen, but subsequent updates made it available to anyone who completes the Witch Queen campaign.Can you get Osteo Striga without witch queen deluxe edition? ›
The easiest but most costly way to get the Osteo Striga is to purchase the Deluxe Edition of The Witch Queen expansion and get it unlocked instantly. However, if you don't have the Deluxe Edition, you can still obtain this Exotic SMG by crafting it.How do you get exotic weapons in Destiny 2 Witch Queen? ›
- Decrypting Exotic Engrams.
- Random rewards from Public Events, chests, Crucible matches and other activities.
- Special vendors, such as Xur.
- Completing specific quests and missions.
- Season pass-exclusive Exotic unlocks.
- Rare drops from solo Lost Sectors.
In order to unlock it, however, you'll need to put some work in with Osteo Striga, pushing the gun up to Level 10. To do that, you just need to play with it; you'll level up all your crafted guns by using them in activities, and the more enemies you kill, the faster they'll advance.Do you need DLC for Osteo Striga? ›
The Osteo Striga can only be crafted, meaning you'll need to get your hands on the weapon's Pattern first before anything else. Also, the conditions required to unlock the Osteo Striga can only be completed if players own The Witch Queen DLC.Is the Osteo Striga still obtainable? ›
Once players have purchased the Deluxe Edition, they need to finish The Witch Queen campaign. After completing the last mission, the Osteo Striga becomes available for crafting as players return to the Enclave and speak with Ikora Rey.How do I claim Osteo Striga from Deluxe Edition? ›
To get the new exotic SMG—provided you're a Deluxe Edition owner—you'll need to complete the Witch Queen campaign, either on classic or the new legendary difficulty. Once you've done that, check your Triumphs tab and navigate 'Patterns and Catalysts' to unlock the pattern you need to craft Osteo Striga.Is Osteo Striga pre order only? ›
First and foremost, Osteo Striga is a pre-order exclusive for Destiny 2: The Witch Queen Digital Deluxe Edition.
The Deluxe Edition includes Seasons 16-19, two Year-5 Dungeons, an Exotic SMG, catalyst, ornament, and an Exotic Sparrow.Is Osteo Striga a strand weapon? ›
Osteosrega is the best weapon to use for strand. because of this fragment right here. It's really quick. For my Warlock build with necrotic grips, I use these mods and these fragments.What do you get for completing Witch Queen on legendary? ›
Best way to ensure you are ready is by completing the Witch Queen Campaign on LEGENDARY mode. Get an exclusive emblem, a full set of 1520 Power Level gear, 8 upgrade modules, new Witch Queen exotic armor and unlock a Triumph required for the Throne World Title!Which exotic to choose Witch Queen? ›
1 The Edge Exotic Glaives
One of the flagship exotics shipping with the Witch Queen is the class-specific exotic Glaives with three separate versions for Titan, Warlock, and Hunters. Each Glaive has a specific trait to pair with its Guardian and must be unlocked while completing the Witch Queen campaign.
Bungie announced that Destiny 2's critically acclaimed Witch Queen expansion will be free to all players until February 26, 2023. With Destiny 2's next major expansion, Lightfall, set to release on February 28, 2023, it seems Bungie is eager to get players ready for the influx of new content.What do you get for completing witch queen on legendary? ›
Best way to ensure you are ready is by completing the Witch Queen Campaign on LEGENDARY mode. Get an exclusive emblem, a full set of 1520 Power Level gear, 8 upgrade modules, new Witch Queen exotic armor and unlock a Triumph required for the Throne World Title!How do I claim osteo striga catalyst? ›
How to Get the Osteo Striga Catalyst. The Osteo Striga Catalyst is available to owners of The Witch Queen Deluxe Edition and can be obtained by leveling up the Osteo Striga to Level 10. This can be done by simply using the weapon in combat and killing enemies.What comes with Witch Queen Deluxe Edition? ›
The Deluxe Edition includes Seasons 16-19, two Year-5 Dungeons, an Exotic SMG, catalyst, ornament, and an Exotic Sparrow.