Destiny 2 Osteo Striga: How To Get The SMG

Destiny 2 Osteo Striga: How To Get The SMG
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Written by 

Cheri Faulkner


6th Apr 2022 17:14

The Destiny 2 Osteo Striga has been causing quite the stir in-game, and for good reason too. If you're wondering how to get it, we've got all of the information here as well as the reasons why you shouldn't be overlooking Destiny's monster of a sub-machine gun (SMG). The Destiny 2 Ostreo Striga is a monster, but unfortunately, it's not available to every Destiny player yet.

How To Get The Destiny 2 Osteo Striga

How to get the Destiny 2 Ostreo Striga
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The bad news is if you didn't buy The Witch Queen deluxe edition, you won't be able to get it yet. There's obviously a likelihood, as with many things Bungie, that the team will release it to everyone else later on in the timeline. This would most likely be after the conclusion of the Season of the Risen. For those that did opt for the deluxe edition, the steps to obtain Osteo Striga could still seem unclear, and in particular those that would like to obtain the catalyst could face confusion.

How to get the Destiny 2 Ostreo Striga
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The first step is to ensure you've completed the whole of The Witch Queen campaign. Once you've done this, head to The Relic in the Enclave on Mars. From the in-game crafting menu, navigate to the submachine gun section and select Osteo Striga. Your first go around is completely free and doesn't cost any materials, so there's no lengthy grind at this stage.


Destiny 2 Osteo Striga: Why You Need It

Destiny 2 Ostreo Striga: Why you need it
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As with all other exotic weapons in Destiny, Osteo Striga has an exotic perk, which is Screaming Swarm. Screaming Swarm enables the gun to fire necrotic projectiles that track enemies. Combined with its passive perk of Toxic Overload, which sees any kill spreading poison to nearby enemies, it's easy to see why this is a must-have weapon in Destiny.

It also rolls with Polygonal Rifling, Steady Rounds and Hand Laid Stock which all increase stability, although you won't be able to select from all of these initially. This is due to another feature which rolled out with The Witch Queen: weapon levelling.

With weapons you've crafted, you can level them up with kills to unlock new perks. You can then head back to The Relic in the Enclave to craft another version of your poison-powered SMG and choose the perks more specifically to match your gameplay style. This does come at a cost of 140 Ruinous Element, 2,000 Neutral Element, and 3 Ascendant Alloys.

These elements come from completing Deepsight Resonance on any red-bordered weapon, but the Ascendant Alloys need a bit more of a grind: you can find these in The Witch Queen Campaign missions or the new Wellspring activity in the Throne World, by purchasing them from Master Rahool in the Tower for 400 Destiny 2 Legendary Shards once per weekly reset or as a rank up reward from Banshee-44 at Gunsmith Rank 16.

There is a catalyst for Osteo Striga which requires more time and resources, but when it enables poison kills to reload and even overflow the magazine, it could be considered an essential to grind for. 


Having graduated from Leeds Beckett University back when it was still Leeds Met, Cheri went on to become a music journalist penning words for the likes of Punktastic, Live Nation and The Guardian before creating her own outlet, Invicta Media. With this came a natural progression into games journalism and an intense love for the likes of Destiny 2, Pokemon and basically any rogue-like you can think of. When not writing, she can most likely be found in a muddy field at a festival.

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