The new Raids are in Destiny 2: Beyond Light as part of a new content drop on Europa. The players now have to finish the war against the Darkness and take on the powerful Fallen, Eramis. It’s not an easy fight, but you do get some pretty handsome rewards. This expansion includes new characters, missions, endgame activities, weapons, exotics, and enemy types. A big part of all this new content is the Deep Stone Crypt raid, which has a powerful new Exotic, but that’s not the focus here. instead, we’re going to talk about the new sniper rifle, Cloudstrike, and how to get it.
Here is how to get the Cloudstrike sniper rifle:
How to Get the Cloudstrike
To earn the Cloudstrike you need to first unlock the new Weekly Empire Hunt activity. You will first need to complete Sabotage missions for Variks and the Exo Stranger. These will eventually unlock the Europa Explorer I and Europa Explorer II missions. Completing these is also required once you unlock them. From there you will want to continue engaging in the hunts and use the Weekly Hunts to farm for drops.
That farming process is how you get Cloudstrike, but it won’t be easy. The Cloudstrike is a rare, random drop that will appear at the end of each mission. There are four levels to choose from when running the actual mission though. You can choose between the 1180, 1220, 1250, or 1280 variant, with the number denoting the power level for each run. The drops seem to be scaled with the levels as well, as people have noted that it seems to be a bit easier to get better Exotics from the higher-end missions. It’s still not a very common drop for the Cloudstrike though, so be prepared for the long haul.
The fastest way to get through this will be to rush the boss. Kill the enemies in your path and focus on taking out the boss. The boss going down will be the trigger to get the drops.
To get the Cloudstrike rifle you will need to grind out this playlist. Along with Cloudstrike, both The Lament and raid exotic, Eyes of Tomorrow, are also pare of this system. Running through these missions will get you some Exotics, eventually. So head to the Europa zone and get going if you really want to get these new weapons.