Every now and then, Bungie comes up with an exotic weapon that really feels like a game-changer. The Lorentz Driver feels like one such example. It’s a Void linear fusion rifle that’s decent enough in PvE, but quite ridiculous in PvP. Here’s our Destiny 2: Season of the Lost guide to help you obtain the Lorentz Driver, its exotic catalyst, and answer any questions on whether or not the weapon is good enough.
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Destiny 2: Season of the Lost Lorentz Driver guide – How to get the exotic catalyst and is it any good
You can immediately pick up the Lorentz Driver if you own the season pass for Destiny 2: Season of the Lost. If not, you’ll need to hit rank 35 before you can grab the weapon.
The Lorentz Driver has the following perks:
- Arrowhead Break, Enhanced Battery, and Composite Stock
- EM Anomaly – Precision final blows create an implosion that pulls nearby enemies and damages them with a detonation.
- Lagrangian Sight – Marks targets; killing marked targets generates a telemetry pattern. Picking up a telemetry grants bonus ability energy. Collecting three without dying increases the weapon’s bonus damage for 30 seconds. This buff can be refreshed whenever you pick up additional telemetry.
The telemetry drops look like little canisters of sorts (the only downside being that you need to run and pick them up on the ground). At the very least, there’s no internal timer when it comes to your first pickup and additional ones, so you can expect to gain the buff as long as you avoid deaths.
Lorentz Driver exotic catalyst
As for the Lorentz Driver’s exotic catalyst, you can grab it from Banshee in the Tower once you have the weapon in your inventory. The steps have already been datamined by Light.gg.
- Step 1 (you don’t need the Lorentz Driver equipped for these):
- 15x champions or high-value targets
- 50x Guardians
- 50x challenging combatants (majors/yellow-bar enemies)
- Step 2 (you need to use the Lorentz Driver for kill tallies):
- 50x Guardians
- 100x enemies
- 200% calibration data from Strikes, Gambit, Crucible, and Nightfall completions; higher-tier Nightfall completions grant more progress.
- Return to Banshee to obtain the Lorentz Driver’s exotic catalyst.
The exotic catalyst for the Lorentz Driver grants Enhanced Radar. Likewise, having three telemetry patterns with the buff active ensures that the pull and detonations no longer require a precision kill.
What makes the Lorentz Driver good?
Well, it’s for the energy weapon slot, so you’ll hardly worry about ammo bricks. Another reason is due to the Wayfinder’s Compass artifact mods that boost your fusion rifle’s and linear fusion rifle’s capabilities.
However, things get crazy in PvP due to the Lagrangian Sight’s target marking capabilities. It highlights Guardians through walls and obstacles when you’re wielding it (you don’t even need to aim-down-sights). It’s really funny when you consider that Bungie wanted to make changes to “3-peaking” in PvP, but this weapon, by default, has a wallhack. You can anticipate enemy movements, line up your shots, gain the telemetry buff, and take out more foes who’ll get pulled into explosive detonations. It’s like a combination of Wish-Ender, Cloudstrike, and Graviton Lance when you think about it.
Also, because linear fusion rifles already pack a punch, you can use this effectively in Momentum Control (which is active during the first week of Destiny 2: Season of the Lost). The quick and easy kills should allow you to complete the Lorentz Driver’s exotic catalyst steps without a hitch. Enjoy it at its current state, and pray that Bungie doesn’t nerf it too much in preparation for the relaunch of Trials on September 10.
If you want to see the Lorentz Driver in action, you can watch the video below from YouTuber IFrostBolt:
Update: In a recent tweet, Community Manager Dmg_04 confirmed that the Lorentz Driver will have its visual tracking perk disabled in PvP game modes. This change is expected to occur via a hotfix that will be deployed at a later date.
Have an update from some Sandbox folks. We're looking to disable the visual tracking perk on Lorentz Driver in PvP modes. This change will come in a future hotfix (date TBD).
Stay tuned for TWAB at 2pm Pacific for more info on our tracked issues.
— dmg04 (@A_dmg04) August 26, 2021