Destiny 2 – How to get the Sturm Exotic Hand Cannon

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Destiny 2

The Sturm is an Exotic Hand Cannon in Destiny 2 that has benefitted greatly from recent changes made to this class of weapons. It has the potential to be a hot commodity in PvP over the coming months, but you actually get the weapon has changed since it was originally introduced to the game.

Sturm was tied to areas that have since been vaulted, so you can now get the weapon by visiting the Exotic Archive in the Tower. This houses all the weapons that have effectively been lost through content vaulting, giving people a way to still get them.

To get the Sturm, you will need the following resources:

  • 1 Exotic Cipher
  • 100,000 Glimmer
  • 150 Micophasic Datalattice
  • 1 Ascendant Shard

Exotic Ciphers

These are difficult to get, and each weapon from the Archive needs one in order to obtain it. You can only obtain them from the Season Pass, or by completing a weekly mission for Xur. You can also only hold one at a time, putting a lot of pressure on you to get the other resources you need if there are lots of guns you want to get over the course of the season.

Microphasic Datalattice

This is the planetary resource that you can get from Nessus. If you equip the right mods on your Ghost Shell you will be able to find chests and resource nodes quickly and easily, making farming it up pretty easy to do.

Ascendant Shards

Another difficult to get resource, you can find a full guide on how to get them here. To give you a brief overview, you will need to get them from the following sources:

  • You can buy them from Banshee-44 in the Tower
  • Via the later stages of the Season pass
  • Nightfall: The Ordeal at Master difficulty or higher