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How to get the Osteo Striga exotic SMG in Destiny 2

The Deluxe Edition Witch Queen bonus, Osteo Striga exotic SMG, in Destiny 2 is causing a lot of headaches for players looking to get it.
How to get the Osteo Striga exotic SMG in Destiny 2
The Witch Queen has finally arrived, with Destiny 2 players already enjoying everything the most anticipated expansion in franchise history brings to the table. 

Those that forked the extra cash needed for the Deluxe Edition of the expansion have also eagerly awaited to use some of the additional content they are entitled to, namely the Osteo Striga exotic SMG.

It seems that Bungie may have confused some users regarding the delivery method of the weapon and its availability to players, regardless of whether they own the Deluxe Edition or not.

Let's clear some misconceptions about the Osteo Striga exotic SMG.

Can you get the Osteo Striga SMG without the Deluxe Edition?

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The Osteo Striga SMG will not be widely available until Season 17. (Picture: Bungie)

The answer is no, you can't and won't have access to the Osteo Striga exotic SMG throughout Season of the Risen, which ends in May. 

There are plenty of reports suggesting players who bought the Deluxe Edition will have immediate access to the SMG, meanwhile, those that didn't can craft it via the Enclave. This is not the case, which leads us to our next question.

How do you get the Osteo Striga SMG?

The answer is relatively simple and requires you to finish The Witch Queen campaign, either on Normal or Legendary, doesn't matter.

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Players who didn't purchase the Deluxe Edition of The Witch Queen won't be able to craft it. (Picture: Bungie)

Once you finish the story, head to the Enclave and look for the Osteo Striga pattern which now should be craftable. You'll need the following ingredients to do so: 

  • 7 Resonant Alloy
  • 15,000 Glimmer
  • 2,375 Neutral Element
  • 1 Ascendant Alloy
  • 70 Ruinous Element

Most of these will become easily obtainable throughout the campaign, especially if you focus on extracting the essence of weapons with Deepsight Resonance

To reiterate, the only way for players that didn't purchase the Deluxe Edition of The Witch Queen to get their hands on the Osteo Striga SMG is to wait until next season.

A similar case saw the No Time To Explain exotic Pulse Rifle be exclusive to Deluxe Edition Beyond Light owners when the expansion launched, with users having to finish the campaign before getting their hands on the Exo Stranger's iconic gun. A season later, NTTE became available for those that finished the campaign.

 

Featured image courtesy of Bungie.