Destiny 2’s Thorn finally gets Catalyst in Season 23

Aakash Regmi
Weapon inspection page of Thorn Destiny 2

One of Destiny 2’s beloved Hand Cannons, Thorn, will be receiving a Catalyst following the release of Season 23. Here’s all that the Thorn Catalyst changes in Destiny 2.

Season 22 of Destiny 2 began with a classic AR, the Monte Carlo, getting a Catalyst. Now, Bungie has announced a Catalyst for another fan-favorite weapon, the Thorn Hand Cannon. While the upcoming Hand Cannon Catalyst isn’t as radical of a change as the Monte Carlo’s, it has the potential to make the gun oppressive in PvP.

Unlike the Monte Carlo’s bayonet, the Thorn Catalyst doesn’t make use of the weapon’s unique spike, so it seems there will be no poking The Witness’ Megamind forehead in the upcoming The Final Shape DLC, sadly.

Here are all the details Bungie shared about Destiny 2’s Thron Catalyst.

The Thorn will receive a catalyst in Destiny 2 Season 22

Thron Weapon Page showing catalysts effect
The Thorn was also in the original Destiny.

The Thorn Catalyst does not change the gameplay by much. As shown in Bungie’s blog post, it increases some of the gun’s stats. Here’s what the catalyst description reads:

Grants bonus range and stability. Dealing a final blow or absorbing a Remnant grants additional increased weapon range, as well as increased mobility and handling for a short time.

Thorn was added in Destiny 2’s Season 6, Season of the Drifter, and is one of the four Weapons of Sorrow. Imbued with Hive magic, these weapons corrode the victims with poison effect.

Bungie hasn’t shared any specifics on how to get the Catalyst. Monte Carlo is a random drop by completing Crucible, Strikes, or Gambit matches, so Thorn Catalyst could drop the same way. We’ll update once more details are shared.

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Aakash Regmi is a Games Writer at CharlieIntel and primarily covers Genshin Impact, Call of Duty, and major racing games. Before joining CharlieIntel in July 2023, he wrote for Collider, Hard Drive, DualShockers, and Try Hard Guides. You can contact him at [email protected].