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Destiny 2 Sleeper Simulant - How to Use IKELOS Weapons to Complete the Violent Intel and Sleeper Simulant Quests

Here's our complete guide to the new Destiny 2 Warmind expansion, including the price, new Power Level cap, Exotics weapons and armor, new Spire of Stars Raid Lair, and Strikes.

Guide by Hirun Cryer, .

The Destiny 2 Sleeper Simulant is undoubtedly one of the most powerful weapons in the game, even if Bungie has toned down the damage output in the game after the Gambit mode launched. In this complete Destiny 2 Sleeper Simulant guide, we'll be walking you through all the various steps you need to take in the Destiny 2 Sleeper Simulant quest, so you can earn the elusive Exotic weapon for yourself as easily as possible.

If you instead need anything else on the new Warmind expansion for Destiny 2, including how to access all the brand new content including two new Strikes and one new Raid Lair in the Leviathan region, make sure to head over to our full Destiny 2 Warmind expansion.

Destiny 2 Sleeper Simulant

There are thankfully relatively few steps to take in order to fully unlock the Sleeper Simulant weapon for your Destiny 2 character, but you’re firstly going to have to undertake the Violent Intel quest line, which involves completing all the main missions in the Warmind DLC expansion.

How to Get Sleeper Simulant in Destiny 2

Once you’re done with all the mainline quest for Ana Bray in the expansion, follow the steps just below in order to obtain the Sleeper Simulant weapon.

Destiny 2 Violent Intel Quest Guide

  • Complete the Legacy Code and A Piece of the Past missions.
  • Receive the IKELOS hand cannon as a reward.
  • Visit Ana Bray once again to obtain the Violent Intel quest item.
  • Defeat Hive and Cabal enemies with precision shots while using the IKELOS hand cannon.
  • Defeat yellow health bar enemies while wielding the IKELOS hand cannon.
  • Complete five total Heroic Strikes with the IKELOS hand cannon equipped.
  • Complete three Escalation Protocol levels with the IKELOS weapon.
  • Find 15 Sleeper Nodes around Mars while having the IKELOS weapon equipped.
  • Complete the Will of the Thousands mission with the IKELOS hand cannon.

We should note that although the steps just above for obtaining the Sleeper Simulant weapon while using the IKELOS hand cannon sound relatively simple, nearly all the later quest activities are endgame content for the Warmind expansion. The Heroic Strikes now require a Power Level of 350, while the Escalation Protocol recommends the supreme Power Level of 380.

It’s not an easy quest line to complete by any means, as although the Sleeper Simulant itself is one of the most powerful items in the game, completing the Heroic Strikes and three levels of the Escalation Protocol are undoubtedly the hardest tasks in the quest. If you need to up your Power Level to undertake the endgame activities, we’d recommend undertaking Heroic Adventures and the weekly Nightfall Strike.

We might be all done with this Destiny 2 guide on how to unlock the Sleeper Simulant Exotic weapon in the Warmind expansion, but continue ahead to our Warmind Exotics guide for a complete walkthrough of all the new elite items, or our Warmind Unsolvable Problem guide for how to obtain one of the rarest items in the expansion.

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  • Avatar for brennendegraaff48 #1 brennendegraaff48 6 months ago
    That's not what they are used for dude...
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  • Avatar for Jimmy-001 #2 Jimmy-001 6 months ago
    Stupid idiots, giving wrong information ! this happens if you steal other peoples content coz you don t even play the game or know anything about it !
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  • Avatar for petekelly48 #3 petekelly48 6 months ago
    Not sure how I got 2/5 but it's get 25 javelin kills
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  • Avatar for DickFaceMcGee #4 DickFaceMcGee 5 months ago
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  • Avatar for jacethomas12 #5 jacethomas12 5 months ago
    Actually, the only way to get the shriekers to open is to kill the two wizards who spawn and trigger a "Hive suppression field". Unlike all the other orange bar adds that spawn during the event, the wizards you need to kill appear in a soulfire summoning circle, this is another way to identify that they're the ones you need to kill to activate the shriekers.

    It's crucial to not stay in the circle around the warsat once the witches spawn or you risk fishing the event before the other witches spawn allowing you to activate and destroy the other shriekers.

    There are three spawns of 2 wizards, once the final shrieker is down, then it will turn heroic and the Hive will summon the ogre.

    Sadly, it's all too easy for someone unaware, or intentionally trolling, to stay near the warsat and finish the event before all the wizards have spawned.
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  • Avatar for jacobgallaugher16 #6 jacobgallaugher16 5 months ago
    Uhh there are TWO hidden chests in SoS
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  • Avatar for matthewpuffpaff32 #7 matthewpuffpaff32 4 months ago
    The Armory Codes are actually for the Valkyrie weapon. Best for protocol escalation. Not those weak chests
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