How to Make Enemies Volatile in Destiny 2 – Guide


Destiny 2 features a variety of ways to take down your enemies, from your standard guns, to your Guardian’s class abilities. Depending on your abilities, you can inflict enemies with special status effects that can make them easier to take down.

One such status effect is the volatile status, which makes enemies unstable and prone to exploding! Today, we’ll show you how to make enemies volatile in our Destiny 2 guide.

Making enemies volatile in Destiny 2

Attacking enemies with specific abilities will inflict enemies with the volatile status condition, indicated by a purple particle effect surrounding the target.

Shooting a target when they are volatile causes unstable void energy to build up on them; once they’ve taken enough damage, the enemy implodes with powerful void energy, damaging themselves and all nearby enemies!

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Needless to say, the volatile status condition is a great way to deal with large hordes of enemies. However, there’s only a select few ways to inflict it upon enemies, so it’s best to familiarize yourself with your options.

Appropriately, all Void subclasses have abilities and aspects that can make enemies volatile. These include:

  • Titan Sentinel’s Controlled Demolition aspect
  • Hunter Nightstalker’s Shadowshot Mobius Quiver super
  • Warlock Voidwalker’s Pocket Singularity melee
The Sentinel’s Controlled Demolition can inflict volatile.

In addition to these abilities, the universal Echo of Instability grants volatile rounds to your void weapons once you defeat an enemy with grenades.

Exploding volatile enemies is a fun and effective way of dealing with enemies, but you’re probably here because “defeating enemies by making them volatile with void” is a requirement for some seasonal objectives/bounties.

We were a bit unclear on how volatile worked at first too, but hopefully this helps you understand it a bit more. Be sure to take advantage of it when you’re playing a void subclass.

That concludes our guide on how to make enemies volatile in Destiny 2. If you have any other tips or questions about the volatile status condition, let us know in the comments below!

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