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It’s Xur time in Destiny 2: the weekend is here, and so is the Agent of the Nine with his usual haul of Exotic items. There’s not much of note in Xur’s offerings today, but with the Iron Banner taking place while players wait for the launch of Shadowkeep, and Cross-Save now in full effect, it might be a good time to pick up any Exotics you’re missing.
Where Is Xur?
Head to Titan to find Xur this weekend. He’s hanging out on The Rig; from the transmat zone, head to the north end of the area. Once you pass under a mess of catwalks, look for a low building on your left, near the edge of the rig. Xur is inside.
What Is Xur Selling?
Xur doesn’t have anything too remarkable on his slate this week, unfortunately, since most players will have picked up his Exotic weapon, Vigilance Wing, way back in the first year of Destiny 2. However, whereas there is no difference between each version of an individual Exotic weapon, armor is a different story. Because armor features randomized rolls, you might find that what Xur is selling offers better perks than the version you might already own. At the very least, these perks might better align with your playstyle. Or, if you don’t already own these pieces, it’s an easy opportunity to fill out your collection. Beyond the items, Xur also has the Five of Swords challenge card (to modify Nightfall difficulty) and an Invitation of the Nine (which provides you with some objectives and leads to a bit of new story content). And if you’re a PC or Xbox One player taking advantage of Cross-Save, you can jump on PS4 and potentially get Wavesplitter from the Fated Engram.
Xur Item Lineup (August 30-September 3)
- Vigilance Wing (Exotic Pulse Rifle) — 29 Legendary Shards
- Aeon Safe (Exotic Titan Gauntlet) — 23 Legendary Shards
- Ophidia Spathe (Exotic Hunter Chest Armor) — 23 Legendary Shards
- Chromatic Fire (Exotic Warlock Chest Armor) — 23 Legendary Shards
If you love pulse rifles and don’t have this one, now’s a great time to snag Vigilance Wing and give it a workout in the Iron Banner. The pulse fires a five-round burst, rather than the three- or four-round standard of other rifles, and gives you increased movement speed and regeneration when nearby allies are killed. If you happen to be the last player alive on your fireteam, you get more bonuses of increased accuracy and weapon performances.
The Aeon Cult Exotics are meant to be used together with a fireteam of buddies to maximize their abilities. For Titans, Aeon Safe gives nearby allies additional energy for their abilities: Grenade energy for Warlocks, Melee energy for Titans, and Dodge energy for Hunters. Players wearing Aeon Exotics get the most energy, but allies will get bonuses even if they’re not wearing the Exotics.
- Slot 1: Auto Rifle Loader; Scout Rifle Loader; Submachine Gun Loader
- Slot 2: Grenade Launcher Scavenger; Special Ammo Finder
Hunters who like throwing knives, especially those who run the middle path on Gunslinger, will dig Ophidia Spathe. It’s a simple Exotic that provides you a second throwing knife charge–great if you’re trying to keep Playing With Fire going.
- Slot 1: Unflinching Linear Fusion Aim; Unflinching Power Aim; Unflinching Light Arms Aim
- Slot 2: Auto Rifle Reserves; Primary Ammo Finder
For Warlocks, there’s Chromatic Fire. The chest armor triggers elemental explosions when you kill enemies with precision hits with your Kinetic weapon. The explosions are tied to the element of the subclass you’re running, and can be pretty devastating in PvE situations.
- Slot 1: Unflinching Hand Cannon Aim; Unflinching Scout Rifle Aim; Unflinching Large Arms Aim
- Slot 2: Sidearm Reserves; Special Ammo Finder