Most of the Destiny 2 community spent this week chasing The Last Word, the latest Exotic weapon added to the game. Getting the legendary hand cannon from the first Destiny is quite an undertaking, though, thanks to a tough, lengthy quest called The Draw. Luckily, it’s the weekend, and that means Xur is back with Exotics you can buy instead of earn.
As always, Xur is selling a random Exotic gun, plus one piece of Exotic armor for each character class. They’re all from the Year One collection, which means they come from before the big Forsaken expansion. You’ll find Xur this week on Earth in the EDZ, in the Winding Cove area. From the spawn point, head north and climb the cliff until you reach a crashed Fallen ship to find Xur waiting.
Xur brings The Huckleberry this time, an SMG that can deal some serious damage in a short amount of time. Holding down the trigger on the gun increases its rate of fire as well as recoil, meaning that at close range it’s almost universally deadly. Racking up kills also refills part of the gun’s magazine so you can fire even more.
In the armor department, Titans can snag An Insurmountable Skullfort, a helmet that kicks on your health regeneration and restores melee energy for every Arc melee kill you manage, making it great for Titans who love to punch things. Hunters get the Stomp-EE5 boots, which greatly increase jumping height and run speed–perfect for those tough platforming sections in spots like The Whisper quest. Finally, for Warlocks, there’s the Claws of Ahamkara gauntlets, which offer you a second melee charge when equipped. Keep in mind that while Exotic weapons have set perks, Exotic armor gets random perk rolls, so even if you already have all the armor pieces that Xur is carrying, his rolls might be better.
Here are all the Exotics Xur offers this week and what they’ll cost you:
- The Huckleberry (Exotic SMG) — 29 Legendary Shards
- An Insurmountable Skullfort (Exotic Titan gauntlets) — 23 Legendary Shards
- Stomp-EE5 (Exotic Hunter leg armor) — 23 Legendary Shards
- Claws of Ahamkara (Exotic Warlock leg armor) — 23 Legendary Shards
Xur also packs a couple of other handy items. One is a Fated Engram, an expensive pathway to a new Exotic. Dropping 97 Legendary Shards on the item will grant you one Year One Exotic you don’t already have for that character. You can also snag a Five of Swords challenge card for free, which allows you to add difficulty modifiers that increase your score in Nightfall runs.
If you’re still working on taking home The Last Word, check out our guide to completing The Draw. The story tied to the gun is one of the best in Destiny lore, so you might want to get caught up with our story rundown about it as well. Destiny 2 players also have Crimson Days, the game’s Valentine’s Day event, to look forward to, which starts on February 13. After that, there’s the Season of the Drifter, which starts in March–and which will bring back another Destiny 1 fan-favorite Exotic weapon, Thorn.