With the arrival of the weekend comes the return of Xur, Agent of the Nine, in Destiny 2. This means there’s another crop of Exotic weapons and armor to help you fill out your collections. Xur can now sell Exotics from the Forsaken expansion thanks to a recent update, but his inventory is random–and this week, there are no Forsaken Exotics in Xur’s haul. You can still grab a new Invitation of the Nine, though, which offers new story info and Powerful gear.
You can find Xur hanging out in the Tower, near the back of the Hangar on a catwalk. From the entrance to the area, hang a left and walk toward the drop-off, then up the nearby stairs. Xur’s weapon offering is Sunshot, a powerful Solar hand cannon that fires rounds that explode. Anybody damaged by the gun or the resulting explosions gets marked, making it a pretty handy weapon for both the Crucible and fighting around the solar system.
As for armor, you won’t find any Year Two Exotics among Xur’s inventory, but there are solid options if you need to fill out your collection. Hunters can snag Foetracer, an Exotic helmet that marks any enemies you target, allowing you to see their movements on the battlefield even behind cover. You’ll also deal additional damage to enemies who you’ve marked if they’re already low health–making it great for finishing people off in the Crucible. Warlocks can pick up Sunbracers, a set of gauntlets that increase your Solar grenade duration and give you Solar grenade energy when you make Solar melee kills. For Titans, there’s the Helm of Saint-14, a helmet that blinds enemies who pass through your Ward of Dawn Super and nearby enemies when you guard with your Sentinel shield. Meanwhile, any allies who pass through your Ward of Dawn get an overshield.
Here are all the Exotics Xur offers this week and what they’ll cost you:
- Sunshot (Exotic hand cannon) — 29 Legendary Shards
- Helm of Saint-14 (Exotic Titan helmet) — 23 Legendary Shards
- Foetracer (Exotic Hunter helmet) — 23 Legendary Shards
- Sunbracers (Exotic Warlock gauntlets) — 23 Legendary Shards
You can also buy a Fated Engram, if you can afford it. Dropping 97 Legendary Shards on the item will grant you one Year One Exotic you don’t already have for that character. Xur also offers the Five of Swords challenge card for free, which allows you to add difficulty modifiers that increase your score in Nightfall runs.
As has been the case for a couple weeks now, Xur also offers an Invitation of the Nine, a special weekly bounty that gives you a Powerful gear reward and new lore about the enigmatic entities known as the Nine. You’ll need to go to the EDZ on Earth to complete it–shoot Cabal, Fallen, and Taken enemies there to gain Samples drops from each one, and complete the Lake of Shadows Strike. It’s easiest to get the Fallen and Cabal Samples from Public Events, while the Taken ones you’re likely to acquire from the Strike itself. Once you’ve finished the Invitation’s steps, head up to the Drifter’s Haul location in the Gambit menu for a new scene and your reward.