There’s a lot of great loot to find in Destiny 2 and its latest expansion, Forsaken. Among all the guns and armor you can find in your travels, those classified as “Exotic” are by far the coolest, most powerful, and most interesting. Almost all of them have interesting perks and gimmicks that can make them extremely useful.
Coming by exotic weapons and armor can be tough, though. Many of the items are locked behind difficult quests and those that aren’t usually come as extremely rare drops in the open world. There is one way to reliably get new exotics each week: Visiting Xur, a special character who hides on the worlds of Destiny 2 and only shows up at specific times.
Xur is a special vendor who sells exotic weapons and armor. Each week, he comes to the solar system with a slate of goods, including an exotic weapon and one piece of exotic armor for each character class. Lately, he’s also been carrying Fated Engrams, which guarantee players an exotic drop they don’t already have, from the collection of exotics from before the release of Forsaken.
The trouble with Xur is finding him. We always know when Xur will show up — at the daily reset on Friday, so 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern. The question is where Xur is. While previously in Destiny 2, Xur’s location was marked on the map each weekend, he’s now unmarked and thus tougher to find each weekend. Here’s where you need to go to track down Xur, the Agent of the Nine, and everything you need to know about what he’s offering this week.
Xur is located on Io this week. You can find him in the northwest section of the Giant’s Scar area inside a small cave.
Reaching him is quite easy. One you’ve fast-traveled to his location, start heading northwest until you go under a small overpass. Look to the other side of the clearing and you’ll see a few enemies — behind them is the cave .
Here’s the exact location of that cave.
And here’s what he has for wares.
The Prospector — 29 Legendary Shards
The Prospector is a grenade launcher that can pack a serious punch in both competitive and cooperative modes. It can detonate multiple live grenades in the air, and those that do reach their target sick and set it on fire. It also has a higher blast radius than other weapons in it s class, a higher magazine capacity, and the ability to fire in fully automatic mode.
Winter’s Guile — 23 Legendary Shards (Warlock)
Warlocks can grab the Winter’s Guile gauntlets this week. The armor is great for melee users, as melee damage increases after melee kills, and it also gives you increased mobility and resistance. Damage with melee attacks also reduces your grenade’s cooldown, and you’ll have a better chance of having enemies drop special ammunition.
Ophidia Spathe — 23 Legendary Shards (Hunter)
Hunters get the Ophidia Spathe chest armor this week. The armor gives your character two knives per charge, making it perfect for soloing or competitive play, and you’ll also get increased resilience and health recovery. Using a hand cannon with the armor equipped will cause less flinching, and enemies have a higher chance of dropping primary ammunition.
Aeon Safe– 23 Legendary Shards (Titan)
Like the Warlocks, Titans get gauntlets this week. The Aeon Safe gauntlets give buffs to all nearby allies. Warlocks will get grenade energy, Titans will get barricade energy, and Hunters will dodge energy. The gauntlets increase mobility and resilience, reduce grenade cooldown with melee damage, and increase the likelihood of enemies dropping special ammunition.
Isochronal Engram — 97 Legendary Shards
You can only buy one of these Engrams per week, per account, but if you’re filling out your exotic collection, it’s worth it. The Isochronal Engram automatically gives you something you’re missing from the Destiny 2 Year 1 exotic set, which means everything from before Forsaken.
Five of Swords
This item is a special scorecard for Nightfall strikes, and it’s necessary for certain challenges. You can use the Five of Swords item to set modifiers for your Nightfall strikes, which helps you earn more points. That’s part of unlocking the Vanguard’s weekly challenge of earning 100,000 points on a Nightfall strike, as well as knocking out some of the game’s Nightfall Triumphs.