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.
You’ll find Xur this week on Titan, in the eastern section called The Rig. He’s hanging out in one of the square outbuildings on the north end, to the east of the start point.
Here’s the exact location of that building:
And here’s what he has for wares:
Tractor Cannon — 29 Legendary Shards
Tractor Cannon is basically a sci-fi shotgun that’s actually pretty hilarious to use. It’s a reverse tractor beam, so it sends enemies flying when you hit them with this Power weapon. The Repulsor Force perk is what makes the Tractor Cannon especially interesting, though, as hitting enemies with it suppresses their abilities and makes them more vulnerable to damage, specifically Void damage. Take this thing into Escalation Protocol, the Blind Well or the Last Wish raid and you can coordinate with your fireteam to take serious advantage of that perk.
Gemini Jester — 23 Legendary Shards (Hunter)
If you’re a Hunter who likes dodging or runs Way of a Thousand Cuts or Way of the Trapper a lot, you’re going to find the Gemini Jester pants pretty useful. The Misdirection perk causes any enemy close by when you dodge to become disoriented, and Guardians also lose their radars. That makes them great for use with Vanishing Step to disappear on enemies in the middle of a fight in the Crucible.
Sanguine Alchemy — 23 Legendary Shards (Warlock)
The Warlock Exotic this week amps up your rifts. The Sanguine Alchemy chest armor grants the Heightened Senses perk — whenever you stand in a rift, you and your allies get radar while aiming down sights, and automatic tracking on powerful enemies. Again, another great one for endgame activities where you’ll be supporting a lot of teammates.
Synthoceps — 23 Legendary Shards (Titan)
Punch your way out of trouble with the Titan’s Synthoceps gauntlets. These are pretty straightforward: The Biotic Enhancements perk makes your punches stronger. Specifically, the gauntlets increase your melee lunge range, which can help you get the better of other Guardians in the Crucible. If you’re surrounded, say in a raid or Strike scenario, you get increased melee and Super damage from the gauntlets, too.
Fated 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 Fated 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.