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 9 a.m. Pacific, 12 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 can find Xur on Nessus this week at the Watcher’s Grave location, which is on the north part of the map. This is one of the tougher locations he can spawn, but it’s easy enough to find. Head straight after you spawn into the area until you see a large tree. Run around to the opposite side of it and begin jump on branches until you find Xur
Here’s the exact location of that tree.
And here’s what he has for wares.
Riskrunner — 29 Legendary Shards
The Riskrunner submachine gun is available for sale this week. The weapon reduces the arc damage you take and increases its own damage at the same time, it offers increased handling speed and magazine size, and it has a chance to chain shots together for a lightning attack that also returns ammunition.
Karnstein Armlets — 23 Legendary Shards (Warlock)
Warlocks can grab the Karnstein Armlets this week. The gauntlets offer increased resilience and mobility, increase special ammunition drop rates, reduced grenade cooldown after melee kills, and melee kills also restore your health, both with an instant boost and over time. This is the same armor offered last week, so there’s no use going to Xur if you already got it then.
Young Ahamkara’s Spine — 23 Legendary Shards (Hunter)
Hunters can grab the Young Ahamkara’s Spine gauntlets this week. The gauntlets offer increased tripmine grenade duration and blast radius as well as increases mobility and resilience. They also reduce your melee attack cooldown after dealing grenade damage, and increase your chance of finding special ammunition after a kill.
Armamentarium — 23 Legendary Shards (Titan)
Titans get the Armamentatrium chest armor this week. The armor gives your character increased resilience and health recovery, reduces flinching when using submachine guns, increased primary ammunition drop rates, and it allows you to hold an extra grenade charge. Like the Warlock set, this is unfortunately the same gear that was offered last week, so you don’t need to visit Xur if you did so November 23.
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.