Here's where Xur is in Destiny 2 today, and what you should buy from him

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With the release of the Curse of Osiris DLC, Bungie have pushed Xur's arrival back a few hours. He'll now appear every Friday at 17:00 GMT (09:00 PST).

Xur has arrived in Destiny 2 once again, and will stick around until the Tuesday reset. His location is marked in your in-game director, so just mark his icon and follow your HUD. Here's where he is and what you should buy from him.

Check out the rest of Xur's possible stock in our Destiny 2 exotics guide

Xur is in the Tower once again, hanging out on the staircase in the hangar behind Dead Orbit. He is selling:

  • Tractor Cannon, an Exotic shotgun, for 29 legendary shards
  • Knucklehead Radar, a Hunter helmet, for 23 legendary shards
  • Actium War Rig, a Titan chest piece, for 23 legendary shards
  • Transversive Steps, Warlock boots, for 23 legendary shards
  • Three of Coins, a consumable which raises the chance of an Exotic drop for four hours, for 31 legendary shards.
  • A Fated Engram, which guarantees a non-duplicate Exotic, for 97 legendary shards. 

Tractor Cannon is fun. It's not remotely competitive in any game mode - having had its damage heinously nerfed to pay for its knockback effect - but it's fun. If you like being annoying, you can bump enemies off cliffs in the Crucible, or into walls for some bonus physics damage. That's if they don't kill you first, because even at point blank range, Tractor Cannon can't score one-shot kills in PvP, and it's just as toothless in PvE. This is one for messing about, not winning at stuff.

Knucklehead Radar returns from the original to provide radar when aiming down sights. Now that feathering the trigger to flash your radar doesn't work, and the perpetual radar affects energy and power weapons too, this has become a pretty decent helmet, especially in PvP.  Recommended, if more out of pragmatism than romance: it's hardly the most exciting Exotic we've ever seen.

Actium War Rig is a Titan chest piece that will feed ammo from your reserves into your magazine while firing an auto rifle. Effectively, it gives you a substantially bigger auto rifle magazine. All that extra uptime is helpful for many encounters in the raid - pair with Sweet Business and Rally Barricade for best results - and for hosing down enemies in PvE more generally. Like Knucklehead Radar, it's hardly a flashy Exotic - it looks a bit bland, too - but it's a good one. It's one of three choices of Exotic armour offered to Titans during the main story, and probably the best of them. Recommended.

Transversive Steps are a handsome pair of Warlock boots that will increase your sprint speed and automatically reload energy weapons while sprinting. The speed increase is roughly 5%, and since mobility doesn't affect sprint, this is the only way to get faster at top speed. Still, it's hardly essential; you could pair it with the two MIDA weapons for a blazing Gauntlet run, but otherwise we can't think of any situation where it's a must-pick, especially since Warlocks have plenty of other excellent Exotic armour. Mediocre.

The power level of these wares will scale with your own. Since the Curse of Osiris expansion, they will now cap at 305.

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nu1mlock avatarJoel Gregory avatarpanbient avatarSir Jimmy R. Russell avatarNathSB avatar[ka] luna avatar+3
Sir Jimmy R. Russell Avatar
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3 Months ago

when did this turn into consolegamesn

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nu1mlock Avatar
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4 Months ago

Seems like we keep getting console news lately...

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Joel Gregory Avatar
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4 Months ago

Just for Destiny 2! Much like with the impressions + guides, we're aware that a lot of our audience are keen to keep up with the game during this painful interim period between console and PC launches.

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panbient Avatar
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4 Months ago

I have yet to meet any gamer who only has a single platform.

A clear preference? Absolutely. Self-imposed gaming limits though? Not so much.

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NathSB Avatar
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3 Months ago

I only own a PC.

I never owned a console growing up, so I never got into console gaming. Now I just find it clunky and awkward, and most of the games I want to play are on the PC anyway, RDR being a notable exception.

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Darkedone02 Avatar
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2 Months ago

you missed the golden age of PS1 and PS2 games back then. Now that was an adventure.

At least you can go back and play though those games using the power of emulations, but good luck on getting the games though legally... they are expansive and it sucks there is no "good old games" website for retro console titles to legally purchase on them.

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[ka] luna Avatar
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3 Months ago

Please cover Destiny 1 Xur locations too, nobody else is doing it anymore D:

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Richard Scott-Jones Avatar
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3 Months ago

Sorry, we're only covering him in Destiny 2 because it's on PC (or about to be, at least.) We're not a console site.

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Tarvold Avatar
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2 Months ago

That hunter helmet is easily one of the best PVP items in the game.

Definitely not a hard "meh."

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