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

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

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 on Io this week, chilling in a cave near the Cabal drill north of the Giant's Scar landing zone. Set your waypoint to his marker on the world map. He is selling:

  • Vigilance Wing, an Exotic pulse rifle, for 29 legendary shards
  • Foetracer, a Hunter helmet, for 23 legendary shards
  • PeacekeepersTitan boots, for 23 legendary shards
  • Vesper of Radius, a Warlock chest, 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. 

Vigilance Wing is a handsome pulse rifle themed after the rogue Warlock Osiris - the lore tab indicates it was intended as a reward from his Trials. It fires a five-round burst, and will grant health regen and movement speed when nearby allies are killed. Its second perk, Last Stand, improves its performance when you're the last fireteam member left alive, which seems designed to let you clutch in PvP. It's definitely a Crucible gun: stability is high enough that the five-round burst stays accurate at medium ranges, and it's done well out of the recent pulse rifle rebalance. Stay near your team for the occasional boost when they die. It won't let you down in unchallenging PvE content, but it's not what you need for raiding or high-end strikes. Definitely recommended for PvP fans, though. 

Foetracer is a strong pick for Hunters in PvP. It will mark targeted enemies, and deal more damage to low-health marked enemies. This can mean the difference between finishing someone off and having them make a successful escape, and if they do get away, the tracking effect lasts a long time. In the current team-shooting meta, Foetracer is a great choice. Don't bother if the Crucible isn't your thing, though; it doesn't really offer enough to demand your Exotic slot in PvE. You shouldn't (and don't) need any help finding or finishing off adds. 

Peacekeepers are Titan boots that will automatically reload SMGs after they've been stowed for a short time, and cause them to ready instantly. You can have a lot of fun with this: pair an energy SMG with a kinetic one and you can keep switching between them for endless shooting with no downtime. SMGs are short-ranged weapons, so this is a bit of a reckless tactic, but it's pretty fun. If your enemies are using Arc damage, the auto-reload from Riskrunner's Superconductor perk just adds to this. Grab Peacekeepers if you enjoy SMGs and fancy a laugh. In terms of actual efficacy, it's one tactic for add control, but it's very ammo-intensive, and SMGs aren't really the best pick at any stage of the raid.

Vesper of Radius is a Warlock chest piece that causes your Rifts to release an Arc shockwave when cast, and which grants energy for your Rift when enemies are near. That may sound underwhelming, but as with all Destiny 2 Exotics, the question is not what it does, but how much. And Vesper of Radius's Rift recharge boost is significant, restoring your Rift in just a few seconds at its fastest, which occurs when only five or six enemies enemies are near. Now imagine the many PvE situations where adds are all over you: two empowering rifts per Calus damage phase is totally possible, and so is facetanking like a Devour Warlock with endless healing rifts. That's huge. It synergises well with Stormcaller's Arc Soul, but can be used by any subclass - the shockwave when cast is really just a bonus. Even among Warlocks' excellent PvE Exotics, this is top-tier.

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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Sir Jimmy R. Russell Avatar
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6 Months ago

when did this turn into consolegamesn

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nu1mlock Avatar
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7 Months ago

Seems like we keep getting console news lately...

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Joel Gregory Avatar
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7 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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7 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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6 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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5 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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6 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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6 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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5 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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