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

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Xur has arrived in Destiny 2 once again. Unlike in the original, his location is actually marked in your in-game director. Here's where he is and what you should buy from him.

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

In Xur's last weekend before he finally comes to our platform, fishface returns to Titan. He's on The Rig, in a room overlooking a plaza full of Fallen - just mark his icon, head to the nearby landing zone, and follow your HUD. He's selling:

  • Sweet Business, an Exotic auto rifle, for 29 legendary shards
  • Raiden Flux, a Hunter chest piece, for 23 legendary shards
  • Doom Fang Pauldron, a Titan glove, for 23 legendary shards
  • Winter's Guile, a Warlock glove, for 23 legendary shards

Sweet Business is technically an auto rifle, but clearly the correct term is 'minigun'. It fires faster and deals more damage as its rotary barrels spin up, and its capacious magazine of 99 rounds will automatically reload whenever you pick up ammo. That's great if you're moving around, but a Titan's Rally barricade, or a Warlock's Rift if they're wearing Lunafaction Boots, also give options for reloading when stationary. It’s thus possible to keep the gun firing at its fastest rate for several magazines, making it an excellent pick for chucking out damage in PvE. Indeed, it’s up there with Coldheart as a DPS option for the Calus fight in the raid. Just as importantly, it’s pure fun - who doesn’t want a minigun?

Raiden Flux is a chest piece for Arcstriders that will increase the damage and duration of your Arc Staff Super with quick, successive attacks. This makes Arc Staff even deadlier at clearing adds, but note that's attacks, not kills: it also adds appreciably to your overall damage against bosses, though most will knock you away with their annoying ground slams. So it looks alright and gives a nice boost to your Super, but it's like many of Destiny 2's Exotics in that it doesn't feel as flashy as many of the original's did. Pick it up if you like Arcstrider, I guess.

Doom Fang Pauldron is a glove for Sentinels that, similarly to Raiden Flux, gives some nice but fairly humdrum buffs to your Super. Specifically, during Sentinel Shield, shield bash melee kills will recharge your throw. Outside of your Super, charged melee kills will also recharge it. These buffs are probably more valuable than Raiden Flux's, since getting your Super off cooldown is nice and shield throw is a useful ranged attack - it's a way to kill adds and Guardians in the Crucible that you couldn't otherwise reach. Recommended for Sentinels.

Winter's Guile is a Warlock glove that will cause melee kills to raise your melee damage. It sounds bland, but it's deceptively powerful - the buff can stack up to five times, and community testing has shown it scales sharply at the upper end. By the fourth or fifth stack, you can one-shot Colossi. The catch is that each stack only lasts for four seconds, so it's best in swarm situations. Voidlocks can pair with Devour for some healing if they're getting overwhelmed, but unlike every other armour piece this week, they work with any subclass. Don't overlook these - they're a great pick for PvE.

All these wares are selling at 270 power, which is the recommended level for the raid at Normal difficulty.

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nu1mlock avatarJoel Gregory avatarpanbient avatarSir Jimmy R. Russell avatarNathSB avatar[ka] luna avatar+1
nu1mlock Avatar
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1 Month ago

Seems like we keep getting console news lately...

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Joel Gregory Avatar
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1 Month 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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1 Month 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 Weeks 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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Sir Jimmy R. Russell Avatar
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3 Weeks ago

when did this turn into consolegamesn

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[ka] luna Avatar
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2 Weeks 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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2 Weeks 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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