As most players had hoped, the latest season in Destiny 2 has managed to revive the exotic weekend merchant known as Xur. Not only has the Season of the Drifter updated his loot pool to include Forsaken exotics, but also Bungie is now placing greater importance on visiting him each and every week with a new quest type.

Starting today, players can visit Xur to start the Invitations of the Nine questline. Each week, for up to nine weeks, players can pick up a quest item in Xur’s inventory. Every week the item is picked up and then completed, players will be able to not only learn more about the mysterious Nine, but also unlock new lore pages revealing their backstory. The Nine has been a group mentioned numerous times throughout the history of the franchise, though this will be the first time players will get to understand them a bit better.

Here’s where players can find Xur as well as what the merchant is selling and the first Invitations of the Nine quest item for the weekend of March 15, 2019.

Where is Xur?

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Players can find Xur on Titan this week in his usual spot near the edge of the zone. Fast travel to The Rig to get started.

Once loaded in, start heading to the other side of the zone towards the ramp that leads to the Solarium. Before reaching that ramp, Xur can be found inside on of the nearby houses, typically on the left side if the player is facing the Solarium ramp.

Class Armor

Considering Warlocks were the only class not to receive a Forsaken exotic last week, Xur has one up for grabs this time. He’s also brought back a very popular Hunter exotic, a fun weapon, and a Titan Warmind campaign exotic.

Chromatic Fire – Warlock gauntlet

New for Warlocks this week is the Chromatic Fire chest armor that was originally introduced as part of the Forsaken expansion. This interesting looking armor comes with the Crystalline Transistor perk which causes an explosion in the element of the player’s equipped subclass after a kinetic precision kill.

Based on its ability, this armor really excels in PvE situations, especially where the user is going up against a lot of enemies where the area of effect can maximize the damage. So places like Gambit and the newly introduced Reckoning mode would be great places to wear this item. While PvP is hit or miss, some players have express success when pairing this gear up with certain weapons like the Ace of Spades or Blast Furance.

Gear Rolls:

  • Mobility OR Recovery
  • Fusion Rifle Loader, Hand Cannon Loader, Impact Induction
  • Sniper Rifle Scavenger OR Machine Gun Reserves

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Orpheus Rig – Hunter boots

The powerful Orpheus Rig boots are back on sale this week, and they remain a very powerful exotic for Nightstalker hunters. The main reason is the perk that it comes with called Uncanny Arrows. When the super is used, it provides ability energy for each enemy tethered by Deadfall anchors or gives Moebius Quiver more shots.

While Spectral Blades still remains popular, these boots are fantastic for most PvE encounters due to its crowd controlling abilities and quick orb generation. Considering Bungie has added two new PvE modes (Gambit Prime and The Reckoning) to the already sizable offerings in the game, this armor piece should be a staple for all Hunters as it gives the entire team to trigger supers way more often than usual. This is a must-have exotic for Hunters.

Gear Rolls:

  • Mobility OR Resilience
  • Fusion Rifle Dexterity, Hand Cannon Dexterity, Hands On
  • Sniper Rifle Scavenger OR Machine Gun Reserves

Wormgod Caress – Titan gauntlets

Unfortunately for Titans, the Wormgod Caress are available. These exotic gauntlets, while not terrible, are given to places for completing the Warmind campaign. Through its perk, Burning Fists, melee kills increase melee damage for a period of time. Additional kills during this time extend the duration and increases its effects.

Clearly, there are better options out there and it’s likely that players already have this exotic. Still, players have reported success pairing these up with the Burning Maul super and even the bottom skill tree of the Striker titan subclass. In the end, these are not a priority item and can safely be skipped this week.

Fixed Gear Rolls:

  • Resilience OR Recovery
  • Fusion Rifle Loader, Hand Cannon Loader, Impact Induction
  • Sniper Rifle Scavenger OR Machine Gun Reserves

Exotic Weapon

This week sees the Crimson hand cannon back in stock as Xur’s weapon. Unlike other hand cannons, the Crimson’s claim to fame is its three round burst courtesy of its perk, Banned Weapon. To add to its unique look and feel, Cruel Remedy heals the user after a kill and refills the magazine after a precision kill.

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The perk synergy makes this a great choice for players who wanted increased survivability while running solo or in specific PvE missions and events. With that said, it’s not a great choice for the Crucible thanks to the current meta and the gun’s slower time to kill compared to other weapons. For those catalyst hunters, Crimson isn’t very hard to get which also increases the gun’s appeal somewhat. Overall Crimson is a solid choice, but not a mandatory one.

Here’s the complete rundown of Xur’s entire stock in Destiny 2 for March 15:

  • Ophidian Aspect (Warlock gauntlet) – 23 Legendary Shards
  • Oathkeeper (Hunter gauntlet) – 23 Legendary Shards
  • Ursa Furiosa (Titan gauntlet) – 23 Legendary Shards
  • Trinity Ghoul (Bow) – 29 Legendary Shards
  • Invitations of the Nine Item – The World: Complete the Lake of Shadows strike.
  • Fated Engram – 97 Legendary Shards
  • Five of Swords Challenge Card

Destiny 2 is out now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.