Xur has returned for Destiny players to spend their Strange Coins and get some new (or better) exotic armor pieces or an exotic weapon. This is also the third week of Xur selling exotic weapon bundles, but we highly recommend that players skip those. Not only are the bundles not worth the Strange Coins, they are actually more expensive than if players bought the items separately.
Where is Xur?
This weekend, Destiny players can find Xur in The Reef, in his usual hiding spot. Technically, Xur only has one hiding spot on The Reef, but there was a week when the door didn’t open, so it’s always important to guide people to the right spot.
After spawning in, head to the right past the Vault terminals and Postmaster, take the stairs down, turn right, and Xur should be behind the door on the left hand side. Under normal circumstances, this door is locked, but when Xur is around it opens. An icon should also pop on screen when you get close, to show that Xur is near.
Xur’s Exotic Armor
Xur’s exotic armor selection this week includes the ACD/0 Feedback Fence gauntlets for Titans, the Bones of Eao boots for Warlocks, and the Heart of Praxic Fire chest piece for Warlocks. Of the three, the Hunter boots are the most worth picking up, because they give the class an extra jump.
This comes in handy in PvE when trying to traverse long expanses or complete jumping puzzles, but it’s also useful in PvP as well. That extra mobility on the Hunter can help players get the drop on players from above, or even let them “fall” off an edge and still jump back up.
Exotic Weapon and Bundles
On the weapon side, Xur has the auto rifle Hard Light for sale. Hard Light is a fun auto rifle to use because its bullets ricochet off surfaces and its sound is unique, but the weapon is hardly useful in either PvE or PvP. It’s fun to break out every now and again for old time’s sake, but Hard Light is more flashy than it is useful.
For a full rundown of Xur’s items and prices see the list below:
- ACD/0 Feedback Fence (Titan Gauntlets) – 13 Strange Coins
- Bones of Eao (Hunter Boots) – 13 Strange Coins
- Heart of Praxic Fire (Warlock Chest Piece) – 13 Strange Coins
- Hard Light (Auto Rifle) – 23 Strange Coins
- Legacy Special Weapon Engram – 31 Strange Coins
And finally, the two exotic weapon bundles Xur has for sale this weekend are The Last Word exotic hand cannon and its Addendum ornament, and the Red Death pulse rifle and its White Witch ornament. Both of the ornaments look good on their respective weapons, but if players want them we’d recommend just spending the Silver Dust at the kiosk – it’s the same price.