It's the first weekend of Xur since the release of Destiny's new Dark Below expansion, which means new upgraded exotic armor and weapons as well as new trade-in items. The Agent of the Nine may have let us down over the past few weeks, but he has returned with a bang.
Finding Xur this weekend should be no problem as he's right alongside the Crucible Quartermaster. Just head due north down the stairs and you can't miss him. It also helps that Eris has a bounty tied to Xur, meaning he will have one of the green icons above his head.
Once players have found Xur, they will be treated to a genuine bounty of items. It may seem overwhelming at first, but that's because Xur has added a new section to his store. Now players will be able to trade in old exotic weapons for upgraded versions with better attack ratings.
Doing so won't come cheap, though, requiring about 7,000 glimmer (prices differ per item), one exotic shard (which Xur sells for 7 strange coins), and the old exotic weapon. So, even though Xur has the upgraded version of the Icebreaker available, players will need the old version in order to purchase it.
Those players can, however, purchase a new armor piece for their class, complete with higher defense power and light level. Titans will be especially happy about Xur's offering, the Ruin Wings gauntlets, as they are one of the new DLC armor exotics for The Dark Below. That does mean players need to own the DLC to purchase the Ruin Wings, which is admittedly a bummer, but chances are if you're still invested in Xur after two months you've already purchased the expansion or Expansion Pass. The Hunter and Warlock armor pieces are no slouches either, and will help bring players that much closer to level 32.
For a full rundown of Xur’s items and prices see the list below:
- Ruin Wings (Titan DLC Gauntlets) - 13 Strange Coins
- Achylophase Symbiote (Hunter Helmet) - 13 Strange Coins
- Voidfang Vestments (Warlock Chest Armor) - 13 Strange Coins
- Truth (Rocket Launcher) - 17 Strange Coins
- Exotic Shard - 7 Strange Coins
- Exotic Helmet Engram - 23 Motes of Light
- Mask of the Third Man
- Young Ahamkara's Spine
- The Armamentarium
- No Backup Plans
- Light Beyond Nemesis
- Suros Regime
- Red Death
- The Last Word
We should also mention that the Exotic Helmet Engram that Xur sells will give players the upgraded version of whatever armor it decrypts into. There's no guarantee it will be for the player's class, but at least they won't have to turn around and sell it back to Xur for an upgraded armor piece.
While the jubilation may wear off after seeing the same options weekend after weekend, for now Xur has rejuvenated our interest in his selection. The Truth rocket launcher is a solid offering for an exotic heavy weapon and will be extremely useful in Nightfall Strikes with the “Void Burn” modifier, and few will be able to pass up stronger armor. It says a lot that we're already looking forward to seeing what Xur has next weekend.
What do you think of Xur's selection this weekend? What upgraded exotics would you like to see in a future Xur sale?
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