We have the early scoop on where to find the vendor Xur and what exotic armor and weapons he has available to Destiny players for the weekend of February 10th.
It’s been quite the eventful week for Destiny players, who have gotten more than their fill of news during what is typically a very slow time for the game. First, Bungie detailed many of the changes coming in next week’s balance patch, including nerfs to shotguns, changes to primary weapons, and some tweaks to the game’s various subclasses. In some ways, it’s possible that these new changes will completely change the way players approach Destiny in the crucible, and they will certainly force people to rethink strategies in Trials of Osiris.
Alongside a substantial tease for the balance patch, this week Activision also had more to say about the release of Destiny 2, namely that the game is still on track for a release in 2017. The publisher also shared some of Bungie’s vision for the game, including a more cinematic story, a faster pipeline for content expansions, and the end goal of extending the Destiny brand beyond the game.
What didn’t make it past the rumor stage, however, were some claims that Destiny 2 will be subtitled Forge of Hope, and that it will completely wipe player’s progress. This is apparently a byproduct of the game moving to a different graphics engine – one that will make adding new content easier. There may still be some truth to parts of the rumor, but other elements – the title, for example – were quickly dismissed by Bungie
While Xur fans still have no confirmation whether the Agent of the Nine will make it into Destiny 2, the exotic weapon and armor vendor continues his weekend visits regardless. This week, Destiny players can find Xur in the hangar area of The Tower, which is to the right after spawning in.
Xur’s exotic armor selection this weekend includes the No Backup Plans Titan gauntlets, the Skyburners Annex Hunter helmet, and the Apotheosis Veil Warlock helmet. Out of the three, the Titan gauntlets are probably the best pick-up, as the ability to trigger a Force Barrier with a shotgun kill is hard to pass up.
On the exotic weapon side, Xur has the Hawkmoon hand cannon available for players to buy. At various points in time Hawkmoon was a solid hand cannon option, but nerfs to the class have made it less desirable. However, the new balance patch does buff hand cannons, so it’s possibly players might start finding Hawkmoon useful again.
For a full rundown of Xur’s items and prices see the list below:
- No Backup Plans (Titan Gauntlets) – 13 Strange Coins
- Skyburners Annex (Hunter Helmet) – 13 Strange Coins
- Apotheosis Veil (Warlock Helmet) – 13 Strange Coins
- Hawkmoon (Hand Canon) – 23 Strange Coins
- Legacy Chest Piece Engram – 29 Strange Coins
Destiny: Rise of Iron is out now for PS4 and Xbox One.