Despite a general sense of been-there-done-that with Xur over these past few months in Destiny, the Agent of the Nine still occasionally finds ways to surprise his loyal patrons. In some cases that means selling one of the new House of Wolves exotics, while in others it means offering a weapon that some palyers needed to complete their collection. Today, however, Xur has left us speechless, and not in a good way.
First things first, though, we have to find Xur. This week Destiny players can find Xur in Tower North, by the Speaker. Head directly to the left after spawning into the Tower, follow the stairs down, walk past the Speaker’s quarters and the New Monarchy vendor, and to the very edge of the area. Xur should be against the railing overlooking Earth.
Xur’s Exotic Selection
For armor, Xur has the Helm of Inmost Light, the Celestial Nighthawk, and the Sunbreakers on offer this week. The Titan helm and the Warlock gauntlets are staples of Xur’s inventory, so it’s unlikely that any players still needed those items. And those who don’t have them are unlikely to get much use out of the exotic armor pieces.
The Celestial Nighthawk, on the other hand, is a solid helmet for Hunters in PvE. Basically, the helmet takes all of a Hunter’s golden gun shots and concentrates them into a single bullet for maximum damage. So, if there’s a particularly tough boss with a tiny bit of health left, the Celestial Nighthawk’s shot should do it.
And that’s it for Xur this week. Overall it was a pretty disappointing exotic selection, except for those players who didn’t have the Celestial Nighthawk…Wait. What’s that? An exotic weapon? Silly Destiny players, you thought Xur was going to offer an exotic weapon every week? Well, think again because the Agent of the Nine doesn’t play by anybody’s rules. If he doesn’t want to sell an exotic gun, then he doesn’t have to.
For a full rundown of Xur’s items and prices see the list below:
- Helm of Inmost Light (Titan Helmet) – 13 Strange Coins
- Celestial Nighthawk (Hunter DLC Helmet) – 13 Strange Coins
- Sunbreakers (Warlock Gauntlets) – 13 Strange Coins
- Exotic Shard – 7 Strange Coins
- Exotic Helmet Engram – 23 Motes of Light
In all seriousness, this is the strangest week for Xur we have ever seen. It’s unclear if the lack of exotic weapon is a glitch or if it was done on purpose, but trust us when we say the Destiny conspiracy theorists are off to the races. Some are speculating that the random roll for Xur came up with Gjallarhorn, but because Bungie said Xur would never sell it again they simply took the gun out. Others are thinking this is our first indication of Xur’s inventory when The Taken King expansion launches in September – i.e. exotic armor only.
Whatever the case may be, we’ll have to keep an eye on Xur over the weekend to see if an exotic weapon does show up. And hopefully Bungie comes clean about why there was a gun missing.