With Bungie caught between Destiny updates 1.1.1 and whatever will prepare players for House of Wolves, few are expecting big things from Xur this week. Sure, they're hoping that the exotic vendor will have Gjallarhorn (as always), but if he doesn't they likely won't be any more disappointed than regular.
However, what makes this week's Xur selection interesting is that it has the potential of proving notorious Destiny leaker Megamanexe4 as prophet or lucky guesser. So far, Megamanexe4 has been spot on, correctly predicting the particular strike and modifiers for this week's Nightfall and Weekly Heroic, and he has correctly predicted Xur's selection before. So, was he right yet again? Read on to find out.
This weekend Xur can be found in the Vanguard Quartermaster area, in the far east section of the tower. Just head straight from the spawn point and don't stop until the wide open room with the table. Xur will be on the right.
Xur's Exotic Selection
While Megamanexe4 was not correct in his Xur prediction, the Agent of the Nine still has some useful goodies for Destiny players. Of particular note is the Red Death pulse rifle, which we just recently ranked as one of the top 10 guns in Destiny. A few weeks ago, the Red Death would have been a passably useful exotic, but after the pulse rifle buff it has actually become a formidable weapon. Not to mention, its health recharge ability helps players stay alive during Crota's End on hard.
The same is true of the exotic Titan helmet, An Insurmountable Skullfort, which we highly recommend all punch-bros pick up. Like Red Death, An Insurmountable Skullfort is an irreplaceable tool for successful Crota runs, especially those that get a little out of hand.
For a full rundown of Xur’s items and prices see the list below:
- An Insurmountable Skullfort (Titan Helmet) – 13 Strange Coins
- Knucklehead Radar (Hunter Helmet) – 13 Strange Coins
- Claws of Ahamkara (Warlock Gauntlets) – 13 Strange Coins
- Red Death (Pulse Rifle) – 23 Strange Coins
- Exotic Shard – 7 Strange Coins
- Exotic Helmet Engram – 23 Motes of Light
Just in case Destiny players thought Xur was getting too generous, we should point out that he has the Red Death upgrade on sale alongside the actual upgraded Red Death. He also has a few of the more useful class helmets on offer for those who've yet to upgrade. Pick up that Mask of the Third Man helmet now, hunters!
- Mask of the Third Man
- Crest of Alpha Lupi (Hunter)
- Helm of Saint-14
- Helm of Inmost Light
- Light Beyond Nemesis
- Hard Light
- Red Death
- Universal Remote
- Plan C
- Patience and Time
While we will never know if Megamanexe4 was actually wrong or if Bungie made a last minute change to prove him wrong, either way the Red Death is reason enough to be excited. It's a useful weapon in any situation now, and comes highly recommended.
What do you hope Xur sells next week? Let us know in the comments below.