It’s been a fairly standard week in the world of Destiny, outside of today’s Bungie Weekly Update, of course. In it, the developer finally detailed the forthcoming 1.1.2 update, which will include audio mix settings for player chat and gameplay music as well as some much-needed colorblind support to Destiny.
Outside of that, Destiny players haven’t had much to be excited about, but Xur’s appearance this weekend is sure to change that. Now before gamers get too excited, no Xur does not have Gjallarhorn; that would have been cause for a great celebration. But, he does have a weapon he’s never sold before, and that’s reason enough to be excited.
This week, Xur can be found in Tower North next to the big door that’s opposite the speaker. Head left when spawning into the Tower, follow the stairs down and to the left, and players should find Xur waiting patiently off to the right.
Xur’s Exotic Selection
On the armor front, there isn’t anything too special in Xur’s inventory, although if you haven’t picked up the Mask of the Third Man or Apotheosis Veil helmets we’d recommend biting the bullet. Both are very useful during the Crota’s End raid on hard thanks to their health regeneration capabilities.
The big ticket item in Xur’s inventory this weekend, though, is the Hard Light auto rifle. Granted, we wouldn’t say Hard Light is a great auto rifle – it didn’t make our top 10 guns of Destiny list – but it’s no slouch either. More importantly, Hard Light is one of the few exotic weapons that Xur has yet to sell, bounty weapons not included. So, chances are many players just completed their full exotic set, provided they’ve been lucky enough to get a Thunderlord, Vex Mythoclast, and a Necrochasm.
For a full rundown of Xur’s items and prices see the list below:
- Mk. 44 Stand Asides (Titan DLC Boots) – 13 Strange Coins
- Mask of the Third Man (Hunter Helmet) – 13 Strange Coins
- Apotheosis Veil (Warlock Helmet) – 13 Strange Coins
- Hard Light (Auto Rifle) – 23 Strange Coins
- Exotic Shard – 7 Strange Coins
- Exotic Helmet Engram – 23 Motes of Light
While most have fallen into a pattern of skipping Xur’s exotic upgrade section, we should point out that he does finally have the Hawkmoon upgrade for sale. As far as we know, this is the first time he has offered the deadly hand cannon’s upgrade, which is sure to please pre-Dark Below Hawkmoon owners. Now they can have a stronger version of the weapon.
- Mask of the Third Man
- Crest of Alpha Lupi (Hunter)
- An Insurmountable Skullfort
- Crest of Alpha Lupi (Titan)
- Skull of Dire Ahamkara
- Heart of Praxic Fire
- Hard Light
- Red Death
- Patience and Time
Overall, it’s a solid offering from Xur, due in large part to Hard Light and the Hawkmoon exotic upgrade. At the very least he’s giving players new items so they can either complete their sets or test out different exotics. Now there are only a few exotics left for him to sell.
What do you hope Xur sells next week? Let us know in the comments below.