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Destiny 2: Xur Exotic Armor, Weapon, and Recommendations for Sept 13

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It was another very informative week for Destiny 2 fans, with Bungie's weekly blog post taking an in depth look at the many upcoming weapon changes in Shadowkeep, which will essentially make most weapon types even stronger. The biggest benefactors of these buffs are underused weapons like scout rifles, sidearms, and auto rifles, which should help increase their popularity once again.

These changes also extend to many exotic weapons that have long since fallen by the wayside. For example, the Sunshot hand cannon in Destiny 2 is getting boosted with a 12 round magazine. Sweet Business is also getting a lot of love and arguably the biggest boost of the bunch. Specifically, the minigun style auto rifle has a new magazine size of 150, 15% more damage in PvE, Armor Piercing rounds, increased damage base, and players no longer need to keep the weapon firing when picking up ammo to have it automatically reload.

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Bungie has promised a full set of patch notes soon, but until then, the exotic merchant Xur is back for another weekend in Destiny 2. As expected, he's brought a whole new inventory of exotic gear with him for a limited time only. Here's where players can find Xur, and what exotic gear is in his inventory, for the weekend of September 13, 2019.

Where is Xur?

This weekend, Xur is hiding out on Titan in his usual building at The Rig.

destiny 2 Xur on titan

Once loaded into The Rig, start heading to the other side of the zone — towards the ramp that leads to the Solarium. Before reaching that ramp, Xur can be found inside one of the nearby houses, typically on the left side if the player is facing the Solarium ramp.

Class Armor

It's all chest armor this week, and that means players' enthusiasm may vary. While there are some much better options than others, players also still have access to the Fated Engram if they're looking for something else, which will give them a chance to unlock an exotic from the Forsaken expansion.

Here are Xur's three gear pieces for this weekend:

Chromatic Fire - Warlock chest armor

This Forsaken exotic seems to be on sale every few weeks, which makes it likely that most Warlock players already have this item. Although players just saw this item two weeks ago, it remains a strong PvE option, thanks to its intrinsic perk. For those who somehow don't have it yet, it's worth getting for situations where players are up against lots of enemies, like the recently adjusted Reckoning.

Its perk, Crystalline Transistor, causes an explosion, in the element of the player’s equipped subclass, after a kinetic precision kill. Having lots of enemies in a tight spot really maximizes the elemental damage. For PvP players, other guardians have mentioned that this armor is good when using particular weapons like Ace of Spades or Blast Furnace.

Random Gear Rolls:

  • Mobility OR Restorative
  • Unflinching Bow Aim, Unflinching Submachine Gun Aim, Unflinching Sniper Rifle Aim
  • Bow Reserves OR Submachine Gun Reserves

The Dragon's Shadow - Hunter chest armor

It's been a very long time since Xur has had this unique looking exotic armor on sale for Hunters. The armor is a sub-class neutral exotic that is reliant on the Hunter's dodge mechanic, as its intrinsic perk, Wraithmetal Mail, reloads all weapons and increases movement and weapon handling for a brief time after performing a dodge.

While this is a completely solid and useful exotic, The Dragon's Shadow remains unremarkable. It can be argued that there are certainly better options out there for Hunters to choose, like the Shards of Galanor, Dragon's Shadow has some value thanks to the fact that it basically gives players Marksman’s Dodge for free. This essentially lets the user equip the Gambler’s Dodge class ability and gain free weapon reloads and faster melee recharges at the same time.

Random Gear Rolls:

  • Resilience OR Restorative
  • Unflinching Auto Rifle Aim, Unflinching Energy Aim, Unflinching Machine Gun Aim
  • Bow Reserves OR Hand Cannon Reserves

Hallowfire Heart - Titan chest armor

The Hallowfire Heart is a strong subclass specific item specifically designed for Sunbreaker Titans. Sunfire Furnace, the item’s exotic perk, improves the recharge rate of all solar abilities. Additionally, it greatly improves ability recharge rates while the player’s super meter is fully charged. This distinction is important for Titans who use a powerful ability like melting point, which can give teams an edge in a mode like Gambit.

Even though this isn't a newer item, it still holds up very well. It's worth picking up for those who don't have it.

Random Gear Rolls:

  • Resilience OR Restorative
  • Unflinching Fusion Rifle Aim, Enhanced Unflinching Bow Aim, Enhanced Unflinching Linear Fusion Rifle Aim
  • Auto Rifle Reserves OR Scout Rifle Reserves

Exotic Weapon

The original Destiny 2 pre-order bonus is back on sale this week. The Coldheart trace rifle is one third of the elemental trace rifles, along with Wavesplitter and Prometheus Lens. Its intrinsic perk, Cold Fusion, allows the gun to fire a beam of cold fusion energy. When combined with its other perk, called Longest Winter, the beam does increased damage the longer it remains on a target.

destiny 2 coldheart exotic trace rifle

Trace rifles remain in the middle of the pack, meaning this weapon isn't the strongest one out there. Even still, it's fun to use, and it retains plenty of value on both sides of the game. It's capable of eating through boss characters, and while it may not replace some of the better heavy weapons out there in PvP, there are worse options than this energy trace rifle. For those that don't have it, Coldheart is worth the shards this week.

The perks for this weapon this weekend are:

  • Enhanced Battery
  • Extended Barrel
  • Hand-Laid Stock

Here's the complete rundown of Xur's entire stock in Destiny 2 for September 13:

  • Chromatic Fire (Warlock chest armor) – 23 Legendary Shards
  • The Dragon's Shadow (Hunter chest armor) – 23 Legendary Shards
  • Hallowfire Heart (Titan chest armor) – 23 Legendary Shards
  • Coldheart (Energy Trace Rifle) - 29 Legendary Shards
  • Fated Engram - 97 Legendary Shards
  • Five of Swords Challenge Card

Destiny 2 is out now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, with a Stadia version also in development.

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