For the first time in 2018, Destiny 2’s mysterious merchant, Xur, has arrived in-game. As always, he has a selection of Exotic gear for sale in return for Legendary Shards, along with two of the other items he recently began selling. Below, we’ve laid out exactly where to find Xur and what he’s offering up this week–and you won’t need to own Curse of Osiris to pick up any of it. [Update: It’s now Monday, making this your last opportunity to pay Xur a visit before we leaves as part of the weekly reset on Tuesday.]
For this appearance, Xur can be found on Io. To reach him, you’ll want to spawn in at the Giant’s Scar Landing Zone and jump on your sparrow. Head straight and just to the right, through the opening of the structure in front of you, and then follow the path to the left a short ways. Xur is just up the hill on the left, inside an otherwise nondescript cave.
In terms of what he’s selling, as usual he has the Three of Coins, which boosts your likelihood of receiving an Exotic drop for four hours. (Keep in mind, a Three of Coins fix is on the way, as it doesn’t currently affect everything that it should.) You can also pick up the pricey Fated Engram, which is guaranteed to net you an Exotic that you don’t already own. Alternatively, he has an excellent Exotic fusion rifle, Merciless, which is absolutely worth picking up if you don’t already own one. Each class also has one piece of Exotic armor available, all of which, like Merciless, are from the base game, and not Curse of Osiris. Here’s the full Xur store lineup:
- Merciless (Exotic Fusion Rifle) — 29 Legendary Shards
- Young Ahamkara’s Spine (Exotic Hunter Gauntlets) — 23 Legendary Shards
- Mask of the Quiet One (Exotic Titan Helmet) — 23 Legendary Shards
- Wings of Sacred Dawn (Exotic Warlock Chest Armor) — 23 Legendary Shards
- Fated Engram — 97 Legendary Shards
- Three of Coins — 31 Legendary Shards
This selection of gear will be available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One from now until the weekly reset takes place on January 9. Also available until then is the ongoing Dawning event, which provides some new things to do and new gear to collect. Destiny 2 recently saw the release of a small update which re-opened Iron Banner and Faction Rally events to all players, including non-DLC owners. News is expected soon about the next occurrences of both events.