There’s a lot of great loot to find in Destiny 2 and its latest expansion, Forsaken. Among all the guns and armor you can find in your travels, those classified as “Exotic” are by far the coolest, most powerful, and most interesting. Almost all of them have interesting perks and gimmicks that can make them extremely useful.
Coming by exotic weapons and armor can be tough, though. Many of the items are locked behind difficult quests and those that aren’t usually come as extremely rare drops in the open world. There is one way to reliably get new exotics each week: Visiting Xur, a special character who hides on the worlds of Destiny 2 and only shows up at specific times.
Xur is a special vendor who sells exotic weapons and armor. Each week, he comes to the solar system with a slate of goods, including an exotic weapon and one piece of exotic armor for each character class. Lately, he’s also been carrying Fated Engrams, which guarantee players an exotic drop they don’t already have, from the collection of exotics from before the release of Forsaken.
The trouble with Xur is finding him. We always know when Xur will show up — at the daily reset on Friday, so 9 a.m. Pacific, 12 p.m. Eastern. The question is where Xur is. While previously in Destiny 2, Xur’s location was marked on the map each weekend, he’s now unmarked and thus tougher to find each weekend. Here’s where you need to go to track down Xur, the Agent of the Nine, and everything you need to know about what he’s offering this week.
Where is Xur and his wares for the week
(January 18 – January 22)
Xur is located on Io this week, and it’s one of the easiest locations to get to in the game. Just select the Giant’s Scar location as your spawning point on the map, go forward under the overpass in front of you, and hug the left wall until you stumble across a cave. Xur is located inside.
Here’s the exact location of that cave.
And here’s what he has for wares.
Vigilance Wing – 29 Legendary Shards
All players can get the Vigilance Wing pulse rifle from Xur this week. The rifle first a five-round burst instead of the standard two or three, and you get increased health regeneration and movement speed if an ally is killed nearby. It also has increased range, handling, and stability, faster reloading when the magazine is empty, and improved performance for the last man in a squad.
(Titans) Hallowfire Heart – 23 Legendary Shards
The Hallowfire Heart helmet is available through Xur for Titans this week. The helmet offers increased resilience and health recovery, reduced flinching when using scout rifles, a better chance of finding primary ammunition after a kill, and improved recharge rate of solar abilities — you’ll also improve your recharge rate even more if your super ability is ready.
(Warlocks) Crown of Tempests – 23 Legendary Shards
Warlocks get the Verity’s Brow helmet this week. The helmet offers increased health recovery and mobility, as well as increased chance of finding special ammunition on kills. Additionally, you’ll have better accuracy, target acquisition, and aiming speed with pulse rifles, making it perfect for the Vigilance Wing.
(Hunters) Orpheus Rig – 23 Legendary Shards
Hunters can grab the Orpheus Rig leg armor this week. The armor gives you increased resilience and mobility, and well as tighter turns when sprinting and a higher chance of finding primary ammunition after kills. Its “Uncanny Arrows” ability gives you more ability energy when enemies are tethered by the Deadfall anchors move, and your quiver will have more shots.
Isochronal Engram — 97 Legendary Shards
You can only buy one of these Engrams per week, per account, but if you’re filling out your exotic collection, it’s worth it. The Isochronal Engram automatically gives you something you’re missing from the Destiny 2 Year 1 exotic set, which means everything from before Forsaken.
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