If you’re looking to get your hands on some of the best Destiny 2 Exotic weapons and armor in the game, you should buy Exotics from Xur, the mysterious vendor from the Nine that comes to the world of Destiny 2 every Friday at 1 PM ET and leaves the following Tuesday at the same time. Every weekend, Xur sells an Exotic weapon, an Exotic armor piece for each class, and a special Fated Engram that’s guaranteed to give you an Exotic you don’t currently own (Exotics tied to quests or raids can’t drop from these).
If you want to open more than one Fated Engram with Xur, you’ll need to take the Exotic Cipher quest he offers and complete its objective. This will reward you with an Exotic Cipher that can be used to get another Exotic from Xur. Notably, you can also use the Exotic Cipher as a currency at the Monument to Lost Lights kiosk in The Tower that allows you to obtain Exotics from content that has been put into the Destiny Content Vault. This is how I recommend using the Cipher, though if you’re a new player and don’t have many Exotics yet, using it on a second Fated Engram is also a good idea so you can fill out your collection faster.
Xur’s location changes every weekend, so players will need to find him in order to browse his Exotic wares. This week, Xur is on The Tower in the hangar on a scaffolding walkway. Check the map below to see where he is:
- Exotic Weapon: Telesto
- Titan Exotic: Actium War Rig
- Hunter Exotic: Lucky Pants
- Warlock Exotic: Claws of Ahamkara
Are you excited to pick up some Exotics from Xur this weekend? Let me know. The latest Destiny 2 expansion, Destiny 2: Beyond Light, is available now for $40 on Xbox, PlayStation, and PC. The base game is free, so if you’re looking to try Destiny 2 out before paying for expansions or season passes, you can do so.
If you do decide to try the game, don’t miss our beginner’s guide on how to get into Destiny 2 in 2021. Don’t miss our roundup of the 10 best Destiny 2 weapons you need to farm in Season of the Splicer either, as these weapons will pair well with Xur’s Exotics and help you become unstoppable in battle.
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