It’s a new weekend, which means every Guardian’s favorite shady Destiny 2 vendor is back. Xur is ready and waiting to sell you a new exotic or two, and offer up his cipher quest if you’re in need of another weapon from the exotic archive.
Every Friday, Xur returns to Destiny 2 and offers Guardians a chance to grab an exotic weapon and some new exotic armor rolls, along with his exclusive cipher quest that you need to complete if you want to claim an old exotic weapon from the Monument to Lost Lights.
This week, Xur has appeared in the EDZ on Earth, where he’s awaiting your arrival in the Winding Cove. Here’s how to find where the Agent of the Nine is hiding and some information on just what he’s peddling to Guardians this weekend.
This week, Xur can be found on humanity’s home world. Boot up Destiny 2, select the EDZ from the Director, then choose the fast travel point in the Winding Cove and wait for the familiar forest terrain of the EDZ to load up.
Once you drop into the Winding Cove, you’ll need to do some rock climbing in order to reach Xur. He’s in a bit of a tricky spot, and you’ll need to make your way up the Winding Cove’s cliffs where a crashed Fallen Skiff has made its home amongst the rocks in order to reach him.
Xur’s exotic inventory
Xur is selling The Prospector grenade launcher as his exotic armament of the weekend. In addition to the exotic weapon, he’s also got a piece of exotic armor available for each class: the Wormhusk Crown for Hunters, Felwinter’s Helm for Warlocks, and Mk. 44 Stand Asides for Titans.
The Prospector Grenade Launcher
Grenade launchers have become a staple for many players in recent seasons, especially in PVE activities. Despite some nerfs on the PVP front after the hotly debated Mountaintop meta, the weapon archetype has also found its way back into the Crucible as well.
While perhaps not as powerful as some of its counterparts like Anarchy, The Prospector’s intrinsic perk, Excavation, allows players to shoot and then detonate several sticky grenades at once, creating the potential for concentrated DPS output with a little planning and proper execution.
Wormhusk Crown Hunter Helmet
Xur’s offering for Hunters this week is the Wormhusk Crown exotic helmet: a must-have for any dedicated Hunter main. This exotic armor’s unique perk, Burning Souls, replenishes your health and shields when using the Dodge ability, which is something Hunters do quite often.
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For Guardians who spend a good amount of time playing as a Hunter, especially in PVP activities, this exotic is one of the best in the game. If you don’t already have your own Wormhusk Crown, this weekend is the perfect time to stop by Xur and pick up this extremely powerful exotic.
Felwinter’s Helm Warlock Helmet
For Warlocks, Xur is offering the Felwinter’s Helm exotic helmet this week. While not nearly as OP as the Felwinter’s Lie shotgun, which this piece of exotic armor happens to share its namesake with, the helmet is a still a decent choice for Warlocks who frequently engage in melee combat.
The armor’s intrinsic perk, Warlord’s End, creates a burst of energy that debuffs nearby combatants after a charged melee kill. For Warlocks who find themselves face-to-face with their enemies often, particular in PVE activities, this exotic can help boost your melee DPS output.
Mk. 44 Stand Asides Titan Leg Armor
For all the Titans out there, this week’s offering from Xur is the Mk. 44 Stand Asides exotic leg armor. This exotic armor’s unique perk, Seriously, Watch Out, provides several impressive benefits for Titans using a subclass branch with a Shoulder Charge ability.
The Mk. 44 Stand Asides grant an overshield when sprinting at full health while the Seismic Strike, Hammer Strike, or Shield Bash ability is equipped. In addition, hitting opponents with those abilities recharges your melee energy, making this the perfect exotic for Shoulder Charge lovers.
Xur’s exotic cipher quest
While Xur’s choice of exotic weapon and various exotic armor pieces rotates each week, the Agent of the Nine always has an exotic cipher quest available for players to pick up (unless they already have one active in their inventory that needs to be completed).
The exact process for finishing the quest can vary, but it involves completing a number of activities in Destiny 2’s three core playlists: Strikes, Crucible, and Gambit. If you’re desperate for a chance to recover an old exotic from the kiosk in the Tower, you should grab this and knock it out.
Make sure to stop by the Winding Cove in the EDZ to pick up any of Xur’s exotic inventory before the weekly reset on Tuesday, April 13. The vendor will disappear and won’t return until next Friday, when he’ll show up like clockwork and offer Guardians some new exotics — for a price.