Destiny 2 got a surprise new mission with its last patch, Update 2.2.2, and with it, a new Exotic weapon: Outbreak Perfected, a new version of the Destiny 1 pulse rifle Outbreak Prime. Getting the gun is a bit of a struggle, though (we created an Outbreak Prime guide to help you out), so if you’re itching for Exotics but can’t get through the mission, good news: Xur’s back for a limited time, with a new Exotic inventory.
Head to the Tower to find Xur and his latest offerings. You’ll find him in the Hangar, parked behind the Dead Orbit area up on a catwalk. Turn left from the door and head to the back of the area where you’ll see some stairs; climb them and you’ll run right up to Xur.
You can snag The Colony from Xur this week, an Exotic grenade launcher that’s almost irritatingly effective in the Crucible. It fires Insectoid Robot Grenades that run along the ground, tracking targets and blowing them up–a perfect fire-and-forget Power weapon. For armor, Xur has Young Ahamkara Spine for Hunters, a set of Exotic gauntlets that increase the duration and blast radius of your Tripmine Grenades, and give you grenade energy when you make ability kills. Warlocks can grab the Eye of Another World helmet, which increases the regeneration speed of your grenade, melee, and Rift abilities, while also highlighting priority targets. Finally, for Titans, there’s the Mask of the Quiet One helmet. It gives you ability energy when you take damage and regenerates your health when you make kills while critically wounded.
Here are all the Exotics Xur offers this week and what they’ll cost you:
- The Colony (Exotic grenade launcher) — 29 Legendary Shards
- Mask of the Quiet One (Exotic Titan helmet) — 23 Legendary Shards
- Young Ahamkara Spine (Exotic Hunter gauntlets) — 23 Legendary Shards
- Eye of Another World (Exotic Warlock helmet) — 23 Legendary Shards
If nothing Xur has strikes your fancy, you can also purchase a Fated Engram from Xur. Thanks to a recent update, Fated Engrams can now dish out Exotics from the Forsaken expansion, as well as from the original Year One group (but not from the Black Armory or the Jokers Wild expansions). Grabbing one of the engrams gives you a random Exotic that you don’t already have–if you can afford it. Fated Engrams will run you 97 Legendary Shards, and you can only get one per account each week. Xur also offers the Five of Swords challenge card for free, which allows you to add difficulty modifiers that increase your score in Nightfall runs.
Finally, if you haven’t completed your crop of Invitation of the Nine weekly bounties, you can snag one from Xur. Completing these gives you a Powerful gear drop, as well as a bit of story about the Nine and the Drifter, along with a new Lore entry that fills in the history of the Emissary of the Nine. As usual, you’ll have to clear out a mess of enemies of various types, and complete a Strike. Stick to the planet mentioned in the bounty to kill the enemies you need, as they don’t always count if you kill them in other places. Be sure to finish the bounty by Thursday’s daily reset, or you won’t be able to grab a fresh bounty from Xur on Friday.