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.
Xur is very easy to find this week, as he’s located on Io. To find him, go to the Giant’s Scar area on the eastern part of your map, and head straight through the overpass in front of you when you spawn in. Hug the wall on the right, make your way past a few Taken enemies, and you’ll come across a cave. Xur is located just inside the cave.
Here’s the exact location of the cave.
And here’s what he has for wares.
Sweet Business — 29 Legendary Shards
You can literally give enemies the business this week with the Sweet Business assault rifle. The weapon is similar to a light machine gun, with a huge magazine and better accuracy when hip-firing. It also has higher knockback, increase stability, faster handling speed, and the rate of fire is increased when holding down the trigger. Any ammunition you pick up will be loaded into the magazine when doing this, as well.
Claws of Ahamkara — 23 Legendary Shards (Warlock)
Warlocks get the Claws of Ahamkara gauntlets this week. This gauntlets offer increased mobility and resilience, as well as increased chance of finding special ammunition after a kill. They also decrease your melee cooldown after you deal damage with grenades, and you get an extra melee charge.
Orpheus Rig — 23 Legendary Shards (Hunter)
Hunters can grab the Orpheus Rig leg armor this week. The armor offers increased mobility and resilience, as well as increased chance of finding primary ammunition after a kill. The armor also gives you better mobility and better turns while sprinting, and its “Uncanny Arrows” perk makes it ideal for Nightstalkers.
Hallowfire Heart — 23 Legendary Shards (Titan)
Titans get the Hallowfire Heart chest armor this week. The armor offers increased resilience and health recovery, as well as better recharging rate on Solar abilities and reduced flinching while using scout rifles. You’ll find primary ammunition after kills more frequently, also.
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.
Five of Swords
This item is a special scorecard for Nightfall strikes, and it’s necessary for certain challenges. You can use the Five of Swords item to set modifiers for your Nightfall strikes, which helps you earn more points. That’s part of unlocking the Vanguard’s weekly challenge of earning 100,000 points on a Nightfall strike, as well as knocking out some of the game’s Nightfall Triumphs.