It’s Friday, which means that it’s time for our Destiny 2 Xur location and inventory guide. Unlike Destiny 1, where Xur was always present in a social space, the mysterious vendor can now be found out in the exploration zones. His currency is Legendary Shards, which can be obtained by breaking down legendary and exotic gear. Xur now stays from reset Friday morning until the weekly reset on Tuesday, so no more worrying about getting to him within a 48 hour window.
This week, Xur is on Io. Fast travel to Giant’s Scar and head straight through the Cabal structure once you spawn in. Xur is in a cave in the far left corner of this area. You can mark his location on your map. This week, Xur is selling the D.A.R.C.I. sniper rifle for 29 shards. The Knucklehead Radar Hunter helmet is available for 23 shards. You can get the Actium War Rig Titan chest for 23 shards. And finally, the Eye of Another World Warlock helmet for 23 shards.
The D.A.R.C.I. sniper rifle is offers more information about enemies that you view through the scope, including exact health percentages. While scoped and viewing this information, you get better target acquisition and increased precision damage. While the perks on this gun aren’t terrible, and it’s a decent sniper rifle, it’s hard to justify having this take up a power weapon slot, not to mention there being plenty of other exotic weapons more worthwhile. Buy it if you want to add it to your collection, but don’t expect to use it much.
Knucklehead Radar is an awesome helmet that gives hunters the ability to keep their radar when aiming down sights. Many people use MIDA Multi-Tool for this very perk, and this Hunter helmet opens up other possibilities. It works with all weapons, so kinetic, energy, and power will all have radar for any Hunter wearing this helm. It’s a great Crucible helmet to be able to scope and still have situational awareness.
Actium War Rig has a couple of uses. First, for anyone who forgets to reload chronically, it will steadily reload the magazine of the equipped auto rifle from reserves. This means that you’ll rarely ever again jump into a firefight and find that you only have four bullets left, only to die while reloading. The real fun of this chest armor is to pair it with the Sweet Business for an extended magazine. Sweet Business fires for long enough that Actium War Rig will steadily add rounds to the magazine while firing, for a much longer hail of bullets before you run dry.
Eye of Another World will highlight priority targets and improve regeneration of grenade, melee, and rift abilities. This is a great all-purpose exotic helmet that just improves the Warlock class in general. Enemy awareness is great, as they are outlined in red, making manual target acquisition much easier. It may not do anything too crazy, but it’s worth having in the arsenal for the very moderate price of 23 shards.
In other Destiny 2 news, Bungie announced a number of endgame improvements and changes that are in the works. They also previewed some Crucible scoring changes coming next week, and the PC launch has brought more people into Bungie’s world. We’ve also got a series of Destiny 2 guides, including an endgame guide for after the campaign, a step-by-step Raid guide, and a guide on how to trigger all heroic public events.
Which items are you picking up from Xur this week?