If you're looking for some of the best Destiny 2 Exotic weapons and armor, one of the best bets to get it is to buy Exotics from the mysterious vendor Xur that comes to the game 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). The weapons and armors generally cost 20-25 Legendary Shards, while the Fated Engram costs 97 Legendary Shards. You can only buy one Fated Engram each week and the Fated Engram gives armor based on the class you're playing when you buy it, so think carefully about which character you're using to buy from Xur.
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. 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.
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 Nessus in the Watcher's Grave area. You'll find him on top of a large tree branch covered in crimson red vegetation. Refer to the green marker on the map below:
Xur's inventory also rotates weekly, allowing players to obtain several Exotics they may not have already. These Exotics also come with high stat rolls that are useful when crafting some of the best Destiny 2 builds. Here's what's on offer this week:
- Exotic Weapon: Hard Light (29 Legendary Shards)
- Titan Exotic: Crest of Alpha Lupi (23 Legendary Shards)
- Hunter Exotic: Young Ahamkara's Spine (23 Legendary Shards)
- Warlock Exotic: Eye of Another World (23 Legendary Shards)
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 my beginner's guide on how to get into Destiny 2 in 2021. Don't miss my 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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