Where Is Xur Today? (August 19-23) Destiny 2 Xur Location And Exotic Items Guide

The final weekend of Season of the Haunted is here, and Xur has some fresh Exotic weapons and armor to sell.

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Xur has returned for another trip to Destiny 2, making this your last chance during Season of the Haunted to purchase some new Exotic and Legendary weapons and armor. He even has some arc-centric Exotic items that should pair nicely with the upcoming Arc 3.0 overhaul coming in Season 18 on August 23. Here's where Xur is located this week and everything he's selling.

This week you can find Xur on Nessus, in the Watcher's Grave area. For his weapon, Xur is offering Crimson. Hunters can pick up the Gemini Jester boots; Titans can grab the Eternal Warrior helmet; and for Warlocks, Xur has the Crown of Tempests helmet. Xur's Hawkmoon carries the Hip-Fire Grip perk, while his Dead Man's Tale packs Vorpal Weapon.

Xur Location

Head to the north end of Watcher's Grave on Nessus and climb the pink tree to find Xur
Head to the north end of Watcher's Grave on Nessus and climb the pink tree to find Xur

Head to Nessus and use the Watcher's Grave transmat zone to find Xur this week. When you arrive, hop on your sparrow and head north toward the exit of the area. Look for a big tree with pink moss on the right side of the area. Climb up onto its big, flat branch, where you can reach Xur.

Don't forget that next week will also have a Destiny 2 showcase to look forward to, where Bungie outlines plans for what players can expect from the game and possibly even a tease of the next expansion, Lightfall.

Xur is present every weekend in Destiny 2, starting with the daily reset at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET each Friday. His exact location is always a mystery when he first arrives, as he is not listed on the map, and for novice players, he can be easy to miss. However, there are a set number of locations where he takes up residence, including the Tower Hangar area, the Nessus in Watcher's Grave, and the Winding Cove area of the EDZ.

Xur Exotic and Legendary Items

  • Exotic Engram - 97 legendary shards
  • Crimson - 29 legendary shards
  • Gemini Jester - 23 legendary shards
  • Eternal Warrior - 23 legendary shards
  • Crown of Tempests - 23 legendary shards
  • Hawkmoon - 200 legendary shards, 125,000 Glimmer, 1 Ascendant Shard, 1 Exotic Cipher
  • Dead Man's Tale - 200 legendary shards, 125,000 Glimmer, 1 Ascendant Shard, 1 Exotic Cipher
  • Xenology quest - free
  • Legendary weapons and armor - 50 legendary shards, 1,000 Glimmer

Hawkmoon

Xur's Hawkmoon isn't a must-have this week unless you want to round out your Exotic collection, as the one on offer has an unexceptional list of perks. Good for shooting from the hip and quickly reloading after using the Paracausal Shot intrinsic trait, but not much else.

  • Fluted Barrel
  • Alloy Magazine
  • Hip-Fire Grip
  • Textured Grip

Dead Man's Tale

With a rework coming that's designed to hammer home the hip-firing cowboy fantasy, Dead Man's Tale is worth the hefty Glimmer cost this week. Short-Action Stock and Flared Magwell are great perks, but the Vorpal Weapon ability will make Dead Man's Tale even deadlier when facing bosses and other Guardians.

  • Hammer-Forged Rifling
  • Flared Magwell
  • Vorpal Weapon
  • Short-Action Stock

Legendary Weapons

  • The Last Dance (Sidearm) -- Omolon Adaptive Frame, Outlaw, Rangefinder
  • Whispering Slab (Combat Bow) -- Lightweight Frame, Hip=Fire Grip, Unrelenting
  • Nature of the Beast (Hand Cannon) -- Precision Frame, Hip-Fire Grip, Vorpal Weapon
  • First In, Last Out (Shotgun) -- Pinpoint Slug Frame, Slideshot, Eye of the Storm
  • Sorrow's Verse (Auto Rifle) -- Adaptive Frame, Surplus, Harmony, One Quiet Moment
  • Honor's Edge (Sword) -- Adaptive Frame, Burst Guard, Relentless Strikes, Flash Counter
  • The Keening (Sidearm) -- Adaptive Frame, Killing Wind, Snapshot Sights, One Quiet Moment

Legendary armor

Titan

  • Wild Hunt Helm
  • Wild Hunt Plate
  • Wild Hunt Gauntlets
  • Wild Hunt Greaves
  • Wild Hunt Mark

Hunter

  • Wild Hunt Mask
  • Wild Hunt Vest
  • Wild Hunt Strides
  • Wild Hunt Grasps
  • Wild Hunt Cloak

Warlock

  • Wild Hunt Hood
  • Wild Hunt Vestment
  • Wild Hunt Gloves
  • Wild Hunt Boots
  • Wild Hunt Bond

Crimson (Hand Cannon)

That's decorative strawberry jam on Crimson
That's decorative strawberry jam on Crimson

Crimson is unique amongst hand cannons, as it's essentially a one-handed pulse rifle that can do devastating damage in the right hands. Automatically firing three-round bursts, lining up a few rounds at a critical spot can annihilate regular enemies and leave bosses reeling. The fun doesn't stop there though, because Crimson's other party trick is that it'll refill its magazine with precision kills and heal you.

Gemini Jester (Hunter leg armor)

Gemini Jester is perfect for the sneaky Hunter on the go
Gemini Jester is perfect for the sneaky Hunter on the go

Just in time for the revamped Arc 3.0 next week, Bungie is offering Gemini Jester leg armor for Hunters. The key perk of this armor is Misdirection, which will disorient enemies after a successful dodge near them. They're particularly deadly in the Crucible as well, as a well-timed dodge will temporarily remove radar from opposing Guardians, leaving them clueless to your location if they rely on that UI element.

  • Mobility: 14
  • Resilience: 2
  • Recovery: 16
  • Discipline: 9
  • Intellect: 10
  • Strength: 12
    • Total: 63

Eternal Warrior (Titan helmet)

Nothing stops the Fists of Havoc when Eternal Warrior is equipped
Nothing stops the Fists of Havoc when Eternal Warrior is equipped

Preparing for Arc 3.0 seems to be the running theme this week, and for punch-happy Titans, Eternal Warrior is going to leave a shocking impression from next week. Especially with the high roll of stats that this version has on offer. Designed to add an Overshield to your Titan when they activate Fist of Havoc, the helmet will make you very hard to bring down when other Guardians and enemies desperately try to stop your electric rampage.

  • Mobility: 22
  • Resilience: 12
  • Recovery: 2
  • Discipline: 10
  • Intellect: 21
  • Strength: 2
    • Total: 69

Crown of Tempests (Warlock helmet)

Almost unlimited power with Crown of Tempests
Almost unlimited power with Crown of Tempests

Rounding out the Arc 3.0 preparation, Crown of Tempests might look goofy (the stats aren't anything special either this week) but it's essential for Warlocks who rely on their abilities more than their guns. With some Arc weapons doing damage, every kill will recharge your abilities in that subclass more quickly and you'll extend the duration of Stormtrance. If you're amplified when that subclass adds its new buffs next week, that means longer supers and two chains of them, wiping the floor with any trash mobs that approach you.

  • Mobility: 13
  • Resilience: 9
  • Recovery: 7
  • Discipline: 12
  • Intellect: 9
  • Strength: 8
    • Total: 58

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