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Where Is Xur Today? (August 25-29) Destiny 2 Exotic Items And Xur Location Guide

Here's where you can find Xur this weekend and what the Agent of the Nine has for sale.


It's the first weekend of Destiny 2's new Season of the Witch, and if you're looking to climb Savathun's Spire, now might be a good time to check in with Xur. The traveling arms dealer has arrived, bringing with him his usual arsenal of Exotic and Legendary-class gear. Here's where Xur is this weekend and what he has for sale.

This week you can find Xur in The Tower, inside the Hangar. For his weapon, Xur is offering Crimson. Hunters can pick up the Graviton Forfeit helmet; Titans can grab Synthoceps gauntlets; and Warlocks can buy the Starfire Protocol armor.

Xur Location

Xur's location in the tower.
Xur's location in the tower.

Spawn in using the Courtyard transmat zone in the Tower to find Xur this week. Head left and down the stairs to enter the Hangar section, then hang another left. Make your way to the north end of the area and look for a staircase that will take you onto a catwalk, where Xur is waiting.

Xur Exotic and Legendary Items

  • Exotic Engram - 97 Legendary Shards
  • Crimson - 29 Legendary Shards
  • Synthoceps - 23 Legendary Shards
  • Graviton Forfeit - 23 Legendary Shards
  • Starfire Protocol - 23 Legendary Shards
  • Hawkmoon - 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

Xur also offers the Xenology quest every week, which requires you to complete 21 Vanguard Ops or win Crucible and Gambit matches so that you can earn an Exotic Cipher. These are normally used to buy old Exotics from a kiosk in the Tower, but from this season, you'll be able to spend them at Master Rahool to get the Exotics that you want. The cap on Exotic Ciphers has also increased, as you'll now be able to hold up to five of them at a time.

Exotic Armor

Synthoceps (Exotic Titan gauntlets)


Biotic Enhancements give you increased melee lunge range, more powerful melee damage, and enhanced Super damage when you're surrounded on this Titan Exotic. The Intellect and Strength stats are above average, which ties in nicely with the identity of Synthoceps, but the Mobility stat is way too high and ultimately pointless on this roll, as resilience, recovery, and discipline suffer.

  • Mobility: 24
  • Resilience: 8
  • Recovery: 3
  • Discipline: 2
  • Intellect: 15
  • Strength: 15
  • Total: 67

Graviton Forfeit (Exotic Hunter helmet)

Graviton Forfeit
Graviton Forfeit

This Hunter helmet, which looks like a Daft Punk tribute, has a neat perk that makes your Guardian even sneakier thanks to increased invisibility effects that also provide an enhancement effect to several skills and weapon-handling abilities. For the numbers, it has a really nice resilience stat and discipline is above average, but everything else pales in comparison. Intellect takes a big knock, while strength and recovery will definitely need to be increased if you want to backstab some Hive.

  • Mobility: 11
  • Resilience: 22
  • Recovery: 3
  • Discipline: 18
  • Intellect: 6
  • Strength: 7
  • Total: 67

Starfire Protocol (Exotic Warlock armor)

Starfire Protocol
Starfire Protocol

Starfire Protocol used to be the go-to Exotic for Solar Warlocks after the 3.0 upgrade to that subclass, thanks to its ability to turn your space wizard into a walking explosives factory. It was nerfed several months ago, but the core build that focuses on infinite grenades and high damage still has some great use in several activities. Looking at the stats, resilience is terrible, intellect is low, and strength is below average, while recovery is pretty good, discipline and intellect aren't too bad, and the high mobility stat is pointless for Warlocks.

  • Mobility: 14
  • Resilience: 3
  • Recovery: 19
  • Discipline: 13
  • Intellect: 9
  • Strength: 8
  • Total: 66

Exotic Weapons

Crimson (Exotic hand cannon)


Xur has offered Crimson a couple of times over the last couple of weeks, and in case you missed it, do yourself a favor and pick up this superb hand cannon. It functions like a pulse rifle, kills can heal you, and precision final blows will refill the magazine. Just don't tell the Vanguard that you have it.

  • Banned Weapon
  • Smallbore
  • Accurized Rounds
  • Cruel Remedy
  • Heavy Grip

Hawkmoon (Exotic hand cannon)


Xur isn't offering Dead Man's Tale this week, due to the new Exotic mission rotator that allows you to earn it through its original level, but he does have Hawkmoon available. This is an average roll of Hawkmoon this week that comes with Killing Wind, which is a lot better than what we've seen in previous weeks. Rangefinder is normally a more desirable perk for PvP in that slot, but this build will do nicely in a pinch.

  • Paracausal Shot
  • Smallbore
  • Killing Wind
  • Smooth Grip

Legendary Armor

Holdfast GauntletsTitan Gauntlets1821012111063
Holdfast PlateTitan Chest Armor282210121064
Holdfast MarkTitan Mark0000000
Holdfast HelmTitan Helmet24722151464
Holdfast GreavesTitan Leg Armor182122121965
Holdfast GlovesWarlock Gauntlets102192021265
Holdfast RobesWarlock Chest Armor17214718664
Holdfast BondWarlock Bond0000000
Holdfast CoverWarlock Helmet102221417267
Holdfast BootsWarlock Leg Armor210221020266
Holdfast GripsHunter Gauntlets101010230264
Holdfast VestHunter Chest Armor623210121063
Holdfast CloakHunter Cloak0000000
Holdfast MaskHunter Helmet212181221965
Holdfast StridesHunter Leg Armor1022212111067

Legendary Weapons

Sweet SorrowEnergy Auto RifleChambered Compensator / SmallboreAccurized Rounds / Flared MagwellStats for AllTap the Trigger
Tripwire CanaryEnergy Combat BowElastic String / Polymer StringCompact Arrow Shaft / Fiberglass Arrow ShaftArcher's TempoFrenzy
IKELOS_HC_v1.0.3Energy Hand CannonExtended Barrel / Fluted BarrelExtended Mag / Flared MagwellAir AssaultAdaptive Munitions
TarantulaHeavy Linear Fusion RifleArrowhead Brake / Extended BarrelAccelerated Coils / Liquid CoilsPulse MonitorWellspring
Sailspy PitchglassHeavy Linear Fusion RifleExtended Barrel / Polygonal RiflingLiquid Coils / Projection FuseCompulsive ReloaderMultikill Clip
Jian 7 RifleEnergy Pulse RifleSRO-52 Ocular / SLO-10 PostAlloy Magazine / Ricochet RoundsGrave RobberRampage
Death AdderEnergy Submachine GunCorkscrew Rifling / Full BoreSteady Rounds / Alloy MagazineDynamic Sway ReductionRangefinder

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, on Nessus in Watcher's Grave, and in the Winding Cove area of the EDZ.

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