Where Is Xur Today? Destiny 2 Exotic Weapon And Armor Location (August 16-20)
Titans get the chance to snag Stronghold, an Exotic from the Season of the Drifter, from Xur this week.
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It's been a big week for Destiny 2. A livestream and a series of big blog posts from director Luke Smith have given new details about the changes coming from Shadowkeep. Now weekend vendor Xur is giving us something else to care about: For the first time, Xur is offering an Exotic that's newer than the set dropped in the Forsaken expansion. You've got the weekend to grab Stronghold, an Exotic from the Season of the Drifter, if you haven't gotten it from a random drop while playing.
Where Is Xur?
Xur has come to Titan for his weekly excursion through the solar system. Land at the transmat zone on The Rig and then head north toward the Hive-corrupted area at the top of the map. Look for Xur in a low building to your left, near the edge of the platform.
What Is Xur Selling?
As most players know by now, Xur brings four main items to sell each weekend: an Exotic weapon and three pieces of Exotic armor, one specific to each character class. If you need something Xur isn't carrying, you can also buy a Fated Engram, which will guarantee you an Exotic you don't already have--but only from the first year of Destiny 2 content or Forsaken. It's also a much more expensive item, so be warned. Anything that has come from the Annual Pass expansions over the last year won't be in the Fated Engram pool, so make sure you know what you need before you buy. You can also grab a Five of Swords card, which lets you adjust Nightfall runs for higher scores, and an Invitation of the Nine from the Season of the Drifter if you haven't completed them all yet.
- Telesto (Exotic grenade launcher) -- 29 Legendary Shards
- Aeon Swift (Exotic Hunter gauntlets) -- 23 Legendary Shards
- Verity's Brow (Exotic Warlock helmet) -- 23 Legendary Shards
- Stronghold (Exotic Titan gauntlets) -- 23 Legendary Shards
Xur's weapon this week is a fusion rifle everyone should have: Telesto. The energy the gun fires sticks to enemies and objects, only to explode slightly later. It's great for catching people unawares in the Crucible, and it's often a great weapon to bring to bear in PvE activities, as well.
Hunters have what is probably the best roll of the weekend, but with the weakest Exotic. Aeon Swift offers ability energy to your teammates when you use your Dodge ability, and the bonus energy is higher if they're also wearing Aeon Exotics. Unfortunately, not many people do--but if you've got a Fireteam that wants to support each other, this Aeon's Enhanced Hand Cannon Loader roll is a strong perk to bring along.
- Slot 1: Impact Induction, Enhanced Hand Cannon Loader, Machine Gun Loader
- Slot 2: Rocket Launcher Scavenger, Special Ammo Finder
Xur's offering for Warlocks also allows you to support your teammates. The Verity's Brow helmet increases your grenade recharge rate when you get Energy weapon kills. If allies are nearby when you snag those kills, they get a grenade recharge rate boost, too.
- Slot 1: Scout Rifle Targeting, Heavy Lifting, Energy Weapon Targeting
- Slot 2: Fusion Rifle Reserves, Grenade Launcher Reserves
Titans are the lucky ones yet again this week. For the first time, Xur is offering an Exotic from a season in the Annual Pass--the Season of the Drifter, to be exact. Up until now, he's only offered things from Year One or the Forsaken expansion. Stronghold is all about using swords: It allows you to guard with a sword indefinitely without using sword ammo, and lets you move faster while guarding. Any shots you block immediately after you raise your guard will also heal you.
- Slot 1: Sidearm Loader, Light Arms Loader, Rifle Loader
- Slot 2: Linear Fusion Rifle Scavenger, Shotgun Scavenger
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