Xur Is Back In ‘Destiny 2’, But How Has He Changed?

Tom Regan
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Destiny Games

For Destiny fans, Friday was always a big day. After four days of battling and grinding, Friday signalled the arrival of Xur, and with it, the chance for players to spend their hard earned coins on some tantalising new loot. Now, after a week’s absence, The Agent of the Nine has finally arrived in Destiny 2.

How Do You Buy From Xur  In Destiny 2?

Xur is back in Destiny 2, but this time he works a little differently.

As seasoned Destiny veterans will know, Xur would appear in The Tower every weekend, bringing with him some rare exotic loot. This time around though, buying gear from Xur works a little bit differently. In the last game, Guardians would need to stock up on a unique currency if they wanted to buy gear from Xur; strange coins.

In Destiny 2, however, Bungie has opted to make buying his exotics far less of a chore. Doing away with the exotic coing, players are now able to purchase weapons and armour using a currency that’s far easier to obtain – legendary shards.

Legendary Shards; What Are They?

Dismantling Legendary gear will get you Legendary Shards. These precious shards are what you need to buy from Xur.

Legendary shards are the items you get from dismantling legendary gear. Each time you scrap a piece of legendary equipment, you’ll be rewarded with three of these precious shards. With Xur’s weapons costing 29 shards and pieces of armour only setting you back 23, it shouldn’t take level 20 players long to amass enough shards for one of Xur’s exotics.

Where Is He Now?

This is where you can find Xur this weekend.

Unlike in the first game, Xur can no longer be found lurking in The Tower. In Bungie’s sequel, the Agent of the Nine freely hops from planet to planet, with an ‘XI’ icon showing up in the area he’s hiding in.

From  September 15-17th Xur can be found on Nessus right by Watcher’s Grave.

What’s He Selling?

Xur's treasures for this weekend.

This weekend, you can treat yourself to one of the following.

  • Merciless Exotic Fusion Rifle (Power Weapon) 29  Legendary Shards
  • Raiden Flux Exotic Chest Armor (Hunter) 23 Legendary Shards
  • Doom Fang Pauldron Exotic Gautlets (Titan) 23 Legendary Shards
  • Wings of Sacred Dawn Exotic Chest Armor (Warlock) 23 Legendary Shards
Tom Regan
Having written for everyone from Trusted Reviews to The Guardian, Tom is a London based writer who can't stop talking about games. Now he's joined the team at Fandom as gaming editor, we have to constantly remind ourselves that he's not actually Ed Sheeran.
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