Where is Xur Today – October 19, 2018

Xur, Destiny 2‘s fickle mystery merchant, is back again this week. As always, he’s packing Titan, Warlock, and Hunter exotic armor, along with one exotic weapon usable by all classes. You can also purchase a Fated Engram for a Year One Destiny 2 exotic you don’t already have. Just bring plenty of legendary shards as payment! Now, without any further ado, let’s see what the worm-faced peddler is packing—and where.

Where is Xur?

IO: Xur is on Io this week. Specifically, he’s in the the Giant’s Scar area on the eastern half of the map. Start there and head north through the massive Cabal base. After you’re through the building’s main gate, head up the rocky dune to the left of the huge drill. There’s a tiny cave just past a Cabal guard post on the left-most side of the area. Head inside to find Xur.

As of the Forsaken expansion, Xur is no longer visible on the Destiny 2 map. Nor is his location tied to the weekly Flashpoint. He does seem to appear at all of his old, pre-Forsaken haunts, however. So far, Xur has never shown up at a DLC location (Mars, Mercury, The Tangled Shore, and The Dreaming City). So those of you without the expansions can still safely retrieve his goodies.

Fated Engram

The Fated Engram is a semi-random exotic based on your existing collection. It’ll grant you one exotic per week, per account, from Destiny 2‘s year one catalog—no Forsaken gear, sadly. The upside is that Fated Engrams never drop something you already have. So it’s perfect for filling out your collection. Not to mention a lot of original Destiny 2 exotics pair incredibly well with Forsaken‘s new character abilities.

Cost: 97 Legendary Shards

Exotic Weapon: Crimson

  • Banned Weapon: This weapon fires a 3-round burst.
  • Smallbore: Dual strength barrel (increases range, increases stability).
  • Accurized Rounds: This weapon can fire longer distances (increases range).
  • Cruel Remedy: Kills with this weapon heal the wielder. Precision kills also refill the magazine.
  • Heavy Grip: This grip is weighted for recoil control (increases stability,  decreases handling speed).

Cost: 29 Legendary Shards

Titan Armor: Ashen Wake

  • Bring the Heat: Fusion Grenades now explode on impact and gain increased throw speed.
  • Plasteel Reinforcement Mod: Increased Resilience.
  • Restorative Mod: Increased Health Recovery.
  • Impact Induction: Causing damage with a melee attack reduces your grenade cooldown.
  • Special Ammo Finder: Increases the drop chance of Special ammo on kill.

Cost: 23 Legendary Shards

Warlock Armor: The Dragon’s Shadow

  • Wraithmetal Mail: Dodging reloads all weapons and increases both movement and weapon handling speeds for a brief time.
  • Plasteel Reinforcement Mod: Increased Resilience.
  • Restorative Mod: Increased Health Recovery.
  • Unflinching Submachine Gun Aim: Reduces flinching from incoming fire while aiming Submachine Guns.
  • Primary Ammo Finder: Increases the drop chance of Primary ammo on kill.

Cost: 23 Legendary Shards

Hunter Armor: Crown of Tempests

  • Conduction Tines: Arc ability kills increase the recharge rate of your Arc abilities and extend the duration of Stormtrance.
  • Mobility Enhancement Mod: Increased Mobility.
  • Restorative Mod: Increased Health Recovery.
  • Auto Rifle Targeting: Improved target acquisition, accuracy, and aim-down-sights speed for Auto Rifles.
  • Special Ammo Finder: Increases the drop chance of Special ammo on kill.

Cost: 23 Legendary Shards

Don’t forget to check out our review of Destiny 2: Forsaken for our full thoughts on the expansion. And take a look at our wiki for any and all solutions to the game’s most pressing problems.


Steven Strom

An obsessive writer broadcasting to you live from the middle of nowhere. Thinks cute things are good, actually.

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