Xur’s location and goods between December 17 and 21.
Xur’s location and what Xur is selling this week is always a surprise when the vendor makes an appearance in Destiny 2.
Every week, from Friday’s daily reset to Tuesday’s weekly reset, a special vendor visits Destiny 2, selling rare and sometimes exclusive gear.
As a result, it has achieved cult status among the gaming community and is worth visiting every week so you don’t miss out on its products.
If you’ve been hoarding Legendary Shards and have no idea where to spend them, Xur is the one to check out.
Come back to this page to learn about its new location and Exotic and Legendary inventory as soon as it appears, and stick around for other things it’s useful for.
Where is Xur’s location this week?
So where is Xur between Friday, December 17 and Tuesday, December 21? Xur’s location this week is in the EDZ, Winding Cove, located just above a branch north of the fast travel point (as you look at the map).
What is Xur selling this week?
In addition to four exotics to choose from (one weapon and one piece of armor for each of the game’s three classes), for Season of the Lost, legendary weapons are added. Each of these have random spins and/or perks throughout the weekend.
Exotics this week (29 Legendary Shards each):
- Graviton Lance (Pulse Rifle)
- Galanor Shards (Hunter’s Gauntlets)
- Lion Rampant (Titan Boots)
- Lunafaction Boots (Witcher Boots)
Legendary Weapons This Week (50 Legendary Shards, 1000 Glimmer each):
- Escape Velocity (SMG)
- The last dance (weapon)
- Cold Denial (Pulse Rifle)
- Work and problems (shotgun)
- First in, last out (shotgun)
- Falling guillotine (sword)
- Royal Entry (Rocket Launcher)
Scrolls (first four weapons):
Scrolls (last three weapons):
Note that Exotics’ power level scales below their current level, while Legendary gear is fixed at 1100.
Xur also sells:
- An exotic engram that, when opened, will give you a new (class-specific) exotic that you have not yet collected; otherwise, it contains a random piece of exotic armor. You can only buy one of these per week.
- The Xenology quest, which allows you to complete raids or win Crucible/Gambit matches to earn an Exotic Cipher. Additional progress is awarded for more challenging activities and for playing with your clan.
What else should you know about what Xur sells and can do?
For those new to Destiny 2, or returning from the original game and want to know what’s different in the sequel, here’s an introduction to what Xur offers and what makes the vendor useful.
- Xur will sell an exotic weapon and armor for each of the three classes. Even if you’re not playing that class, you’re free to buy all the items on sale and then store them in the Vault for your other characters to use.
- Exotic armor stats and legendary weapon perks will differ each week, meaning it’s worth doing your research to see if there’s anything that aligns with your playstyle.
- The exotic weapons and armor that Xur sells are not exclusive to the vendor, but rather take items from the pool of random exotic drops already available in the game. There’s a good chance I’ll have them back in stock in a future week; Otherwise, try to get it by luck by deciphering exotic engrams.
- Xur will not sell certain Exotics, such as exotic quest exclusives or those from previous years sold in the Monument to Lost Lights Exotic Archive. For the latter, you should have several rare items, including an Exotic Cipher, which can be obtained by completing Xur’s Xenology quest found on the second page of his inventory.
The Season of the Depths is here along with the Into the Depths quest. You can also know how to go fishing! Don’t forget to keep an eye on the Lost Sector and King’s Fall challenge rotation schedule!
- Xur has a number of differences compared to how he behaved in the first game, including:
- The seller exchanges Legendary Shards and not Strange Coins, which is a currency that is no longer available in the sequel.
- While Xur appeared in social spaces in the original, Xur also appears in planetary patrol spaces.
- Also for those coming from the original, Xur appeared in the game until 10am UK time on Sunday; however, the provider is now staying until Tuesday’s weekly reset.
- In the original, Xur had more than just exotic weapons and armor to sell. It also had a permanent variety of items on display, many of which are not in the sequel. This included a Plasma Drive and a Stealth Drive for 23 Strange Coins each (used to upgrade Rare Sparrows to maximum speeds, each with a different vapor trail color), 3x Heavy Ammo Synthesis for 1 Strange Coin, and 10x Heavy Ammo Synthesis for 3 Strange Coins (used to instantly replenish your ammo reserves), an Exotic Shard (7 Strange Coins, used to upgrade level in Exotics), Glass Needles for 3 Strange Coins and 3 Motes of Light ( to reroll exotics) and three of coins (an item that would increase your exotic drop rate). You can also exchange 2 Strange Coins for 1 Mote of Light.
- And, in case you were wondering, Xur is no longer available in the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the original.
- Finally, Xur has made a cameo in another little-known Activision Blizzard online game called World of Warcraft, selling Curious Coins, Gjallar’s Horn, and Krota’s Shield items. Sounds familiar?
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Matthew Reynolds edited guides and other useful stuff at Eurogamer from 2010 to 2023. When he wasn’t doing that, he was playing Pokémon Go or continuing to build up his amiibo collection.