You may have already received a new exotic this week in Destiny 2. The weekly recovery saw the completion of…
You may have already received a new exotic this week in Destiny 2. The weekly recovery saw the completion of Murder Mystery Quest, whose final award was Destiny 1 fan-favorite Exotic Machine Gun Thunderlord. It was a pretty good price, but if you need more exotics – and who does not – Xur is back this weekend to extinguish your thirst for golden loot.
This week Xur is on Titan. You will find him on The Rig east of the place where you walk in, towards the center of the northern edge of the area. Drive to the other side of the area and when you get out of the covered area, turn down and turn left.
As always, Xur’s bag Exotics includes a weapon and armor for each of the three classes, especially from Destiny 2’s Year One. The weapon of the week is Coldheart, a powerful tracklift beam that was previously a pre-order bonus for Destiny 2. The Cold Fusion perk gives it a stable beam and the longest winter’s perk means that it will make more damage the longer you keep the beam on your target.
Knucklehead Radar is a favorite for Hunters – the helmet also keeps your radar as you aim sights, which makes it good for Crucible. Warlocks gets Aeon Soul, which provides extra-class ability energy to teammates when using your own class ability, with gains increased when more people on your Firetam also carry Aeon Exotics. Finally, Titan’s helmet, an insurmountable sake, begins when you kill enemies with Arc melee abilities, while loading your melee energy.
In addition to the above items, you can buy directly, you can also erase legendary shards for Xur’s Fated Engram. This engram is guaranteed to decrypt to a Year One Exotic that you do not already own, making it a great way to complete your collection if you can not find Xur’s offers, provided you can afford it. Make sure you buy it on the character whose class you want the exotic to match.
Aside from finally taming Thunderlord (here’s how you do not have yet), you’ll see Exotic drops in the Destiny 2 world carry fewer duplicates. It’s because of Bungie’s latest major update to the game, which weighted Exotics you do not own higher than the one you do for random drops in the world. Duplicates will still fall, but they should come less often. Bungie has also weighted armor plugs over weapon duplicates, so if you get an exotic you already have, it’s more likely to be a armor with random benefits, which may still be useful. Weapons do not carry random benefits, so you can disassemble those dupes.
There is also a good non-exotic loot to be caught in the Iron Banner week. If you still need to earn Triumphs and Iron Banner armor and weapons from the event, best to get in there – Bungie has said season 4 ends in late November which means your chances for this batch of Iron Banner stuff will end it.
Even though Season 4 ends, Season 5 (known as Forge Season) begins another set of new content as part of Destiny 2’s overall year two-level. The next expansion piece is called Black Armory, and it is due to be released on December 4th. It comes with new Year Two Exotics, as well as other new gear, a new Raid Lair and a new activity.