It's the first weekend of Joker's Wild, Destiny 2's second Annual Pass content expansion. That means everyone's favorite snake-faced salesman, Xur, is back in the solar system with a host of Exotic weapons and armor. But unlike Xur's visits for the first five seasons of Destiny 2, this weekend is different: it's the first time that Xur has a chance of bringing along Exotics from the Forsaken expansion to sell.
Of course, now that Forsaken Exotics are in the rotation, that doesn't mean that Xur is guaranteed to actually bring you something you might want. They're just in the randomly chosen pool of his wares. Luckily, this week is an embarrassment of riches for players who've been hoping to snag some Year Two Exotics, because Xur has three of them.
Xur's arrival this week takes him to the Tower, where you'll find him in the Hangar. At the bottom of the stairs as you enter the area, turn left and walk to the back to where you'll find a staircase heading upward to the left toward a catwalk. Xur is about halfway up, enjoying the view.
The Forsaken weapon Xur is packing this week is Trinity Ghoul, a combat bow that fires more than one shot at once. The arrow from Trinity Ghoul splits when fired to make three shots, but you can decrease that spread by aiming down the sights and fully charging the shot. Precision kills also send chain lightning out that can hit other enemies.
In the armor department, Xur has two other Forsaken Exotics for sale. The first is Ursa Furiosa, a pair of gauntlets for Titans that increase your movement speed when Sentinel Shield is active and converts Guarded Damage to Super energy when your Super ends. Hunters, meanwhile, get the Oathkeeper Exotic Gauntlets from Forsaken, which allow you to hold bow charges indefinitely. The only class that doesn't have a Forsaken Exotic for sale is Warlock, which gets the Ophidian Aspect gauntlets from the Curse of Osiris expansion. The gloves speed your weapon reload and ready times and extend your melee range.
Here are all the Exotics Xur offers this week and what they'll cost you:
- Trinity Ghoul (Exotic combat bow) — 29 Legendary Shards
- Ursa Furiosa (Exotic Titan gauntlets) — 23 Legendary Shards
- Oathkeeper (Exotic Hunter gauntlets) — 23 Legendary Shards
- Ophidian Aspect (Exotic Warlock gauntlets) — 23 Legendary Shards
You can also buy a Fated Engram, if you can afford it. Dropping 97 Legendary Shards on the item will grant you one Year One Exotic you don't already have for that character. Xur also offers the Five of Swords challenge card for free, which allows you to add difficulty modifiers that increase your score in Nightfall runs.
Xur's arrival this week also corresponds with the release of The Reckoning Tier 2, which makes stronger Gambit Prime armor available. If you haven't dived into the two new Joker's Wild activities, check out our guide, which can help you navigate the differences between Gambit and Gambit Prime and keep you alive during the chaos of the Reckoning.
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