Here’s where Xur is in Destiny 2 today, and what you should buy from him

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Xûr is Destiny 2’s Exotic gear merchant. He appears every weekend to sell the game’s most coveted items in exchange for Legendary shards, but if you’re a casual player with limited shards to spend, it can be hard to know which of his wares is most worth your investment. That’s where we come in.

Xûr appears every Friday at 17:00 GMT (10:00 Pacific), and will stick around until the Tuesday reset. We’ll update this guide shortly after he arrives, so if you’re reading this, you need only read on to learn where he is, and which are the best items he’s selling this week. Ever since the Forsaken expansion, Xûr’s icon no longer appears on your director, so he’s not quite as easy to track down as he used to be.

That said, his appearances in the EDZ, Titan, Nessus, Io, and The Tower have been in the same places he frequented in vanilla Destiny 2. So if you’ve been following Destiny 2 from the start, you should have no problem finding the merchant’s spots.

Xûr is back at the Tower this week, in his usual spot at the north end of the hangar. He is selling:

Coldheart, an Exotic trace rifle, for 29 legendary shards
Armamentarium, Exotic Titan chest armour, for 23 legendary shards
Knucklehead Radar, an Exotic Hunter helmet, for 23 legendary shards
Crown of Tempests, an Exotic Warlock helmet, for 23 legendary shards

Coldheart has been legendary since Destiny 2’s early days, and that reputation is still warranted. Cold Fusion has the weapon shooting a steady cold fusion-powered laser, and while it’s icy it’ll still melt your enemies. Thanks to limited ammo, it’s slightly tougher to make effective use of the gun in Crucible, but it’s still a solid pick there – and in PvE, there are few choices better. If you don’t have it, you should.

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Armamentarium gives you an extra grenade charge. Everybody loves extra grenades, right? That’s a broadly useful perk, and with a Sentinel build, that means you can get those suppressor grenades out nearly nonstop. If you want to shut down any hope of your opponents getting their supers off, this is an excellent choice.

Knucklehead Radar returns from the original to provide radar when aiming down sights. Now that feathering the trigger to flash your radar doesn’t work, and the perpetual radar affects energy and power weapons too, this has become a pretty decent helmet, especially in PvP. Recommended, if more out of pragmatism than romance: it’s hardly the most exciting Exotic we’ve ever seen.

Crown of Tempests is one of the most sought-after Warlock exotics in the game, and for good reason. The Conduction Tines perk has Arc kills boost the recharge of Arc abilities and extend the duration of Stormtrance. If you’ve got a Stormcaller, that means you can essentially be a super-powered Emperor Palpatine, launching hot lightning death from your hands and getting more electricity to use with every single kill.