The next reset marks the start of Destiny 2’s sixth season, the Season of the Drifter. That makes this weekend’s return of Xur, Emissary of the Nine, the last time you’ll buy Year One Exotics from Xur before the reset, and a great chance to get something shiny to hold yourself over before the Destiny 2 grind kicks up again with the next part of its Annual Pass.
Head to Nessus this weekend to find Xur, who is hanging out in the Watcher’s Grave area. From the transmat zone where you load into the area, head north and look up-Xur is waiting on one of the giant tree branches and you’ll need to climb to reach him.
The gun Xur has on offer this week is The Colony, a powerful grenade launcher that often sees a lot of use in the Crucible. Instead of regular grenades, it fires tiny robot insects that crawl along the ground in the direction you fire, homing in on enemies and blowing them up. The Colony is great for competitive play thanks to its grenades’ ability to find their targets.
Xur also carries three pieces of Exotic armor each week, and in this haul Titans will find the leg armor dubbed Peacekeepers. These boots automatically reload your SMGs when holstered, improves their handling and your movement speed when you’re using them, and allows you to ready them instantly. Hunters can snag Knucklehead Radar, another great Crucible item. The helmet maintains your radar even when you’re aiming down sights and gives you improved radar when crouching, increasing your situational awareness in battle pretty significantly. For Warlocks, there’s Claws of Ahamkara, a pair of gauntlets that offer you an additional melee charge.
Here are all the Exotics Xur offers this week and what they’ll cost you:
- The Colony (Exotic pulse rifle) – 29 Legendary Shards
- Peacekeepers (Exotic Titan leg armor) – 23 Legendary Shards
- Knucklehead Radar (Exotic Hunter helmet) – 23 Legendary Shards
- Claws of Ahamkara (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.
Destiny 2’s Season of the Drifter brings two new activities for players to try. First up is Gambit Prime, a more intense, one-round version of the competitive mode that came with Forsaken. Once you’ve played a little Gambit Prime, you’ll also get access to The Reckoning, a pinnacle player-vs.-environment activity that’ll offer a bunch of new rewards. The Reckoning has three tiers that’ll unlock over the course of March, according to Destiny 2’s full Season 6 roadmap.