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Destiny 2: Xur Exotic Armor, Weapon, and Recommendations for April 1

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  • Posted on 08th Apr, 2022 14:45 PM

Here is the scoop on where to find Xur in Destiny 2, what exotic and legendary items are on sale and whether any are worth the shards.

While Season of the Risen continues on, Bungie seemingly has its eyes on the future. In this week's blog post, the studio revealed a brand-new competition in advance of the Festival of the Lost event later in October. While the Destiny 2 Dino Armor won last year, this year's community armor vote comes down to monster style armor versus mechs that look pulled from the likes of Voltron, Gundam, and others. Polls close on April 13, so interested fans should get voting!

Gambit has been a sore spot with fans for a couple years at this point and to that end, Bungie has announced a few new twists on the horizon. Gambit Labs, a place to experiment and tweak the PvPvE mode, will be coming at reset next week and introduces a new mode called Invasion Swap. As the name implies, the team that banks 25 and 75 motes will actually open up an invasion portal for the enemy team instead. Bungie is hoping the fresh take will not only liven up the experience, but get players involved in trying it out alongside a double reputation gain that week for Gambit.

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While it may be April Fools Day, Bungie isn't pulling any tricks as the exotic merchant Xur has arrived to Destiny 2 with his usual wares. Regardless, follow this guide for his most current weekend location, news on his exotic cipher quest, as well as a review of all the exotic and legendary gear he's brought for the weekend of April 1, 2022.

Where is Xur?

This weekend, Xur has landed on Nessus.

From the Director, head to Nessus and load into Watcher's Grave. Run towards the back of the zone where a massive tree is found. Jump up until players find the huge branch where the merchant is hanging out.

Class Armor and Exotic Cipher

Xur's role continues to offer the usual weekly quests, exotics, and legendary gear. Not only are these quests required to purchase a second fated engram, but they're necessary to acquire legacy exotic gear from the Tower kiosk. Players can earn a new cipher by completing strikes and winning crucible or gambit matches. Gain bonus points for playing with clanmates or finishing more challenging activities.

Xur continues to sell even more gear outside his usual content. In addition to his normal exotic gear, Xur now has Legendary Weapons and Armor for sale in exchange for Legendary Shards and Glimmer.

Please note that until Bungie works out the low stat roll issue, it's highly recommended that players largely avoid each item this week unless they're looking to simply fill out their exotic collection.

Exotic Armor

Contraverse Hold - Warlock gauntlets

This week, warlocks can grab the Contraverse Hold gauntlets. Traditionally a very strong PvP exotic, these pair really well with a Voidwalker's grenade abilities. Chaos Exchanger is the unique perk and it provides damage resistance while charging a void grenade with Chaos Accelerant, Feed the Void, or Handheld Supernova. In addition, after using throwing it and landing a hit, a portion of grenade energy is returned.

These were previously adjusted inside of the Season of the Worthy seasonal update. While they still function the same as they did previously, players now have reduced damage protection while holding the supernova and how long it can be held for.

Void Enhanced. Stat Values:

  • Mobility +6
  • Resilience +6
  • Recovery +12
  • Discipline +12
  • Intellect +6
  • Strength +6

Oathkeeper - Hunter gauntlets

For those who enjoy using Bows, the Oathkeeper gauntlets may be a viable option. While they're certainly not exciting or flashy, Adamantine Brace is the intrinsic perk which allows bow charges to be held indefinitely. While it may not sound exciting on paper, what some players may overlook is that the bonus damage granted for immediately firing after fully drawing the bow is actually held indefinitely until fired.

Ultimately, these are hard to recommend as they're dependent on bows. Plus, the roll on these isn't great, so they're likely a skip.

Arc Enhanced. Stat Values:

  • Mobility +7
  • Resilience +10
  • Recovery +7
  • Discipline +6
  • Intellect +6
  • Strength +10

Helm of Saint-14 - Titan helmet

The Helm of Saint-14 exotic is made for Defender Titans, this helm is more of a support tool thanks to its intrinsic perk. Starless Night blinds enemies that enter Ward of Dawn while also giving allies an overshield when they pass through it. For those who don't want to use the Ward of Dawn, guarding with Sentinel Shield blinds nearby enemies as well. Ultimately, this is a solid exotic choice for Titans, especially in PvE style content thanks to the Weapons of Light damage buff and Starless Night blinding effect.

Void Enhanced. Stat Values:

  • Mobility +2
  • Resilience +11
  • Recovery +11
  • Discipline +6
  • Intellect +12
  • Strength +6

Exotic Weapon

The unique perk of the Tractor Cannon is called Repulsor Force and as it sounds, it makes the gun emit a powerful blast that not only pushes enemies away, it also suppresses them and makes them vulnerable to incoming damage, especially void damage. Not only that, by damaging an enemy, the weapon gets a temporary increase to speed and handling.

Affectionately known as the "Boop Cannon" by the community, players have continued to rave about this weapon, especially within PvP style modes like Gambit and the Crucible. With a larger than normal hitbox, the ability to blast opponents off a stage, and also suppress them, it remains a popular choice and is worth grabbing.

Additional perks:

  • Extended Barrel
  • Particle Repeater
  • Composite Stock

Hawkmoon and Dead Man's Tale Rolls

Since Season 16 removed the Presage and Harbinger exotic missions, Xur is also selling both Hawkmoon and Dead Man's Tale with randomized rolls. Players should visit him each weekend as he'll be carrying different rolls.

Hawkmoon Rolls:

  • Smallbore
  • Alloy Magazine
  • Hip-fire Grip
  • Polymer Grip

Dead Man's Tale

  • Smallbore
  • Armor Piercing Rounds
  • Subsistence
  • Composite Stock

Here's the complete rundown of Xur's exotic stock in Destiny 2 for April 1, 2022:

  • Contraverse Hold (Warlock gauntlet) – 23 Legendary Shards
  • Oathkeeper (Hunter gauntlet) – 23 Legendary Shards
  • Helm of Saint-14 (Titan helmet) – 23 Legendary Shards
  • Telesto (Fusion Rifle) - 29 Legendary Shards
  • Hawkmoon (Hand Cannon) - 125,000 Glimmer, 200 Legendary Shards, 1 Exotic Cipher, 1 Ascendant Shard
  • Dead Man's Tale (Scout Rifle) - 125,000 Glimmer, 200 Legendary Shards, 1 Exotic Cipher, 1 Ascendant Shard
  • Exotic Engram - 97 Legendary Shards/1 Exotic Cipher
  • A Question - Exotic Cipher Quest

Legendary Gear

As previously mentioned, Xur now sells Legendary Armor and Weapons. All gear costs 50 Legendary Shards and 1000 Glimmer.

  • Extraordinary Rendition (Primary Submachine Gun)
  • Gnawing Hunger (Energy Auto Rifle)
  • Death Adder (Energy Submachine Gun)
  • Wishbringer (Energy Shotgun)
  • IKELOS SG v1.0.2 (Energy Shotgun)
  • The SWARM (Heavy Machine Gun)
  • Temptation's Hook (Heavy Sword)
  • Ancient Apocalypse Armor Set

Destiny 2 is now available PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

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