Destiny 2: Where to find Xur for the weekend of April 8

Seasoned Destiny 2 players know they can count on the elusive merchant Xur to make an appearance with special exotic items every Friday, but what’s not so clear is where you’ll be able to find him. Below, you’ll find a map with a marker that indicates where Xur is, as well as a list of his wares.

Who is Xur?

If you’re new to Destiny 2 and need a bit more information about how this works, you should know that Xur is a special vendor who sells exotic weapons and armor. Each week, he comes to the solar system with a slate of goods, including an exotic weapon and one piece of exotic armor for each character class. As of The Witch Queen, he now stocks legendary armor and weapons and sells additional exotic weapons with random rolls every week.

Where to find Xur (April 8 to 12)

The trouble with Xur is finding him. We always know when Xur will show up — at the 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET reset each Friday. The question is where Xur will be. Previously in Destiny 2, Xur’s location was marked on the map. He’s now unmarked and harder to find each weekend. Here’s where to go to track down Xur, the Agent of the Nine, as well as everything you need to know about what he’s offering this week.

This week, you can find Xur on the EDZ. Load into the Winding Cove landing zone and head straight north from there. You’ll eventually reach a rocky cliffside, which you can jump up. Xur will be perched at the top of that cliff, ready to sell you some exotics.

Here is the exact location:

Xur’s wares for this week

Crimson — 29 Legendary Shards: Shots so nice, they happen thrice. Crimson offers the best of both worlds, combining hand cannon and pulse rifle to create one powerful weapon. This is the only hand cannon in the game that fires a three-round burst instead of one big shot. Even better, getting a kill with it causes you to regenerate some health. Sound familiar? Yep, this is essentially Red Death from the first Destiny but reworked into a handgun.

Sunbracers (Warlocks) — 23 Legendary Shards: As you can probably guess, Sunbracers bring the heat. These gloves increase the duration of solar grenades, meaning that they’ll burn longer once thrown. On top of that, any solar melee kills will grant unlimited grenade energy for a brief time, making these a particularly deadly exotic in the right hands.

Aeon Swift (Hunters) — 23 Legendary Shards: Aeon Swift interacts with every other Aeon exotic in the game, granting buffs to teammates who are wearing a piece of the armor set. Whenever you dodge while wearing these gloves, teammates will receive energy: Warlocks get grenade, Titans get melee, and Hunters get dodge. Any allies not wearing Aeon exotics will still get a fraction of that energy.

Ursa Furiosa (Titan) — 23 Legendary Shards: If you want your Titan to look like a bear, Xur is offering Ursa Furiosa this week. These furry exotic arms give you increased speed while guarding when Sentinel Shield is active. In addition, any guarded damage will convert to Super energy after your Super ends, which means that the more damage you block, the faster you can get your Super again.

Exotic Cipher Quest — Xenology: Exotic Ciphers are items that allow players to obtain older exotic weapons. Every week, Xur will sell one exotic quest, which awards an exotic cipher. You can hold only one exotic cipher quest at a time, so make sure to clear out anything you have in progress so you can buy a new one every week. This week, players will get the Xenology quest, which requires you to clear strikes as well as win Crucible or Gambit matches.

In addition, Xur will also sell the following weapons each week as of The Witch Queen. They will have random rolls every week. Both guns cost 125,000 glimmer, 200 legendary shards, one exotic cipher, and one ascendant shard.

Hawkmoon: Hawkmoon was one of the best hand cannons in the first Destiny, and it’s still a beast in Destiny 2. When you get precision kills with this gun, you gain stacks of charges. The final shot in your clip will do more damage based on how many charges you have stored. Headshot a bunch of thralls, and your last shot will do mega-damage. You just can’t stow the weapon mid-clip or you’ll lose your stacks.

Dead Man’s Tale: Dead Man’s Tale is an exotic scout rifle with some similarities to Hawkmoon. If you chain precision hits together, you’ll cause more damage. That will also reduce your load speed, so you’ll want to keep a steady aim with this gun to get the most bang for your glimmer.