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

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  • Where is Xur?
  • Class Armor and Exotic Cipher
  • Exotic Armor
  • Exotic Weapon
  • Hawkmoon and Dead Man's Tale Rolls
  • Legendary Gear

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

Gambit is a sore spot with fans a couple of years at this time and to that end, Bungie has announced a few new twists on the horizon. Gambit Labs, a location to experiment and tweak the PvPvE mode, is going to be coming at reset next week and introduces a brand new mode called Invasion Swap. Because the name implies, they that banks 25 and 75 motes will actually open up an invasion portal for that enemy team instead. Bungie is hoping the fresh take won't spice up the experience, but get players involved in giving it a go out alongside a double reputation gain that week for Gambit.

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 up to date weekend location, news on his exotic cipher quest, in addition to a review of all the exotic and legendary gear he's brought for the weekend of April 1, 2022.

Where's Xur?

This weekend, Xur has landed on Nessus.

In the Director, visit Nessus and cargo into Watcher's Grave. Run for the back from the zone in which a massive tree is located. Jump up until players discover the huge branch in which the merchant is hanging out.

Class Armor and Exotic Cipher

Xur's role continues to provide the usual weekly quests, exotics, and legendary gear. Not only are these quests necessary to buy a second fated engram, but they're necessary to acquire legacy exotic gear in the Tower kiosk. Players can earn a new cipher by completing strikes and winning crucible or gambit matches. Gain bonus points for enjoying 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 observe that until Bungie calculates the low stat roll issue, it's highly recommended that players largely avoid the items now unless they're looking to simply complete 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 also 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 success, a portion of grenade energy is returned.

These were previously adjusted inside of the Season from the Worthy seasonal update. While they still function just like they did previously, players are in possession of reduced damage protection while holding the supernova and just 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 definitely not exciting or flashy, Adamantine Brace may be the intrinsic perk which allows bow charges to become held indefinitely. Although 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 really held indefinitely until fired.

Ultimately, they are difficult 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 too. Ultimately, this can be a solid exotic choice for Titans, especially in PvE style content thanks to the Weapons of sunshine 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 known as Repulsor Force and as it may sound, it can make the gun emit a strong blast that not only pushes enemies away, additionally, it suppresses them and makes them vulnerable to incoming damage, especially void damage. Not only that, by damaging an opponent, the weapon receives a temporary increase to hurry 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 also the Crucible. Having a larger than normal hitbox, the ability to blast opponents off a stage, and also suppress them, it remains a well known 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 can also be 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 earlier 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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