Destiny 2 Xur location today (May 19) - Where is Xur?

Xur in Destiny 2.

Xur in Destiny 2.
May 19, 2023: Let's see what Xur has brought us for this weekend.

There are certain things in Destiny 2 that are inescapable: clogged servers during a new season or expansion release, Tuesday's weekly update, and of course, Xur's visit every Friday.

If you're a newer Destiny 2 player (Blueberries as we like to call them), Xur is a mysterious entity that brings a different assortment of goods, mostly gear, and weapons, for players to purchase. The highlight, naturally, is the exotic pieces of armour and guns he brings each week.

Finding him used to be a daunting, interesting task, however, as months and eventually years went on, placing the mysterious merchant has become rather mundane.

Still, if you don't want to waste any precious seconds, we'll tell you where exactly to find Xur on May 19 and what he's got in store for you.

Where is Xur this week?

You'll be able to find Xur in the European Dead Zone this week. Use the Winding Cove Landing Zone and head towards the clump of Guardians that you see right in front of you as you spawn.

It's literally unmissable, but in case you need more guidance, this is the exact position of Xur this week.

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This is where you'll find Xur

Now, onto the good stuff.

What is Xur selling this week?

As usual, Xur is selling four different exotics (one weapon and one piece of gear per subclass) plus two random rolls for the Hawkmoon Hand Cannon and the Dead Man's Tale Scout Rifle.

The exotics in turn are:

  • Prometheus Lens Exotic Trace Rifle
  • The Dragon's Shadow Hunter Chest Armor
  • MK. 44 Stand Asides Titan Leg Armor
  • Felwinter's Helm Warlock Helm

The cost for each piece of exotic gear is 29 Legendary Shards.

The Hawkmoon comes with the Killing Wind perk, meanwhile, DMT is being sold with Moving Target + Armor-Piercing Rounds. These cost a bit more due to being exotics that were previously way harder to find.

You'll need to fork out 200 Legendary Shards, one exotic Cipher, and one Ascendant Shard.

You can also purchase an exotic Engram for a whooping 97 Legendary Shards. This is not recommended if you're a seasoned veteran but if you want to grow your armory of exotic gear, then maybe consider buying a couple.

As for Legendary gear this time around, Xur is offering the Sovereign gear set and the following weapons:

  • Vulpecula Hand Cannon (Encore, Harmony)
  • Enigma's Draw Sidearm (Zen Moment, Elemental Capacitor)
  • Thoughtless Sniper Rifle (Perpetual Motion, Snapshot Sights)
  • Judgement of Kelgorath Glaive (Demolitionist, Sorrounded)
  • Brigand's Law Sidearm (Threat Detector, Sympathetic Arsenal)
  • Shattered Cipher (Heating Up, Adrenaline Junkie)
  • Lonesome Sidearm (Zen Moment, Slideshot)

Armour this week is okay. Plenty of high rolls with 64 and good distribution. The armour piece comes with 20 Resilience which is always nice, if you're a Hunter keep an eye on the 16 Mobility Gauntlets.

What to buy from Xur

It's a mixed bag this time. If you still don't own DMT, the current combination of perks is okay, Moving Target doesn't compliment the weapon entirely but it's always a nice perk to have. You also got Armor-Piercing to give you a solid 65 in range. Let's not forget that the exotic perk, Cranial Spike, also adds more range with each precision hit.

Titan's piece this week is a complete miss. Hunters could get some use of Dragon's Shadow with its nice 27 Discipline spike. However, there are way better exotic options out there.

The Warlock piece is also good if you want to trigger weakened enemies benefits like Repulsor Brace, other than that, doesn't offer much in terms of versatility.

As for the Legendary gear, we’ll keep it short: Keep an eye on those with 64 stats then maybe consider the Shattered Cipher Machine Gun. Very mid loot this week.

When does Xur show up in Destiny 2?

He appears every Friday at 5 pm GMT (6 pm BST) in a seemingly random location (not really) and leaves at the same time on Tuesdays.

Who is Xur?

If you're new to the game, Xur is a character that sells exotic weapons and armour over the weekend. He offers rare gear in exchange for Legendary Shards that you can collect from dismantling Legendary gear or completing activities.

We say random location, but he'll always be in the same spots you've always found him in - "Winding Cove" in the EDZ, in a tree in "Watcher's Grave" on Nessus, or in the Hangar in the Tower. He used to appear on Io and Titan, but both of those locations are now in the "Destiny Content Vault".

We won't know what he's offering for players until he appears, but we do know that he'll offer a variety of items.

How is Xur?

Everyone is always asking "Where is Xur?" but never "How is Xur?" Having been the Guardian's primary quartermaster since the original release almost ten years ago now - he's probably getting pretty lonely at this point as players seek him out on a set day, grab what they can, and ignore his ex for another few days.

We'll be updating this piece once we know where the tentacle-faced hoodlum is, and what he's offering for Guardians.

A previous version of this guide was written and maintained by James Wright.

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