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Destiny 2 Xur location and items, Jan. 25-28

Head to Titan for some exotics

Destiny 2 Xur
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If you played Destiny, you may be familiar with Xur, the weekly Exotic item merchant. In Destiny 2, he’s back, and he now appears all over the map. This week, he’s on Titan. You can find Xur hanging out in a little room just east of The Rig.

Destiny 2 Xur Titan Image: Bungie via Polygon

Xur’s inventory this week consists of the following:

  • Crimson, exotic hand cannon: 29 Legendary Shards
  • Fr0st-EE5, Hunter legs: 23 Legendary Shards
  • Ashen Wake, Titan arms: 23 Legendary Shards
  • Transversive Steps, Warlock boots: 23 Legendary Shards
  • Isochronal Engram: 97 Legendary Shards

Xur’s inventory caps out at 631 if you’re at 650 power — one Light above your Collection. He also offers specific rolls on each armor piece each week, giving out different perks for the same pieces. We’ve highlighted any great rolls below.


The Crimson hand cannon arrived in Destiny 2 with the Curse of Osiris downloadable content. However, Destiny players may recognize it as an offshoot of the fan-favorite weapon Red Death. Its first exotic perk is Banned Weapon, which causes it to fire in three-round bursts. Its secondary perk. Cruel Remedy, causes Crimson kills to heal the player. If they’re precision kills, the magazine is instantly refilled.

Crimson is an awesome hand cannon, capable of some real destruction in the right hands. This is one of those weapons that players will either love or hate, depending on their preferences. If you enjoyed Red Death in Destiny or just love pulse rifles (which also fire in bursts), this is an awesome weapon. If none of that sounds appealing to you, you can probably skip it.


Fr0st-EE5 is a returning exotic from Destiny. Its intrinsic perk is Rapid Cooldown. When sprinting, your dodge, melee, and grenade energy will rapidly recharge. Dodging will also increase your sprint speed.

Fr0st-EE5 has some fun perk design that feeds into itself in a neat way. The actual usefulness of the perk is a whole different question, however. Hunters have so many good exotics, that even if Fr0st-EE5’s regeneration was incredible, it wouldn’t be worth wearing over Celestial Nighthawk, Foetracer, or Orpheus Rig. If you play a lot of PvP and you don’t like Foetracer for some reason, these could offer you some nice bonuses.

However, these boots have gotten some strange love when farming for Nightfall weapons or speed running content. If you’re a Hunter main and you don’t have this yet, don’t skip them. But we wouldn’t recommend picking them up if Hunter isn’t your go-to class.

This week’s roll:

Slot 1: Fusion rifle dexterity, hand cannon dexterity, outreach (class ability use reduces melee cooldown)

Slot 2: Scout rifle scavenger, special ammo finder

This is actually a pretty decent roll on a pretty decent exotic, thanks to hand cannon dexterity and special ammo finder. Outreach can be pretty useful as well, considering how often Hunters can dodge. Fr0st-EE5s aren’t useful very often, but they’ve come in handy in a few odd scenarios where you want abilities ASAP. Consider picking up this week’s roll.


Ashen Wake is one of the exotics in Destiny 2: Warmind. Its main exotic perk is Bring the Heat, which causes the Fusion Grenades used by solar Titans to explode immediately on impact and travel faster in mid-air. This is a cool exotic on paper, but it doesn’t actually add any damage to your grenades.

When other grenade related exotics like the Armamentarium exist, Ashen Wake is a hard sell for your single exotic spot. However, the effect is still pretty fun to use, especially if you’re accustomed to more instant gratification grenades like the Striker’s Pulse Grenades. If you’re a collector or hammer Titan enthusiast, pick these up.

This week’s roll:

Slot 1: Fusion rifle loader, hand cannon loader, impact induction (melee damage reduces grenade cooldown).

Slot 2: Sniper rifle scavenger, machine gun scavenger

Hand cannon loader is great for a lot of players, as is impact induction. Machine guns are also really powerful right now, which makes machine gun scavenger pretty potent. But Ashen Wake isn’t too great of an exotic, even in PvP. If you already use these things, this roll is decent, but if you aren’t interested in using fusion grenades, skip these.


Transversive Steps are the Warlock speedy boots, and they’re a very good catch-all exotic. Their exotic perk, Strange Protractor, increases your sprint speed and automatically reloads your currently equipped weapon. The reloading is secondary to just how powerful movement speed is in Destiny 2. Make sure to pick them up if you don’t have them yet.

This week’s roll:

Slot 1: Fusion rifle dexterity, hand cannon dexterity, outreach (class ability use reduces melee cooldown)

Slot 2: Scout rifle scavenger, special ammo finder

This is a decent roll on a decent Warlock exotic. Hand cannons are very popular and special ammo finder will always be useful. These boots aren’t the kind of exotic you’ll keep equipped all the time, but if you play Warlock you’ll use these eventually. Pick up this roll if you’re a Warlock main or ever intend on playing one.

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