Xur has returned again to Fate 2, complete with new exotic and legendary gear that players can check out for a limited time. This week fans finally got the community event they were hoping for after the Telesto Takeover gave players false hope. Bungie announced that players would help rebuild the Eliksni quarter by donating special coins.
However, the event wasn’t quite what fans were hoping for. While players ended up finding the most optimal way to farm Captain’s Coins, the community was actually able to speed up the event and complete it in about 25 hours. A bug essentially allowed players to donate infinite amounts of map coordinates to the cause, crushing the donation requirements needed to complete the Eliksni Quarter Rebuild event.
Meanwhile, the weekend trader Xur is back again Fate 2 for a limited time. Follow this guide for his most current weekend location, news on his exotic cipher mission, as well as a review of all the exotic and legendary gear he’s brought to the weekend of November 25, 2022.
Where is Xur?
For the next few days, Xur can be found overlooking the mountains at the Twoer Hangar.
After loading into The Tower, go left down into the Hangar. Down the stairs, take another left and go past where the Dead Orbit faction used to be. Xur can be found on the metal platform overlooking the mountains.
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 another fateful engram, but they are necessary to obtain ancient exotic equipment from the Tower kiosk. Players can earn a new cipher by completing strikes and winning crucible or gambit matches. Get bonus points for playing with clanmates or completing more challenging activities.
Xur continues to sell even more gear outside of its regular content. In addition to his usual exotic equipment, Xur now has legendary weapons and armor for sale in exchange for Legendary Shards and Glimmer.
Apotheosis Veil – Warlock helmet
Apotheosis Veil is an okay support exotic that doesn’t rely on subclasses. It comes with the exotic perk Insatiable, which instantly restores the player’s health, melee, grenade and rift energy when they activate their super. Nearby allies also recharge class skills faster.
It’s probably not good in every situation, but it can be useful when playing difficult activities or even in competitive PvP modes. It may not replace the standard go to exotic for Warlocks, but may be worth a look for some players. The stats this week are a solid 63.
Arc Enhanced. Statistical values:
- Mobility +6
- Resilience +9
- Recovery +17
- Discipline +2
- Intellect +13
- Strength +16
Celestial Nighthawk – Hunter helmet
It’s been a while, but the powerful Celestial Nighthawk is back on sale for hunters who prefer the Golden Gun. Its inherent advantage is the Hawkeye Hack which modifies the Golden Gun to fire a single shot with high damage. Enemies killed by the shot explode, and the player regains a moderate amount of super energy.
For those who care about doing massive amounts of damage, Nighthawk is still a top class exotic. While not great at clearing or taking out multiple players in the Crucible, this exotic is still a must for some of the more difficult activities like Nightfalls and Raids. Hunter players will dish out massive damage to bosses, which also makes this a great item to take on the Grandmaster Nightfall activities. The throw is okay, the lowest of the three, but still comes in at 62.
Solar Enhanced. Statistical values:
- Mobility +3
- Resilience +15
- Recovery +16
- Discipline +6
- Intellect +15
- Strength +7
One-eyed mask – Titanium helmet
At one point this was the exotic for all PvP and Crucible related to Titans. In fact, it quickly became a nuisance for Hunter and Warlock classes, so much so that Bungie eventually nerfed the popular One-Eyed Mask, making it not quite as effective as it once was. Still, this class-neutral item is still valuable, just not at the level it once was.
The reason this item is a great Crucible item is because of its perk Vengeance. Any enemy that damages the user is highlighted, and if the player can kill the marked player, they gain an overshield. Like Warlocks, rolls this week also come in at 63.
Void Enhanced. Statistical values:
- Mobility +12
- Resilience +17
- Recovery +3
- Discipline +20
- Intellect +2
- Strength +9
This week features the Wardcliff Coil rocket launcher with its unique firing mechanics. Mad Scientist allows this weapon to fire a volley of rockets instead of just one at a time like the others. Volatile Launch goes even further to make this weapon even more explosive by greatly increasing the blast radius and slightly reducing the handling speed and projectile speed.
For newer players, this is a great PvE weapon, so it’s an easy recommendation this week as rocket launchers are still a solid power choice. Regardless, this weapon in particular remains incredibly strong in PvE activities, especially against bosses. However, with alternative options like Gjallarhorn, Wardcliff may have been upgraded as players are likely to choose to use it in the heavy slot instead.
- Mechanized autoloader
- Extended Mags
- Composite stock
Hawkmoon and Dead Man’s Tale rolls
Since Season 16 removed the exotic quests Presage and Harbinger, Xur also sells both Hawkmoon and Dead Man’s Tale with randomized scrolls. Players should visit him every weekend as he will carry different scrolls.
- Extended barrel
- Alloy Magazine
- Quick draw
- Smooth grip
Dead Man’s Tale
- Hammer-forged rifling
- Light Mag
- Moving target
- Short-Action stock
Here is a full overview of Xur’s exotic stocks Fate 2 for 25 November 2022:
- Apotheosis Veil (Warlock Helmet) – 23 legendary shards
- Celestial Nighthawk (hunter’s helmet) – 23 legendary shards
- One-Eyed Mask (Titan Helmet) – 23 legendary shards
- Wardcliff Coil (missile launcher) – 29 legendary shards
- Hawkmoon (hand cannon) – 125,000 glitter, 200 legendary shards, 1 exotic cipher, 1 ascendant shard
- Dead Man’s Tale (Sniper 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
Xur’s set of legendary armor and weapons. All equipment costs 50 Legendary Shards and 1000 Glimmer.
- Jian 7 Rifle (Energy Pulse Rifle)
- Far Future (Energy Sniper Rifle)
- Royal Chase (Energy Scout Rifle)
- Widow’s Bite (Energy Sniper Rifle)
- Xenoclast IV (Energy Shotgun)
- IKELOS HC v1.0.2 (Energy Hand Cannon)
- Honor’s Edge (Heavy Sword)
- Xenos Vale IV/The Shelter In Place/Took offensive armor sets
Fate 2 is now available on PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.
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