Destiny 2 Xur location and items, July 16-20

The weekly Unique product merchant, Xur, hangs out in random areas worldwide of Fate. In Fate 2, he can appear all over the map, in addition to inside the Tower. Today, you can discover Xur in the Tower, basing on the back stairs of the Garage.

a screenshot of Destiny 2’s map showing the location of Xur in the Tower Hangar

Image: Bungie by means of Polygon

Xur’s stock today includes the following:

  • Sunshot, Solar hand cannon, Solar trace rifle: 29 Legendary Shards
  • Ophidia Spathe, Hunter chest: 23 Legendary Shards
  • Severance Enclosure, Titan chest: 23 Legendary Shards
  • Ophidian Element, Warlock arms: 23 Legendary Shards
  • Unique Engram: 97 Legendary Shards (you can now acquire a 2nd with an Unique Cipher)
  • Unique Cipher mission: complimentary

Xur’s products drop at a comparable power level as your character.


Sunshot is an Unique hand cannon that does Solar damage. Sunshot’s very first Unique perk is Sunburn, which triggers the weapon to fire explosive rounds and emphasize opponents that take damage. Its secondary perk, Sun Blast, triggers opponents eliminated by Sunshot to blow up.

Sunshot is among the most enjoyable Exotics in the video game. Sadly, hand cannons aren’t in an excellent area today. But if and when they come back, Sunshot will be an excellent weapon for Strike- or Public Event-focused loadouts. If you don’t have one, get yourself a Sunshot this week.

Ophidia Spathe

The Ophidia Spathe chest piece’s Exotic perk is Scissor Fingers, which lets Hunters throw two knives per charge. This Exotic is pretty neat, and throwing knives have always been fun to use in Destiny. This piece is also fairly unique, as it lets players hold two charges of their melee ability while also granting them two charges instantly upon recharge.

When combined with the subclass’ unique abilities, you can essentially throw knives constantly. It’s a really fun play style, and definitely worth trying out if you have a Hunter.

Severance Enclosure

Severance Enclosure is an Exotic from Season of Dawn. Its Exotic perk is Spheromatik Trigger. Elemental melee kills unleash an explosion. Finishers increase the range and power of the explosion, as do kills on more powerful enemies.

This Exotic is unlikely to ever be useful for late-game activities. However it’s a really cool effect if you’re just looking to run around the world of Destiny and punch stuff — as Titans are wont to do.

Ophidian Aspect

The Ophidian Aspect gauntlets were first released with Curse of Osiris. Their Unique perk is Cobra Totemic, which causes weapons handled by the wearer to ready and reload faster than normal. As a bonus, melee range is also extended. These are great “anytime” Exotics. No matter what kind of activity you’re doing, you’d be better off wearing these gauntlets than not. Pick them up for yourself and see what you think.

Unique Cipher quest

Xur Exotic Cipher quest

Image: Bungie via Polygon

Starting in Beyond Light, Xur has a new quest for an Exotic Cipher. The Exotic Cipher lets you buy old Exotics from the Monuments to Lost Light kiosk in the Tower. You’ll need these items and some other currencies to pick up Exotics like Heir Apparent and Truth.

This week, Xur wants you to complete 21 Strikes or win Crucible or Gambit matches. By finishing the quest, you’ll earn an Exotic Cipher to utilize nevertheless you desire.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.