This week, we welcomed our best friend in Destiny, Xur, one last time to our beloved Tower before it gets completely destroyed by a weird Cabal guy named Gary.
This ultimately raises the following question: What is going to happen to Where is Xur? the app.
Up until now; we did not know if Xur was even going to appear in Destiny 2 or not. However, thanks to a recent leak from the official game guide; we now know that he does indeed exist in Destiny 2. Not in the way we are used to; but still…
Let me explain:
In all the weeks Xur appeared in Destiny 1; he always appeared in a social space; The Tower or Vestian Outpost (or Queen’s Bay as I like to call it). However, this is going to change in Destiny 2.
According to the leak; Xur will spawn randomly in one of the 4 worlds where you will have patrol missions. So, no more running around in social spaces.
Secondly, Xur’s new currency is going to be Legendary Shards. No more stacking on Strange Coins.
These are Xur-related news. Let’s talk about Where is Xur? now. Here is a nice little FAQ for the questions I think you guys might have:
Will Where is Xur? support Destiny 2?
Will Where is Xur? continue to support Destiny 1?
Unfortunately, no. It would double my efforts every week and to be honest, once Destiny 2 hits; I doubt there will be many people playing the original game.
How are you going to support Destiny 2? Will there be a new app?
No, Destiny 2 will be supported from the current app. No new app.
I have already paid for the premium no-ads version of the app. Will I need to pay for Destiny 2, too?
Of course not. If you bought the premium no-ads version; you will continue to enjoy Where is Xur? ad-free without any other purchase.
Will Where is Xur? support Destiny 2 on launch day?
Yes, Where is Xur? was designed to be able to handle some surprises; so it will be able to show the location of Xur on a map on September 8 (which is not set in stone yet; but I strongly think this will be the case); just like you are used to. The app will also be able to show his inventory; however, the icon’s for those items will be added in a future update. The update will be released in a week or two after the launch.