Where is Xur? in the Lightless Future of Destiny 2

Hello Guardians,

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…

Xur, casually hanging in the wilderness

Xur, casually hanging in the wilderness

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?

Yes! Definitely!

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.

 

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Status Update: Rise of Iron Changes

Hello Guardians,

With less than a week left for the next major expansion of Destiny, it is time to talk about the status of the current app and upcoming changes with the Rise of Iron.

First and foremost; with the August Update; Bungie has officially stopped supporting the legacy consoles; namely PS3 and Xbox 360. Therefore, from this day forward Where is Xur? will show the location of Xur only for the PS4 and Xbox One players. PS3 and Xbox 360 are no longer supported. I am sorry for the inconvenience.

As opposed to what happened last year with The Taken King release; info about the new exotic items is not released yet. Although we know a few of them from the live streams; we are still missing the majority. As soon as the the info (icons etc.) is released and made available; their data will be added to the app and updates for iOS and Android will be released.

Apart from the Rise of Iron related developments here are a few things changing:

  • The current app gets confused trying to determine the price of the hybrid items such as Universal Remote (Primary & Shotgun) and No Land Beyond (Primary & Sniper). Prices for these items are corrected.
  • Official support for Android 7 (Nougat)
  • Various wording & visual bug fixes

This means that; unless the new exotic items are released (real) soon; we will be welcoming Xur for his first (and maybe at most second) arrival of year 3 with the current version of the app.

In this case; how should we expect the app to behave?

  • Xur’s location will be shown correctly; may he appear in Tower, Vestian Outpost or Felwinter Peak.
  • Xur’s inventory will be shown correctly. Names of the new items will be shown.
  • Item icons and prices of the new items will not be shown.

Please bear with me while I am waiting for the info about the new exotics to drop. I will update the app for iOS and Android as soon as possible.

 

Changes to Xur in The Taken King

Hello Guardians,

As we get closer to the release date of the The Taken King; (09.15.2015) information on the the next major expansion is literally pouring down on us. I am calling The Taken King as an expansion; rather than DLC as the content is far richer compared to the first two DLCs and the price tag is twice the price of a regular DLC.

This post however; will only deal with the news and changes concerning our beloved friend; Xur.  Keep in mind that I will update this post as new information about him surfaces.

So this is what we know so far about the changes concerning Xur:

  • A new consumable item called The Three of Coins will be added to Xur’s inventory. It  basically increases the chances of you getting an exotic drop next time you face a boss.
  • There won’t be any new social spaces; hence Xur’s spawn locations can be thought to stay the same.

When Exactly Does Xur Arrive to the Tower and When Does He Leave?

“Where is Xur?” the app aims to locate and find where Xur, the most anticipated NPC of Destiny the game is and show his exact location on the Tower map as well as the exotic items he is selling for the week, with one single tap. Download the current version here: NEWavailable_ontheappstore Download Where is Xur App

Hello Guardians, While I was searching on the net and destiny forums; I realized that the exact time of Xur’s arrival and departure is blurry. People state different times without stating their timezone; hence the confusion. Xur:

  • arrives exactly at 09:00 AM GMT (UTC) on Friday mornings
  • leaves exactly at 09:00 AM GMT (UTC)  on Sunday mornings

You can use the timezone converter here to find out what 09:00 AM GMT (UTC) converts to, in your timezone. So no, Xur is not really with us for the weekends. He is with us on Fridays and Saturdays. Hope this clears somethings up.