This Weekend in Destiny 2 – Xûr’s Loot and Recent News (July 14 – July 18)

This week you can find Xûr hanging out at the Winding Cove, EDZ and Trials is on a short break while Iron Banner is live. View Xur’s full inventory and the latest Destiny 2 news below.

Next Week 𝒾𝓃 Destiny

Week 9: July 18 – July 23, 2023

  • Last week: Bungie Day Giving Festival
  • Solstice begins!
  • Nightfall: The Disgraced
    • Featured Weapon: The Swarm Machine Gun
  • Crucible Rotator: Team Scorched + Rift
  • Featured Rotators:
    • Deep Stone Crypt raid
    • Pif of Heresy dungeon
  • RoN Master Weapon: Briar’s Contempt (Adept Linear Fusion Rifle)
  • and more!

Have a great weekend!


    Bungie Day Giving Festival

    Live from July 6 – July 23 

    Join in making a difference and help us beat what we raised last year (sharing my fundraiser link below helps as well)! 

    Bungie’s new event Seven Days of Prizes during Bungie Day Giving Festival has begun! All donations of $1+ will automatically earn an entry for a chance to win the daily prize and the grand prize. Enter daily for a shot at winning the prize and for more chances to win the grand prize. Stay tuned to @BungieLove for updates and learn more below.

    🔗: Learn more | Donate



    Iron Banner

    Game Mode: Fortress

    Visit our Iron Banner page for more details!

  • JULY 18

    Solstice begins!

    Free Event

  • AUGUST 16

    Last Week of Season of the Deep

    Season 22 begins August 22, 2023

Xûr, Agent of the Nine

A peddler of strange curios, Xûr’s motives are not his own. He bows to his distant masters, the nine.

Departs: Tuesday, July 18 @ 10 AM PDT

Where is Xûr?

  Winding Cove, EDZ 

Exotic Armor

Cost: 23 Legendary Shards






Exotic Gauntlets



Exotic Gauntlets



Exotic Helmet

Exotic Weapon

Cost: 29 Legendary Shards



Vigilance Wing

Heavy Rocket Launcher (Arc)

Exotic Weapons (with Random Roll)

Cost: 125,000 Glimmer + 200 Legendary Shards + 1 Exotic Cipher + 1 Ascendant Shard



Random Roll 


Hand Cannon

Opening Shot

Legendary Weapons

Cost: 50 Legendary Shards + 1000 Glimmer


Random Perks

Iota Draconis

Energy Fusion Rifle



Interference VI

Heavy Grenade Launcher

Grave Robber



Heavy Rocket Launcher



Tears of Contrition

Kinetic Scout Rifle

Triple Tap

Explosive Payload

Seventh Seraph SI-2

Energy Sidearm

Hip-Fire Grip

Elemental Capacitor

Extraordinary Rendition

Kinetic Submachine Gun

Firmly Planted

One for All


Hollow Denial

Energy Trace Rifle

Lead from Gold

Repulsor Brace

Legendary Armor

Cost: 50 Legendary Shards + 1000 Glimmer

Gensym Knight GauntletsTitan Gauntlets64
Gensym Knight PlateTitan Chest Armor66
Gensym Knight MarkTitan Mark0
Gensym Knight HelmTitan Helmet66
Gensym Knight GreavesTitan Leg Armor63
Gensym Knight GlovesWarlock Gauntlets64
Gensym Knight RobesWarlock Chest Armor63
Gensym Knight BondWarlock Bond0
Gensym Knight HoodWarlock Helmet66
Gensym Knight BootsWarlock Leg Armor64
Gensym Knight GripsHunter Gauntlets62
Gensym Knight CuirassHunter Chest Armor63
Gensym Knight CloakHunter Cloak0
Gensym Knight CasqueHunter Helmet63
Gensym Knight StridesHunter Leg Armor63


Iron Banner

Live for the last time this season!

Ends: Tuesday, July 18 at 10 AM PT

Game mode: Eruption

To win, score more points that your opponent by capturing and defending the zones. The Hunt activates twice per match.

  • Zones: Gain 2 points for each zone your team controls at each time interval.
  • Zone Advantage: The state when your team controls 2 zones. Your team gains 4 points at each time interval.
  • Power Play: The state when your team controls all 3 zones. Your team gains 6 points at each time interval.
  • The Hunt: Occurs twice per match. Caiatl sends a high-value zone via Drop Pod. This zone is quick to capture and awards a large number of points over a shorter period of time.

For more details visit the Iron Banner page (includes rank up rewards and more).

Bungie Day Giving Festival 2023

I’m excited to be part of the Bungie Day Giving Festival fundraiser once again this year! Help me exceed last year’s incredible $1510 donation by donating through my link below. By joining in, not only will you be making a meaningful difference, but you’ll also receive eligible incentives as a thank you. Let’s unite and make this year’s fundraiser even more remarkable!

Donor Incentives

$10 – Heartful Shell Exotic Ghost

$25 –  Blue Blood Cells emblem

$50 – Helium Hearts Exotic Multiplayer Emote

$100 – Bungie Day emblem bundle

Seven Days of Prizes

During the Bungie Day Giving Festival, any contribution of $1 or above made from July 13 to July 19 will grant you an opportunity to win a daily prize and automatically enter you into the grand prize draw. By donating $1 or more every day throughout the Seven Day of Prizes event, your chances of winning the grand prize are enhanced, providing you with a total of 7 entries. Stay tuned to @BungieLove for updates!

Daily Prize Schedule

7/13/2023Signed Lightfall CE
7/14/2023Plush bundle (Zavala, Ikora, Hive Worm)
7/15/2023Drifter Bundle (Statue + Duck)
7/16/2023Shaxx Statue
7/17/2023Variks Statue
7/18/2023Witch Queen Statue
7/19/2023PS Code Bundle
7/23/2023Grand Prize (signed Lightfall + Final Shape CE, Final Shape deluxe game code, PS Code Bundle)

*Prizes available for a given 24-hour period will apply to entries received between 10:00:00am that day and 9:59:59am US Pacific Time on the follow day.

*Winners must be resident of US or Canada (excluding Quebec) to be eligible for prizing. Full rules, entry, and eligibility requirements can be found HERE.

All New Donor incentives are awarded based on total donations contributed over the course of the campaign, per unique account/donor. (e.g. – by giving $25 USD on 7/7 and then another $25 USD on 7/19, a donor would receive all prizes listed in the $50 incentive tier as well as each one above).

**Any previously redeemed emblems will not be redeemable a second time on the same account.

Click here for more info on how to redeem your Destiny 2 loot after making a donation.


Get ready for the return of Solstice next week! Join forces with others, collect Silver Leaves, and celebrate with the lovely Eva Levante.✨

Armor Preview:

For the first time ever, there will be a Strand Rocket Launcher available to earn during Solstice.

Learn more on our Solstice page.

TWiD Highlights

Check out the full “This week in Destiny” on the Bungie website.

Mid-Season Update

The Mid-Season Update is coming July 18. Here is a preview of what’s coming.


  • Fixed a few out of bounds spots in various maps.
  • Whisper of Chains
    • Reduced damage reduction in PvP from 15% to 5%.

NOTE: In the first hotfix following the mid-Season patch (next week), Bungie will increase the impact of enemy player sightlines and proximity back to their previous levels. Their goal is to retain some advantages, such as spawning closer to active engagements, while avoiding the disadvantages of spawning in the middle of a fight.


  • Pulse Rifles: Reduced auto aim angle by ~10% at 0 Aim Assist.
  • Lightweight Bows: Increased falloff start distance from 15m to 25m, end distance from 20m to 45m, and final accuracy by ~10%.
  • General: Improved Shayura’s Wrath ADS reticle.
  • Lightweight Shotguns: Reduced outer horizontal pellet spread angle by 15%.

Graviton Lance changes

  • PvE damage increase by 67%.
  • The catalyst no longer grants additional aim assist.
  • Cosmology explosion damage against players has been reduced by 40%.
  • Damage in PvE remains unaffected.

No Time to Explain

  • Reduced range stat by 10.

Fighting Lion

  • Fixed catalyst issue, now applies buffs to Kinetic and Power slot weapons.

Wicked Implement

  • Buff coming in a future update.

Competitive Division Matchmaking

A few changes are we considering for a future season:

  1. Adjusting the rank → skill limiting so that it doesn’t limit at all if you are above your target skill.
  2. Loosening up on the division points throttling we do if you are too far above/below your target skill.

Dynamic Skill Ranges

Bungie provided an update on Dynamic Skill Ranges, a feature previously mentioned in a TWAB. The feature aims to balance matchmaking during low population times or in low skill brackets. Although encountering issues during its initial activation in Season 19, Bungie is actively fixing the bugs and conducting extensive testing. The plan is to reintroduce it in a future season. Stay tuned for more leading up to Season 22.

Source: TWID (July 14, 2023)

“In Season 22, we have a substantial shakeup coming to the weapons sandbox in the form of zoom. We will have more details to share closer to release, but we want to briefly touch on what’s going to happen at a high-level.

The initial changes are going to enforce something we’re calling range compression, with two main goals:

  1. Reduce the variance between the optimal engagement ranges of our mid-range weapons (Auto Rifles, Pulse Rifles, and Hand Cannons).
  2. Slightly reduce the average engagement range in Crucible by pulling in the maximum damage falloff distances of many weapon types.”



Primary Weapon TypeOld Base ZoomOld Base + RangefinderNew Base ADS Modifier
Sidearms13.20 – 16.8014.30 – 18.2013.20 – 18.00
SMGs12.60 – 22.4013.86 – 24.6414.42 – 23.52
Auto Rifles*17.20 – 33.2018.92 – 36.5218.28 – 39.53
Hand Cannons22.40 – 35.0024.64 – 38.5024.00 – 37.50
Pulse Rifles25.50 – 39.1028.05 – 43.0125.50 – 39.95
Aggressive Hand Cannons25.20 – 39.2027.72 – 43.1227.00 – 40.50
Lightweight Bows45.0049.5045.00
Precision Bows54.0059.4054.00
Scout Rifles60.00 – 90.0066.00 – 99.0060.00 – 90.00

*Note: Auto Rifles have the widest variance in available zoom values in the current live game, between 16 and 20 base. For the purposes of the above chart 16 zoom was used as the base value since it is the most prevalent, but 20 zoom ARs were reaching 41.5m at 100 range.

Other things to look forward to in Season 22:

  1. Hand Cannons in PvE will be improved with faster reload speed and increased damage against minor and major enemies.
  2. Sword guard will undergo a significant overhaul.
  3. Some Exotics, like Le Monarque, will be balanced, and Touch of Malice will receive significant buffs.
  4. Weapon perks like Bipod, Envious Assassin, and Under-Over will be buffed.

Check out the full article for more in-depth details.

Fishing Derby Results

🏆 Top fisher: Arladouc (660 points)

🎣 Alpha Derby:

  • Sniff – 550
  • Yumoe – 538
  • Selveten – 536

🎣 Bravo Derby:

  • 冰雪奇猿 – 551
  • まれほー537
  • Agura-531

🎣 Charlie Derby:

  • Winter – 518
  • Rampage – 483
  • Eden of Chaos – 477

🎣 Delta Derby:

  • Mafia – 658
  • Genma – 560
  • Andy! – 531

🎣 Echo Derby:

  • Arladouc – 660
  • Kind – 624
  • Electrobrains – 580

Emblem Ownership Reminder

Starting with Season of the Deep, players can only equip emblems found in their Collections. Hidden emblems must be reacquired. Pre-order and Collector’s Edition emblems are platform-specific. Existing emblem unlocks are not affected.

More Details

“Starting with the launch of Season of the Deep, emblem ownership values were updated. For security purposes, players who have emblems on their account that do not appear in their Collections (Collections-Flair-Emblems-General) will no longer be able to equip these emblems, and players will no longer be able to see these emblems if they are still equipped. Those who are affected by this change will need to reacquire these emblems through proper means by unlocking them in their profiles or on their platform if they wish to continue using them.

Additionally, pre-order and Collector’s Edition-specific emblems will be restricted to use on the platform that owns those licenses. If you acquired one of these emblems on one platform but are now playing on another platform, you must play on the original platform to use these emblems.

Players who have emblems unlocked on their accounts and platforms are unaffected by this change.”


Winning Witherhoard Ornament Design

Concept art by Nine Rivens

Have a good weekend!

Until next time.


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