Destiny 2: Xûr and Trials (Jan 21 – Jan 25)

💠 This weekend you can find Xûr hanging out on the Big Tree located at Watcher’s Grave, Nessus and Trials is live on Twilight Gap, with Adept Sola’s Scar as the Flawless Weapon. Check out the article below for a more detailed look at Xûr’s Inventory, Trials, and more!


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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. (Note: Xur offers random rolls on Exotic Armor meaning the stats/numbers are different with each purchase. Legendary weapon/armor stays the rolls that it shows but change every time Xur arrives.)

Departs: Tuesday, Jan 25 @ 9AM PST

Where is Xur? Watcher’s Grave, Nessus

Exotic Armor (23 LS)

Item NameType
St0mp-EE5Hunter Leg Armor
Wormgod CaressTitan Arms
Phoenix ProtocolWarlock Chest Armor

Exotic Weapon (29 LS)

Item NameType
TelestoEnergy Fusion Rifle

Legendary Weapons (50 LS + 1k Glimmer)

NameTypePerksGrade on light.gg
Enigma’s DrawPrimary SidearmFrame: Precision
Perk 1: Triple Tap
Perk 2: Elemental Capacitor
C
Seventh Seraph SI-2Energy SidearmFrame: Lightweight
Perk 1: Field Prep
Perk 2: Snapshot Sights
F
Night WatchPrimary Scout RifleFrame: Lightweight
Perk 1: Threat Detector
Perk 2: Explosive Payload
C-
WishbringerEnergy ShotgunFrame: Rapid-Fire Frame
Perk 1: Pulse Monitor
Perk 2: Snapshot Sights
C
Toil and TroublePrimary ShotgunFrame: Aggressive
Perk 1: Field Prep
Perk 2: Rampage
D
Interference VIHeavy Grenade LauncherFrame: Adaptive
Perk 1: Field Prep
Perk 2: Threat Detector
D
Stars in ShadowEnergy Pulse RifleFrame: High-Impact
Perk 1: Outlaw
Perk 2: Headseeker
B

Legendary Armor (50 LS + 1k Glimmer)

Armor This Weekend: Xur is selling old Menagerie (Opulent) Armor sets.

Hunter Armor:

NameType
Opulent Stalker GripsHunter Gauntlets
Opulent Stalker VestHunter Chest Armor
Opulent Stalker CloakHunter Hunter Cloak
Opulent Stalker MaskHunter Helmet
Opulent Stalker StridesHunter Leg Armor

Warlock Armor:

Name Type
Opulent Scholar HoodWarlock Helmet
Opulent Scholar GlovesWarlock Arms
Opulent Scholar RobesWarlock Chest Armor
Opulent Scholar BootsWarlock Leg Armor
Opulent Scholar BondWarlock Bond

Titan Armor:

Name Type
Opulent Duelist HelmTitan Helmet
Opulent Duelist GauntletsTitan Arms
Opulent Duelist PlateTitan Chest Armor
Opulent Duelist GreavesTitan Leg Armor
Opulent Duelist MarkTitan Mark

NOTE: View armor stats at light.gg or via the Bungie companion app if they have not been added to this page (images of armor and weapons will be uploaded below ASAP every Friday),

Other Items

Exotic Engram (97 LS)

  • An engram with a predestined outcome. Contains a new Exotic if any remain to be collected; otherwise, it contains a random piece of Exotic armor. This item can be purchase only once per week, per account.

Exotic Cipher Quest (No Cost)

  • Complete strikes or win matches in Crucible or Gambit. Extra progress is awarded for more challenging activities and for succeeding with clanmates. Reward: Exotic Cipher Present it to Xûr or the Monument To Lost Lights to receive a reward. You can only hold 1 of this item at a time. (Available on a weekly cadence)

More Info

Xur Infographics: Exotics | Legendary Weapons | Legendary Armor

Xur Post: kyber3000.com/Xurpost

Reddit: Xûr Mega-thread via r/DestinyTheGame

LEGENDARY INVENTORY

Weapons

Armor


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This is a 3v3 competitive crucible activity only available from Friday until Reset every weekend! Matchmaking is available! Earn exclusive rewards in Trials of Osiris by defeating other Guardians in this weekly Elimination playlist.

Ends: Tuesday, Jan 25 @ 9AM PT

Modes Available: Trials of Osiris

Map: Twilight Gap

REWARDS:

Weekly Flawless Reward: Sola’s Scar – Adept Sword (Kinetic) (Random Rolls)

Rank Up Weapons (no reset)

Rank Up Weapons (with 1 Reset)

NOTE: If you know the perks on the last 2 weapons, please DM on Discord (Kyber#3000) or Twitter or you may comment below. I would greatly appreciate the info and help!

Rank Up Weapons (with 2 Resets)

LINKS:

Trials Graphic: kyber3000.com/Trials | Post: kyber3000.com/Trialspost

More Info: View Guides, Rewards, and More for Trials | Trials Help Article via Bungie

RedditTrials Mega-thread via r/DestinyTheGame

View Callout Maps by @R3likt


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DESTINY 2 PRIME GAMING BUNDLE

Players with an active Prime Gaming membership can now earn in-game Exotic Gear Drops in Destiny 2. Each drop will contain four rewards, including Exotic weapons, Ghosts, ships, Sparrows, and weapon ornaments from previous Seasons. If you do not have a membership, you may start your free trial here (*This link supports Kyber3000 with a small commission for each sign up). You may visit this page to start your free trial and support Kyber at the same time or here is a non-affiliate link).

Pyrrhic Victory Exotic Bundle Available Now 

Once you have signed up for Prime Gaming and have connected your accounts, you can claim your Destiny 2 Exotic Gear Drops every month on the Destiny 2 Prime Gaming website.

After claiming your drop, log into Destiny 2 and visit Amanda Holliday in the Tower’s Hangar where you will be able to claim your rewards from her inventory screen.

You will have until the 10 AM Pacific on the last day of the drop to claim the rewards on Destiny 2 Prime Gaming website.

Where do I get my Destiny 2 Prime Gaming Bundle?

  • Your claimed drop will be available from Amanda Holliday in The Tower next time you log in to Destiny 2.
  • Additional drops will be available to claim as long as you remain an Amazon Prime member.
  • Note: New players will need to complete the game introduction prior to receiving in-game content.
  • If you’re unable to receive your content, see the FAQs for more detail.

Note: Kyber will receive a small commission whenever someone signs up for Prime Gaming or buys eligible items from Amazon.com using Kyber’s Affiliate link.

PLEASE NOTE!

  • If you claim a reward on a wrong account, you will be unable to reclaim that reward.
  • Additionally, if you use Amazon Prime Household Sharing, only ONE person will be able to claim a reward.

Still have questions? Check out Bungie’s Help article for more details on how everything works.

Sources: Prime Gaming and Bungie


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NEXT WEEK IN DESTINY!

  • Devils’ Lair will be the weekly Nightfall.
  • Earn bonus Gambit ranks all week long!
  • Team Scorched returns to the Crucible.

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THE WITCH QUEEN [REDACTED] RAID LAUNCH

Launch Date: March 5, 2022 at 10 AM Pacific (18:00 UTC)

NOTE FROM TWAB: Bungie will have additional details on Contest Mode, Bungie Rewards, and other need-to-know information closer to the date.  

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SEASON 16 POWER LEVELS

Here is what each of the power level bands will be starting on February 22, 2022:

Power LevelDescriptionDetails
Floor (1350)The lowest possible Power for a piece of gear; starting point for new characters. Any player who signs in will be at appropriate Power levels to start the Witch Queen campaign, even if they’ve taken a recent break from the game. Through general gameplay, players can reach the soft cap of 1500 by earning general gear through activity completions, chests, and more. This includes Rare and Legendary drops.
Soft Cap (1500)The point at which general drops stop being automatic upgrades; Powerful gear drops are now the best way to gain Power. Once reaching the soft cap, players will need to earn Powerful drops from vendor challenges and other objectives in the game.
Power Cap (1550)Power cap – The point at which Powerful drops stop being upgrades; Pinnacle gear drops are now the only way to gain Power. Once reaching the Power cap of 1550, the only upgrades that players will find are from endgame activities that offer Pinnacle rewards.
Hard Cap (1560)Max possible Power from Pinnacle drops (ignoring Artifact Power). Once reaching the Power cap of 1550, the only upgrades that players will find are from endgame activities that offer Pinnacle rewards. Your final stretch to the hard cap of 1560 will be through raids, Trials of Osiris, Iron Banner, and other endgame PvE sources.  

SOURCE: This Week at Bungie – Jan 20, 2022


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ECONOMY CHANGES

Info from TWAB:

Beginning in The Witch Queen, blue (Rare) rewards will stop dropping from playlist activities (Crucible, Strikes, Gambit, etc.) once players have reached the soft cap. Players above the soft cap (1500 Power in The Witch Queen) will instead see a slightly increased chance at receiving Legendary rewards from these activities, or a small amount of Legendary Shards. 

Blue weapons and armors will continue to drop from enemies and ches

ts while playing Destiny 2, but Bungie is hoping that this will reduce the need for players to manage their inventories and reduce the frequency of visits to the Postmaster when running playlist activities.

Gunsmith Reputation     

  • Banshee-44 is getting a new reputation system that matches the other vendors in the Tower, such as Zavala and Shaxx. This means we are removing some of the items that were previously associated with Gunsmith Reputation, namely Gunsmith Materials and Weapon Telemetries.
  • Players will now earn Reputation Rank progress with Banshee-44 when dismantling Legendary and Exotic weapons and armor or by completing daily Gunsmith bounties.
NOTE: Players will want to spend their Gunsmith Materials and Weapon Telemetries at Banshee-44 before February 22, 2022. Any materials that are not spent will be removed from inventory automatically.  

Mods & Mod Components

  • Bungie is removing Mod Components from the game.
  • Starting in The Witch Queen, weapon and armor mods sold by Banshee-44 and Ada-1 respectively will no longer require Mod Components to purchase and will instead cost 10,000 Glimmer each. The number of mods available on each vendor at a single time will be increased from two to four.  

All Ghost Mods that generated Weapon Telemetries will be removed, as they no longer serve a purpose. 

These mods are:   

  • Arc Analyzer   
  • Solar Analyzer   
  • Void Analyzer   
  • Omni-Telemetry   
  • Banshee Special 

Rahool’s Taking Over 

Master Rahool will be inheriting Spider’s material exchange duties in The Witch Queen. Exchange rates should match what you know from Spider (for now), but these services are being shifted to the Tower as the Tangled Shore will soon be off limits to Guardians.

In addition, Rahool will also be picking up some of the wares that Banshee-44 and Ada-1 once offered, specifically the sale of Enhancement Prisms and Ascendant Shards. As noted above, this makes space for more mods to be available for purchase during a given week. Rahool will offer these materials at the same price as Banshee-44 and Ada-1 once sold them.  

Enhancement Prism 

  • 10 Enhancement Cores 
  • 25 Planetary Materials 
  • 10,000 Glimmer 

Ascendant Shard 

  • 10 Enhancement Prisms 
  • 100 Planetary Materials 
  • 50,000 Glimmer 

Master Rahool will also be able to decrypt Umbral engrams, so players will not have to hop between the H.E.L.M. and the Tower to decrypt all of the engrams in their inventory. Focusing for individual Seasonal weapons and armor will live on Seasonal Vendors in the H.E.L.M. moving forward, so if you want to focus on a specific weapon from a given Season, you’ll still need to head to the H.E.L.M. for decryption. 

Hawkmoon & Dead Man’s Tale 

As of February 22, 2022, the Harbinger and Presage Exotic missions will no longer be accessible. These two weapons will show up as part of Xur’s inventory each weekend. 

Every week Xur will offer a unique roll for both Hawkmoon and Dead Man’s Tale, and will be purchasable to all players that own Beyond Light for the following materials:

  • 1 Ascendant Shard 
  • 1 Exotic Cipher 
  • 125,000 Glimmer 
  • 200 Legendary Shards 

What about those Exotic Catalysts? 

The Hawkmoon, DMT, and Ager’s Scepter catalysts will be moved to the playlist activity (Strikes, Crucible, Gambit) completions. In addition to these three, we have also added the ability for three catalysts that have been absent from Destiny 2 to drop from playlist activities as well.

The full list: 

  • Hawkmoon 
  • Dead Man’s Tale 
  • Ager’s Scepter 
  • Outbreak Perfected 
  • Whisper of the Worm 
  • The Fourth Horseman 

Outbreak Perfected and Whisper of the Worm have both had the requirements for completing their catalyst updated so that they can be completed without access to their original activities. 


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CLARIFICATION ON WHAT’S BEING REMOVED

Here is a what is being removed at the end of Season 15. 

  • Iron Banner bounties will not be removed at the end of the Season. 
    • Bounties acquired and completed at any point during this Season will be retained after The Witch Queen releases. 
    • Note: Bounties retained from Season of the Lost will be capped at 1350 Power and not give players any bonus Power next Season upon redemption. 
    • Additional note: These bounties will be removed at the end of Season 16, as Saladin will be taking his turn in our rollout of vendor reworks. 
    • Final note, because I have you here: Our final Iron Banner of the season will be during the final week of Season of the Lost. 
  • Seasonal bounties related to Season of the Hunt, Season of the Chosen, Season of the Splicer, and Season of the Lost will be removed at the end of the Season. 
  • Bounties from the Tangled Shore destination will be removed at the end of the Season. 
  • Some daily bounties from general activities or destinations may be removed depending on objective or reward balancing on a per-bounty basis. 
    • Example: A handful of Drifter and Gunsmith bounties are being looked at alongside some vendor work. 
    • Note: Oh dear, did we just confirm the Drifter is getting a pass? Well… that shouldn’t be a surprise. We are tinkering with Gambit in Season 16. More on that in a future TWAB. 

Rule of thumb: If you do not want to lose your rewards, it is highly recommend that you turn in your bounties before a new year of Destiny content hits the servers.


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PLAYER SUPPORT VIA BUNGIE.NET

Hotfix 3.4.0.3 Resolved Issues

This week, Hotfix 3.4.0.3 was released to the world. This hotfix resolved several issues including:   

  • Ornaments can now be equipped on the Wish-Ender Exotic Bow. 
  • In the Grasp of Avarice dungeon, players will no longer be trapped outside the encounter if they are dead outside the crystal tunnel when the encounter begins. 
  • In the Grasp of Avarice dungeon, the damage phase with the Ogre boss will now consistently start after depositing enough cursed engrams. 
  • Bungie has reverted colorblind settings made in Hotfix 3.4.0.2 and they will be looking into making updates to colorblind settings in a future update.

Known Issues

While Bungie continues investigating various known issues, here is a list of the latest issues that were reported to us in our #Help Forum

  • When first spawning into an area or activity, Hand Cannons sometimes don’t have ammo. 
  • The Dares of Eternity’s game streak now gives a maximum of 125 points per completion. 

For a full list of emergent issues in Destiny 2, players can review the Known Issues article. Players who observe other issues should report them to the #Help forum

Helpful Websites

Known Issues List  |  Help Forums  |  Bungie Help Twitter


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Visit Bungie.net for news, updates, and more!

News and Updates

Helpful Websites


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THE ROAD TO THE WITCH QUEEN

We are now down to The Witch Queen being the next big thing to release for Destiny 2 (check out the Official Calendar above or at Bungie.net)!

February 22, 2022: The Witch Queen Arrives!!


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Have a good weekend, take care!

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