Bungie took to its blog today to outline changes to Xur in Destiny‘s second year.
“Xur was a community ‘loot drop,'” began Senior Design Lead Tyson Green. “A shared rallying point that everyone could cheer or curse. In Year Two, Xur’s offerings have been changed so that he will select either a specific Exotic Weapon or an Exotic Engram for sale every week. This change is due primarily to our desire to give players more direct paths to acquiring the Exotics they want through Quests and gameplay experiences, and to avoid repetition in his inventory.”
The changes seem to make things more about strategy than luck… though luck still factors in.
“Xur will also sell a new consumable,” Green continued, “called the Three of Coins, which gives bosses a chance to drop Exotic Engrams, including Weapon Engrams. These consumables have a cumulative luck effect, so even if one doesn’t net you a drop, the next one has a higher chance to do so.”
Lastly, Xur will also offer up Legacy Engrams to help those Guardians looking to finish up their Year One collections.
“Xur will also choose a Legacy Engram every week,” Green said. “These Engrams contain Year One Exotics (at Year One Attack and Defense levels) for players who want to finish up a Collection. They strongly bias towards Exotics not already in your Blueprint Collection, to help fill in the blank slots – excluding Mythoclast and Necrochasm, which are still only available from their Year One sources.”
Xur is available during weekends in Destiny.
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