How Xur Is Changing For Destiny: The Taken King
Destiny’s Exotics dealer Xur is changing for The Taken King.
Bungie has confirmed that Xur will no longer be offering a grab bag of community loot, and will instead be selling either a specific Exotic weapon or Engram to go on sale each 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,” explains senior design lead Tyson Green. “Xur will also sell a new consumable, 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 choose a Legacy Engram every week. 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 will make his first appearance following The Taken King later today.