Destiny's Xur Returns With Ice Breaker

The traveling vendor Xur has returned once again to Destiny. This weekend, he's selling a weapon that many players having been waiting to acquire.

Ice Breaker is an Exotic sniper rifle that fires Solar damage rounds. Its perks are what make it so popular for PvE, though. The Ice Breaker regenerates ammunition every four or five seconds, and has a chance to replace the ammo for missed shots. Furthermore, kill targets will blow up and deal damage to any nearby enemies. The low recoil and rate of fire make it less useful in the Crucible but nonetheless, it's a useful weapon for any player's collection.

This weekend you can find Xur at the Tower Hangar lounge. Here's the full list of his wares along with their prices (via Reddit):

Exotic Gear

  • Helm of Inmost Light (Helmet for Titan) - 13 Strange Coins
  • Crest of Alpha Lupi (Chest armor for Hunter) 13 Strange Coins
  • Light Beyond Nemesis (Helmet for Warlock) - 13 Strange Coins
  • Ice Breaker (Sniper Rifle) - 17 Strange Coins
  • Exotic Shard (Crafting material) - 7 Strange Coins


  • Scout Rifle Telemetry (Consumable) - 1 Strange Coin
  • Hand Cannon Telemetry (Consumable) - 1 Strange Coin
  • Fusion Rifle Telemetry (Consumable) - 1 Strange Coin
  • Plasma Drive (Vehicle Upgrade) - 23 Strange Coins
  • Emerald Coil (Vehicle Upgrade) - 23 Strange Coins
  • Urn of Sacrifice (Quest item) - 1 Strange Coin

The Urn of Sacrifice is needed for the first step in quest for The Dark Below. The quest, offered by Eris, ultimately awards the player with a pair of Legendary gloves.

Xur also sells Exotic Upgrades for select armor and weapons as well. These upgrades require you to have the original item, an Exotic shard, and 7,000 Glimmer. This weekend, he'll upgrade the following items for you:

  • Knucklehead Radar
  • Crest of Alpha Lupi
  • Helm of Inmost Light
  • Crest of Alpha Lupi
  • Apotheosis Veil
  • SunbreakersGauntlets
  • The Last Word
  • Ice Breaker
  • Patience and Time
  • Super Good Advice
  • Gjallarhorn
  • Truth

Destiny players have a love-hate relationship with Xur due to his rotating set of wares. They get their hopes set on a particular item and log in on Friday, only to find that he's selling unimpressive equipment like No Land Beyond. Bungie's been accused in the past of deliberately preventing Xur from selling the best gear, but the developer maintains that his wares are dictated by chance.

"Xur is randomized," community manager David Dague said a couple weeks back. "There are times when we can pull off miracles like making him stay in the Tower longer when Christmas is cancelled, but his inventory is governed by the same chaos that influences all the loot drops."

You'll have plenty more chances to get your Gjallarhorn from Xur while it's still a top-of-the-line weapon. Destiny's next expansion pack House of Wolves won't be out for several months.

Pete Haas

Staff Writer at CinemaBlend.