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):
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:
"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.