Iron Banner Begins Next Week on Destiny 2; Prestige Raid Releases Tuesday

Iron Banner Begins Next Week on Destiny 2; Prestige Raid Releases Tuesday

Get ready, Guardians!  Iron Banner is about to open on Destiny 2 and there a going to be some changes.  More details within!

Raid, check.  Trials, check.  Factions, check.  Iron Banner, next!

With Dead  Orbit victorious in the Faction Wars, it's time for Bungie to release a new event to keep Guardians coming back to Destiny 2.  With their weekly, This Week At Bungie, blog post, Bungie announced that the Iron Banner from Destiny 1 will be making its grand debut this Tuesday, during the weekly update.

If you're unfamiliar with the event, it's essentially PvP Crucible but with WAY better rewards.  Rewards like shaders, exotic/legendary weapons, and sweet-looking armor.  While the last season's Iron Banner took on an almost medieval feel, this year's Iron Banner style takes a Samurai approach!

iron banner powerup destiny 2

Armor isn't the only thing changing, though.  Bungie listed out everything that will be different in the first Iron Banner of Destiny 2:

What’s different?
  • Combat will be between two teams of four players
  • Your fighting abilities, not your power levels, will decide the outcome
  • Bounties and Ranks have been replaced with an Iron Banner Engram

Iron Banner will be accessible from October 10-17 under the Quickplay category in Crucible.  All you have to do is have beaten the Destiny 2 campaign, which should've definitely been done by now.  With Iron Banner being played with Control rules, it makes sense it would be in Quickplay, but it's a shame it isn't under Competitive.  The new games in that mode are head and shoulders above Quickplay.

In other news, Bungie also annouced that the weekly update will also include access to the Prestige difficulty for the Raid.  That means the recommended light level will be 300 and will be far more difficult than before.  You'll need your strongest Raid team for this challenge.  Bungie also teased that World First will be counted so keep that in mind.

All these updates will be accessible this Tuesday, October 10, 2017 after Destiny 2's weekly update!