Destiny 2: Scour The Rust Quest Steps For Season 8 Iron Banner's New Armor

Scour the Rust involves playing a lot of Iron Banner--but there's one particular steps that's currently bugged.


The Iron Banner's final outing of Shadowkeep's Season of the Undying is here in Destiny 2's Crucible as of November 26. The Iron Banner works just the same way as it did earlier in the season, offering Power-enabled PvP combat that rewards you for using your best gear, and dishing out bounties that net you Pinnacle rewards to help you raise your gear up to the 960 Power cap. Iron Banner ends with the weekly reset on Tuesday, December 3, making this your last chance to start (or finish) the Scour the Rust quest and earn the Iron Banner's unique armor and weapons this season.

Season 8's Iron Banner sees the process for obtaining its weapons and armor change from what we saw last season. In order to get this season's set of Iron Banner armor, you'll need to make your way through the Scour the Rust seasonal pursuit. Here's what the quest involves--just be aware of a bug involving the final step. Also of note if you're playing before November 7: an improvement is coming for Pinnacle rewards with a hotfix update on that day, so you should wait until then to cash in any of them (whether obtained through Iron Banner bounties or otherwise).

Update: Bungie announced on Twitter that the Scour the Rust quest is changing. For the first two days of Iron Banner earlier this season, a bug caused the last step of the quest to require you to rack up 10 submachine gun kills, but the step said that it required 10 Super kills. Because of the error, Bungie said it's setting the final step of the quest to auto-complete, making it a touch easier to nab your Iron Banner armor during the first event of Shadowkeep.

You initially pick up the Scour the Rust quest from Lord Saladin at the Tower, who should also have a set of four bounties (offering Pinnacle rewards, which will let you level from 950 to 960). But until you complete Scour the Rust, you won't be able to turn in Iron Banner tokens to purchase rewards packages from Saladin. As a result, any rewards you get from Iron Banner until the quest is finished will come from completing bounties and matches. Scour the Rust needs to be completed on each of your characters, but it will reward you with the new Iron Will armor for your class. The current instance of Iron Banner will end at 10 AM PT on October 22, but you have the full season to complete this quest.

Upon picking up the quest, you'll see your first set of three objectives. Completing all of these will unlock the next portion of the six-part quest. You can see everything this entails below, courtesy of datamined info from, but be aware that one of the final steps is bugged--as described below and on Bungie's Twitter account, the step you must complete is quite different from what you're told to do in-game. Luckily, some of the steps will be tracked even before you reach that step of the pursuit, which should speed up the process. Each step will advance to the next automatically upon completion and earn you a reward--no trip back to Saladin needed, at least until you reach the very last part.


  • Opponents defeated (30)
  • Zones captures (10)
  • Super final blows (3)
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Reward: Claws of the Wolf (Iron Banner pulse rifle), Iron Banner guantlets


  • Matches completed (6)
  • Zones captured (20)
  • Pulse rifle final blows (25)
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Reward: Wizened Rebuke fusion rifle, Iron Banner Boots


  • Fusion rifle final blows (20)
  • Zones captured (30)
  • Opponents defeated (100)
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Reward: The Hero's Burden submachine gun, Iron Banner Helmet


  • Submachine gun final blows (15)
  • Super final blows (15)
  • Zones captured (40)

Reward: Iron Banner Chest Armor


  • Zones captured (50)
  • Matches completed (15)
  • Super final blows (10)
    • For the first two days of Iron Banner, this step was bugged, requiring submachine gun kills in place of Super final blows. Because of the confusion, Bungie announced on Twitter it had set the final step of the Iron Banner quest to auto-complete--so if you haven't finished Conviction, you don't have to worry about it.

Reward: Iron Banner Class Item


  • Return to Lord Saladin

Reward: Unknown

Season 8 Iron Banner
Season 8 Iron Banner "Iron Will" armor

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