Last Day For Destiny 2's Iron Banner Curated Weapons And Armor
By Chris Pereira | @TheSmokingManX, Erick Tay, and David Ahmadi | @Roshby57 on
October may not be as big of a month for Destiny 2 as September, but there's nonetheless a lot going on. In addition to two major patches and Festival of the Lost, Iron Banner has returned for its second outing during Forsaken. As with the previous instance, Power levels remain a factor, but you'll now find it's easier to increase your power by taking part. Here's what you need to know and a look at all of the gear--both weapons and armor--you can acquire from this instance of the event. [Update: It's the last day of this instance of Iron Banner. If you're interested in the specific rolls on these items, be sure to spend some time in the Crucible mode before Tuesday's weekly reset at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM BST.]
The big change for October's Iron Banner involves bounties. Although they have the same goals as last time around, they're easier to complete, as Bungie has lowered the requirements for almost all of them, and replaced another. You'll need to generate fewer Orbs, kill fewer enemies with precision hits, and so on. Better yet, each bounty you complete will reward you with Powerful gear--last time, only two bounties offered items that could bump up your Power level.
Each bounty you complete also grants you access to purchase a corresponding item that has "curated" rolls. For instance, the Claws of the Wolf pulse rifle comes with Outlaw and Kill Clip. You can see all of these curated items (along with all of the weapons and armor up for grabs) in our gallery.
Here's the updated list of Iron Banner bounties:
- Lightbearer -- Land Super final blows in the Iron Banner (20)
- In the Zone -- Capture zones in the Iron Banner (50)
- Iron in the Blood -- Complete matches in the Iron Banner (15)
- Shine On -- Generate Orbs of Light in the Iron Banner (50)
- Iron Victory -- Win matches in the Iron Banner (7)
- To Be Precise -- Land precision final blows in the Iron Banner (50)
- All in a Week's Work -- Defeat other Guardians in the Iron Banner (150)
With the release of Forsaken, each class gets a brand-new set of Legendary armor, with one piece for each slot. There are also six Legendary weapons. All of this gear can be obtained from Iron Banner Engrams, which you receive for cashing in Iron Banner tokens earned by completing matches. However, that's not your only way of obtaining most of these items; as noted above, completing bounties will allow you to buy specific versions of these weapons with desirable perks from Shaxx.
Iron Banner works much like it has in the past, with Control as the game mode. But post-Forsaken, Iron Banner has level advantages enabled, which wasn't the case during the first year of Destiny 2. Your Power level will partially determine your performance, unlike in a standard Crucible match.