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How to complete the What We Survive quest in Destiny 2

The return of the Iron Banner in Destiny 2 brings a new seasonal quest players can complete throughout Season of the Risen.
How to complete the What We Survive quest in Destiny 2

PvE players have had their fun in Destiny 2 with the release of The Witch Queen and the vow of the Disciple raid. Now it's time for PvP enthusiasts to shine. 

With both Trials of Osiris and Iron Banner finally debuting during Season of the Risen, PvP tryhards have a shot at proving their worth and honing their skills in the most intense modes Destiny 2 has to offer.

Of course, Bungie has made sure players don't need to be in the upper echelon of mastery to earn some rewards, with an Iron Banner seasonal quest rewarding them for helping their team achieve victory. 

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Lord Saladin has his hands full at the moment. (Picture: Bungie)

This doesn't mean you can just go AFK and let your team do the heavy lifting as you're still required to earn yourself some kills to progress through the What We Survive Iron Banner quest.

Let's walk you through everything you need to know about it.

How to finish What We Survive quest

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The Iron Banner is not for the faint of heart. (Picture: Bungie)

The What We Survive Iron Banner quest is a seasonal long mission that will reward you with exclusive gear and weapons handed by Lord Saladin.

If you're unfamiliar with how much time you have to complete the quest, you should know that the Iron Banner shows up for a week once a month until the season ends.

Season of the Risen is scheduled to finish on 24th May, giving you plenty of time to mark this quest off your checklist. In March, the Iron Banner is available from the 15th to the 22nd.

Now, unto the steps. To complete every single one you'll need to play as many Iron Banner matches as possible. We recommend you hit a decent Power Level, as PL advantages are enabled for this mode.

Step 1

Defeat opponents, capture zones, and defeat opponents with Voir or Solar final blows.

  • Guardians: 30 Kills
  • Zones: 10 Captures
  • Void/Solar final blows: 15

Step 2

Complete Iron Banner matches, capture zones, and defeat opponents with Hand Cannon final blows.

  • Matches: Six
  • Zones: 20 Captures
  • Hand Cannon: 15 kills

Step 3

Defeat opponents, capture zones, and defeat opponents with Sniper Rifle or Glaive final blows

  • Guardians: 100 kills
  • Zones: 30 Captures
  • Sniper Rifle/Glaive: 10 kills

Step 4

Defeat opponents with Supers, capture zones, and defeat opponents with Sword or melee final blows.

  • Super: 15 kills
  • Zones: 40 Captures
  • Sword/Melee: Five kills

Step 5

Speak with Lord Saladin at the Tower.

As you can see, the quest revolves pretty much around simply playing Iron Banner and getting kills in a specific way. 

Don't worry about the increasing amount of Captures or kills, though, as they are cumulative, meaning by the time you reach Step 3 for instance, you'll most likely have 100 kills in the bag already. 

Another cool incentive worth mentioning is that completing individual steps will net you rewards in the form of gear and weapons, so you don't even have to finish the entire quest.


Featured image courtesy of Bungie.

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