Although Destiny 2 Trials of Osiris is widely considered the pinnacle of PvP action in Destiny 2, the Iron Banner pvp mode is not to be sniffed at either.
Aside from offering a welcome alternative to the standard PvP modes available in the Destiny 2 crucible, you can also earn some slick-looking exclusive weapons and armor too.
If you love playing Iron Banner, then don't worry, we've got all the dates you need to mark on your calendar so you don't miss any of that sweaty PvP action, as well as a quick guide to the weapons and armor you can earn in Season 20.
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How To Start Iron Banner In Destiny 2
If you're a new player who has just started the game you will first have to complete the New Light quest up until the point where you meet Lord Shaxx. This will then unlock access to Lord Saladin's Iron Banner PvP mode.
Destiny 2 Iron Banner Schedule In Season 20
On 2 March 2023, the This Week At Bungie blog post confirmed the Iron Banner schedule for Destiny 2 Season 20.
In a change, Iron Banner will now take place three times per season with a slightly different mode each time it returns.
Below is the planned Iron Banner schedule and mode rotation for Destiny 2 Season 20:
- Week 4: From March 21 to March 28 - Control Mode
- Week 6: From April 4 to April 11 - Eruption Mode
- Week 9: From April 25 to May 2 - Fortress Mode
As is always the case, when Destiny 2 Iron Banner PvP is active, it also means that there is no Destiny 2 Trials of Osiris mode available the same weekend that Iron Banner is active.
Destiny 2 Iron Banner Start Time
As with most changes in Destiny 2, you need to wait for Destiny 2 Weekly Reset to take place before you can jump into Iron Banner on the above dates.
Once the Destiny 2 Weekly Reset has commenced you should be able to find Lord Saladin in the Tower Courtyard and Iron Banner available on the Destiny 2 Director.
How To Earn Iron Banner Reputation and Rewards
Lord Saladin will offer rewards to players who rank up their reputation with him by turning in Iron Banner Tokens. Below is a list of ways you can earn Iron Banner Tokens:
- Match Completions: Upon completing an Iron Banner Crucible match, players will be awarded Iron Banner Tokens to turn in to Lord Saladin. While all Iron Banner match completions award tokens, wins will award more tokens than losses.
- Weekly Bounties: Players may earn additional Iron Banner Tokens by completing Weekly Iron Banner bounties. These can be completed on each character throughout an Iron Banner event.
- Iron Banner Emblems: Players may earn an Iron Banner emblem by completing various objectives during an Iron Banner event.
Destiny 2 Iron Banner Loot Pool
The Destiny 2 Iron Banner loot pool changes with the start of every season. Each season, Bungie will cycle out some weapons and add new weapons to the list of potential rewards you can earn. Likewise, the armor set available will also change.
Below is a list of the potential weapon and armor rewards players can earn in Destiny 2 Season 20:
Iron Banner Weapons In Season 20
- Allied Demand Sidearm
- Bite of the Fox Sniper Rifle (NEW)
- Frontier’s Cry Hand Cannon
- Jorum's Claw Pulse Rifle (NEW)
- Razor’s Edge Sword
- Roar of the Bear Rocket Launcher
- The Wizened Rebuke Fusion Rifle
- The Hero’s Burden Submachine Gun
Iron Banner Armor In Season 20
In Season 20, players can earn the Destiny 2 Iron Companion Armor Set (seen below), which was originally released in Destiny 1.
In addition, every piece of armor from the Iron Compansion set comes with the following intrinsic perk:
- Iron Lord's Pride: Grants a chance to receive an Enhancement Prism as a reward at the end of Iron Banner matches. Each piece of armor you are wearing with this perk on it increases the chance of receiving an Enhancement Prism, to a maximum of 4 items.
All Destiny 2 Iron Banner Armor Sets
If you're interested to know what Iron Banner Armor Sets have been available before, below is a list of all Iron Banner armor sets since Season 8:
|Destiny 2 Season||Available Iron Banner Armor Set|
|Season 20||Iron Companion|
|Season 19||Iron Companion|
|Season 18||Iron Forerunner|
|Season 17||Iron Forerunner|
|Season 16||Iron Forerunner|
|Season 15||Iron Forerunner|
|Season 14||Iron Truage|
|Season 13||Iron Truage|
|Season 12||Iron Will|
|Season 11||Iron Fellowship|
|Season 10||Iron Remembrance|
|Season 9||Iron Truage|
|Season 8||Iron Will|
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