The very first Iron Banner PvP event since Destiny: Rise of Iron (opens in new tab) came out is live and it's brought along some very welcome changes. From honoring the Iron Lords in glorious Crucible combat to avenging their deaths in the Plaguelands, it's time to return to the arena for a week of Supremacy.
Your new best buddy Lord Saladin has farmed out some of the day-to-day Iron Banner duties to Lady Efrideet:
Iron Banner returns! Speak with Lady Efrideet in the Iron Temple. Battle in the fires of Supremacy to earn glory and rewards. pic.twitter.com/FljHyDZK0nOctober 4, 2016
She's running things a little bit differently. First off, the Tempered buff is gone: you'll get the same reputation rewards for finishing matches and bounties on Tuesday as you will on Monday. In its defense, Tempered could help latecomers with less free time catch up with folks who had been powering through Iron Banner all week. But it mostly just made playing on the earlier days feel like a waste of time if you'd already completed your daily Bounties, and necessitated way-too-complicated math (opens in new tab) for earning optimal rewards. I'm glad Bungie got rid of it.
Speaking of Bounties, Bungie also added an extra weekly Bounty to the mix, bringing the total up to four. Bounty rewards now include an Iron Banner item not sold by the vendor, a chance at a special Artifact or vanity item, and 25 Legendary Marks and 750 Iron Banner Reputation.
Here are the rewards you can buy this week:
A furry auto rifle
A slightly less furry shotgun
Some cozy Hunter armor
Some Titan armor that Twilight Princess Link would just die for
Some Warlock armor with great Iron Lords #brandengagement
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