Destiny 2 Iron Banner 2021 Countdown: Start Date, Weapons, Armour, and More

Lord Saladin approaches.


Iron Banner is live!

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Good news, Destiny fans – Iron Banner is back. 

If you're new to Destiny, the mode is a PvP activity that lasts for a week and enables Power Level advantages. For more, check out our guide.

Here's everything we know about the first Iron Banner of 2021.

Destiny 2 Iron Banner Start Date

The event kicks off on January 5 and will run through to January 12.

You'll know it's active because Lord Saladin will be in the tower, on the roof above Banshee the gunsmith.

Destiny 2 Iron Banner Bounties

Before turning in your accrued tokens, you'll need to finish Lord Saladin's quest.

Check out our guide to "A Tower Rebuilt" here, but you may have finished it in the last event.

If you have, you can try your hand at the following bounties:

  • Oath of the Pack: Defeat opponents while assisted by at least one other teammate
  • Around The Fire: Capture zones in the Iron Banner playlist. Earn bonus progress for each additional teammate in the zone with you.
  • Victory Banners: Complete matches in the Iron Banner playlist. Wins award bonus progress.
  • The Rout: Defeat opponents in the Iron Banner. Earn bonus progress by landing final blows on opponents with a higher Power level.

Destiny 2 Iron Banner Weapons

As has become regular with Destiny 2, Bungie is reprising a pair of older Iron Banner weapons.

While they haven't specified which, the blog post suggests it'll be a Scout rifle and hand cannon.

Even if you already have them, it's worth grabbing them – not only will they have random rolls, but they'll also have a higher infusion cap, so you can keep using them in Year 4.

Destiny 2 Iron Banner Armour

Just as with the weapons, Bungie is bringing back an older armour set – although at least it's a very cool one.

The Iron Will armour set (see below) is back, and like the reprised weapons, will help players reach a higher level – as well as add new combat mods.

How strong is your (iron) will?

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