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Destiny 2 Iron Banner Season 15: Schedule, Quest Steps, Weapons & More

REMINDER: There's still a few weeks to go before Iron Banner returns, but maybe, just maybe, we'll get some teasers in the next TWAB (This Week At Bungie) blog post later this week.

[Original Story] - Good news, Destiny fans – Iron Banner will be back with fresh rewards in Season 15.

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.

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The long and short of it, though, is that your Power Level matters in Iron Banner. Not only will you deal more damage, but you'll be able to take more, too, meaning those just starting out might want to skip the mode until they've levelled up at least a bit.

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Read More: Everything We Know About Destiny 2 Season 15

Latest News

7 September 2021 -

Following the weekly reset, Iron Banner has been removed from the game and should return on October 5.

6 September 2021 -

This is a fascinating read from Paul Tassi of Forbes. A look at The ‘Destiny 2’ God Roll Iron Banner Sidearms And Pulses You Should Be Farming For this season.

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Destiny 2 Iron Banner: 2021 Schedule Start Dates

Iron Banner's returns to Destiny 2 on August 31, following the release of the latest Weekly Reset.

Following this, we will likely have to wait until October 5 for Iron Banner to return to Destiny 2.

Iron Banner 'For the War to Come' Quest Steps

In Season 15 players will have a brand new quest to undertake known as 'For the War to Come'. There's five steps to complete and each offers a few rewards, but the main offering is the new weapons, Peacebond and Forge’s Pledge.

We've listed the quest steps below, along with the description, objective and rewards.

Step 1: Forewarned, Forearmed

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Description: At any time during Season of the Lost, defeat opponents, capture zones, and get Energy weapon final blows in the Iron Banner.

"The Banner is more than just a training ground; it is the first line of defense against complacency in the war to come." - Lord Saladin

Objectives

  • Energy weapon: 15
  • Guardians: 30
  • Zones: 10
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Rewards: Peacebond, Forge's Pledge, Legendary Gear

Step 2: Clustered Shots

Description: At any time during Season of the Lost, complete matches, capture zones, and get Pulse Rifle final blows in the Iron Banner.

"Our enemy is relentless. The Pyramids stole entire planets, the Hive crushed the Cabal Empire. If we go out, we will go out fighting." - Lord Saladin

Objectives:

  • Zones: 20
  • Matches: 6
  • Pulse Rifle kills: 15
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Rewards: Peacebond, Forge's Pledge, Legendary Gear

Step 3: Antipode

Description: At any time during Season of the Lost, defeat opponents, capture zones, and get Solar or Stasis ability final blows in the Iron Banner.

"In order to combat our enemy, we must arm ourselves with every ally and every weapon at our disposal. Whether we like it or not." - Lord Saladin

Objectives:

  • Guardians: 100
  • Zones: 30
  • Ability: 10
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Rewards: Peacebond, Forge's Pledge, Legendary Gear

Step 4: The Final Lesson

Description: At any time during Season of the Lost, get Super final blows, capture zones, and get Sidearm final blows in the Iron Banner.

"Lightbearer, Iron Lord, Guardian; we are all instruments of death. We must become the most finely tuned instrument in the galaxy if we are to build a future where life has a chance." —Lord Saladin

Objectives:

  • Sidearm kills: 15
  • Zones: 40
  • Super: 15
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Rewards: Peacebond, Forge's Pledge, Legendary Gear

Step 5: A Finely Tuned Instrument

Description: Return to Lord Saladin in the Tower.

"Live or die, we will never surrender." —Lord Saladin

Objectives:

  • Speak with Lord Saladin: 1
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Rewards: Peacebond, Forge's Pledge, Legendary Gear

Destiny 2 Iron Banner Bounties

Before turning in your accrued tokens, you'll likely need to finish Lord Saladin's quest. Once it's completed you can try your hand at the following bounties:

  • Victory Banners: Complete matches in the Iron Banner playlist. Wins award bonus progress.
  • Manoeuvre Warfare: Defeat opponents while your team holds Zone Advantage. Earn bonus progress during the Hunt.
  • An Arsenal of Tricks: Defeat opponents with final blows from any ability. Earn bonus progress for Supers and opponents with a higher Power Level.
  • Iron Confidence: Defeat opponents with final blows from any weapon. Earn bonus progress for energy weapons, power weapons, and opponents with a higher Power Level.
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Destiny 2 Iron Banner Weapons

Good news – for the second season in a row, new weapons are coming. Following the excellent array of armaments in Season of the Splicer, players can get their hands on the Forge's Pledge Pulse Rifle and Peacebond Sidearm.

Here's what Bungie has said about them in the run-up to this season:

Last Season, Lord Saladin brought some fresh weapons to the fold for Guardians to earn in the Iron Banner. Riiswalker packed a punch in the Crucible, and Archon’s Thunder could go on a rampage in PvE. Next Season, two new weapons will make their appearance: the Forge’s Pledge Pulse Rifle and Peacebond Sidearm, each available through vendor packages, bounties, match rewards, and the Seasonal Iron Banner quest.
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Destiny 2 Iron Banner Armour

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After what felt like an age without new Iron Banner armour, there's a new set coming with Season 15.

It'll get a new perk, too:

Starting next Season, we’ll be introducing the Iron Lord’s Pride intrinsic perk through this set. Wearing a piece of this armor grants a small chance of an Enhancement Prism dropping at the end of an Iron Banner match. Each additional piece worn increases the chance, capping out at four pieces total. Defeat your foes with the fury of an Iron Forge. Show no mercy. 
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