Destiny 2 Iron Banner COUNTDOWN (April 4) - Release Time, Event & Rewards

Iron Banner Destiny 2

Iron Banner Destiny 2

Iron Banner has returned to Destiny 2. After a measly two-week break, Guardians can once again face each other in the renowned PvP event.

Making its second appearance of the Lightfall expansion—and the Season of Defiance (Season 20)—Destiny 2 Iron Banner brings some of the highest levels of PvP play.

That being said... Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming Iron Banner, including its release time, rewards, and more.

Destiny 2 Iron Banner Release Time (April 4)

After two weeks without the famed PvP event, Destiny 2 Iron Banner returns on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, lasting the usual week before ending on Tuesday, April 11, 2023.

The PvP game mode will be live in-game at 1 pm EST on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, allowing players to participate in the all-out PvP. It's worth noting that Iron Banner appears directly after the weekly maintenance concludes.

To make sure you don't miss out on the fun, follow along with our countdown below to catch Iron Banner right on time.

Iron Banner Release Time (April 4)

In the past, Iron Banner used to appear on a monthly basis, overlapping with other popular events. Now, at least for Season of Defiance, Iron Banner will appear one more time this season.

READ MORE: All of the campaign main story missions in Destiny 2: Lightfall

What is Iron Banner in Destiny 2?

Iron Banner is an event in the Crucible that appears a couple of times a season. Like Trials of Osiris, it's one of the marquee PvP events in Destiny 2 and offers unique armor and weapons.

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MANO Y MANO: Players play against one another in Iron Banner

To participate in the Iron Banner, players must get to Lord Shaxx in the New Light quest, and later speak with Lord Saladin in the Tower Courtyard. In the event, players can earn tokens by completing matches. These tokens can be turned into Lord Saladin for armor, weapons, shaders, and more. The armor and gear from Iron Banner are some of the best in the game.

The Iron Banner is largely centered around one mode. In the past, Iron Banner had modes such as Rift (from Destiny 1), Eruption, and lastly—and most recently, Fortress.

For this Iron Banner, players can expect to be playing Eruption. In Eruption, players grow in power upon getting kills, entering a "Prime" state whereupon kills grant additional points but destroy the Guardian after 15 seconds.

Iron Banner Rewards (April 4)

In the past, Iron Banner has always had the same rewards each month, which included armor, weapons, and cosmetics. However, that's changed over time. Meaning, that a new Iron Banner means a whole new set of rewards.

Destiny 2 Rewards
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PLENTY OF LOOT: Iron Banner has various rewards

The rewards for Destiny 2 Iron Banner have yet to be revealed. However, be sure to come back as we'll update the rewards as Bungie reveals information about them.

READ MORE: All Destiny 2: Lightfall Exotics - New Armor and Weapons Listed

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