Destiny 2 Iron Banner COUNTDOWN (May 31-June 7): Release Time, Event & Rewards

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Implementing its new changes for the first time, Destiny 2's Iron Banner is back once again!

The one-week-long event will be making its 4.1.0 Update debut alongside tweaks and alterations made to its original version. As always, it'll still bring on the extensive Multiplayer experience players know and love and, of course, it'll reward them accordingly.

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Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming Iron Banner, including its release time, new changes, and rewards.

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LATEST - Iron Banner will be live in less than an hour!

In less than an hour, Guardians will be able to participate in the new and improved Iron Banner!

The now-changed Iron Banner is freeing itself from its past, ushering in new changes. These include no more Power Levels, new reputation buffs, and plenty of new rewards.

Iron Banner Release Time

Destiny 2's Iron Banner returns on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, and finishes a week later on Tuesday, June 7, 2022.

Instead of the event running once a month, now it'll be available twice a season, making it more in line with other annual events. It will be live in-game at 1pm EST on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, allowing players to participate in the all-out PvP fun.

Follow along with our countdown below to catch the Iron Banner right on time.

Iron Banner (May 31-June 7)

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What is the Iron Banner in Destiny 2?

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Iron Banner is a monthly PvP mode found in The Crucible. As always, it arrives at the weekly reset and leaves during the following.

Iron banner is usually a streamlined event that allows for players to do more in PvP. However, thanks to the 4.1.0 Update, it'll be a tad bit different this time around.

READ MORE: Trials of Osiris POSTPONED: Return Date, Season of the Haunted Changes & more

Iron Banner Changes in Destiny 2: Season of the Haunted

Thanks to the 4.1.0 Update, Iron Banner has undergone some extensive changes.

To start, Lord Saladin, now Bracus Forge, can be found in the spot where Eva Levenate usually hangs out in the Tower. There, he will give an introduction quest for the Iron Banner, removing the seasonal quest.

Destiny 2 Iron Banner COUNTDOWN (May 31-June 7): Release Time, Event & Rewards - Iron Banner
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NEW AND IMPROVED: Iron Banner is coming back better than ever

Iron Banner will no longer adopt Power Levels. This means that players of any level can partake in the event. Once they are in it, they will be able to participate in the famed Destiny 1 mode, Rift, which had players score a Spark in the enemy goal as it'll be making its return. This will allow for Iron Banner to swap between Control and it. Rift will be played on the highly-anticipated Disjunction map.

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Upon participating in matches, players will earn an additional Iron Banner reputation, earning a bonus based on their rank for winning. The reputation gain can be boosted even further if players wear a set of Iron Banner gear and weapons, maxing out a multiplier of up to 200%. Additionally, new daily challenges can give players an extra 100% reputation per each challenge completed. And as a little cherry on top, if players use an Iron Banner emblem, they'll get a 10% buff.

To top it all off, players can expect a new Iron Lord challenge, changes to rewards, and more.

For more information on the changes visit the official Bungie post here.

Iron Banner Rewards

Ever since its introduction to the game, Iron Banner has always had the same rewards each month, which included armor, weapons, and cosmetics. However, due to the new update, this has changed.

Iron Banner tokens have now been removed in favor of a ranking system similar to Trials of Osiris'. This will bring on Iron Engrams that can be converted into any current Iron Banner weapons or armor that have been earned previously.

Additionally, according to Bungie, older Iron Banner gear and cosmetics will be making a return in the Iron Banner rewards as well.