Destiny 2 Iron Banner (Dec. 10 - Dec. 14): Event, Rewards & Quest Guide

Lord Saladin is back in Destiny 2, in Iron Banner PVP game mode, a one-week-long Crucible event that offers its participants a multiplayer experience with unique quests, bounties, and rewards.

For Season 15, players need to complete the Iron Banner quest For the War to Come. Here is everything you need to know.

Event details

This edition of the Iron Banner is available from December 7, 2021, to December 14, 2021, at noon EST.


To participate in the Iron Banner while the event is available, players must:

  • First, reach Lord Shaxx in the New Light quest.
  • Speak with Lord Saladin in the Tower Courtyard.

Iron Banner Mechanics

Lord Saladin will offer rewards to players who rank up their reputation with him by turning in Iron Banner Tokens.

Lord Saladin is found in the Tower Courtyard and can be accessed by taking the stairs next to the Gunsmith.

How to obtain Iron Banners Tokens

  • Match Completions: Upon completing an Iron Banner Crucible match, players will be awarded Iron Banner Tokens.
  • Weekly Bounties: Players may earn additional Iron Banner Tokens by completing Weekly Iron Banner bounties. These can be completed on each character throughout an Iron Banner event.

For the War To Come

This week Lord Saladin's challenge is called For the War to Come. These are the stages players need to complete to obtain special rewards:

Forewarned, Forearmed

  • This stage consists of playing matches of Iron Banner, prioritizing Energy Weapon use.
  • Challenges:
    • 30 Guardians defeats
    • 15 Energy weapon final blows
    • 10 Zones captured

Clustered Shots

  • The focus in this stage should be the use of a Pulse Rifle. At least for the first few games, as you are looking to achieve 15 kills.
  • Challenges
    • 20 Zones captured
    • 15 Pulse Rifle final blows
    • 6 Matches completed


  • In this stage, things start to be more challenging. Guardians require to focus on obtaining kills, capture zoned, and Solar or Stasis abilities.
    • 100 Guardian defeats
    • 30 Zones captured
    • 10 Ability final blows (Solar or Stasis)

Final Lesson

  • For the last challenges, the focus is on capturing zones and the use of super and sidearms.
  • Challenges
    • 40 Zones captured
    • 15 Super final blows
    • 15 Sidearm final blows

After completing these stages, Iron Banner will be unlocked after returning to talk with Lord Saladin.


Bounties are consistently rotating in the Iron Banner through an initial set that will award four pieces of Pinnacle Gear in total.

This Iron Banner Season Rewards:

  • Peacebond - Legendary Sidearm
  • Forge’s Pledge - Legendary Pulse Rifle
  • Riiswalker - Legendary Shotgun
  • Occluded Finality - Legendary Sniper Rifle
  • Iron Forerunner - Armor Set

While Trial Osiris is taking a break this week, Xur is back on Destiny 2. Check what Exotic and Legendary Items he's bringing this weekend here.

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