Destiny 2: When does Iron Banner return?

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Destiny 2's Season of the Haunted introduced tons of new content and several changes for players to enjoy. Amongst these changes was a rework to the unique PvP mode, Iron Banner.

This popular PvP mode has stuck around in Destiny since the first game's original release, and its overhaul was a massive one. These changes included the removal of Power Levels, reputation alterations, and more. To top it all off, the Iron Banner schedule in Destiny 2 was also drastically changed.


So when does Iron Banner return to Destiny 2?

When does Iron Banner return to Destiny 2?

Prior to Season of the Haunted, Iron Banner used to appear more frequently which meant that it'd overlap with other popular events. After changes, however, the PvP event now appears just twice a season. It's also worth noting that once it's live, Trials of Osiris will go on hiatus.

Destiny 2: When does Iron Banner return? - Iron Banner
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CHANGING: Season of the Haunted brought revisions to Iron Banner

Season of the Haunted's first Iron Banner started on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, and ended on Tuesday, June 7, 2022—but we're now past that point.

This means that the next appearance is set for Tuesday, July 12, 2022, and, like the previous release, will be a week-long run, ending on Tuesday, July 19, 2022.

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What is the Iron Banner in Destiny 2?

Iron Banner is a monthly PvP mode found in The Crucible that is available two times per Destiny 2 season. As always, it arrives during the weekly reset and leaves during the following. This means that players will only have a short amount of time to enjoy it, so you won't want to miss out!

Iron Banner also offers plenty of unique rewards for players who can survive the mayhem.

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Iron Banner Changes in Season of the Haunted

Thanks to Season of the Haunted, Iron Banner underwent 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: When does Iron Banner return? - Iron Banner
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NEW LOOK: Iron Banner underwent changes with Season of the Haunted

Iron Banner will also no longer adopt Power Levels. This means that players of any level can partake in the event. Once they're in it, they will be able to participate in the famed Destiny 1 mode, Rift, which has players score a Spark in the enemy goal, as it'll be making its return. Moving forward, Iron Banner will swap between Rift and Control game modes.

Players who participate in matches will earn additional Iron Banner reputation and will earn a bonus based on their rank for winning. The reputation can be boosted by various means such as Iron Banner sets, gear, armor, and more.

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