Destiny 2 Iron Banner Gear & Schedule, Prestige Raid Details & More Revealed

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This week’s update from Bungie offers details on the first Destiny 2 Iron Banner gear and schedule, the upcoming Prestige Raid, and “Seasons”.

First up, is the Iron Banner, which will will begin on October 10 and end a week later on October 17. (2 a.m. PT is the start time, like all other game events.)

Here’s the full list of details:

The game is Control.
As the first Faction Rally comes to an end, the Iron Lords are hosting the next ritual. Their special event has undergone some changes. The Iron Banner is still your chance to stand and be proven in the fires of friendly competition.
What’s different?
  • Combat will be between two teams of four players
  • Your fighting abilities, not your power levels, will decide the outcome
  • Bounties and Ranks have been replaced with an Iron Banner Engram
How can you compete?
  • Complete the Destiny 2 campaign – the only way to reach the Tower
  • Visit Lord Saladin in the Tower to begin the Iron Banner Quest
  • Fight in the Iron Banner playlist with Quickplay modes and matchmaking
What’s in it for you?
  • Earn Iron Banner Tokens in every match (earn more if you win)
  • Daily and Season* Milestones that track your progress to glory
  • Claim brand new armor wrought in the forges of the Iron Lords

Above you can you see the Destiny 2 Iron Banner gear that’s on offer. It’s not yet clear what Power Level these armor sets will boast, but here’s hoping it’s high and worth grinding for!

Next up is the Prestige Raid, which is aimed at those players whose Power Level has reach 300. It is “the ultimate test of might and mettle,” where “enemies are stronger and smarter, and new mechanics will require new strategies.

Here’s the small amount of info we’ve been given:

You’re the Best… Around!
Combat against other Guardians not your thing? The ultimate PVE challenge also arrives in your Director on Tuesday at 10AM Pacific. The morning after the weekly reset begins a new invitation from Calus to join him for the Prestige Raid.
We do not expect everyone to be successful in completing this activity. Mechanical changes to the encounters are minimal, but they are there. The Prestige Raid is about mastering a more punishing sandbox. Our goal is not to provide a boon to your character progression, but there are unique rewards to help you shine. Consider this your invitation to prove to the world that you are among the very best of the Raiders who overlook the City.
And finally, Bungie teased that information about “Seasons” will be unveiled at this year’s TwitchCon. The Bungie panel will take place on October 20 at 4:30 p.m. PT. During the presentation, we’ll learn what Seasons mean in Destiny 2, what will change from season to season, how many seasons there will be, and when the second season will begin.

That’s all for this week’s update.

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Will you be taking part in the Iron Banner? What about that Prestige Raid?

Source: Bungie (Official)