The Destiny Beta’s Iron Banner PvP Event Returns This Weekend on PlayStation and Xbox

Bungie is bringing back the Iron Banner this weekend, a special Destiny Beta PvP event that takes place inside the Crucible where Guardians face off for reputation and the chance to win unique Iron Banner gear. This time, the playing field opens up to Xbox One and Xbox 360 gamers as well.

In the Iron Banner, power ratings on your weapons and armor are taken into account, meaning you better show up with your best gear equipped. During the event, access to the Rusted Lands (Earth) and Blind Watch (Mars) will be granted, in addition to First Light (Earth’s Moon) and Shores of Time (Venus).


Bungie wants participants to note the following important points before this weekend’s events begin:

  • You must meet with Lord Saladin before you can compete. Seek him out in the Tower, opposite the landing zone.
  • The Iron Banner is accessed as a separate playlist in the Crucible.
  • The power ratings on your weapons and armor are crucial to victory. While combat in the Crucible offers a level playing field, the Iron Banner demands your very best gear.
  • Victory earns you reputation and rank to unlock special Iron Banner gear, and you can only browse or acquire your rewards while the event is live!
  • Iron Banner challenges are available from the Bounty Tracker to make your exploits in battle even more profitable.
  • If you reach your competition-worthy rank of Level 5 while this event is happening, you’ll need to check in with Lord Shaxx first. He’ll issue your Crucible invitation in the Hall of Guardians, just down the stairs from the main landing zone in the Tower.

The Iron Banner is only on at specific and limited times, so be sure to note the schedule below. All times in PDT.

Friday, July 25th

  • 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM*
  • 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Saturday, July 26th

  • 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM*
  • 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

*Earlier bouts added because we love our European players, too.

For your info, the Iron Banner event on Saturday, July 26 is not the ‘special’ event Bungie has planed for the final day of the Destiny Beta. More details on that are to follow, so stay tuned!

See you in the Crucible, Guardians.

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