The Iron Banner Event Returns to Destiny Beta on July 25 & 26

As the Destiny beta powers on, The Iron Banner event will be returning this Friday and Saturday, with Bungie asking, “Have you met Lord Saladin? If you crave the most hardcore challenge to be had in the Destiny beta, this champion of the City is your dealer.”

Bungie adds:

The Iron Banner is just one of the ways we’ll keep you on your toes as you progress on your journey. It’s another reason to clash with other Guardians in deadly competition. If you’ve accepted this challenge before, all you need to know is that it’s coming back. Once again, it will send you into battle in four arenas: ‘Rusted Lands’ on Earth, ‘First Light’ on the Moon, ‘Shores of Time’ on Venus, and ‘Blind Watch’ on Mars.

Here’s a few things you need to know about The Iron Banner:

  • 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.

And here’s when you’ll be able to access the event (all times are Pacific):

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

There’s still further surprises and permanent rewards planned for the Destiny beta before it ends on July 27, with Bungie saying that more information will be revealed tomorrow.

[Source: Bungie]