Destiny 2 Iron Banner is Now Live, Brings a New Crucible Map

The first Destiny 2 Iron Banner event is now live, and it brings with it a new Crucible map called Distant Shore. The new map is located on Nessus, bearing the same red leaf trees and Vex architecture we’ve seen in previous Nessus environments. For this week, Distant Shore will be exclusive to the Iron Banner playlist, going into regular playlist rotation once the event concludes.

Iron Banner is a week long competitive PVP event where Guardians prove their worth in the Crucible for Lord Saladin for exclusive rewards. The game type this week will be Control. Iron Banner ends on October 17 at 2 AM Pacific. Bungie provided a quick FAQ about what’s new for the first Iron Banner in Destiny 2.

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

Bungie confirmed that both weapons and armor will be made available as rewards.

Don’t forget that with the Prestige Raid delayed until next week, you’ve now got the opportunity to focus fully on Iron Banner and earning all of the rewards, including the awesome looking set of samurai inspired armor.