Destiny’s Iron Banner to Return with Badass New Rewards

Destiny Iron Banner

Bungie’s hit shared world shooter Destiny is about to launch another week of their Iron Banner multiplayer event. The event will start on February 28 at 10 AM PT and will cease on March 7 at 1 AM PT. As per the usual, players can look forward to some pretty awesome rewards through the event.

Announced on Bungie’s official blog, the rewards that Guardians can earn in the next Iron Banner are pretty rad, to say the least. Included in the rewards are a new sniper rifle, hand cannon, and new armor for your Hunters, Warlocks, and Titans. You can check out the gallery below:

Aside from the Iron Banner announcement, Bungie’s blog post also touched on some changes coming in a future update. Some of the focus is aimed at the last update (2.5.02) and the hoarding of special weapons ammo.

“It has been a little over one week since these new changes took effect and we’re still monitoring feedback from around the community. One thing we have been hearing a lot of is: ‘Sidearms… so hot right now.’ A lot of the feedback around Sidearms has pointed out their unique ability to hoard Special ammo when other weapons are running dry,”

Senior Designer Josh Hamrick outlined some of the changes that the team plans to implement in the near future.

1.     Sidearms: In a not-entirely-shocking development, the Sidearm meta has grown strong. With its innate ability to not only keep ammo through death, but to also actually store it away, Scrooge McDuck style, it’s the ultimate gift for anyone who’s always running out. For now. We are currently working on a change that would allow Sidearms to continue to spawn with a small set amount of ammo post-death, but keep them from stacking anything extra. They’ll be handy if you run into resistance on your way to the ammo crate, but to keep your Sidearm usage high, you’ll still need to stock up often.
 2.     Memory of Skorri: This Artifact has led to some of the greatest dance parties I’ve ever attended in Destiny. That being said, aside from encouraging these sort of team building events, the artifact itself tends to inspire a more lackadaisical approach to gameplay. Instead of continuing to encourage you to hurry up and wait on a Super, we are looking at modifying Skorri to motivate some activity. The change currently in testing requires a kill to jumpstart Skorri’s unique ability for the next minute. Once it times out, you’ll need another kill to jumpstart it again. We believe you won’t have any problems killing one enemy every 60 seconds for maximum uptime in PVE, but Trials may offer a greater challenge.
3.    Truth: While I think Truth’s strength is its unique ability to find its target, clearly having more rockets is always better and losing a loaded rocket is – understandably – a heavy loss to many players. To make this a little bit easier to deal with, we are looking into adding one additional rocket into your backpack AND bumping Truth to the max Rocket Launcher reload speed.
4.     No Land Beyond: Much like the recent rise of Sidearms, NLB is showing up more and more. Ultimately, we would never want to destroy NLB’s Exoticness, meaning we would never move it from the Primary slot or change it from being a Sniper. On the contrary, we’ve found a potential workaround for making NLB flinch like the Sniper Rifle it is. This one will require a good amount of testing, but we think it’s a good change. Keep your shooting clean and you’ll still pop heads like nothing ever changed… But falling behind in a head-to-head primary fight will likely be a death sentence.
Are you ready for another round of Iron Banner? What do you think of the new rewards? Do you think the Destiny team is staying on top of updates and support? Are you excited for Destiny 2Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow us on Twitter to catch all of your gaming news 24/7. If you’d like to interact with fellow DFTG readers as well as our awesome writing team, head on over to our official Disqus.

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