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Destiny 2 Iron Banner January countdown: When is the next Iron Banner?

Published: 6/Jan/2022 18:52

by Lloyd Coombes

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Destiny 2’s Season of the Lost is here, but when is January’s Iron Banner event? Here’s everything we know about the next appearance of Lord Saladin.

Destiny’s Iron Banner event has been around since the days of the first game, offering unique armor and weapon rewards in exchange for Guardians playing a unique PvP mode for a week.

While Season of the Lost is revamping Trials of Osiris, Iron Banner remains much the same as it has previously; players capture three objectives, and holding all three will lock enemies out in what’s known as “The Hunt”. Here, kills for the controlling team are worth triple, so it’s not uncommon to see big wins as coordinated Guardians stand their ground.

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Iron Banner is also unique in Destiny 2 as it factors in Power Levels. If you’re at a higher level than your opponent, you’ll deal more damage and be able to take more. If the roles are reversed, though, you’ll have to be smart about your engagements.

Here’s everything we know about when the January Iron Banner will arrive in Destiny 2.

Image from Destiny 2 showing Lord Saladin standing in front of the Iron Banner sigil
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Lord Saladin has a new quest (and rewards) for players.

When is Iron Banner in January?

Iron Banner tends to arrive on the second reset of the month, so we’d expect it on January 11.

As a reminder, whichever week it falls on, Destiny 2’s Trials of Osiris will not be active, as has been the case since Destiny 1.

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It’s sure to be worth the wait, though, especially if you missed out on the last few. That’s because, for Season of the Lost, Bungie is adding a series of new weapons and armor types.

The armor, Iron Forerunner, is particularly exciting because it’s the first new set that’s been added in a while.

As for weapons, here’s what you can earn yourself:

  • Peacebond – Legendary Sidearm
  • Forge’s Pledge – Legendary Pulse Rifle
  • Riiswalker – Legendary Shotgun
  • Occluded Finality – Legendary Sniper Rifle

To earn the above, you’ll have to first finish Lord Saladin’s seasonal quest. This time around, it’s called “For The War to Come“.

With Season of the Lost wrapping up when Witch Queen and Season 16 arrive, expect there to be one more Iron Banner after this one before we potentially get new gear to earn.

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