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Destiny 2 Iron Banner Guide – Tips and Tricks, Objectives, SUPER, Rewards

The Iron Manner is back, for the first time in the new iteration of the game. It runs for 7 days from October 10 to October 17. The new map known as Distant Shores is set up on Nessus and looks beautiful. This Destiny 2 Iron Banner Guide will give you useful tips and tricks on how you can get the most out of 7 days of playing the Iron Banner.

For more help on Destiny 2, you can check out our Leviathan Raid Prestige Rewards Guide, Fireteam Medallion Farming Guide, and Leviathan Raid Guide.

Destiny 2 Iron Banner Guide

The most obvious difference in this new version of Iron Banner is the fact that your Light Level is irrelevant for the event. The Iron Banner works almost exactly like the other modes such as Trials of the Nine and is incredibly skill based.

Destiny 2 Iron Banner

Destiny 2 Iron Banner Tips and Tricks

Focus on the Objective
Objectives will be much better for gaining points than anything else you can do. Try to have at least two control points under your team when in control mode and it will make it easier to hunt down enemies who will spawn on the third point.

Stay Together
Staying together is really important, especially because the combat is 4 on 4. A well-practiced team will absolutely wreck you if you try to go solo. Flank opponents and support your team as much as you can and that will be incredibly beneficial for everyone.

Don’t Waste your SUPER
Super should be all about timing. If you manage to get a Power Play, you can easily net up to 12 points from a well-timed SUPER as you will have a 3x bonus and there might be four enemies trying to take a point. Remember to practice restraint and reap the rewards.

Communication can be extremely important. Try to use your headset and microphone to relay information to your team as much as you can. However, remember to not be too overzealous. Find the perfect balance between calling enemies and letting your teammates focus.

Destiny 2 Iron Banner Loot

Here is the loot that you can acquire in exchange for tokens.


  • Scout Rifle – The Guiding Sight
  • Pulse Rifle – The Time-Worn Spire
  • Hand Cannon – The Steady Hand
  • Auto Rifle – The Forward Path


  • SMG – The Hero’s Burden
  • Sidearm – The Fool’s Remedy


  • Fusion Rifle – The Wizened Rebuke
  • Grenade Launcher – The Day’s Fury


  • Hunter – Heavy set
  • Titan – Restorative set
  • Warlock – Heavy set


  • Felwinter Frost
  • Shades of Radegast


  • Iron Wolf
  • Iron Battalion

Destiny 2 Iron Banner Reward System

The reward system in Destiny 2 is different than that of Destiny 1. You will be given a series of challenges each day which you can complete to earn tokens which you can spend on items. You also earn Iron Banner tokens every match that you play and a bonus if you win.

Usually, you will get 5 tokens for a win and 2 for a loss. You also get 15 tokens if you manage to complete the daily milestone.

Earn 20 tokens and you can get a ‘Rank Up Reward’ from Saladin and acquire gear from the section listed above. If you rank up Saladin 10 times, you will be rewarded with a ‘Seasonal Milestone’. You can easily earn the Milestone if you complete your daily milestones and do not play any extra PvP.

That is all we have for our Destiny 2 Iron Banner Guide. Let us know if we missed something using the comments section below!