Bungie has kicked off a second, “reforged” Destiny Iron Banner event that will run from today until Nov. 24.
The new Iron Banner builds on the original Iron Banner multiplayer playlist with a tweaked ruleset inspired by fan feedback. Destiny’s tagline for the event is “Power Does Matter,” so forget about the level playing field you’re used to in vanilla multiplayer. If you want to compete you need the gear. In fact, Bungie admits lower level players can be competitive in the Iron Banner if they’ve got the best gear.
Bungie has set up a new page for the event, which you can check out here.
And here are the new Iron Banner details from the latest update:
Only players Level 20 and above can lead a Fireteam
Players below Level 20 can accompany more powerful friends
Players within 3 Levels can be competitive with each other
Your DEFENSE rating affects how you take damage
Wear your best (highest rated) armor
Players out of your league will seem like a Boss
Your ATTACK rating affects how you inflict damage
Equip your best (highest rated) weapons
Lower-level players wielding fully-upgraded weapons should still be considered a very credible threat!
Claim victory to gain reputation.
Lord Saladin now has five ranks to obtain through victory
Your previous Iron Banner rank has been preserved
The Tempered buff is a twelve-hour boost in reputation gains
Activate Tempered later during the event to catch up faster
Acquire exclusive Iron Banner rewards.
Increase your Rank to unlock better gear
Reforge weapons to reset progression with new perks
Earn gauntlets and boots to move you closer to Level 30
See Lord Saladin for details!
Quitters never win.
Reputation gains are only awarded only to the winners
Defeat grants a token to be redeemed after a future win
You can carry up to five Iron Medallions at any time
Partial reputation gains are earned instantly upon victory
Strike while the Iron is hot.
Your reputation will be reset at the conclusion of this Iron Banner
Like any competitive activity, each new event is a chance to regain your standing