With Destiny 2 right around the corner, Bungie is beginning to close the book on its predecessor, Destiny 1.
But for those of you Guardians not quite ready to call it quits just yet, the game’s final Iron Banner has begun. Although you won’t actually be able to bring any of the loot with you over to Destiny 2, it at least serves as a way to kill some time before the sequel arrives next month.
For those just now familiarizing yourself with the universe of Destiny, Iron Banner is a limited time Crucible (PvP) event. Unlike normal Destiny competitive multiplayer, players’ Light level in Iron Banner actually matters. The level and power of your gear is reflected in Iron Banner matches, making the most powerful weapons and strongest gear actually important.
Completing Iron Banner bounties would reward players with special marks that could be used to purchase special PvP-focused gear. But seeing as how none of this gear will carry over in a month, you’re basically playing the mode this week for fun.
Destiny 1’s final Iron Banner focuses on Control mode.
Destiny 2 is set to launch on September 6 for PS4 and Xbox One, and on October 24 for PC. A beta for the console version just wrapped up in late July, while PC players will get a beta in late August.