Destiny 2 devs confirm the start date for December’s Iron Banner

Andrew Highton

The Crucible’s limited-time-only mode is going to making a splash in December. We have all the information on Iron Banner’s start time, release date, and rewards.

It’s time to suit up, power up, and enter the Crucible. But it’s going to a historic month for Destiny 2 and it will be the first time ever that Stasis will be seen in the arena.

Introduced in Beyond Light, Stasis is the new ice ability that could prove to be a huge factor in tipping the balance of a match. Check out when the event itself is going live and what you can look forward to with the newest round of Iron Banner.

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fighting the fallen in destiny 2 beyond light

When will I be able to play it?

Lots of people look forward to Iron Banner immensely just because it is so limited. It offers a greater challenge than typical Crucible matches as it negates power level balance in favor of those with greater power levels. So it really benefits players to enter the arena armed to the teeth at the highest possible level with the best equipment.

Each team is competing to gather the most points possible by eliminating their opposition. But the turning point comes in the form of zones that, when captured, net you more points per kill.

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If you’re able to hold all three zones, then not only will you achieve the maximum possible points per elimination, but the enemy team is also temporarily locked out from capturing zones – an absolute game-changer.

In Bungie‘s newest “This Week at Bungie” post, they said that:

Iron Banner begins at 9 AM on December 8, running through 9 AM on December 15.

a player using stasis in destiny 2 beyond light

A full week to slaughter and survive whilst capturing zones and earning points. The real incentive for Iron Banner comes in the form of exclusive rewards and loot. You can claim Iron Banner bounties that dish out pinnacle-powered rewards. You’ll also be able to get your hands on Iron Banner-themed loot and returning weapons and items too.

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So what are you waiting for? Get leveling up and become a Guardian god.

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