Bungie, the game developer of Destiny, has announced details of the limited time Iron Banner event, which is the first one to take place post the April update.
The game developer has been launching the periodical Iron Banner events for Destiny frequently and the next tournament is a week-long affair. It commences on April 26 and will conclude on May 2. Bungie normally launches Iron Banner in either Clash or Rift modes and in the upcoming event, Clash is set to be the mode of choice for gamers.
Gamers have plenty to look forward to and will be rewarded with several Iron Banner-specific items such as Auto Rifle, Rocket Launcher, Hunter Armor, Titan Armor, Warlock Armor and PlayStation Armor.
For those wondering if the developer will possibly alter the gameplay significantly - the answer is no. Bungie has revealed that it will not change the gameplay substantially for the upcoming Iron Banner event - barring making balance readjustments that were made at the time of the April update.
Additionally, the developer has detailed some bug fixes and changes to the way rewards will be handled during the tournament.
Here are the Iron Banner specific patch notes announced by Bungie:
- Lord Saladin's inventory has been updated with items at Ranks 3-5, some with re-rolled perks
- Rank package rewards have been adjusted:
- Increased Rank 3 package Artifact to 320 Light
- Increased Rank 5 package Ghost to 320 Light
- Rank 5 packages can now reward items from the current event
- Iron Banner Armor and Weapons can now be earned at Rank 0 at the end-of-activity
- Removed Legendary Engrams from the possible end-of-activity rewards list, creating a greater chance to receive Iron Banner specific items
- "Iron Domination" daily bounty now requires completing a match with a personal score of 1500 instead of winning a match with 2500
- "Iron Versatility" bounty now only requires 7 Heavy Weapon kills to complete
- Fixed an issue where players below Rank 5 could roll a reward they were ineligible for, resulting in no reward being given
- Fixed an issue where the Iron Banner ship was missing a part of its frame
Bungie released Destiny in September 2014 across a number of gaming platforms and its Iron Banner tournament has been appreciated by gamers in the past.
"I am absolutely loving IB this time, even despite the occasional lag games," said a Redditor.
It remains to be seen if the upcoming Iron Banner event is able to draw more gamers to Destiny.