What is in Your Destiny? Xur, Iron Banner, Level Cap and the Prestige Raid.

What is in Your Destiny? Xur, Iron Banner, Level Cap and the Prestige Raid.

It’s Friday, Guardians. We all know what this means; communique from above, and a visit from the beyond.

Xuring is Caring

What does the Agent of the Nine have for us this week?

  • Vigilance Wing – Pulse Rifle – 29 Shards
  • Foetracer – Hunter Helm – 23 Shards
  • An Insurmountable Skullfort – Titan Helm – 23 Shards
  • Nezarec’s Sin – Titan Helm – 23 Shards

Two in the Crowd 

There is a lot to digest in what I’m about to C&P from the Bungie blog, but three parts standout for me, the first being there is zero mention of a power level increase with the release of the prestige version of Leviathan. Secondly, no new weapons from Iron Banner? Edit: Bungie have confirmed there are weapons, too.  At least the new armour is unique looking! Whilst the third comes at the tail end of the blog post, I’d like to share that now, if you’ll indulge me.

On a personal note; just the other night, after we caught up in the Crucible, I had dinner with a dude I met as my teammate in a Bungie game eleven years ago. I am a product of the Bungie community. My challenge to every Guardian is to look to the human element in Destiny 2 to fuel your appetite for ultimate re-playability. The ultimate loot is the friendships that can grow out of a game like this. There will be more gear to add to your character (next week, even). The rewards that I’m talking about are the people in the community that thrives in this game. If you let them, they’ll make your hobby as a light-dealing hero on a starside campaign for glory even better.

Thanks to those of you who are helping us to drive that scene.

DeeJ, out.

Iron Banner

The Return of the Iron Lord

The Red War scattered the heroes of humanity across the solar system. One by one, they have been returning to the City. Now, Lord Saladin will hold court and reward the brave.

Begins: October 10, 2AM Pacific
Ends: October 17, 2AM Pacific

The game is Control.

As the first Faction Rally comes to an end, the Iron Lords are hosting the next ritual. Their special event has undergone some changes. The Iron Banner is still your chance to stand and be proven in the fires of friendly competition.

What’s different? (From Destiny 1)
Combat will be between two teams of four players
Your fighting abilities, not your power levels, will decide the outcome
Bounties and Ranks have been replaced with an Iron Banner Engram

How can you compete?
Complete the Destiny 2 campaign – the only way to reach the Tower
Visit Lord Saladin in the Tower to begin the Iron Banner Quest
Fight in the Iron Banner playlist with Quickplay modes and matchmaking

What’s in it for you?
Earn Iron Banner Tokens in every match (earn more if you win)
Daily and Season* Milestones that track your progress to glory
Claim brand new armour wrought in the forges of the Iron Lord

Prestige Raid

You’re the Best… Around!

Combat against other Guardians not your thing? The ultimate PVE challenge also arrives in your Director on Tuesday at 10AM Pacific. The morning after the weekly reset begins a new invitation from Calus to join him for the Prestige Raid.

We do not expect everyone to be successful in completing this activity. Mechanical changes to the encounters are minimal, but they are there. The Prestige Raid is about mastering a more punishing sandbox. Our goal is not to provide a boon to your character progression, but there are unique rewards to help you shine. Consider this your invitation to prove to the world that you are among the very best of the Raiders who overlook the City.

World First will be counted. We can tell you no more.

Good luck!