The first Iron Banner of Destiny 2‘s Shadowkeep era–and of Season 8, Season of the Undying–is underway. The basics are still the same: This is a Crucible mode where, unlike usual, level advantages are enabled, meaning you’ll want to come with your highest Power level gear. But the process for obtaining Iron Banner weapons and the new armor is different than it used to be, as you’ll first need to make your way through a seasonal pursuit known as Scour the Rust. Here’s what it involves.
You initially pick up the Scour the Rust quest from Lord Saladin at the Tower, who should also have a set of four bounties (offering Pinnacle rewards, which will let you level from 950 to 960). But until you complete Scour the Rust, you won’t be able to turn in Iron Banner tokens to purchase rewards packages from Saladin. As a result, any rewards you get from Iron Banner until the quest is finished will come from completing bounties and matches. Scour the Rust needs to be completed on each of your characters, but it will reward you with the new Iron Will armor for your class. The current instance of Iron Banner will end at 10 AM PT on October 22, but you have the full season to complete this quest.
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Upon picking up the quest, you’ll see your first set of three objectives. Completing all of these will unlock the next portion of the six-part quest. You can see everything this entails below, courtesy of datamined info from Light.gg, but be aware that one of the final steps is bugged–as described below and on Bungie’s Twitter account, the step you must complete is quite different from what you’re told to do in-game.
We’re investigating an issue where the Iron Banner “Scour the Rust” quest step, “Conviction,” says to land 10 Super final blows to earn progress, but also shows a Grenade Launcher icon.
This step is actually progressed by earning 10 final blows with Submachine Guns.
— Bungie Help (@BungieHelp) October 15, 2019
- Opponents defeated (30)
- Zones captures (10)
- Super final blows (3)
- Matches completed (6)
- Zones captured (20)
- Pulse rifle final blows (25)
- Fusion rifle final blows (20)
- Zones captured (30)
- Opponents defeated (100)
- Submachine gun final blows (15)
- Super final blows (15)
- Zones captured (40)
- Zones captured (50)
- Matches completed (15)
- Super final blows (10)
- Note that this step is bugged. It’s labeled Super final blows but shows a grenade launcher icon. In fact, neither of these is correct; you need to rack up 10 submachine gun final blows.
- Return to Lord Saladin
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