Destiny Iron Banner Returns Next Week

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Destiny’s limited-time Iron Banner multiplayer event will return next week.

The event will kick off on August 16 and this time the gametype is shoot-fest Clash. The Iron Banner will run until Tuesday August 23rd ending around 2 AM PT/5 AM ET that day.

Saladin will be offering a number of bonuses for Iron Banner players, including armor and weapons, and also content exclusive to PlayStation users.

The new Iron Banner event is scheduled to begin around noon PT on August 16th. This is actually two hours later than usual.

This is due to Destiny undergoing some maintenance that day, starting at 9 AM PT. It ends, “when Bungie says so,” and Iron Banner will begin after this.

This downtime does overlap with Destiny’s upcoming Rise of Iron Crucible livestream. Bungie has addressed the fact that there has been speculation this occurred in order to get more users to watch the livestream.

“We did not,” Bungie said. “These are the machinations of progress. Sometimes, everything happens all at once.”

Rise of Iron launches on September 20th for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It will be the fourth expansion in the Destiny saga.