Destiny 2 fans are impressed with the new Iron Banner armor detail
As a live service title, Destiny 2 has continued to add, evolve, and update since its original release in 2017. Outside of the main campaign and other launch modes such as Crucible and Vanguard Strikes, players have seen many updates, seasonal-style content. , new modes like Gambit, as well as events like the Halloween-inspired Festival of the Lost, which just ended. Throughout all of that, Bungie has created many rotating events, including a PvP mode called Iron Banner.
In terms of Iron Banner, this specialized player versus player mode appears periodically multiple times during each season spearheaded by Lord Saladin. Offering top-notch gear, the mode has also introduced new armor and weapons to the loot pool, generally outnumbered in metals such as silver, iron, and other warrior-style styles. While this season has already unveiled the new Iron Forerunner outfit for players to get their hands on, Bungie also included a small addition for players to discover with the latest return of Iron Banner.
After Destiny 2's weekly reboot this week, not only did fans see Lord Saladin's return, they soon discovered an unannounced addition to the game. Donning the Iron Banner armor, Bungie apparently added a small cosmetic update that wraps the armor's shield on fire. The fire effect only lasts during the Iron Banner weeks in Destiny 2, although it works either by wearing an ornament or by wearing actual armor. The special glow appears to affect only this season's Iron Forerunner set, and none of the older sets. Interestingly, this seems to give the Hunter class a slight edge, in terms of visuals, as the smaller Iron Banner crest on the gauntlets also lights up along with the chest. For those who have trouble getting gear to burn after equipping it, players have mentioned that going to a different destination seems to trigger the effect. Taking something old and updating it is something Bungie is pretty familiar with in Destiny 2.
Not only did the studio manage to bring back a host of fan-favorite gear from the original game, like the revitalized Hawkmoon hand cannon, but the studio is finally giving the community what they want by bringing back the next exotic rocket launcher Gjallarhorn. There are even rumors starting to circulate the internet that even more exotics may be making a comeback, like the Icebreaker sniper and the Invective shotgun.