Bungie is set to introduce the new Iron Banner event today for Destiny beta players.
Today at 2 p.m. PST, the Iron Banner event will begin and will only last for two hours. This will be the only time the event runs during the beta, so if you miss it, you will have to wait until the full release. The event includes two new maps; one in the Rusted Lands and one on Mars. This is the only time these two maps will be available in the beta.
Beta players who do jump into this event will also have the chance to earn rare new loot.
Bungie.net describes the Iron Banner event as follows:
New maps are not the only reward for your bravery in this new competitive construct. According to Designer Leif Johansen, “Iron Banner has limited time rewards, so show up with your ‘A’ game. Losing a match may make the difference between getting that bad ass Assault Rifle or not.”
Lord Saladin will be waiting. Before you enter his domain, heed this final warning from Lars: “Get ready to kick ass. You will be tested here unlike anywhere else in the Beta.”
This is an awesome idea. I love that we have access to the game pre-release to try it out, but Bungie is really doing something special by holding these one-time events. Just like how the internet went crazy during/after the alpha of Destiny because of the limited exposure, I am sure that this teaser event will cause a ruckus in the community as well. So who out there wants to join me in the Iron Banner? Let me know and we can play it together! Or just add me on PSN at “osborn2009”.