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Destiny 2 guide: Scour the Rust Iron Banner quest

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Here’s how to unlock Iron Banner weapons and armor this season

Destiny: Rise of Iron - Lord Saladin / wolves Bungie/Activision

Like always, Lord Saladin is back in Destiny 2’s Tower for Season of the Undying. This time, Iron Banner’s host has a new questline to earn Iron Banner items. If you’re in a competitive spirit, this quest is the best way to earn rewards from the monthly Crucible event.

Keep in mind that some of Destiny 2’s best weapons, like the Swarm of the Raven grenade launcher, only come from Iron Banner. If you want to turn in your Iron Banner tokens, you need to complete the quest first. Saladin won’t let you claim any of his engrams until you beat Scour the Rust.

Here’s how to complete the Scour the Rust quest in Season of the Undying.

Step 1: Spectacle

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To get this quest, you need to talk to Saladin in the Tower during the Season of the Undying.

The steps for this section are very easy, and you need to complete them all in Iron Banner matches. You keep your progress from match to match.

Here are the steps for Spectacle:

  • Capture 10 Iron Banner zones
  • Kill 30 enemy Guardians
  • Get 3 kills with your Super

Reward: Claws of the Wolf (Void pulse rifle)

Step 2: Intent

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When you finish Sentiment, you’ll immediately move onto Intent — no need to visit Saladin. The objectives for all of these quests aren’t linear, meaning that you’ll likely have already completed certain objectives before you get to them.

Here are the steps for Intent:

  • Complete 6 Iron Banner matches
  • Capture 20 Iron Banner zones
  • Kill 25 Guardians with a pulse rifle

Reward: Iron Banner gauntlets

Step 3: Timing

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Timing continues the formula:

  • Defeat 100 Guardians
  • Capture 30 Iron Banner zones
  • Defeat 20 Guardians with fusion rifles

Reward: Unknown

Step 4: Execution

Execution continues the formula:

  • Eliminate 15 Guardians with your Super
  • Eliminate 15 Guardians with a SMG
  • Capture 40 Iron Banner zones

Reward: Unknown

Step 5: Conviction

Conviction continues the formula:

  • Capture 50 Iron Banner zones
  • Complete 15 Iron Banner matches
  • Kill 10 Guardians with grenade launchers (see below)
  • Kill 10 Guardians with submachine guns

Note: Bungie announced that this step isn’t working correctly. Currently, you can only advance this step through submachine gun kills.

Reward: Unknown

Step 6: Forgeborne

You’re done with Iron Banner for now. Return to Lord Saladin for your final reward. Congratulations, now you can turn in all of those Iron Banner tokens you earned for even more loot.

Reward: Unknown

We’re still working on the quest ourselves. The last three steps are from Light.gg, a great site for datamined Destiny info. We’ll update our post as we verify for ourselves.