Iron Banner is a tentpole of Destiny 2 PvP, and it’s getting a bit of a remix in Season of the Wish. In addition to a new weapon, Iron Banner will feature an all-new Tribute mode this season.
In this Destiny 2 guide, we’ll tell you everything we know about Iron Banner Tribute so far, and break down when you can play it with Iron Banner schedule dates.
Destiny 2 Iron Banner schedule dates
Iron Banner has three confirmed dates during Season of the Wish — one in 2023, and two in 2024 — which start and end on the weekly reset (10 a.m. PST / 1 p.m. EST) for the following weeks:
- Week 2: Dec. 5 to Dec. 12
- Week 6: Jan 2. to Jan. 9
- Week 9: Jan. 23 to Jan. 30
With the longer season time — Season of the Wish has been extended from February to June with the delay of expansion The Final Shape — it’s likely we’ll see more Iron Banner dates added in future.
What is new in Iron Banner in Season of the Wish?
The headline change for Season of the Wish is Tribute, a new mode based on the Supremacy rules in Destiny 2.
When you defeat enemies in Tribute, they’ll drop Crests, which you can then take and deposit into special Tribute Stations. This will earn you points when done normally, but banking a large group Crests at once also creates a Hunt. In Tribute, a Hunt activates a special Tribute Station for a limited time, which causes any Crests your team deposits in them to count for more points.
In its blog announcing Tribute, Bungie teased that something other than enemy Guardians will be watching these special Hunt stations: the Cabal empress, Caiatl. This probably means some Cabal enemies or Cabal turrets will attempt to stop you as you go for the high point deposits.