First Iron Banner has been run on Destiny 2 and what a frustrating event it was.
The game mode and changes to PvP is worse than Destiny 1. I’m not sure what they were thinking by dropping from 6v6 to 4v4. Are they trying to go “Halo” with the game? 4v4 isn’t enough to hold and defend cap points on Control. There was no reason to defend a point (other than Emperor’s Respite, the palace map). It’s more about ring around the rosey. Run with your team and cap point, move on, cap next point, move on. Kill people you run into and cap the next point.
The maps in Destiny 2 also suffer a bit as they’re so small. Auto Rifles were kings this go around. Sure there are a few maps where Scout rifles work but that was more of a secondary. Origin Story, Uriel’s Gift and the like were the main weapons in rotation. Most maps didn’t have long firing lanes to take advantage of scout rifles. The short ranges and tight quarters also killed the use of Sniper Rifles taking that power weapon completely out of use.
The other issue with the maps were the actual cap points. The only way to actually defend them was to be inside of the cap point (for most maps). A few maps you could stand a bit outside but at a very close distance. I’m just not a fan of D2’s map designs at all.
Bungie had “brilliant” plans with the reward system, sadly it just outright sucked. I got over 20 Iron Banner Packages and never got a full armor set. I got a ton of repeats. The weapons are just reskinned weapons that are in the game and really nothing anyone needed. I got most of the armor but could never score the cape for the hunter (what I wanted most). It was just very frustrating to walk away from all that time spent with so little to show for it.
Finally, wtf was up with the match making? I rarely saw close games. The majority were massive blowouts. I thought Bungie ran matchmaking by skill level. Either you got your ass kicked or you kicked ass. Nail biter games didn’t really happen.
As you can tell, I was really disappointed in the Iron Banner in D2. The Iron Banner was always my favorite Desitny game mode and it’s a shame they fucked it up so. I’m really not sure what they did with Desitny but I’m about done other than the raid. I’m not sure I’m worrying about the other 2 characters.
What did you all think of the Iron Banner?