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Changes to Iron Banner will 'Channel That Old-School Crucible' Feeling

Posted by Suzie Ford on Mar 02, 2018  | Comments

Changes to Iron Banner will 'Channel That Old-School Crucible' Feeling -

The latest Destiny 2 "This Week at Bungie" letter has been published to provide the community with all the latest development news about the game. In what may be the most interesting piece in this week's letter is the news that the Iron Banner event will be returning to its original roots to "channel that old-school Crucible in the style of the Iron Lords". To make this happen, several significant changes will be coming with the 1.1.4 update on March 27th.

Rather than 4v4, players will be able to duke it out in 6v6 and will find the following changes:

  • Match time limit is 12 minutes 
  • Score limit is 125 points
  • Respawn time is 7 seconds
  • All control zones start off neutral
  • Control zones take slightly longer to capture by default
  • Additional Guardians (max of 3) in a zone increases capture speed
  • Guardians participating in a capture get more Super energy

Other additions to PvP include:

  • 8v8 Rumble matches where points are only scored per kill. There are no points for assists
  • Mayhem will stay as-is
  • 2v2 of the sort seen during Crimson Days will be added

The letter also includes a brief Q&A about recent alterations to Nightfall Scoring, this time most focused on Nightfall emblem variants.

In addition, Raid Test Lead John Guesnier spoke about an issue the team is investigating where players are not respawning after a wipe.

The issue where players do not respawn in the “Leviathan” raid is a memory issue due to the size and complexity of the activity, and it will require a code fix. It is caused when a fireteam splits up across large distances while others remain back and swap out their gear. This has seemed to be occurring more often in recent weeks because we have updated our loot tables in order to make the “Leviathan” raid a more rewarding experience, with more incentives to return to. We are still investigating a code fix for the problem. 

Check out the full letter on the Destiny 2 / Bungie site.

Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom
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