Destiny 2: How to Complete the Iron Banner Quest in Season 8

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The first Iron Banner of Destiny 2's Season 8 is now live, and players will need to undergo a quest to unlock the armor for the event. This is a new iteration of the Iron Banner quest similar to one that was in Season 7, where the way to get armor from the event was only by first completing different steps of the Iron Banner quest.

However, unlike last season's quest, players can make progress on the main objectives on the questline even if they have not hit a particular step yet with any progress being counted retroactively once it is reached. The quest is character-based, so Destiny 2 players will need to complete it on each character in order to get the armor for that particular character. Players also are unable to turn in any tokens at Lord Saladin for Iron Banner packages until the quest is completed.

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To start the quest, visit Lord Saladin in the Tower and pick up the Spectacle seasonal pursuit from his inventory.


  • Capture 10 zones
  • Defeat 30 opponents
  • Get 3 final blows with Supers

The first step of the quest is not very difficult, and most players will be able to get it done in just a few games. Once completed, the players will progress to the Intent step.


  • Complete 6 Iron Banner matches
  • Capture 20 zones
  • Get 25 final blows with pulse rifles

The zones in this step continue to build on the 10 zones from the Spectacle step of this quest, so players do not need to capture 20 more zones in addition to the first step but instead need 10 more to make 20 total captured zones.

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  • Get 20 final blows with fusion rifles
  • Capture 30 zones
  • Defeat 100 opponents

To reiterate, the zones captured and opponents defeated part of this quest will continue to move the bar forward on these objectives that players have already started in previous steps as well as counting progress already made.


  • Get 15 final blows with submachine guns
  • Get 15 final blows with Supers
  • Capture 40 zones


  • Capture 50 zones
  • Complete 15 matches
  • Get 10 final blows with grenade launchers submachine guns

The Conviction step of this quest is currently bugged and grenade launchers will not actually progress the step here. Due to a bug, players should instead get final blows with submachine guns here to make progress.


  • Return to Lord Saladin

Finally, players can return to Lord Saladin to finish the quest, and start readily turning in tokens to earn more weapons and armor from the Iron Banner loot pool. Also, this quest is persistent through all of Season 8, so players can make progress on it during any Iron Banner event this season. The quest will not expire at the end of this week.

Destiny 2: Shadowkeep is available now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, with a Stadia version also in development.

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