Bungie has announced a number of significant changes coming to Destiny's Iron Banner PvP event.
The changes were made in response to player feedback said Destiny lead designer Tyson Green.
"The goal for Level Advantages in PvP had been to create relatively small advantages that would suffice only to tilt the balance between players of equal skill towards the player of greater achievement, expressed in terms of his gear. But we now believe we have been too conservative, and that small tilts failed to meet anyone’s expectations," said Green.
"In the next Iron Banner, we will debut a much more dramatic difference between players of wide variation in Level. We will detail the changes in an article of its own to come as soon as we settle on some of the numbers."
As a result, the Iron Banner will require a Fireteam leader to be Level 20 to enter. Lower level players may be "chaperoned", but they'll find it "very challenging", said Green.
In the original Iron Banner, tokens were only awarded to players on winning teams. Bungie has sought to address players quitting out of Iron Banner matches it was clear their team was going to lose by offering losing players a Medallion of Iron for sticking out the round. Upon their next win, each Medallion carried will convert into a reputation gain almost equal to a win.
Further, Bungie has acknowledged that the gear offered by the Iron Banner event was not of a high enough quality for players with Raid and Exotic gear to consider.
"n the next Iron Banner, new exclusive reward Armor will be bumped to Level 30, but will still only be available in two slots. For advanced players, this will make them viable functional or visual sidegrades," said Green.
"Iron Banner Weapons were already viable sidegrades for all but the most advanced players, but we would like to expand the options available. In the next Iron Banner, the weapon types available will go from two to four, divided between drops on match victory, and purchase from Lord Saladin in the Tower."
There are also two new features being added to the Iron Banner event. The first is reforging, which will allow players to re-roll the stats on Iron Banner drops for a small number of Motes of Light. The second is called Tempered which will exponentially boost reputation gains over the course of the week.
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