As much as things tend to change in Destiny 2, they also stay the same, and the Iron Banner is no different.
The Iron Banner is much different now, featuring a new reputation system, and even a new location in the Tower. Even Lord Saladin has returned with a new moniker after the events of Season of the Risen.
In Season of the Haunted, a new Iron Banner quest called “Forging Iron” tasks you to head into the Iron Banner in Crucible and fight against fellow Guardians. The age-old tradition continues, even though Lord Saladin has found a new role on Empress Caiatl’s war council as Bracus Forge.
Here’s how to finish the Forging Iron quest.
How to complete the Forging Iron quest in Destiny 2
Step one of six – Complete a match in Iron Banner
This one is self-explanatory. Hop into an Iron Banner match in the Crucible playlist and play it to completion.
Step two of six – Complete a daily challenge
Daily Challenges in Iron Banner can be found when you hover over the Iron Banner playlist in the Crucible playlist section of the Director. For example, the one above is to complete three Iron Banner matches as either Solar or Void subclasses.
Step three of six – Earn Iron Banner rank points
Iron Banner rank points are earned a bit differently in Season 17 and beyond. You earn rank points by playing Iron Banner matches, but you can earn more by equipping Iron Banner armor pieces or even an Iron Banner emblem.
Step four of six – Collect an Iron Banner engram from Bracus Forge
Every time you rank up in Iron Banner, you can earn an Iron Banner engram from Bracus Forge, also known as Lord Saladin, in the Tower. He’s standing directly in front of you when you land in the courtyard, in front of the giant flaming Iron Banner. Claim the engrams in the top right of his menu when you interact with him.
Step five of six – Complete Iron Banner matches while wearing at least one piece of Iron Banner armor
Throw on an Iron Banner armor piece or two and play some matches to gain progress. The more armor pieces you wear, the more progress you gain.
Step six of six – Talk to Bracus Forge/Lord Saladin
Speak with Saladin to finish the quest. This will fully unlock Saladin’s vendor rewards, but you might need to keep playing and ranking up in Iron Banner to gain access to some of his newest weapon offerings like The Wizened Rebuke or Hero’s Burden.