Weekly Update 12.17.15 (Iron Banner Dec 29th)

Published on: Dec 17, 2015 @ 18:25

Full weekly update can be found at Bungie.net


You have between now and the weekly reset on Tuesday, December 29th to join the fun. Achieve higher ranks with Amanda Holliday for a chance to earn Helmets and Class Items with up to 320 Light.

You also have a few days left to submit a video for consideration in the Sparrow Racing League Film Festival. This is a global contest, so show us what you’ve got, no matter where your editing machine lives! Immortalize your driving skills to have a chance at winning some sweet prizes.

Thanks to everyone who accepted our challenge  on the PS4 to rank in the top three of a Sparrow Race for a chance to win an Emblem. For those of you want to race us on the Xbox One, we’ll be back for another Bungie Bounty that will happen on Tuesday, December 22nd. Join us on Twitch at 4PM Pacific to confront Bungie devs in the experience they created to give us sweet, speedy carnage.

Once these speed trials are over, we’ll be stocking the very last days of your 2015 calendar with a battle worthy of your trigger fingers.


Go Out With a Bang

Hours after Amanda takes down the flags for her (wait for it) Holliday Event, the honorable Saladin (he of the Iron Lords) will raise his own banners in the Tower. In keeping with his powerful tradition, one of them will be set ablaze.

Iron Banner returns sometime after 10AM Pacific on Tuesday, December 29th.

It’s a manual switch that we flip, so forgive the inexact estimate to account for the human element. The game, returning to original form, will be Control.

Champions who rank up can acquire endgame gear from the Lord himself, or from drops that arrive at the end of completed matches.

Here’s what you’ll find in play for one week:

Auto Rifles


Titan Armor

Hunter Armor

Warlock Armor

PlayStation Exclusive Armor

“Whoa, that stuff looks sick! How do I get it?”

Available from Lord Saladin:

  • Rank 3: Boots
  • Rank 4: Helmets, Auto Rifles
  • Rank 5: Shotgun

Available as post-game drops:

  • Rank 2: Helmets
  • Rank 3: Class Items, Auto Rifles
  • Rank 4: Shotgun

Ring in the new year with some gunfire, and score something to make you more powerful as you extend the fight into 2016.


The Fast and the Curious

We’re tracking every lap that has been run in the Sparrow Racing League. Want to know who are the quickest Guardians from start to finish? Here’s how the community as a whole averages out in terms of Minimum Race Times on both tracks.