Destiny 2’s Iron Banner Reputation Grind is Ridiculous
We have been playing Iron Banner in Destiny2 for about a week now, and while it is great to be playing another Rift game, the reputation system can be a pain. You must first reach the maximum reputation multiplier through 18 weekly challenges. After you do that, your reputation will increase by 11x. This sounds great, but each win will net you a 300 reputation and a loss of 230. This means that you won’t be able to reset even after 18 matches. To max out your multiplayer, you will need a complete set of Iron Banner gear, ornaments, and an emblem.
If Iron Banner were present for more than two weeks during a season of Destiny2, this would not be a problem. It would be reasonable if it appeared every weekend, like Trials or for four weeks. Then, the crawl towards a reset may seem reasonable. Bungie believes players will hit the reset and keep playing afterward, adding cosmetics to the first Iron Banner reset. I am nearing my first reset and the second one I need for Iron Lord, and I don’t think I will be able to stop.
Iron Banner doesn’t need to be so slow. Isn’t it unfair that a mode only available for a few weeks should have a quicker progression system than playlist activities available all year? While you may be gaining a Crucible reputation with Shaxx, it’s not as bad as if you were fighting in Saladin’s wargames. The fastest way to earn an Iron Banner reputation is to maximize your multiplier and then enter the non-Freelance queue hoping to be mercied with a six-stacked stack.
What are some solutions? The easiest solution would be an overall increase in the reputation of the Iron Banner. There are other options, however. Iron Banner should be used to test player abilities. Individual performance could affect reputation. Players should be eligible for a reputation bonus based on kills or objective scores. At this point, I will take any reward. It is absurd that the Iron Banner reputation grind Destiny2 is still in place.