Game developer Bungie will be holding the first Iron Banner in Destiny 2 next week for a limited time only. Deserving players will be entitled to receive some special gear rewards and more.

In its latest blog, the game developer announced that this event will be live on Tuesday, October 10. The PVP event will begin at 2:00 a.m. Pacific Time on October 10 and end at 2:00 a.m. Pacific Time on October 17.

The changes

Bungie also detailed what’s new and how the first Iron Banner in “Destiny 2” is different from the ones in the original title. According to the game developer, two teams with four players will pit against each other in combat similar to Crucible modes and features the control game mode.

The result will be based on the fighting abilities instead of the power levels of the team. In addition, the Engram will be used in lieu of Bounties and Ranks.

Loots and rewards

Bungie said that players will be able to collect tokens in each match, with a chance to earn additional loots if they emerged as victors. Ultimately, a new armor forged by the Iron Lords await the players.

Check out the winnable items in the tweet below.

It is noted, however, that the studio did not reveal event-specific weapons, so it remains to be seen what the other rewards to come next week are.

Prestige Raid start date

In more news, the developer also announced the harder version of the Leviathan Raid that will be both available on Xbox One and PS4.

Called the Prestige Mode, the super difficult level will also go live and will kick off a few hours ahead of the competitive PVP event on October 10 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time following the weekly reset.

The development team teased that the Prestige Raid aims to see players conquer a grueling sandbox. The main objective is not to provide a boon to the character progression.

However, that there are unique rewards in store for the players "to help them shine."

More updates

Bungie also said that it does not expect all gamers to succeed in finishing the Prestige Mode. It continued as saying, “the mechanical changes to the encounters will be small, but they are there.”

It is possible that the game developer will announce additional information with regard to the rewards before both events begin next week. The Leviathan raid was introduced a week after the several hours.

Developed by Bungie and published by Activision, "Destiny 2" is available now on current-gen consoles, Xbox One and PS4 platforms.