Iron Banner schedule & mode rotation - Destiny 2

Track the Iron Banner schedule and mode rotation in Destiny 2 so you never miss this limited-time event.

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Iron Banner has changed a bit as of Season of the Haunted in Destiny 2. The popular PVP event now only occurs twice a season, alternates modes, and offers other changes long-time players will notice. For those that are looking to make the most of this limited-time event, you will want to keep track of the Iron Banner schedule and mode rotation.

Updated on August 31, 2023 at 11:54 a.m. PT.

Iron Banner schedule & mode rotation

destiny 2 iron banner schedule

The Iron Banner schedule is a little different to how it previously appeared in Destiny 2. Now, players can expect the event to occur only twice a season, instead of the monthly occurrence it was known for previously. The game mode on offer will also change, flipping between Control, Rift, and perhaps some others. Beyond these upfront changes, there are a host of other Iron Banner changes coming with Season 17.

Iron Banner schedule & mode rotation
Season Start Date End Date Mode
Season 17: Season of the Haunted May 31, 2022 June 6, 2022 Rift
July 12, 2022 July 18, 2022 Rift
Season 18: Season of Plunder September 6, 2022 September 12, 2022 Eruption
November 15, 2022 November 21, 2022 Eruption
Season 19: Season of the Seraph January 3, 2023 January 9, 2023 Fortress
January 31, 2023 February 6, 2023 Fortress
Season 20: Season of Defiance March 21, 2023 March 27, 2023 Control
April 4, 2023 April 10, 2023 Eruption
April 25, 2023 May 1, 2023 Fortress
Season 21: Season of the Deep May 30, 2023 June 5, 2023 Control, updated to Eruption
June 20, 2023 June 26, 2023 Eruption
July 11, 2023 July 17, 2023 Fortress
Season 22: Season of the Witch September 5, 2023 September 11, 2023 Fortress
October 10, 2023 October 16, 2023 Control
November 14, 2023 November 20, 2023 Fortress
Season 23: Season of the Wish December 5, 2023 December 12, 2023 Control (was Tribute)
January 2, 2024 January 9, 2024 Pending...
January 23, 2024 January 30, 2024 Pending...
Season 24 Pending... Pending... Pending...
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Season 25 Pending... Pending... Pending...
Pending... Pending... Pending...
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Season 26 Pending... Pending... Pending...
Pending... Pending... Pending...
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Season 27 Pending... Pending... Pending...
Pending... Pending... Pending...
Pending... Pending... Pending...

As of Season of the Haunted, Iron Banner has been updated to bring it more in-line with the other limited-time events players experience over the course of a year in Destiny 2. One of the first big differences players will notice is that Rift is the mode for the entirety of Season 17. Previously, Control was the only mode on offer but now Bungie will be rotating the modes to keep the experience fresh. Starting in Season 18, Iron Banner will feature the new Eruption game mode.

As this popular event rolls around each season, make sure to check back in here as we keep this Iron Banner schedule up to date. It will also help you plan out which game mode is being rotated in, which will help you plan out your Crucible builds and playstyle. For more rotation schedules, stop by our Destiny 2 Strategy Guide.

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