Microtransactions and the removal of Shot Package are in-bound.
Destiny’s Iron Banner, a week-long PvP event which offers special loot and weapons, was thought to be going live during today’s reset. However, it seems there’s a small delay. Bungie announced on Twitter that update 2.0.1 would be deployed first and Iron Banner would follow shortly afterwards.
No specific time was provided but it’s likely that Bungie follows the same timing as Iron Banner up to this point i.e. 10 AM PST.
Update 2.0.1 will introduce some pretty strong changes to Destiny, including the implementation of microtransactions with the Eververse Trading Company and the removal of Shot Package from shotguns to reduce their long-range effectiveness. Other changes are to be expected so stay tuned for the official patch notes in the meantime.
Meanwhile, Year Two Iron Banner will function a bit differently. You have to pay Legendary Marks instead of Glimmer for equipment but there’s a higher chance of gear and weapon drops from matches. Will you be taking part? Let us know in the comments below.