Destiny’s Iron Banner Tournament Canceled This Week [UPDATE]

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Update: Bungie has announced that it is canceling the Iron Banner tournament that was scheduled to go live tomorrow. The studio cited issues plaguing the game since last week; network connection problems prevented players from joining matches in Trials of Osiris, Destiny’s weekend multiplayer event. Players also reported issues with damage not registering correctly in Crucible matches and character data failing to load.

There’s no word yet on when these problems will be fixed.

Original Story: Most of the attention among Destiny fans has been directed toward the Rise of Iron expansion that’s launching in September. But that’s still several months away, and in the meantime, developer Bungie is bringing back the Iron Banner tournament. Today, the studio announced the dates and the rewards of next week’s Iron Banner.

The popular competitive mode, which enables level advantages so that characters with higher light levels will be stronger, begins on Tuesday, June 21, at 10 AM PT. It runs for a week, during which time you can try to win and gain Iron Banner influence in a bid to get access to better rewards. You can check out next week’s Iron Banner rewards below.

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The featured rewards are class items and helmets (some of which are PlayStation-exclusive), in addition to machine guns and scout rifles. Iron Banner ends on Tuesday, June 28, at 2 AM PT.

We’ve recently learned a lot about the Rise of Iron expansion. Bungie has revealed that 90% of Destiny players play on PS4 and Xbox One, which is why it is not making Rise of Iron for PS3 and Xbox 360. We also got a few more details about the new raid and playable area coming in the expansion. Finally, you can read about what Bungie’s doing to reward dedicated players here.

Rise of Iron launches on September 20 for $30.