On a post on the Bungie site, the developer revealed that it would be bringing back the event Iron Banner, this time around though, it will feature new rewards for those who participate:
“Hours after Amanda takes down the flags for her (wait for it) Holliday Event, the honorable Saladin (he of the Iron Lords) will raise his own banners in the Tower. In keeping with his powerful tradition, one of them will be set ablaze.
Iron Banner returns sometime after 10AM Pacific on Tuesday, December 29th. It’s a manual switch that we flip, so forgive the inexact estimate to account for the human element. The game, returning to original form, will be Control.
Champions who rank up can acquire endgame gear from the Lord himself, or from drops that arrive at the end of completed matches.”
Special auto-rifles, shotguns, and numerous armor pieces will be available as rewards for the event. Here are details on how to get some of them:
Available from Lord Saladin:
Rank 3: Boots
Rank 4: Helmets, Auto Rifles
Rank 5: Shotgun
Available as post-game drops:
Rank 2: Helmets
Rank 3: Class Items, Auto Rifles
Rank 4: Shotgun
Bungie has said they’ll continue to roll out events well into 2016, but it’s clear they didn’t want to end 2015 without an event as well.