Destiny 2’s month-to-month PvP spectacular, Iron Banner, made its debut within the Season of the Splicer on Tuesday. This time round, Iron Banner vendor Lord Saladin introduced with him a number of weapons: two reprised Iron Banner weapons from previous seasons, and two brand-new weapons, the Riiswalker shotgun and the Archon’s Thunder machine gun.
Unfortunately, a bug has prevented the brand new weapons from dropping like they’re presupposed to. Even worse, Bungie wasn’t capable of inform Guardians of the bug till after many gamers wasted their Iron Banner tokens on the lookout for the brand new weapons.
Iron Banner solely reveals up as soon as a month in Destiny 2, and presents gamers a novel model of the Control gametype (seize the zones). When gamers full matches, they earn Iron Banner tokens. Players can then flip in these tokens to Lord Saladin in change for Iron Banner weapons and armor. These Iron Banner gadgets additionally drop from match completions, the seasonal Iron Banner quest, and bounties that Saladin presents every month.
We are investigating a difficulty the place the Archon’s Thunder Machine Gun and Riiswalker Shotgun can’t be acquired from Lord Saladin, Iron Engrams, Bounties, or post-match rewards.
Currently, these weapons could solely be acquired from the “Iron-Handed Diplomacy” quest.
— Bungie Help (@BungieHelp) May 18, 2021
At almost 7 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, Bungie Help tweeted that Archon’s Thunder and Riiswalker are at present solely accessible from Saladin’s new “Leverage the Void” quest. The weapons are usually not dropping after matches, bounties, or — worst of all — token turn-ins.
Unlike another currencies in Destiny 2, Iron Banner tokens don’t expire between seasons. This signifies that gamers may theoretically save up tokens for the subsequent time Lord Saladin brings one thing new. And that’s precisely what many (now offended) Destiny 2 fans did.
Players had been capable of dive into Iron Banner and spend tokens for almost six hours earlier than Bungie revealed the bug. This led to quite a few posts on Destiny’s subreddit from gamers complaining about spending hundreds and even 1000’s of tokens with out getting both of the brand new weapons.
Many different gamers took to Twitter to complain about what they perceived to be a low or unfortunate drop charge.
2k Tokens later, and never a single reroll of the brand new Riiswalker shotgun after ending the hunt.
It’s okay although! I acquired 13 Warlock Bonds.
Feels nice I see nothing fallacious with Iron Banners reward system in any respect. Yup. pic.twitter.com/ZlbVyMZ9Xp
— Potato Jim (@PotatoJim_) May 18, 2021
I simply turned in 1000 Iron Banner tokens and didn’t get a single Shotgun or LMG.
Is this a bug or did I get the brief finish of the stick? pic.twitter.com/yUWweRNqmf
— Tryhard ‘Trials Player’ Tristan (@TryhardTristan) May 18, 2021
@CoolGuyGames 1300 iron banner tokens later, no riiswalker. Have you seen any moreover from the hunt? Wondering if drop charge is bugged or somethin
— Ryan Schuster (@InfernoBlade779) May 18, 2021
Once Bungie introduced the bug on its Bungie Help Twitter, gamers acquired much more pissed off.
I turned in 1,643 tokens, round 1,200 had been left from final seasons iron banner since I didn’t have a function for them again then and determined to maintain them for the upcoming season, it actually takes away the motivation to play since all of my time I’ve invested was misplaced as a result of a bug
— SoaR Voltsy (@VoItsy) May 19, 2021
Thank you @Bungie for telling me that the brand new iron banner shotgun and machine gun is not in Saladins loot pool after I burned by means of 900 tokens.
— Jaffa (@Jaffa_97) May 18, 2021
@BungieHelp I had saved up over 1200 iron banner tokens to attempt to get the shotgun and also you inform me AFTER utilizing them that I can’t even get it, I wasted these three months of ready (:
— Jomppa (@JomppaJJ) May 19, 2021
Other gamers, included content material creators, have began begging Bungie to refund their wasted Iron Banner tokens.
Bungie ought to strongly take into account both refunding individuals their Iron Banner tokens or giving everybody x quantity as a result of SO many individuals turned in hundreds if not 1000’s of tokens and all their time funding into these tokens was wasted as a result of of a loot bug #Destiny2
— Luckyy (@LUCKYY10P) May 19, 2021
are you able to refund tokens? I’ve spent 2000 tokens to comprehend that one thing was fallacious. Months of saving tokens simply went to waste.
— Hugo (@FrenchieHugo) May 18, 2021
Bungie Help hasn’t provided an replace on the bug since Tuesday, and Bungie’s group administrators haven’t given an replace both. Without any variety of replace, it’s at present unclear if Riiswalker or Archon’s Thunder will make it into Saladin’s loot pool till subsequent Iron Banner. With this advanced of a difficulty, it’s additionally unimaginable to know if Bungie can refund gamers’ wasted Iron Banner tokens.
Guardians are at present enjoying the ready sport whereas Bungie delves into the bug behind the scenes. We’ll replace this put up if Bungie gives any updates.