How to Prepare for Destiny: Rise of Iron

Everything you need to do to prepare you for Destiny: Rise of Iron

Destiny: Rise of Iron is set to release on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on September 20th and in lead-up to that date, casual and hardcore Destiny players alike are going to be looking for any way to prepare for its release. Here’s a list of task you will want to complete in order to be prepared for Destiny: Rise of Iron.

Edge Your Factions

Destiny Factions
Destiny Factions

Edging means to get the Faction XP almost full but with a slither of XP off ranking up. Doing this ensures that when Rise of Iron releases on September 20th that you can run to your favorite Faction, input a small amount of XP and then be rewarded with a Faction Package after leveling up. You can do this with every Faction in the Tower and the Reef: Vanguard, Crucible, Eris, Gunsmith, Cryptarch, New Monarchy, Dead Orbit, Future War Cult, Variks, and Petra. By doing this you can guarantee yourself a nice reward as soon as Rise of Iron goes live.

Finish Moments of Triumph Year 2

Destiny Moments of Triumph Year 2
Destiny Moments of Triumph Year 2

Moments of Triumph has been reintroduced to round off the second year of Destiny’s life and with it comes a whole host of challenges. You have until September 20th to finish the Moments of Triumph Year 2 which includes tasks like: collect all 50 Calcified Fragments, defeat Oryx in Challenge Mode, and complete The Mountaintop Crucible questline, among many others.

The rewards for completing the Moments of Triumph Year 2 include the Shaders Caelestis and Dawncaller as well as two Emblems, Shield of the Traveler and Hear the Call. Time is running out so in order to prepare for Rise of Iron, you’ll need to hurry up and cross everything off the list!

Purchase Vendor Weapons

Destiny Vendors
Destiny Vendors

When Destiny: Rise of Iron launches the chances are high that all the vendor weapons and armor will reset, including the Trials of Osiris weapons and Iron Banner. You should spend some of your Legendary Marks purchasing any weapons you don’t own that you have always wanted to purchase, like Hung Jury from Dead Orbit.

Farm Strange Coins and Motes of Light

Destiny Strange Coins
Destiny Strange Coins

Destiny: Rise of Iron is going to bring with it a bounty of new Exotic weapons and armor for you to play with, but in order to secure these weapons from the weekend vendor Xur, you’re going to need Strange Coins. You will also need plenty of Motes of Light in order to level this new gear up as quickly as possible. Take the time farming Public Events for Motes of Light and Prison of Elders for Strange Coins so you don’t find yourself a few coins short of a new toy.

Hold Onto Bounties

Destiny Bounties
Destiny Bounties

Bounties are something you might not have thought to hold onto for Rise of Iron but they can be an important part of preparation. Bounties from Trials of Osiris and Iron Banner have a unique reward in that once turned in, you receive Legendary Marks. By holding onto these Bounties you are able to essentially increase the amount of Legendary Marks you are able to hold. When Rise of Iron launches you will no doubt want to pick up something new and shiny from a Vendor which will consume Legendary Marks. After you spend the 200 in your wallet, pop those Bounties to replenish your stocks.

Hold Onto Engrams

Destiny Cryptarch
Destiny Cryptarch

While Engrams from previous versions of Destiny have never decrypted into new gear once a DLC has landed, what Engrams do offer is an easy way to level up the Cryptarch. Hold onto whatever Exotic Engrams you currently have so that when Rise of Iron launches, you can turn them in at the Cryptarch, allowing a quick means of ranking it up. You ought to receive something Legendary for your patience.

Play Old Content

Destiny Vault of Glass
Destiny Vault of Glass

Probably the most important part of preparing for a new batch of DLC is to enjoy the older content one last time before your attention is absorbed by Rise of Iron. Destiny: Rise of Iron is bringing with it a new Raid, Strike, and story missions, so take a leisurely playthrough of some of the older Strikes (like The Summoning Pits) before they’re changed forever with the release of Destiny: Rise of Iron on September 20th.

By following this list you should find yourself thoroughly prepared for the release of Destiny: Rise of Iron on September 20th. What else do you think players should do to prepare for the launch of Rise or Iron?

Sam Chandler

Australian writer who has a penchant for Souls games, an addiction to Destiny, and a love for the indie.

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