Iron Countershade is among the new shaders that was added in Future 2: Season of the Seraph, however this one is form of particular⁠—a minimum of extra so than new Dawning shaders. Any armor that you simply apply it to features a chainmail texture, which is ideal for a few of Future 2’s extra knightly and Medieval-looking armor units, of which there are lots.

Together with the returning Iron Banner armor units, this shader is fairly fascinating, however alas, it’s extremely arduous to get your palms on. Should you’re new to the Season of the Seraph, you may be curious concerning the new craftable unique, Revision Zero, or need to know all the Resonance Amp areas to gather some purple border Ikelos weapons. In any other case, this is learn how to unlock Iron Countershade and the way lengthy it will take.

Learn how to unlock Iron Countershade 

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Destiny 2 Iron Countershade - A chainmail cloak

The shader makes all the things appear to be chainmail (Picture credit score: Bungie)
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Destiny 2 Iron Countershade - Iron Banner rank boosts

You’ll be able to see your lively rank enhance within the exercise menu (Picture credit score: Bungie)

To unlock Iron Countershade, that you must reset your Iron Banner rank as soon as after which get to rank 16 once more to say it. It is because the shader is the second-to-last reward on the status status observe. Normally, this might imply a good bit of play, however there are a selection of things that make this prospect even grindier.

First off, there are solely two weeks of Iron Banner this season, versus the traditional three, that means you’d have to achieve 17-ish ranks every week the occasion is lively. Second, the brand new space management game mode, Fortress, is commonly fairly shut so matches go to full time and take even longer to finish. Nevertheless, in case you’re lifeless set on getting the shader, listed here are the methods you’ll be able to enhance your Iron Banner rep achieve:

  • Achieve 100% elevated rep for every Iron Banner each day problem you full, for matches performed in that week.
  • Have 5 Iron Banner weapons or armor items geared up throughout matches. Iron Banner armor items with Iron Banner transmog ornaments utilized depend for 2, so you too can put on an Unique.
  • Equip an Iron Banner emblem in case you have one. You may get the Golden Customary emblem by claiming a gold Iron Banner medal.

Altogether, this offers you an 11.0x enhance to your Iron Banner status, which is as a lot as you’ll be able to velocity up the method. A win in Iron Banner will get you 300 xp, a loss will get you 220 xp, and every game often takes round 10 minutes, in case you additionally embrace time queuing for a match and many others. 

Should you received 34 video games and misplaced 40 (extra losses than wins is probably going on this mode) then that involves round 12 hours to get what you want rank clever for the shader. No surprise that gamers are purposefully shedding matches with the intention to farm that 220 xp to make it much less of a time dedication. If previous Iron Banners are something to go by, this shader seemingly will not be accessible once more, both.

On the plus aspect, it is not fairly as dangerous as among the armor drop charges. It took our resident Future 2 afficionado, Tim, “Two resets and to Heroic III on the third” to get full units for all three classes, and that is a good bit greater than 12 hours.