Bungie relaunched Destiny's Iron Banner PvP event yesterday, but quickly took it came down again after only a few hours.
It turns out Bungie had relaunched the old version in error.
Iron Banner went live this morning for an hour. It was not planned. It was the old version. We'll talk more about the official return soon.— Bungie (@Bungie) November 4, 2014
Bungie has announced significant changes to the Iron Banner after extensive player feedback.
"The goal for Level Advantages in PvP had been to create relatively small advantages that would suffice only to tilt the balance between players of equal skill towards the player of greater achievement, expressed in terms of his gear. But we now believe we have been too conservative, and that small tilts failed to meet anyone’s expectations," said lead designer Tyson Green.
In addition, Bungie has sought to address players quitting out of Iron Banner matches it was clear their team was going to lose by offering losing players a Medallion of Iron for sticking out the round. Upon their next win, each Medallion carried will convert into a reputation gain almost equal to a win.
Further, Bungie has acknowledged that the gear offered by the Iron Banner event was not of a high enough quality for players with Raid and Exotic gear to consider.
It features all-new weapons and gear to earn through a new story, along with cooperative and multiplayer activities.