Destiny’s Iron Banner and Trials of Osiris Postponed due to Rocket Glitch

Bungie is postponing the upcoming Iron Banner and Trials of Osiris events due to a glitch players have been exploiting.

Community manager David “DeeJ” Dague took to the Bungie blog to reveal that both events will be postponed until further notice. This is due to a glitch in the game that allows Guardians to get an unlimited number of rockets. Considering rockets are a one-hit kill, and that there are few things that can counter them, this is a pretty serious glitch. Bungie, however, won’t be punishing players, but will instead investigate and get to the source of the problem. As both Trials of Osiris and the Iron Banner and skill-based events, Bungie has opted to postpone them.

“When we learned that some Guardians had discovered a way to earn unlimited rockets, we knew it was time for a bug hunt. Rather than punish players for playing the game in a way we didn’t predict, we’ve been waging an investigation into our code. These things happen, so please don’t panic. We’re on the case – and we’ve slayed more dreaded bugs than these.

“The thought of a Trials map being renamed “Rocket Town” sends a shiver up our spine. The esteemed Brother Vance will be ordered to stand down. Trials of Osiris will return of course – and that right soon – but we’re going to ensure that we can restore the Heavy economy to its usual balance.

“We know this will come as a disappointment to some. Our hope is that it won’t be as disappointing as being denied a trip to the Lighthouse by an opponent with a Rocket Launcher that works like a clown car.

“The same holding pattern applies to Iron Banner. Lord Saladin will be granted approach to the Tower once our work is done. Please watch this space for updates.”

While Bungie has no intention of banning players who stumble upon the glitch, but they will place restrictions on your Guardian. These won’t be permanent, but will help keep things fair in the Crucible until a solution can be found. We’ll let you know when Trials of Osiris and Iron Banner will return.