Hi! It’s me, your favorite Guardian. Let’s talk about Iron Banner for a second.

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Yesterday, Destiny’s week-long PvP tournament returned with a twist. In honor of the new Rise of Iron expansion, this week’s Iron Banner matches aren’t the usual Control game-type. They’re Supremacy.

In Supremacy, you score points by collecting red crests from fallen opponents. If one of your teammates goes down near you, you can grab their blue crest before the enemy gets it and deny the other team the point.

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I understand that might be hard to follow. It’s cool, it’s a new mode! New things are confusing.

All the same, I would very much like to stop dying, then watching guardians on my team blithely run past my blue crest as if it weren’t there, only to watch an enemy teammate grab it and score a point. (I would very much like to stop dying in general, but that’s a different discussion.)

See, blue crests are just as important as red ones. If you grab a blue crest, you deny your opponents the crest. Think of it as basically the same as scoring for your team.

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You want to win, right? Of course you do. Winning is fun! Okay. If you want to win, grab crests. Grab red crests. Grab blue crests. Grab all the crests! It’s what Shaxx would want.

I’m glad we had this talk.