Welcome to the Destiny: Rise of Iron Walkthrough and Guide. It’s here where you’ll find everything you need to enjoy your time in Year 3. Whether it’s story mission walkthroughs, Raid secrets and cheese spots, or a step-by-step guide to completing each Strike, we have you covered. We’ll even cover the new bounties you can complete, Exotic Quests, Archon Forge and everything in between. This guide will also include helpful articles surrounding the various changes and additions made with Destiny's final update, Age of Triumph.
This time around Guardians will need to help Lord Saladin, the last Lord of Iron, as he takes back Felwinter Peak and brings the newest threat to the Traveler, the deadly SIVA, to a stop. In this Destiny: Rise of Iron guide hub you will find information like general tips, walkthroughs for the campaign missions, and guides for all the new content in the expansion pack.
Destiny: Rise of Iron will release for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 exclusively on September 20, 2016. In the expansion Guardians will team up with Lord Saladin, the last of the Iron Lords, as they try to stop the Devil Splicers, a faction of the Fallen that have been overcome by a dangerous and ancient weapon called SIVA. Players will need to take back Felwinter’s Peak, and explore the newest area of the game, the Plaguelands, as they work to take down this new enemy and become an Iron Lord.
Guardians picking up the expansion pack on the PlayStation 4 can look forward to several new exclusives including the Timeless Tereshkova, a new ship. Destiny: Rise of Iron also includes a new questline, Show of Strength, and a special exclusive PVP map, Icarus – all of which will be available to PlayStation 4 players, only. Bungie and Activision have not reported any information on when these exclusives will come to Xbox One players.
Before we head into the meat of this guide, let’s cover a few basic tips to help you survive the Devil Splicers and become a Lord of Iron.
- Focus on a single class from the start. This will allow you to reach the maximum Light Level of 385 as quick as possible, which will in turn allow you to access and complete all of the content available in the expansion pack.
- Now that artifacts offer more uses, make sure you are equipping artifacts with abilities that correspond to your playstyle. This will allow you to be more of an asset to your Fireteam, which will help you complete activities with greater ease.
- Explore Felwinter Peak and make the most of this new social area in the game.
- The Devil Splicer’s new abilities make them far more dangerous than the Fallen they once were. Be careful when engaging them, and always take cover from their special abilities.
Destiny: Age of Triumph Guides
How to Get the Necrochasm - Year 3
Learn how to get the upgraded Necrochasm Exotic Auto Rifle in Destiny's latest update.
Best Places to Farm Hive Wizards
Learn some of the best places to farm for Hive Wizards in Destiny.
Destiny: Rise of Iron Collectibles
All Rise of Iron Dead Ghost Locations
Locate all of the Dead Ghosts in Rise of Iron to help you hit the ground running on day one!
Find All Dormant SIVA Cluster Locations
We’re here to show you all Dormant SIVA Cluster locations in Rise of Iron.
Destiny: Rise of Iron - How to Farm Splicer Keys
Find out how to stock up on Splicer Keys, which allow you to unlock SIVA blocked doorways in Destiny: Rise of Iron.
Destiny: Rise of Iron - How to Get Skeleton Keys
Find out how to get Skeleton Keys and unlock strike specific loot in Destiny: Rise of Iron.
Get All the New Strike Specific Loot
Want to know what the new strike specific loot is? We’ve got the details.
All Iron Medallion Locations, Beauty in Destruction
Find all of the Iron Medallions needed to complete the Beauty in Destruction quest and acquire your new Year 3 Gjallarhorn.
How to Get Ornaments for Exotic Gear
Find out how to get more Ornaments, what Ornaments are, and how they affect your weapons in Destiny: Rise of Iron.
Get the Sing the Iron Song Achievement
Find out how to Sing the Song of Iron and unlock this hidden achievement and trophy for Destiny: Rise of Iron.
How to Get Iron Lord Artifacts, Attunement, Champion of Light
Find out how to complete the Champion of Light quest in Destiny: Rise of Iron and attune your Iron Lord Artifacts.
Find out how to get all of the new items in Destiny: Rise of Iron’s Festival of the Lost.
Grab this broom in Rise of Iron and fly around like the wicked witches of the Golden Age.
Equip yourself with this stylish shader by completing an age-old fetch quest.
Destiny: Rise of Iron Exotic Weapons
Find the Khvostov 7G-0X Exotic Assault Rifle
Learn how to get your hands on the Exotic version of every Guardian’s first weapon from Destiny Year 1.
Get a 320 Iron Gjallarhorn and a Free Exotic Shard
Find out how to get a 320 Iron Gjallarhorn without having to infuse any of your weapons into it.
Get the Young Wolf’s Howl Exotic Sword
Find out how to get Destiny: Rise of Iron’s new Exotic Sword.
How to Get the New Gjallarhorn
If you've been looking for the new Gjallarhorn, we've got all the details you need to unlock it in Rise of Iron.
All Khvostov Weapon Part Locations
Having trouble finding all three Khvostov Weapon Parts? We’ve got the details here.
How to Get the Devil’s Dawn
Grab you Skeleton Keys, hop in the SIVA playlist, and unlock the Devil’s Dawn sniper.
How to Get the Outbreak Prime Exotic Pulse Rifle
Find out how to get this new Exotic Pulse Rifle in Destiny: Rise of Iron.
How to Get Thorn, A Light in the Dark Exotic Quest
Find out how to get the Year 3 variation of Thorn by completing the A Light in the Dark Exotic quest in Destiny: Rise of Iron.
Destiny: Rise of Iron Walkthrough
How to Find the Archon’s Forge
If you’ve been looking for Archon’s Forge, we’ve got the directions you need!
How the Archon Forge Works
We dive deep into Rise of Iron’s Archon Forge.
How to Prepare for the Wrath of the Machine Raid
If you’re not quite ready to head into the new raid, we’ve got some tips to help you prepare.
How to Get Archon’s Forge Boons
Find out how to earn the Archon’s Forge Boon in Destiny: Rise of Iron.
How to Get Max Light Level 385 Fast
Struggling to get your Light Level up? We’ve got the answers.
Hard as Iron, How to Complete Record Book Objectives
Find out how to complete the Hard as Iron objective in the Rise of Iron Record Book.
Wrath of the Machine Raid
Wrath of the Machine Raid Walkthrough
Find out everything you need to know to take down the Wrath of the Machine Raid in Destiny: Rise of Iron.
Siege Engine Guide
Learn how to complete the Siege Engine encounter in the Wrath of the Machine raid for Destiny: Rise of Iron.
How to Get SIVA Cache Keys and SIVA Key Fragments
Find out how to get SIVA Cache Keys, which can be used to open chests in the Wrath of the Machine raid.
How to Beat Vosik First and Second Encounters
Find out how to take down the bosses in Destiny’s newest raid, Wrath of the Machine.
Hidden Exotic Chest Locations
Find out how to locate and loot the hidden Exotic chests in the Wrath of the Machine raid for Destiny: Rise of Iron.
How to Beat Aksis, Archon Prime
Find out how to beat the final boss of the Wrath of the Machine raid in Destiny: Rise of Iron.
All Monitor Locations, How to Activate Monitors in Wrath of the Machine
Find out how to activate all the monitors in Destiny: Rise of Iron’s Wrath of the Machine Raid.
How to Find and Use Isenfyre Tokens
Find out how to get this new item and use it to grab a new Dormant SIVA Cluster.
Prepare for Rise of Iron
How to Start Rise of Iron
Everything that needs to happen before you can begin playing Rise of Iron
Best Ways to Prepare for Rise of Iron
Not sure what to gather before Rise of Iron? Let us help.
All PlayStation 4 Exclusive Content
We’ve got the details on all the content exclusive to PlayStation 4 owners in Destiny: Rise of Iron.
First Time Player Beginner’s Guide
Just joining the legion of Guardians protecting the Traveler? We’ve got the inside scoop to help you get ahead.
Best Exotic Heavy Weapons to Find Before Rise of Iron
Find these Exotic Heavy Weapons as you prepare for Rise of Iron.
How to Create a Private Match
Find out how to make your own private matches in Destiny’s newest expansion, Rise of Iron.
Best Exotic Primaries to Find Before Rise of Iron
We dive into the best Exotic Primary weapons available in The Taken King.
Best Heavy Weapons to Hold onto for Rise of Iron
These three Heavy Weapons will help with all your heavy lifting in Rise of Iron.
Best Special Weapons to Hold onto for Rise of Iron
These Special Weapons will tear right through the Devil Splicers.
Best Weapons to Keep for Rise of Iron
You’ll want these weapons to help you conquer the Devil Splicers.
Five Things Every Player Should Do Before Rise of Iron
We highlight five activities that players should complete before Destiny’s newest DLC hits.