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Destiny Tip: When to Turn in Your Iron Banner Weekly Bounties to Maximize Your XP Gain

Okay, I've seen a lot of guardians out there saying that you must wait until Monday to turn in your IB bounties, so that you will get more XP gain and I believe that this is not true. Luckily, a guardian has made a guide disapproving this. He proved that this method is a total waste and, he has given some tips on when to turn in your IB bounties and gain as much XP for rank up to 5 as soon as possible. You can check out his guide below:


Holding onto weekly IB bounties till Monday to max your XP gain. This actually wastes XP, as you can turn them in way earlier and hit rank 5 earlier. Here's exactly when you should turn in weekly bounties to hit rank 5 as fast as possible.

This assumes you have all three boost items (shader, emblem, class item).

DayBounty w/ boost3 bounties w/boostTurn in if you're at least
Wed8042412Rank 3, 2388
Thu8742622Rank 3, 2178
Fri9792937Rank 3, 1863
Sat11183354Rank 3, 1446
Sun13984194Rank 3, 606
Mon17485244Rank 2, 1956

a few people asked about not having the class item (which requires rank 4.) And apparently you can't buy the item this week. (?!) So here is the table for not having the class item. Protip: if you have the Y1 class item, you can still equip that when turning in bounties for the boost.

The table below, assumes the boost from shader/emblem but NOT the class item:

DayBounty w/ boost3 bounties w/boostTurn in if you're at least
Wed7312193Rank 4, 207
Thu7942382Rank 4, 18
Fri8892667Rank 3, 2133
Sat10163048Rank 3, 1752
Sun12713813Rank 3, 987
Mon15884764Rank 3, 36

Also some questions about alts. In this case you get a 2x bonus, assuming you already have a first character all the way to rank 5. In this case you should turn them in even earlier. Again assuming all 3 boost items.

DayBounty w/ boost3 bounties w/boostTurn in if you're at least
Wed16084824Rank 2, 2376
Thu17485244Rank 2, 1956
Fri19585874Rank 2, 1326
Sat22366708Rank 2, 492
Sun27968388Rank 1, 408*
Mon349610488Rank 0,0

The math for Sunday is weird. This is the only case where you need some extra XP to hit rank 4 with the first two weekly bounties, then the last weekly bounty takes you to rank 5 with some leftover XP.

Hope that this guide will help you as it helped me! Good luck Guardians!

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Credits: Special thanks to tofutornado for the guide.