1. High Impact scout rifles MELT enemies. Like seriously. These things shred even max armor Titans. Get one. I have a Cocytus SR4 with rifled and zen moment, it's a beast. If you land your shots, the payoff is amazing. 2. Exotic Engrams seem to be dropping more during Iron Banner. So I went in for an hour and used 4 strange coins. I got 2 exotic engrams. I know it's a small test amount, but that's an outrageous drop rate. 1 in EVERY 2 coins could yield an engram. 3. Special Weapons aren't useless. Most people are alive for more than 30 seconds, you can wait for that invective to recharge or run around long enough to find a special ammo crate that has a few seconds left. 4. Sidearms aren't impossible to beat. Never, ever rush a sidearm warrior. You will be melted and dead. Instead, if they rush you(treat this like shotgunners with more range), backpedal and mow em down with your primary. It works. Use cover on them. Place area denial grenades such as lightning, voidwall, solar flares, etc. You can beat them. 5. Iron banner is lit. Nothing else to say here. Have a good day guardians!
Only thing wrong: Iron Banner has never been lit. At least for me, it's always sucked.