Destiny 2: Bungie Dates Cross Save, Steam Move On PC
Since the release of the PC version of Destiny 2, lots of Guardians have been hoping cross-save capabilities would make their way into Destiny 2 and allow them to move their characters (and all the gear they’ve been grinding for) to other platforms. Bungie kicked off a lot of excitement when it announced cross save was on its way alongside Destiny 2’s next expansion (as is a migration from Battle.net to Steam), but we’ve never been quite clear on when the feature would actually become available–until now.
In its latest weekly blog post, Bungie finally put an actual date on when cross save will become available: August 21. On that date, you’ll be able to link your Destiny 2 accounts between multiple platforms and access your characters on all of them.
Bungie previously laid out a bit of info about how cross save will work. You’ll be able to freely move your character between platforms with Destiny 2: New Light, the upcoming free-to-play version of Destiny 2’s Year One content. If you want to play Shadowkeep or anything from Forsaken and the annual pass that came after it, however, you’ll need to purchase it on the platform to which you’re moving. Elements like Silver, Destiny 2’s premium currency, stay on the platforms where they were purchased. Silver is linked to your characters, so if you have Silver on a different platform or a different set of characters, you won’t get to access it.
As Bungie notes in its cross save FAQ, though, you’ll have to make some decisions if you’ve been playing Destiny 2 on more than one platform. When you enable cross save, you’ll have to choose which account to keep–you can only make one set of characters available across all platforms. Unfortunately, that means you can’t merge, say, your Hunter from your PS4 account with the Titan you play on PC and your Warlock from Xbox One. You’ll have to use either your PS4, PC, or Xbox account for cross save.
That doesn’t mean your other characters are gone forever, though. Bungie says in the FAQ you can disable cross save, which will give you access to the characters you had on their original individual platforms. It’ll take 90 days for those characters to become available again, though. “This policy exists to discourage activity like account recoveries by other players,” Bungie writes.
Bungie also gave a few new details about Destiny 2’s PC version. As announced with Shadowkeep, Destiny 2 is moving off of Activision’s Battle.net launcher and onto Steam, something that was slated to happen alongside the release of the expansion. Bungie announced recently it was delaying the expansion from its September release date to October 1, and the move from Battle.net to Steam is similarly delayed. Starting on August 20, however, PC users can start linking their accounts between Battle.net and Steam to make the transition easier.
In its PC move FAQ, Bungie explains that you’ll get a one-time move from Battle.net to Steam that’ll take everything you’ve purchased with you–including all game content and any Silver you’ve bought, as well.
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