Since the discharge of the PC model of Destiny 2, a number of Guardians have been hoping cross-save capabilities would make their manner into Destiny 2 and permit them to maneuver their characters (and all of the gear they have been grinding for) to different platforms. Bungie kicked off lots of pleasure when it introduced cross save was on its manner, alongside Destiny 2’s next expansion, however we have by no means been fairly clear on when the function would truly change into available–until now.
In its latest weekly blog post, Bungie lastly put an precise date on when cross save will change into obtainable: August 21. On that date, you’ll hyperlink your Destiny 2 accounts between a number of platforms and entry your characters on all of them.
Bungie beforehand laid out a bit of information about how cross save will work. You’ll be capable to freely transfer your character between platforms with Destiny 2: New Light, the upcoming free-to-play model of Destiny 2’s Year One content material. If you need to play Shadowkeep or something from Forsaken and the annual cross that got here after it, nonetheless, you may must buy it on the platform to which you are transferring. Elements like Silver, Destiny 2’s premium foreign money, keep on the platforms the place they have been bought. Silver is linked to your characters, so if in case you have Silver on a unique platform or a unique set of characters, you will not get to entry it.
As Bungie notes in its cross save FAQ, although, you may need to make some choices if you happen to’ve been enjoying Destiny 2 on a couple of platform. When you allow cross save, you may have to decide on which account to keep–you can solely make one set of characters obtainable throughout all platforms. Unfortunately, which means you possibly can’t merge, say, your Hunter out of your PS4 account with the Titan you play on PC and your Warlock from Xbox One. You’ll have to make use of both your PS4, PC, or Xbox account for cross save.
That does not imply your different characters are gone perpetually, although. Bungie says within the FAQ you possibly can disable cross save, which gives you entry to the characters you had on their authentic particular person platforms. It’ll take 90 days for these characters to change into obtainable once more, although. “This policy exists to discourage activity like account recoveries by other players,” Bungie writes.
Bungie additionally gave just a few new particulars about Destiny 2’s PC model. As introduced with Shadowkeep, Destiny 2 is transferring off of Activision’s Battle.internet launcher and onto Steam, one thing that was slated to occur alongside the discharge of the growth. Bungie introduced lately it was delaying the expansion from its September release date to October 1, and the transfer from Battle.internet to Steam is equally delayed. Starting on August 20, nonetheless, PC customers can begin linking their accounts between Battle.internet and Steam to make the transition simpler.
In its PC move FAQ, Bungie explains that you will get a one-time transfer from Battle.internet to Steam that’ll take all the pieces you’ve got bought with you–including all recreation content material and any Silver you’ve got purchased, as nicely.