When is crossplay coming to Destiny 2?

Fariha Bhatti • August 13, 21:12

Destiny 2’s Season of the Splicer is finally approaching its end, setting up the storyline for Season 15. Apart from exciting content, Bungie is introducing a new crossplay feature soon. 

Destiny 2’s storyline, content, and features have always been top-notch but the players have long waited for a crossplay feature. Bungie has listened to the woes and announced a comprehensive feature that will connect all platforms to enjoy Destiny 2 Season 15 together. 

In a blog post, Bungie confirmed that crossplay would enter Destiny 2 in Season 15 but an official date hasn’t yet been announced. However, the new Season 15 kicks off on August 24, so players should be able to queue with their Xbox friends soon enough. 

The new feature will allow Guardians across Xbox, PlayStation, PC, and Stadia to take on missions together for the first time. Crossplay was announced in December 2020 and players across all platforms have eagerly waited to join fireteams. With two weeks remaining in Season of the Splicer, crossplay should make the Witch Queen expansion all the more fun. 

Bungie reveals how Destiny 2 crossplay will work

The developer will be making some changes to the in-game names of players to implement crossplay. Bungie Name would be introduced to Destiny 2, including a code number next to the user name, for example, player#0000. This will ensure that identities will remain consistent across all platforms. 

Bungie Friends will be another new feature that will bridge players across all platforms with one another. To add friends to Bungie Friends, players can log in to Destiny 2 on a device to turn platform friends into Bungie Friends and then issue requests via our Roster screen. Another way is to use Bungie.net friends finder to link all of your platforms and then send Bungie Friends requests.

While the developer has covered all bases to ensure a smooth crossplay feature, one key element would still be missing. Bungie confirmed that voice chat wouldn’t be part of this significant update due to development’s “late-breaking issues.” However, it has been assured that the voice chat cross-platform will be available soon after the official release of the feature. 

How does cross-save work in Destiny 2? 

Crossplay is currently unavailable in Destiny 2 but it doesn’t mean you can’t play with your Xbox buddies. Bungie allows the Guardians to transfer their critical data and progress to another platform through cross-save. This way, you can team up with your friends on different platforms. 

While it does sound charming, there are a few things you may want to know before setting up a Bungie.net account. 

  • To access Destiny 2 content on multiple platforms, you will need to repurchase DLCs to play them on the platforms you link using cross-save
  • Any Silver you’ve previously bought isn’t transferable.
  • You cannot merge characters or gear from different platforms
  • Cross-save can be disabled if you change your mind, but then you’ll have to wait 90 days before you can reactivate it.

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