Destiny 2 crossplay has been a most requested feature by the fans – allowing the players to match up with other Guardians regardless of their platform – whether they’re on PlayStation, Xbox, PC or Stadia.
Destiny 2 crossplay was introduced in 2019, which allows you to take your progress to a platform of your choice, but you are then still tied to playing with others on that system. The arrival of Destiny 2 on PS5 and Xbox Series brings this reality a little closer with the introduction of inter-generational cross play, you can check more about the cross here.
Now let’s talk about cross play
Destiny 2 crossplay feature, but not actual cross play. Bungie calls this feature cross save, letting you play the same three Guardians regardless of which platform you’re on. If you haven’t enabled, you can set up cross save here. Once you’ve activated this feature, your weapons, gear, ornaments, and season passes will be active. For example, You mainly play on PC through Steam, you can also log into your PlayStation 4 and play the exact same content.
The only anomaly is the expansion packs. This is likely due to the owners of the platform, who doesn’t want to giveaway the profits. If you want to play Shadowkeep or Forsaken, you’ll need to purchase those expansions once again. That’s definitely not cheap as Forsaken costs $25 when not on sale. Shadowkeep is a full $35 and Beyond Light will make things more expensive at $40.
If you want to play Destiny 2 and dont’t know about the destiny 2 crossplay, with all content unlocked across two platforms, it’ll cost you around $200 assuming you’re yet to purchase any expansion packs. Definitely, that’s not cheap. We recommend you guys to wait for sales to get the older content on discount.
Proper crossplay is something that Bungie is interested in doing. The current best guess for a release date is sometime in 2021 at the earliest. Targeted platforms will be PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PC, and Google Stadia. Before that they are likely release inter-platform cross play before the end of this year. That means Xbox One to Xbox Series X and PS4 to PS5. We see some little upgrade there 😉
We’ll be among the first to let you know when Bungie has more solid plans to share this update. For now, you have to swap over to the same platform as your friend if you want to play together (This could cost a bit, but you’ll save your friendship ).
What is destiny 2 cross save ? how to enable it?
Bungie has finally activated the long-awaited cross-save feature for Destiny 2, that means you can finally move your Guardians, with all of their loots, to a different platform and freely jump between console and PC at your freedom. Here’s how to do it, whether you want to transfer your account data between a PC and PS4, an Xbox One and PS4, or even (in the future) a PC and Stadia.
But first you need to know a few things:
- Initially you had to buy the base game again, but now that’s not a case. According to the latest update, Destiny 2: New Light, the free-to-play version of the game. Now you can easily switch between other platforms with free of cost! Unless you are buying extensions or packs.
- Any Silver (Destiny 2’s paid in-game currency) that you’ve previously purchased will remain locked to your original platform and won’t be transferable. So you may have to redeem your Silver before porting your saved data.
- If you already play Destiny 2 on two platforms, activating cross-save means that the Guardians on one of those platforms will be overwritten. However, that cross-save can be disabled if you want to get your old characters back. But If you do disable cross-save, you’ll have to wait for like 90 days before you can reactivate it.
Steps for enabling cross save:
- Visit the Bungie’s Cross-Save sign-in page. You’ll have to sign in with the platform that you have your main Destiny 2 (with your favorite Guardians) data linked to, whether it’s PlayStation, Xbox, Battle.net, or Steam.
- After that sign in to the platform you want to switch over.
- For example, if someone is associated with the Battle.net client on a PC, and he wants to play on Steam when the game migrates over on October 1st. So his first and last step should be to sign into the Steam account on Bungie’s “PC Move” page.
- Regardless of which platform you’re shifting from and to, Bungie does its security check by asking you several times if you really want to go through with enabling cross-save.
- After agreeing to the terms and conditions, you’ll be able to access your account from the new platforms, assuming you’ve purchased Destiny 2 to play on them. When you log into your Bungie account online, you’ll easily be able to see which platforms have access to which content.