Crossplay is finally live in Bungie’s popular Destiny franchise as players across all platforms are now able to join one another. Here’s everything there is to know about crossplay in Destiny 2.
As one of the biggest live-service games out there, Destiny has captured the attention of millions around the globe. However, since the franchise kicked off in 2014, players had been separated by their choice of hardware, until now.
Whether you’re on PC, Xbox, PlayStation, or even Stadia, you can now team up and grind through Destiny 2’s latest content together with crossplay.
From how it all works to when the feature went live, here’s everything there is to know about crossplay in Destiny 2.
- Destiny 2 crossplay platforms
- How crossplay works in Destiny 2
- When did crossplay arrive in Destiny 2
- Destiny 2 crossplay voicechat
- Destiny 2 Cross Save
Gamers across all platforms currently supported by Destiny 2 are now able to jump in and play together.
This means Xbox, PlayStation, PC, and Stadia users are all free to mingle with one another. There are no set limitations on who can and can’t join a Fireteam.
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Guardians on PlayStation can form a team with a Stadia player, while PC gamers can invite Xbox owners directly into their lobby. No combination is off-limits.
“You’ll be able to play with all your friends no matter what platform you call home,” Bungie confirmed.
No different from how you would normally invite friends on your current platform of choice, crossplay lets you bring friends in from all over.
All activities, all Destinations, and all future content is seemingly accessible by mixed Fireteams. One key area that might raise some eyebrows is PVP. Though Bungie clarified that console and PC players won’t be joining each other in the Crucible by default.
Instead, PC players need to “specifically invite console friends to play with them in the PC Crucible pools.”
When it came to the launch of crossplay, everyone had to set a new name in Destiny 2. This is now known as your ‘Bungie Name’ and serves as a universal name across all platforms.
Therefore, if you play for a few hours on a console, then jump over to your PC later on, your Bungie Name keeps everything in order.
These Bungie Names are generated automatically at launch based on your current name. However, the devs are looking to implement a universal name changer tool shortly after the launch of the Witch Queen DLC.
As Bungie Names took effect, Bungie Friends also took over. This is a new way to keep track of your friends playing across different platforms, allowing you to invite teammates with ease, regardless of where they might be playing.
After plenty of teasers along the way, and even an early test, Destiny 2 crossplay finally went live on August 24 with Season of the Lost.
“Guardians across Xbox, PlayStation, PC, and Stadia will be able to join fireteams to take on the Darkness together,” Bungie confirmed in a July 29 blog post.
With the major seasonal update — the longest in Destiny history — players across all platforms are now able to connect in a seamless manner.
All content and all activities can be accessed together, regardless of your hardware.
While crossplay first arrived in Destiny 2 on August 24, its accompanying voice chat feature wasn’t added until September 2, when Bungie pushed out update 18.104.22.168.
Crossplay voice chat works about as seamlessly as you’d expect: simply team up with your friends on other platforms, hop into the in-game voice chat channel, and you should be good to go.
However, there could still be some hiccups with the feature, particularly for Xbox players (who have to deal with a few caveats, for now). For help with crossplay voice chat troubleshooting, check out Bungie’s helpful Destiny Audio Guide.
Unlike many popular games out right now, Destiny 2 allows for the transfer of progress across multiple different platforms — this is called ‘Cross Save‘.
This feature allows you to link all the platforms you play on to your Bungie.net account, and subsequently choose which one set of guardians whose progress and gear will be carried over.
Here’s how you can set up cross-save in Destiny 2:
- Log into your account on Bungie.net
- Select the ‘Cross Save’ option from the account menu
- Link any new platforms that aren’t already associated with your Bungie.net account (you’ll need the login information for each of those platforms to do so)
- Authenticate any existing platforms that were previously linked (you’ll need to re-enter your login information for these systems as well)
- Select the platform/characters whose progress you want to take with you across all other systems and confirm your selection one final time
After you’ve completed this process and finalized the setup, you’ll receive a message that says “Cross Save Activated”. And that’s it!
And there you have it, that’s everything you need to know about crossplay in Destiny 2 and how to get it up and running. For future updates on crossplay, Season 16, the Witch Queen and more, make sure to check back in here for all of your Destiny 2 news needs.