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Destiny’s new cross save feature coming later this month

Start linking those accounts today!

Destiny 2 - four Guardians mug for the camera before a Crucible match Bungie via Polygon
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Despite Destiny 2: Shadowkeep’s recent delay, Destiny’s new cross save feature is still on track for its late summer release date. In Bungie’s weekly blog post on Aug. 8, the studio revealed that players can start accessing their Guardians across multiple platforms on Tuesday, Aug. 20.

Once active, players can use their Guardians on any platform where they own Destiny 2. Players who’ve spent hundreds of hours on Destiny 2 for PS4 could migrate their progress to the PC version of the game without missing a beat, and vice versa.

According to the cross save hub on Bungie’s website, the process for activating the feature seems relatively simple. Players can begin linking their PC, Xbox Live, and PlayStation Network account to a single Bungie account today.

Once players link from their various platforms, they then need to select a group of dominant characters to play with. For example, if players have a Titan on Xbox and a Titan on PS4, players will need to pick one to use for Cross Play and the other to remain dormant. After that, players should simply see their dominant characters for each class each time they log in to Destiny, regardless of the platform.

Bungie clarified that while players will select a dominant group, their other characters won’t disappear. Players can always access their dominant characters by logging in to their game, but can swap their dominant character grouping anytime they wish.

Because of this, cross save won’t merge accounts for players. Instead, players who have accounts across multiple platforms will need to determine which account from which platform they want to use.

Honestly, like most things Destiny-related, it’s complicated. Before you make any changes, be sure to read through our detailed guide.

As far as content goes, cross save won’t allow players to share content across platforms. Until Destiny 2’s free-to-play offering, New Light, comes out on Oct. 1, players will need to own Destiny 2 on whatever platform they intend to use cross save on. Players also need to own any expansion content they want to play on the platform they’re playing on as well, since licenses won’t cross over. Players can use expansion items they’ve already earned on another platform anywhere they play, regardless of the content they own.

Bungie answers more question in their cross save FAQ, such as what happens with the premium currency, Silver. Cross save functions will also include Destiny 2 for Google Stadia when that version of the game launches later this year.

The current setup page doesn’t mention if the original Destiny as also getting cross save. We’ve reached out to Bungie to clarify.

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