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Destiny 2’s first official cross-play beta starts Tuesday

Jump into the new Strike playlist and earn an emblem

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Image: Bungie
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Destiny 2’s new cross-play feature launched a little early by accident in Season of the Splicer, but now it’s getting an honest-to-god beta for players to participate in. Starting Tuesday, Destiny 2 players on Stadia, PlayStation, Xbox, and Windows can all dive in and play together. Bungie announced some key limits with this system, as well as a reward.

Starting May 25 and running through May 27, players can jump into a new Vanguard Strike playlist, which will match them with players on different platforms. Guardians who complete three Strikes in this special playlist will earn the new Stars Crossed emblem. All players are eligible to beta test.

Destiny 2 cross-play emblem
The Stars Crossed emblem is only available for cross-play beta testers
Image: Bungie

Unlike earlier this season, the cross-play beta here only applies to the Strike playlist, and players won’t be able to invite their friends. Bungie is still gunning for a season 15 launch date for the full cross-play feature; season 15 is set to be released this August.

Players should expect more matchmade betas for activities like the Crucible to appear over the next few months.

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