With Bungie and Activision's split earlier this year, the studio is migrating Destiny 2 on PC from Battle.net to Steam. If you’re a PC player, you need to set up an account migration ahead of Shadowkeep’s release on Oct. 1.
Here’s a quick and simple guide for transferring all your progress, licenses, and Silver from Battle.net to Steam.
Step 1: Go to Bungie’s website
Hit the big transfer button to get started.
Step 2: Login to Battle.net
After hitting transfer, Bungie will prompt you to login to your Battle.net account.
After you login successfully, it will display your characters, Destiny 2 licenses, and Silver. If everything is correct, continue on to the final step.
Step 3: Login to Steam
Now you need to repeat the process above with Steam. Bungie’s website will take you to a Steam login page. Login and accept the terms and conditions. (It’s just Bungie asking your permission to move your account via the one-time transfer).
Once you’re on Steam as well, you’ll see a similar page with your licenses, characters, and Silver. Keep moving forward until it says success. Once you see the check mark and all the character details are correct, you’re done. Now you just need to wait for Oct. 1.
Regarding Destiny 2’s transfer, it’s important to keep a few things in mind:
- Destiny 2 will become unavailable on Battle.net Oct. 1, so you need to complete this process if you want to keep playing
- You can pre-order Shadowkeep via Steam and it will apply correctly to your transferred account on Oct. 1
- You should setup Steam Guard to make sure other players don’t steal your account. To do this, click on Steam in the upper-left corner, and click on settings. Choose Account, and look for the link to manage Steam Guard settings. Steam Guard gives you a few options, like emailing a secondary code to you or letting you use the Steam app on your phone to verify a login
- If you don’t transfer your account prior to Oct. 1, you won’t be able to play Destiny on Battle.net. It’s currently unclear if players will maintain their progress if they don’t switch before Shadowkeep’s launch. We’ve reached out to Bungie asking for clarification