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Destiny 2: How to transfer your account to Steam

Get your account ready to go on Oct. 1

Guardians look at the spooky, scarlet keep in Destiny 2: Shadowkeep Bungie
Ryan Gilliam (he/him) has worked at Polygon for nearly seven years. He primarily spends his time writing guides for massively popular games like Diablo 4 & Destiny 2.

With Bungie and Activision's split earlier this year, the studio is migrating Destiny 2 on PC from 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 to Steam.

Step 1: Go to Bungie’s website

The first thing you need to do is head to Bungie’s website. The studio has set up a special page where players can begin the transfer process.

Hit the big transfer button to get started.

Step 2: Login to

Destiny 2: Shadowkeep transfer example
Here’s what your transfer page should look like, but with your characters and licenses instead
Bungie via Polygon

After hitting transfer, Bungie will prompt you to login to your 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

Destiny 2: Shadowkeep successful steam link image
This is what a successful link looks like
Bungie via Polygon

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.

Important notes

Regarding Destiny 2’s transfer, it’s important to keep a few things in mind:

  • Destiny 2 will become unavailable on 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 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