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Destiny 2: How to set up cross-save across multiple platforms

Cross-save won’t be fully functional until Destiny 2: New Light hits Oct. 1

Guardians on the Moon in Destiny 2: Shadowkeep
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Destiny 2’s new cross-save feature is live, allowing players to take their favorite Destiny characters to PlayStation 4, Windows PC, or Xbox One.

Cross-save is complex, especially before Bungie releases Destiny 2: New Light on Oct. 1. If players only own expansions like Forsaken or the Annual Pass on one platform, they can’t even land on the Dreaming City or Tangled shore on another platform pre-New Light. But players maintain any gear they earn across platforms, and can use weapons from expansions they don’t own anywhere they go. Once you earn it, you can use it anywhere.

While the function is a lot to take in, the process of setting it up is easy. Here’s how you set up cross-save between your Destiny 2 accounts.

Step 1: Go to Bungie’s website

Destiny 2 cross-save setup, getting started Bungie via Polygon

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 cross-save process.

Hit the big Get Started button to begin.

Step 2: Authenticate your platform accounts

Destiny 2 cross-save setup, authenticating accounts Bungie via Polygon

Depending on the platforms you have linked to your Bungie account (you can add more by accessing your account settings under accounts and linking), you’ll see several boxes. Each box represents a platform. You need to authenticate all of your tied accounts before you continue.

Click on authenticate and sign in on that platform’s website. After you’ve authenticated all your linked accounts, hit continue.

Step 3: Choose your active characters

Destiny 2 cross-save setup, choosing your active characters Bungie via Polygon

After your authentication, you need to choose an active character account. This is where things get mildly complicated.

Choose whichever account you want to be your main account. You must choose one platforms’ batch of characters. You can’t mix and match a trio of Guardians from different platforms. The characters you select will show up on every platform you’ve linked.

Your other characters won’t disappear forever, but Bungie will suppress them and they will be unplayable until you disable cross-save. If you disable cross-save, you won’t be able to re-enable it for three months.

After you select your active characters, click Review Setup.

Step 4: Approve your cross-save

Destiny 2 cross-save setup, warnings Bungie via Polygon

First, you’ll get a few warnings. If you have any Silver on your inactive accounts, you’ll learn that it won’t transfer to your main account. Depending on your linked platforms, you may also see a warning that Destiny is moving off of this fall. Hit Review Setup when you’re satisfied.

Destiny 2 cross-save setup, review your setup Bungie via Polygon

Now you’ll see your final page. Here you can preview your currently active characters and the content you have available on your linked platforms. If you don’t want to change anything, hit the gold button at the bottom of the page.

Congratulations, you now have cross-save enabled. You can login to Destiny 2 on any of your platforms and continue to make progress on your main Guardians. If you have questions about fringe cases, like currently PlayStation exclusive items, check out Bungie’s comprehensive FAQ.

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