Bungie Details Destiny 2: New Light, the Upcoming F2P Conversion
In the latest Destiny 2 update posted to the Bungie site, devs provide a lot more information about the free-to-play conversion of the game taking place this September. When Destiny 2: New Light launches, players will receive all of the Year 1 content including the base game, Year 1 raids and both the Curse of Osiris and Warmind expansions. Year 2 content free roam activities, Strikes playlists, Crucible playlists, Gambit & Gambit Prime playlists and other "select annual pass content".
There are, however, some things that are not included in New Light. Players will still need to make a purchase in order to play the Forsaken campaign, Year 2 raids / dungeons and exotic quests.
With regard to cross save -
Q: Do players need to repurchase Destiny 2 on each cross save platform separately?
A: No. New Light will be available for free on Steam, Xbox, and PlayStation.
- Cross save will preserve all gear, character, and items across all platforms regardless of entitlements.
- Expansion ownership (Forsaken, Shadowkeep) is tied to the platform’s store it was purchased on. Players will need to purchase expansions on each platform that they wish to play that expansion content on.
Q: Can players merge different characters, items, or Triumphs from different accounts?
A: Cross save does not feature account, character, or progress merging. Selecting a active account for cross save does not delete or alter the data of any other accounts.
Q: Will Destiny 2 support cross-play matchmaking between different platforms?
A: Each platform will have its own matchmaking pool.
PC players who currently are on Battle.Net will have all of their account data moved to Steam at a later date. This includes "a one-time transfer of ALL ownership rights that a player already owns (expansions, Silver, account, Seasons, etc.). PC player who wish to purchase the Shadowkeep expansion can do so on Steam right now and later merge their Battle.Net account later.
In other Destiny 2 news, the Season of Opulence is underway with new Iron Banner weapons and armor. The Iron Banner armor for this season will be earned through a questline that will reward one piece of armor per objective met.