Destiny 2 Cross-Play: The Ultimate Cross-Platform Guide

by | Dec 2, 2020 | Leveling

Destiny 2 Cross-Play support has been one of the most wanted features for years.

We all want to be able to play Destiny 2 with our friends, no matter their platform of choice, and adding full Cross-Play to Destiny 2 would make it happen.

Is Destiny 2 Cross-Platform?

Unfortunately, full Cross-Play (or cross-platform support) is not coming anytime soon but is already in the works:  Bungie officially confirmed it should arrive in 2021. But Bungie continues to build towards it:

Feature Release Date What does it do
Cross-Save August 2019 Share game saves (and therefore progress) between all platform: PC, Playstation, Xbox, and Stadia
Cross-Generation Play December 8, 2020 Multiplayer within the same platform: Playstation 4 with Playstation 5 and Xbox One with Xbox Series X
Full Cross-Play 2021 Multiplayer between all platform: PC, Playstation, Xbox, and Stadia

In this guide, we’ll tell you exactly what those terms mean to you and how each feature will eventually lead to the absolute Cross-play.

Now available: Destiny 2 Cross-Save

With Cross-Save, you can have one active account that allows you to access all your Guardians, gear, and overall progression, from any platform.

Cross-Save is extremely easy to set up. All you need to do is connect your existing accounts using Bungie’s dedicated Cross-Save page:

Cross Save Destiny 2 v2

Once your accounts are connected, with Cross-Save:

  • Your gear, weapons, and loot become available across all platforms.
  • Whatever you earn on one platform can be equipped wherever you play

Cross-Save supports all platforms and is one step towards full cross-platform play.

Available Now: Destiny 2 Cross-Generation Play

Among the many noticeable upgrades and improvements planned for next-gen consoles, Cross-Generation Play is perhaps the most important one:

With Cross-Generation Play, Xbox Series X|S players can play with Xbox One players and PlayStation 5 players can play with PlayStation 4 players.

This means the overall player base (and therefore queue times) will remain stable in spite of having two more consoles to support.

Next Gen support Roadmap image

Cross-generation Play became available on November 10, 2020, with the release of Beyond Light.

PS: There’s a big next-gen console update planned for December 8, 2020, including:

Feature Xbox Series X PlayStation 5 Xbox Series S
Resolution 4K 4K 1080p
Framerate 60fps 60fps 60fps
120hz Crucible Support Yes Yes No
Field of View Slider Yes Yes Yes
Cross-Generation Play Yes Yes Yes
Next-Generation Upgrade Free Xbox Smart Delivery Yes Xbox Smart Delivery

The goal: Destiny 2 Cross-Platform Play in 2021

Finally, Bungie is also actively working on full Cross-Play (e.g. Cross-Platform support).

Cross-Play Roadmap image

This was confirmed by Luke Smith himself, Destiny2’s Director, in an interview with DrLupo. When asked about cross-platform support, Luke said:

We had some other technical priorities this year and we want to move on to Cross-Play next year.

Cross-Play will include every platform where Destiny 2 can be played: PC, Xbox, Playstation, and Stadia. And to make things even better, things such as having Destiny 2 becoming part of the Xbox Pass, as explained by JoyFreak, will result in even more Destiny 2 players and a much bigger total population once cross-play becomes a thing.

And this is everything we know about Cross-Play so far. Stay tuned as this page will be updated as soon as we get more information.

For more details regarding Bungie’s plan for Destiny 2, check out our Destiny 2 Roadmap.

Let's keep the conversation going

Have questions about this post, Destiny 2 in general, or are simply looking for a friendly D2-focused community?

Join our 500-guardian strong Discord server!

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Prophecy dungeon Destiny 2 Featured Parallax

Improve your Destiny 2 experience

Subscribe and receive all the Weekly Reset challenges, essential loot, farming tips, and more!

You have Successfully Subscribed!