Destiny 2 had a pretty good run on Battle.net but the time has almost come for the game to switch to a new platform. Starting next month, Bungie’s space-themed looter shooter will be available on PC exclusively via Steam. The transition coincides with the release of Destiny 2’s latest expansion pack, Shadowkeep, which launches on October 1st. If you’re currently playing the game on Battle.net, don’t worry about losing out on anything because you can easily transfer all your progress.
Bungie has started sending emails this week reminding players to prepare for the upcoming migration. Activision-Blizzard will be shutting down all Destiny 2 servers at the end of the month so you’ll need to act before September 30th if you want to keep your progress. If you don’t already have a Steam account, now would be the time to create one.
In order to prepare for the transfer, you’ll first need to visit Bungie’s official website. Once there, you’ll need to sign in or create a new account and then link both your Battle.net and Steam profiles. That’s pretty much all there is to it.
It’s worth noting that Destiny 2 won’t actually appear in your Steam library before October 1st. However, you will see a notification on Bungie’s website with your transfer details so make sure everything looks good. Once the game launches on Steam, all your Guardians, gear, expansions and Silver will be ported over.
The Future of Destiny 2
Some people might see Destiny 2’s departure from Battle.net as a bad thing but there are actually plenty of reasons to be excited about the future of the title. And the franchise as a whole for that matter. Thanks to the fact that Bungie is no longer working with Activision, the company is now finally free to pursue its own vision for the game. The first order of business will be a change in business model along with some slight rebranding.
The Steam version of the game will be known as Destiny 2: New Light and will be free-to-play for everyone. Bungie will continue to sell expansion packs along with Season Passes, which will cost $10 a pop. The company also announced that players who own Forsaken will receive the year 2 Annual Pass for free.
Meanwhile, the next big expansion, Shadowkeep, launches for $40 and will include one Season Pass. There’s also a Deluxe version of the expansion that includes four Season Passes, as well as a number of other in-game goodies. For more information on Shadowkeep check out Destiny 2’s Steam page right here.