Some big announcements about cross save in Destiny 2 have fans and players wondering if Bungie’s looter shooter is cross platform, or if Destiny 2 will be cross platform in the future. This guide will break down what players can expect going forward as Bungie releases Destiny 2 on Google Stadia and makes the move from Battle.net to Steam.
Is Destiny 2 cross platform?
No, Destiny 2 is not cross platform, and there are no plans to make it cross platform in the future. Well, no plans that have been shared by Bungie. At the moment, the only thing that Destiny 2 will be getting is a cross save function. This means players an own the game on multiple platforms, and play it on multiple platforms, keeping their progress no matter where they play. Imagine that you have friends on the PS4 that love to raid. Players will be able to hop into a raid on PS4, then hop back over to their PC account and keep the progress and gear they acquired over there. Perhaps your friends on Xbox One are big into the Gambit game mode. Now players can grind some Gambit with friends on Xbox One, earn some gear or progress, then continue that from another platform later.
Cross save allows players to keep progress made on multiple platforms, whereas cross platform allows players to play with others on different platforms. Cross save is coming to Destiny 2, but cross platform is not going to be making an appearance currently.
How does this all work with Google Stadia? Players who log into Destiny 2 on Google Stadia will only see other players on the same platform. However, you could theoretically log into Destiny 2 on Google Stadia, visit Xur and buy some gear while you’re remote at the office, then jump on your PC when you get home and find that gear waiting for you.
Now that players understand that Destiny 2 is not cross platform, but instead will use a cross save function, head to the Destiny 2 complete strategy guide to browse all the activities you should be completing on whatever platform you choose to enjoy the game.