How to transfer your Destiny 2 account to Steam

Learn how to transfer your Destiny 2 account to Steam from Blizzard's


With the release of Destiny 2 on Steam, players will be given a one-time opportunity to transfer their Destiny 2 accounts to Steam. This is a simple process, though considering the hundreds of hours players have poured into their accounts, it’s no surprise that it’s a bit nerve-wracking. The team at Bungie have worked hard to ensure the process of linking and migrating your account to the new platform is stress-free and easy.

How to transfer Destiny 2 account to Steam

Destiny 2 Stream account transfer
The details of how to transfer your Destiny 2 account to Steam are still pending.

Beginning August 20, players will be able to transfer their Destiny 2 accounts from Blizzard’s to Steam. This is a one-time offer that will migrate all content to the new platform. The purpose of this is to prepare for the release of Shadowkeep on October 1, at which point Destiny 2 will become unavailable on Follow the below steps to transfer your Destiny 2 account to your Steam account:

  1. To start the Destiny 2 account transfer to Steam, go to and click the red bar at the top or go directly to the PC Move page.
  2. Click the button on-screen and confirm your email address
  3. Review the information about your account, including your Guardians and game content
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the Transfer Agreement and click Accept
    1. Note: If thise step does not work, try using a different browser or mobile device
  5. Click Link Steam to be taken to a Steam sign-in page
  6. Sign-in to your Steam account
  7. Select I’m Done! to complete the Destiny 2 account transfer to Steam

When Destiny 2: Shadowkeep launches on October 1, you will now be able to play it on Steam, provided you have it purchased.

For those that do not have a Steam account, the first thing you are going to wait to do is create a Steam account. For the vast majority of PC players, this will be a given, but if you’re new to PC gaming, you might not have one yet. You should also make sure to setup two-factor authentication.

Still assuming you’re new to Steam, you will then want to download the Steam client by clicking the green box at the top of the page that says, Install Steam. For the uninitiated, Steam is similar in function to Blizzard’s

At this point, you should now have both Steam and installed. With the account created and Steam installed, you can follow the above steps to complete the Destiny 2 account migration.

What gets transferred to Steam?

As mentioned in the introduction, we’ve all spent hundreds if not thousands of hours playing Destiny 2. With that time comes a lot of things, specifically loot. When you transfer your account to Steam, everything will come with you:

  • Weapons and armor
  • Cosmetic items like Ghosts, Sparrows, emblems
  • Triumphs
  • Silver and Bright Dust
  • Expansions, Annual Pass, DLC

Everything that you had while you were playing on will come with you to Steam. The only thing that likely won't make the transfer is your friends list. You will need to find and add your friends on Steam if you want to communicate with them outside of Destiny 2's in-game chat.

Once you know how to transfer your Destiny 2 account to Steam, and the process is complete, you can get back to the grind. Be sure to check out the Shacknews Destiny 2 guide for even more walkthroughs about the various systems and mechanics in Destiny 2.

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    August 8, 2019 4:35 PM

    Sam Chandler posted a new article, How to transfer your Destiny 2 account to Steam

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      August 8, 2019 5:44 PM

      There is currently no information on how to link your account to Steam.

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        August 8, 2019 5:46 PM

        I agree, that article title is super click bait. I am somewhat angered.

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        August 8, 2019 5:55 PM

        lol, what the fuck

        why is this article being posted?

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      August 8, 2019 5:47 PM

      I received a pop up on logon that Bright Dust is going to go way, but Silver and Glimmer stays. Can you verify if that is correct?

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          August 8, 2019 8:06 PM

          On October 1, 2019:
          All Eververse armor (new and armor you’ve already acquired!) is being converted into Universal Ornaments
          Universal Ornaments can be attached to any newly acquired Legendary armor
          Bright Dust is going to come from doing bounties, not dismantling things you spent money on
          Eververse items can now be pulled from your Collections with Glimmer/Legendary Shards instead of Bright Dust

          Before October 1, 2019:
          Dismantle all of your unused Eververse items to maximize your Bright Dust reserves

          Thanks for the link!

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        August 9, 2019 12:07 AM

        Bright Dust will no longer be acquired from Tess' engrams, it will now be acquired through completing activities.

        If you want to stockpile a bunch of Bright Dust, you can use a program like DIM to search everything you own to see if it breaks down into Bright Dust. (Source:eververse iirc).

        Doing this lets you enter Shadowkeep with a bunch of Bright Dust.

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      August 8, 2019 5:54 PM


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        August 8, 2019 5:56 PM

        "At this point, you should now have both Steam and installed. All you have to do now is wait until Bungie releases more information on how to link the accounts."

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          August 8, 2019 5:57 PM


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            August 8, 2019 5:59 PM

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              August 8, 2019 6:01 PM


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                August 8, 2019 6:02 PM

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          August 8, 2019 8:26 PM

          Video Game Players hate this one weird trick!

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      August 8, 2019 8:44 PM


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        August 8, 2019 9:02 PM

        Well if they are changing platforms and still want to do Forsaken and Shadowkeep content they will need to buy those.

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          August 9, 2019 4:28 AM


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            August 9, 2019 4:39 AM

            Nope they get the planets only basically and Strikes.. the story content, Shattered Throne, Raid are all locked unless you buy the expansion. They’ve said this a few times in interviews.

            The F2P part is only the Y1 content plus all patrol zones, strikes, crucible, Gambit.

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