How to transfer your Destiny 2 account to Steam

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

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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 Battle.net 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 Battle.net.

There is currently no information on how to link your account to Steam. However, Bungie has created a new page on their site where the info will be available. For now though, there are a few things you can do to prepare yourself for the transfer date.

First, you will want to ensure you have 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 Battle.net.

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


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 Battle.net 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

      Really? This is a dumb article. I enjoy all the other content from the shack around destiny but this is just dumb.

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        August 8, 2019 5:56 PM

        "At this point, you should now have both Steam and Battle.net 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

          You mean I have to have steam to transfer to steam. Durrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

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            August 8, 2019 5:59 PM

            How to ride a bike:

            First, purchase a bike.

            Now just wait until you find someone who can teach you how to ride a bike!

            It's that simple.

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              August 8, 2019 6:01 PM

              Can you teach me how to ride my bike the city?

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                August 8, 2019 6:02 PM

                Yes, do you have a bike?

                If so, great.

                If you don't have a bike, be sure to find a bike.

                Now, you just need to find someone who can teach you how to ride a bike!

                It's that easy!

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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

      From the 20th August you can link your account to your steam account.

      From the 1st October you can play on steam.

      Atleast that is how I understand it.

      Cross save launches the 21th, basically a chance to move platform without losing progress. It will require that you own a license on the platform you are moving to. With D2 to an extent becoming F2P the net cost should be zero.

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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

          There will be forsaken content AFAIK.



          I expect them to require the shadow keep expansion and the rest will unlock.

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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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              August 9, 2019 5:15 AM

              That is a pretty good deal for zero money, but they will have an interesting mix if they keep forsaken out of those that purchase shadow keep..

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