How to play crossplay - Destiny 2

Start playing Destiny 2 crossplay with your friends across different platforms.

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Crossplay is coming to Destiny 2, but before it officially releases, it will go through a beta period. This period will allow players to test the system so Bungie can implement fixes and any necessary changes. The current crossplay beta is fairly limited, but it's worth trying out.

Last updated on June 23, 2021 at 9:40 p.m. PT. Crossplay appears to have been disabled in Destiny 2. Previously, players were able to experience a crossplay beta with the Vanguard Strikes.

How to play Destiny 2 crossplay with friends

Crossplay in Destiny 2 was active but now appears to be disabled. Previously, there was a beta version that was accessed via the Vanguard node. This is where you find the Strikes and Nightfalls. Beside the main Vanguard Strike Playlist is a small icon labeled Vanguard Strikes Crossplay Beta. This system will matchmake you with other players on different platforms.

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There is a special Strike playlist for testing crossplay in Destiny 2.

Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be a way to play with friends on other consoles, unless you manage to get matched into the same Strike. This will likely change in the future as Bungie continues to test and improve the feature.

Previously, players were able access crossplay via a workaround which is now patched. During this time, Bungie’s Lead Community Manager Cozmo made a note of it on Twitter, stating, “We will be implementing a fix to remove public access later this week, but in the meantime feel free to partake.” Following this, a handy guide on Reddit popped up laying out how to play crossplay. But, as stated, this method no longer works.

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Players were able to join one another by starting Destiny 2 on one system, not selecting a character, and then loading it up on another platform and signing in. This worked both ways, from console to PC and vice versa, as well as between the consoles. Now that this method no longer works, players will need to use the official crossplay testing methods provided by Bungie.


Destiny 2’s crossplay functionality allows players on multiple platforms to play with one another. While the feature hasn’t been officially released yet, there is a beta version of crossplay for players to test out. Be sure to check back with us once crossplay in Destiny 2 is officially released for a thorough guide on how to set it all up. For now, enjoy helping Bungie test out the feature! Check out the Shacknews Destiny 2 Guide for more tips.

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