Destiny 2 is receiving crossplay during Season 15, which means players can add and invite friends from other platforms. With this new feature comes a new system called Bungie Friends. This will bridge the gap between the platforms, and should hopefully make the whole process a breeze.
How to add friends from other platforms – Bungie Friends
Because there are different friends lists on all platforms, adding your friends to your friends list in Destiny 2 is an important step. To bridge the gap between each platform’s friends list, Bungie has created what it calls Bungie Friends. This system lets you add friends from different platforms to one central list in Destiny 2. The July 29 TWAB highlights the three ways to do this:
- Log into Destiny 2 on a device where you want to turn platform friends into Bungie Friends, and then issue requests via the Roster screen.
- Search for your friends using player search on the Invite screen.
- Use Bungie.net friends finder, where you can link all of your platforms, and then issue Bungie Friends requests to all your platform friends.
The best way to add your friends is to open the Roster and select the mail icon. On this screen, use the search bar to enter your friend's name and the hashtag/pound symbol (#), followed by the four numbers that follows their screename. Your friend will find the request on the same screen under Bungie Friend Requests.
You can find your Bungie name and the numbers by going to the Roster tab and highlighting your name with the cusor. There will be a new section called Bungie Name. Your friend must give you this information (or vice versa).
How to invite friends for crossplay
Once your Bungie Friends list is populated with friends from various platforms, you will need to send some invites in order to begin playing crossplay. To make this a seamless process, Bungie has brought “all of the invite infrastructure” into Destiny 2. This means you won’t need to be diving through Xbox Live, PlayStation, or Steam messages in search of an invite.
As with Destiny 2 previously, invites can be sent by interacting with your friends (or strangers) through the Roster tab in the Director. Simply select the player you want to invite, choose details, and then select the Invite option.
Where to find and accept invites
As for actually accepting invites, there may be a learning period where you wonder where the invites go for you to accept. The good news, as mentioned above, is that all invites are now handled inside Destiny 2. You can find all your invites on the Roster tab under the little Mail icon. Here, you can see Fireteam Invites, Bungie Friend Requests, and Clan Invites (you can also add friends from here as mentioned above).
Crossplay is finally in Destiny 2, so brushing up on how to add and invite friends using the new Bungie Friends system will be important. The system is pretty straightforward, with all critical information housed under the Roster tab. Remember that your Bungie Name is the screename you have when you first log in to Destiny 2 during Season 15, Season of the Lost. For more help with everything related to this great game, check out the Shacknews Destiny 2 Guide.