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How does crossplay work in Destiny 2? Platforms, Bungie Names, more

Published: 23/Sep/2021 0:42

by Brad Norton

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Crossplay is finally live in Bungie’s popular Destiny franchise as players across all platforms are now able to join one another. Here’s everything there is to know about crossplay in Destiny 2.

As one of the biggest ongoing games out there, Destiny has captured the attention of millions around the globe. However, since the franchise kicked off in 2014, players had been separated by their choice of hardware, until now.

Whether you’re on PC, Xbox, PlayStation, or even Stadia, you can now team up and grind through Destiny’s latest content together.

From how it all works to when the feature went live, here’s everything there is to know about crossplay in Destiny 2.

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Destiny 2 crossplay platforms

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Raid-ready Fireteams can now comprise of players from all platforms.

Gamers across all platforms currently supported by Destiny 2 are now able to jump in and play together.

This means Xbox, PlayStation, PC, and Stadia users are all free to mingle with one another. There are no set limitations on who can and can’t join a Fireteam.

Guardians on PlayStation can form a team with a Stadia player, while PC gamers can invite Xbox owners directly into their lobby. No combination is off-limits.

“You’ll be able to play with all your friends no matter what platform you call home,” Bungie confirmed.

How crossplay works in Destiny 2?

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Console Guardians will be forced into PC lobbies if they want to play with PC friends.

No different from how you would normally invite friends on your current platform of choice, crossplay lets you bring friends in from all over. 

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All activities, all Destinations, and all future content is seemingly accessible by mixed Fireteams. One key area that might raise some eyebrows is PVP. Though Bungie clarified that console and PC players won’t be joining each other in the Crucible by default.

Instead, PC players need to “specifically invite console friends to play with them in the PC Crucible pools.”

Destiny 2 Bungie Name
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Bungie Names keeps your identity consistent across all platforms moving forward.

When it came to the launch of crossplay, everyone had to set a new name in Destiny 2. This is now known as your ‘Bungie Name’ and serves as a universal name across all platforms.

Therefore, if you play for a few hours on console, then jump over to PC later on, your Bungie Name keeps everything in order.

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These Bungie Names were generated automatically at launch based on your current name. However, the devs are looking into a universal name changer tool to launch later in the year.

As Bungie Names took effect, Bungie Friends also took over. This is a new way to keep track of your friends playing across different platforms, allowing you invite teammates with ease, regardless of where they might be playing.

When did crossplay arrive in Destiny 2?

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Crossplay is finally available in Destiny 2 afters years of community demand.

After plenty of teasers along the way, and even an early test, Destiny 2 crossplay finally went live on August 24 with Season of the Lost.

“Guardians across Xbox, PlayStation, PC, and Stadia will be able to join fireteams to take on the Darkness together,” Bungie confirmed in a July 29 blog post.

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With the major seasonal update — the longest in Destiny history — players across all platforms are now able to connect in a seamless manner.

All content and all activities can be accessed together, regardless of your hardware.

Destiny 2 crossplay voice chat

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Crossplay voice chat has now landed in Destiny 2.

While crossplay first arrived in Destiny 2 on August 24, its accompanying voice chat feature wasn’t added until September 2, when Bungie pushed out update 3.3.0.1.

Crossplay voice chat works about as seamlessly as you’d expect: simply team up with your friends on other platforms, hop into the in-game voice chat channel, and you should be good to go.

However, there could still be some hiccups with the feature, particularly for Xbox players (who have to deal with a few caveats, for now). For help with crossplay voice chat troubleshooting, check out Bungie’s helpful Destiny Audio Guide.

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