Destiny 2 Crossplay Is Finally Coming In 2021

Destiny 2 Crossplay Is Finally Coming In 2021

Written by 

Tom Chapman

Published 

10th Dec 2020 12:19

While Bungie Inc. delivered a sequel to its best-selling Destiny back in 2017, it turns out you'll have to wait a little longer if you want to appreciate Destiny 2 crossplay. Despite Destiny 2's veteran status in terms of current-gen games, there's still plenty to come from the online multiplayer. Although 2014's Destiny was panned for its story, Destiny 2 took this in its stride and upped the ante at every turn. With Destiny 2 continuing to evolve, crossplay in is another step in the right direction.

This year was already huge for Destiny 2 as it vaulted over half its previous content (including the base game's campaign) and kick-started Year Four in November with its fifth expansion, Beyond Light. As well as introducing the power of Darkness to players, developers dubbed this the start of a "new era" for the franchise and the start of a new expansion trilogy. Beyond Light will be followed by The Witch Queen next year and Lightfall (its working title) in 2022. If that wasn't enough, we've got the usual sprinkling of seasonal content on the way. 

 

When is Destiny 2 crossplay coming?

Posting on the official Bungie website, Assistant Game Director Joe Blackburn explained how we're on track for crossplay in 2021. Discussing what's on the way in Destiny 2  Year Four, Blackburn said, "A big chunk of the team will be taking some hard-earned time off to rest and relax ahead of coming back to the studio and diving into 2021. We have a lot of work to do and, while I’m looking forward to the break, I also can’t wait to get to work on some of the huge stuff we’ve got coming in the new year". 

Alongside crossplay being pencilled in for next year, there's also DDOS protection for all console players in Season 13, the return of the Vault of Glass raids, and the hyped arrival of transmogrification. The developers clearly have their hands full, but out of everything, crossplay is arguably the biggest. There's no confirmation on how Bungie will handle crossplay, which will undoubtedly lead to questions on whether we'll all be lumped together in one pool or whether PC will be kept away from console to avoid those nasty hackers.

Other highlights of Destiny 2 Season 13 is the arrival of two strikes in the form of Fallen S.A.B.E.R. and Devil's Lair. If that wasn't enough, the Legendary and Master Lost Sector rotation is going to be expanded to feature the Moon’s Lost Sectors, while six new Legendary weapons have found a new home in strikes, Gambit, and Crucible. Phew, is that enough for you?

Now that we're tooling up for a move into next-gen consoles, it's refreshing to see Bungie seems ahead of the competition in terms of making sure Destiny 2 lives a long and happy life. Just like Activision has laid out an impressive roadmap for the Call of Duty franchise, Bungie is looking to the future of its own series. Still, it's crazy to think Destiny 2 devs are already hard at work on what's coming in 2022. Now that we know (roughly) when Destiny 2 crossplay is on the way, we just have to sit back and wait patiently. 

 

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Tom is Trending News Editor at GGRecon, with an NCTJ qualification in Broadcast Journalism and over seven years of experience writing about film, gaming, and television. With bylines at IGN, Digital Spy, Den of Geek, and more, Tom’s love of horror means he's well-versed in all things Resident Evil, with aspirations to be the next Chris Redfield.

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