While the ink on Bungie's long-overdue divorce from Activision-Blizzard has since dried and the studio behind Destiny once again establishing its independence - free from corporate-level meddling, the issue of where PC Players would call home for their guardians remained uncertain going forward. With Destiny 2's upcoming Shadowkeep expansion being released exclusively on Steam later this year, what was to happen with the rest of Destiny 2 on PC?
Today, Bungie cleared the air via their official blog when they stated that Destiny 2 on the Battle.net platform would cease to exist starting October 1st, and that the entirety of Destiny 2 - not just the newest expansion - would be transitioning over to Steam.
As the PC version of Destiny moves to its new home, we'll be enabling you to move your current characters, gear, collections, and game purchases from Blizzard's Battle.net to Steam. The process of linking your accounts will begin on August 20. This will give our PC Community plenty of time to get their Guardians sorted and ready for the new launch on October 1.
Starting August 20th, players can begin the arduous, "what could go wrong" process of migrating all of their save data and purchases from Battle.net over to Steam, with the goal being that - should it all go smoothly - everything be sorted out by the time Shadowkeep launches in the fall.