Bungie was on hand to E3 2019 to talk about their plans for Destiny 2, and it’s mostly what fans already know, things like the planned transition to free-to-play for example, but there’s one thing that has some people a bit angry.
Destiny 2 is available now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Destiny 2: New Light and the Shadowkeep expansion release September 17, 2019 for Google Stadia, PC, PS4, and Xbox One. And with the launch of New Light, the game will transition to a free-to-play state. It’s this changeover that has gamers concerned. As even though Bungie will now allow gamers to transfer their saves to new platforms, gamers have uncovered something that they’re pretty angry about.
Bungie has revealed that all of the platforms that Destiny 2 is on will have separate DLC batches. This means that if you switch from one platform to another, you will have to rebuy and DLC you owned on the previous platform you were on. Even though a sizable chunk of the game’s content will be available for free with Destiny 2: New Light, locking out players from DLC is kind of sketchy.
So that means, for example, if a Destiny 2 player on PS4 wants to move over to PC with their current characters and progress, they can do that with Cross-Save when the feature is added this fall, but they will have to buy the game and any of its add-ons on PC as well.
That’s not to say that the ability to carry over your DLC and other purchases to a new platform will never be in the game, just that the feature won’t be out there anytime soon.