Destiny 2 PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X Versions Will Be Free For Existing Players, Upgrades Detailed
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Destiny 2 PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X Versions Will Be Free For Existing Players, Upgrades Detailed

Lloyd Coombes
10 June 2020

Finally, we'll get 60 FPS on console.

Destiny 2 Season of Arrivals is finally here, with a huge expansion, Beyond Light, coming in September. Fans will undoubtedly have one eye on the next console generation, so we've put together everything we know about Destiny 2's next-gen upgrades.

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Is Destiny 2 coming to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X?

Yep! As we reported back in May, Bungie's loot-shooter RPG will be available on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

How Much Will It Cost?

When unveiling the new Beyond Light expansion, Bungie confirmed that all of your Destiny 2 purchases will carry forward.

That means whether you're just using the New Light free-to-play version, or you've loaded up on Shadowkeep and Forsaken expansion content, everything will move across.

Presumably, you'll need to re-purchase if you move between console ecosystems, though.

Can I Keep My Stuff?

Yes! Bungie's cross-save system (found here) lets you link your PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, Google Stadia and Steam accounts, so even if you move from Xbox One to PS5 you'll be able to take your character with you (although again, you'd need to buy a PlayStation version of any expansion content you've purchased).

What About My Friends?

Bungie has assured fans that they'll be able to play with other players in the same ecosystem. So if you have a PlayStation 5 and your friends are all on PS4 consoles, you'll be able to play together, and it'll be the same for Series X and Xbox One players.

PC players are the odd ones out, but the developers are working on full cross-play in the coming year or so. You can find out more here.

Why Upgrade To Next Gen?

Bungie has confirmed that PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will run Destiny 2 at 60 frames-per-second and at 4K resolution.

While the Xbox One X can run the game at 4K, it remains locked to 30 FPS, while the PlayStation 4 uses checkerboard 4K rendering and is also locked to 30 FPS. If you've played the game on PC you'll know how much a higher frame rate makes a difference, so we're excited to enjoy that on console.