Destiny

24 Feb 2021

Destiny 2 PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X Upgrades: Release Date, Cross Save, Enhancements and More

Beyond Light, Destiny 2's latest expansion, will launch tomorrow – the same day as Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.

While the game will run on your next-gen consoles on day 1, you'll have to wait a little longer to enjoy the enhancements that the new consoles will bring.

Here's what to expect, and when.

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.

While it'll be playable on Day 1, you'll need to wait until December 8th to be able to enjoy new optimised versions.

Still, having the game installed on your Xbox Series S/X or PlayStation 5 will drastically improve launch times.

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.

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?

A new Bungie blog has revealed the following benefits coming with the new consoles:

That's quite the list of updates, all coming for free, but as noted, we'll have to wait until December 8.

Once that day comes, you'll likely need to download sizeable updates before you can enjoy those boosted resolutions and framerates – so be sure to keep some space on your SSD handy.