Cross-Save in Destiny 2 will allow you to select one Destiny 2 account that you use across all platforms. If you own the game on multiple platforms, you can set one of them as your “main” account, and your character data will then transfer to any account that you own the game on. If you get an Exotic weapon while playing on Xbox One with your friends, that Exotic will still be there on PC or PS4 as well.
Destiny 2 – How To Set Up And Use Cross-Save
While Cross-Save will work on PS4, Xbox One, and PC from today onwards, it will also come to Google Stadia when the service launches later this year. To set up Cross-Save, follow the below steps:
- Go the Cross-Save page on Bungie.net and log in.
- Click on the “Get Started” button, then agree to the User Agreement.
- Link and authenticate the platforms that you wish to play on.
- Then you pick the account you want to act as your main account. Pick the one with the most in-game progress/items on it. Remember, any Silver that you have purchased is platform-specific! DLC and expansion purposes are also locked on the platform you purchase them on.
- And that’s it; you are all set up for Cross-Save. When you log on to any of the platforms, those chosen Guardians will be waiting for you.
Below you will find the FAQ question from the Bungie.net website:
What is Cross-Save? What will it actually do?
Cross-Save enables you to choose one Destiny player account (your Active Account) that you can access from wherever you choose to play. Although this is not a permanent action, we did build this new feature as something that players will activate just once to support a hobby that spans more than one platform where Destiny can be played.
Which platforms does Cross-Save support?
All of them! With one Active Account, you’ll be able to unify your experiences on PlayStation, Xbox, Steam, and Stadia (when it launches later on this year).
Does this mean that I can play with players on other platforms?
Cross-Save won’t let you engage players on other platforms in real-time. The idea is that you can move from one platform to another and play with the same Guardians.
Can I use Cross-Save to merge Guardians or Collections on different platforms?
No. Cross-Save will enable you to link accounts you use to play games on separate platforms and then designate one of them as your Active Account. From that point forward, the Guardians on that account with the characters you use to play on all linked platforms. We built the feature envisioning this as a decision you will make once.
I don’t have Destiny on another platform, can I still Cross-Save?
If you have Destiny installed on multiple platforms, you can link the accounts you use to access them. With Destiny 2: New Light, it’s easier than ever to install a version of the game that you can play with your friends.
Do my previous game purchases transfer across platforms?
No. The things you have purchased from your PC or Console stores will remain on the platforms where you bought them. These include games or balances of Silver. Cross-Save enables you to access the Guardians and Collections on one Active Account from wherever you play. The things that you acquire for your characters in the game are what move with you from one platform to another.
Can I disable Cross-Save once I’ve enabled it?
Cross-Save is intended to be a one-time action, but we realize there may be cases in which you want to visit the characters you left behind. Once Cross-Save has been disabled, you will have access to your original characters on each platform. There is a 90-day wait to re-enable the feature. This policy exists to discourage activity like account recoveries by other players.
How does Silver work?
Just like the game content that you acquired for one specific platform, Silver must be spent on the platform it was purchased.
Does Silver get merged with Cross-Save?
No. With Cross-Save, players select one set of characters from a platform to be their active characters. Silver is associated with your characters, so when you select a set of characters to be active, only that silver on that platform will be available. The Silver you own on your other accounts will remain tied to those accounts, should you ever choose to reaccess them. However, any future Silver purchased will be available on the platform it was purchased.
How much does it cost?
Cross-Save is a free service that we provide to players of Destiny who want to jump into the action in more than one place.
When can I link my accounts and use the same Guardians to play in more than one place?
We expect to launch this feature on August 21, 2019. This will give you the time you need to link your accounts and get your friends lists sorted before the launch of Shadowkeep and New Light.
How will Cross-Save impact my Clans?
Your Active Account will be included in only one Destiny Clan. That will become your Clan on all the platforms where you play Destiny. Your Active Account will only take up one player slot in your Clan Roster, but you’ll have access to your Clan teammates who are currently playing on the same platform. As you move from one platform to another, you’ll be able to make progress on your clan objectives wherever you play.
I still have a bunch of questions!
Our Player Support Team is always patrolling the #Help forum in search of people who need assistance. Visit them and let them know what’s on your mind.