Your Destiny Character's Levels And Items Won't Transfer To Destiny 2
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The promised reveal of the next content update for Destiny has proven to be more meaningful than expected. Bungie today discussed the "final live event for the Destiny 1 era" and provided details about how Destiny players will transition from the first game to its upcoming sequel.
By and large, it sounds as if your Destiny character won't transfer to Destiny 2 (or whatever it ends up being called).
"Sequels represent the start of a new adventure for every player, with new worlds to explore, new stories to tell, new powers to acquire, new loot to earn, and much more," Bungie said on its website today. "This led us to a decision that would enable us to serve both the game and the player's best interests: Destiny 1 power, possessions, and Eververse-related items and currency will not carry forward. They will, however, remain accessible to you in Destiny 1."
The good news is that your character--at least in terms of the way he or she looks-- won't be abandoned for the sequel.
"We know that, just like us, you have grown fond of the Guardians you've created, so we do plan to preserve your character personalization," it explained. "We are going to recognize the dedication and passion you've shown for this world. Specifically, the class, race, gender, face, hair, and marking selections for all characters that have achieved Level 20 and completed the Black Garden story mission will carry forward."
In addition to carrying over your look, these "veteran accounts" will be given "honors that reflect your Destiny 1 accomplishments."
"We believe this is the best path forward," it said. "It allows us to introduce the major advancements and improvements that all of us expect from a sequel, ensuring it will be the best game we can create, unencumbered by the past. We're looking forward to sharing more details with you later this year for how we will honor your legacy in the future."
Before the sequel arrives this fall, Bungie plans to offer one last live event in the first Destiny. Age of Triumph is meant to be "a fun and memorable celebration that will bring the first major chapter of our Destiny adventures to a fitting close." This will consist of new challenges and rewards.
Age of Triumph will launch at "the end of March." It'll first be revealed through a series of livestreams, starting with one this coming Wednesday, March 8.
The schedule and topic of each is as follows:
- March 8 -- Age of Triumph Reveal
- March 15 -- Age of Triumph Weekly Rituals
- March 22 -- Age of Triumph Sandbox Update
Destiny 2 reportedly may be headed to PC in addition to consoles and could feature larger, denser areas than Destiny's Patrols. Officially, Activision has said the new game will "broaden" Destiny's appeal and is "designed to both excite our highly engaged current players but also to broaden the appeal even further, bringing in new fans and bringing back lapsed fans."