As the inevitable transition draws closer and closer, Guardians have long wondered whether their characters, abilities, and gear will transfer over to Destiny 2. Well, we now have an answer, and it turns out that your character’s appearance will be carried over, but little else.
In a blog post titled ‘The Road Ahead,’ Bungie noted that power, possessions, Eververse items, and currency will remain locked in the original Destiny, and it’s all part of the studio’s plan to instigate a fresh start for Guardians across the board – regardless of whether you’re a devoted supporter of Bungie’s shared-world shooter, a lapsed fan, or a bona fide newbie.
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. 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.
News that Destiny 2 will herald a character reset shouldn’t be all that surprising. Early last month, Bungie vowed to create a sequel that was “more accessible” than its predecessor. Players can at least take solace in the fact that their character’s appearance will carry over; however, you must be at least level 20 and have completed Destiny’s Black Garden mission to qualify.
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. 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. We also plan to award those veteran accounts with honors that reflect your Destiny 1 accomplishments.
Destiny 2 is beginning to loom large on the horizon, with all signs pointing to a holiday 2017 release on PS4 and Xbox One. Meanwhile, ardent supporters holding out for one last content drop are in luck, as Bungie plans to roll out the final expansion for Destiny, dubbed Age of Triumph, sometime this spring.