Hundreds of hours sunk into a single Destiny character might not mean too much when its sequel launches later this year. Bungie has confirmed that character progression will not be carried over from the first to Destiny 2.
On the game’s official website, Bungie gets a little more specific by stating that “power, possessions and Eververse-related items and currency” will not make the jump with you. The only thing that will carry over is the aesthetic you’ve chosen for your Guardian if you’ve reached level 20 and have beaten the Black Garden mission.
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,” Bungie said. “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.
We believe this is the best path forward. 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.
Starting from square one
Don’t feel so down. Starting back at square one is necessary to make an even playing field to welcome newcomers. You might not like it, but look at the bright side, you get to feel fresh and see this new game evolve alongside your Guardian all over again.
That sounds more exciting than entering a new game totally overpowered. Destiny 2 will be released this fall for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.