Destiny 2: Bungie Announces Crossplay For Next Year, Armor Updates & More

By Sam Hargrave Updated:
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Destiny 2 is about to head into it its fourth active year of content, and with no end in sight for support on the looter-shooter, it seems like one of the best opportunities yet to get into the game. After separating from Activision earlier in the year, Bungie are now back in full control of their most popular title since they were in charge of Halo . Recent updates to the Destiny 2 have brought with it the Beyond Light expansion including new missions, locations, gear and a raid.

Today brought the release of Destiny 2 on next-gen consoles with a free update adding support for PS5 and Xbox Series X. The update is available now across PlayStation and Xbox with 4K resolution at 60fps, with faster load times and an FOV slider across all platforms. The game also now supports the rumble features of the DualSense controller for PS5 players. However, a seemingly bigger update is on the horizon for the title in the new year.


In a blog post from Destiny developer Bungie, the team has offered a peak at the future of Destiny 2 with a list of the biggest updates planned for 2021. One that is sure to excite fans the most is crossplay, set to allow players to complete raids and other missions with their friends on any platform.

2021 is also set to bring a host of other new items and features to the game as Bungie head into the fourth year of Destiny 2 support. This includes the return of the Vault of Glass Raid, DDOS protection on consoles to prevent attacks, as well as the Fallen SABER and Devil's Lair strikes.

Additionally, the blog post on Bungie's site addresses further changes to the Legendary and Master Lost Sector rotation, set to include the Lost Sectors of the Moon with three new Exotic armor pieces — these changes are set to arrive in season 13.


The arrival of the extremely popular looter-shooter title on next-gen makes the perfect title for Bungie to implement cross play even though there is no set window for this update, so it's unclear exactly when this game-changing update may arrive.

Many players will be extremely excited with the vast amount of content still to come from the title so many years after launch. And with the release on next-gen consoles, it appears as if Bungie is committed to continuing Destiny 2 support going forward opposed to releasing a sequel, Destiny 3 — something which would likely have released by now had Bungie not separated from Activision.

Destiny 2 is available now on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and PC via Steam.

- About The Author: Sam Hargrave
Sam Hargrave is the Associate Editor at The Direct. He joined the team as a gaming writer in 2020 before later expanding into writing for all areas of The Direct and taking on further responsibilities such as editorial tasks and image creation.