Destiny 2's Next-Gen Upgrades Come To PS5 And Xbox Series X In December

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Destiny 2 will be backwards compatible on PS5 and Xbox Series X when the consoles launch next month, but the fully next-gen version of the game won’t land until December 8.


Bungie outlined how these slightly delayed upgrades will work in a new blog post today:

  • Destiny 2 will play in 4K at 60fps on PS5 and Xbox Series X.
  • It will play at in 1080p at 60fps on Xbox Series S.
  • A new field of view slider will be added to the next-gen version.
  • The upgrades will be free.

The game will still have much faster load times on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S starting immediately when the consoles launch. No need for the upgrade there, which is good because the load times are currently a nightmare on base Xbox Ones and PS4s (and have been for a long time now). It will also support cross-generation play (PS4 to PS5 and Xbox One to Xbox Series X/S) immediately as well.

Destiny 2's next big annual expansion, Beyond Light, launches November 10.

Edit: 10.15.20 10.30am: We originally stated cross-gen play would arrive Dec 8. It will in fact be ready when the new consoles launch.


Gene Jacket

This is all great, but I’m not coming back until cross-play is in.

We’re in YEAR 6 of Destiny, enough fucking around already, Bungie. I get that it wasn’t possible before because of PS exclusive content and that’s fine, but now that there’s no more of that bullshit, so there’s no excuse to keep dragging it out.

Above all else, getting cross-play in asap should be the absolute top of their priority list.