Interested in learning what's next for the gaming industry? Join gaming executives to discuss emerging parts of the industry this October at GamesBeat Summit Next. Learn more.


Bungie announced today that Destiny 2 will be making its PC move from Battle.net to Steam on October 1

The studio noted that the transition would happen back in January, when it announced that it was separating from publisher Activision Blizzard to be the sole company in charge of Destiny. Battle.net is a PC games launcher created by Blizzard. It mostly hosts Blizzard games but does include a couple from other Activision studios, notably Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Destiny 2.

Now that Activision Blizzard will have nothing to do with Destiny 2, Steam makes sense as a more neutral home for the online shooter. October 1 is also the day that Destiny 2 will launch its free-to-play version, New Light, and new expansion, Shadowkeep. It’ll be a busy day for Bungie.

PC players can do a one-time transfer to carry over all of their characters and progress from Battle.net to Steam. Aside from starting the game from a new launcher, the experience should be the same.

GamesBeat's creed when covering the game industry is "where passion meets business." What does this mean? We want to tell you how the news matters to you -- not just as a decision-maker at a game studio, but also as a fan of games. Whether you read our articles, listen to our podcasts, or watch our videos, GamesBeat will help you learn about the industry and enjoy engaging with it. Learn more about membership.