Destiny 2 Coming to Battle.net
Destiny 2 is coming to Battle.Net! This announcement is especially interesting after the announcement about transitioning away from the Battle.net name.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
We want to let everyone know that a new game will be appearing alongside your favorite Blizzard games—one that’s a little different from what you might normally expect. Bungie’s upcoming first-person action game Destiny 2 will be joining the party! We’re excited to announce that we're partnering with Bungie and Activision to support the PC version of Destiny 2 exclusively via Battle.net.

We’re big fans of Destiny here at Blizzard, and we’re honored to be able to help the talented folks at Bungie and Activision bring their much-anticipated sequel to a new platform. Being on Battle.net will allow Destiny 2 to plug in to our existing global network, freeing up the developers at Bungie to focus their energy and resources on making the best and most fun game they possibly can. This also means Destiny 2 players will have access to our online social functionality, including chat with friends, the ability to see which of their friends are online in Destiny 2 or in Blizzard games, and the ability to stream gameplay directly to Facebook.

See the FAQ below for further platform details, and stay tuned for updates as we get closer to welcoming Destiny 2 and its players to Battle.net. To learn more about Destiny 2, head over to www.destinythegame.com.


Why are you adding a non-Blizzard game to Blizzard's platform?
We loved Destiny and think Destiny 2 is going to be a great game. Blizzard has an established and successful global internet infrastructure we’ve used for years to support our own games. Creating a new network client for Destiny 2, which is bringing the franchise to PC for the first time, would needlessly extend the development period for the game. We want to get our hands on Destiny 2 as soon as possible like everybody else, so we offered to share our PC platform with our sister companies for this release.

Does this mean other games are going to come to the Blizzard platform too?
Our focus in terms of supporting non-Blizzard games is solely around Destiny 2. Aside from potentially evaluating needs or opportunities for future Activision games, we don’t have any short- or long-term plans to support third-party games with Battle.net. It’s important to us to maintain our quality standards for any experience or service we’re putting in front of our players, which represents a big investment of time and effort on our part, so this is not something we’re jumping into lightly.

Does this mean I'll be able to use my Blizzard Balance to purchase Destiny 2?
Yes!

Will Destiny 2 offer the same cross-game social features that Blizzard titles currently have?
Destiny 2 will be integrated into many of Blizzard’s existing social features—you’ll be able to chat with friends playing Destiny 2 the same way you already can for Blizzard games. Players will also be able to add friends and form parties the same way Blizzard gamers can. And, you’ll see a Destiny 2 status icon by your friends who are playing Destiny 2 the same way you do for friends playing StarCraft II, Diablo III, WoW, Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone, and Overwatch.

Where and when will Destiny 2 on PC be available?
We’re excited to work with Bungie to bring the PC version of Destiny 2 to every region Blizzard currently operates in. Bungie is actively working through the global details. We look forward to sharing additional information later this year.

Who will be operating Destiny 2’s servers?
Bungie will maintain Destiny 2’s servers; Blizzard’s servers will be used for features related to the Blizzard platform, such as login and social functionality.

And what about customer service?
Destiny 2’s gameplay customer service will be handled by Bungie; Blizzard will handle customer service for platform and shop issues specific to our service.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Destiny 2 Coming to Battle.net started by chaud View original post
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  1. davorceta's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Wyshbonez View Post
    Wait for it...... Complete X amount of quests in Destiny 2 and get a Mount in World of Warcraft!!! Or any other game blizzard has "Complete 25 games in overwatch recieve 5 epic crates in Destiny 2"
    I don't think that will be the case. Because of one simple "fact": Destiny 2 is not from a Blizzard universe. The reason why other blizzard games have cross-game rewards is because it makes sense, they are "tied" together, different titles but still they belong to one entity. Destiny 2 is a completely different entity.
    My strong belief is that Activision wants to "lure in" Blizzard players (since the playerbase across the entire battle.net is vast) they can earn more $$$. I'm almost certain Blizz won't care to create promo content for Destiny 2 like rewards because it's not their game but I'm sure Blizz will get a piece of the pie as well (after all, if you play Destiny 2 you probably won't have time to play WoW and so on so a compensation for a possible lack of players in Blizzard games needs to be in place). But hey, this is just a theory....
  1. TheRabidDeer's Avatar
    I wonder why so many people hate Blizzard... and why these people continue to play WoW and/or post on a WoW site. Reading these comments and I am just like "what did they do to you? Kick your puppy?"
  1. Adolecent's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by TheRabidDeer View Post
    I wonder why so many people hate Blizzard... and why these people continue to play WoW and/or post on a WoW site. Reading these comments and I am just like "what did they do to you? Kick your puppy?"
    Nope, but the fuckedup wow.
  1. TheRabidDeer's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Adolecent View Post
    Nope, but the fuckedup wow.
    Apparently not to several million other people like me. Blizzard will never be able to make everybody happy, and no developer ever will (even The Witcher 3 has several thousand negative reviews). If you don't like it though why are you still here?
  1. Myrok's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Onikaroshi View Post
    Activision owns Blizzard, Activision holds exclusive publishing rights to Destiny and all future Destiny titles, and is in partnership with Bungie. It makes sense to put it on the Launcher that won't cost anything extra to put it on. Sure its going to bring them more money then putting it on steam, but its not like its some third party company that PAID blizzard to put it on the launcher, both Blizzard Entertainment and Bungie are part of the Activision entity, they just hold on to the rights of their own IP in the the event that they split off from Activision.
    Activision doesn't own Blizzard anymore than Blizzard owns Activision.
  1. Mafic's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Aeula View Post
    It might seem harmless enough, but all I'm seeing is more activision creep.

    The launcher will probably be rebranded to Activision soon enough.
    Yeah I think Blizzard as we know it is dead as most of the big names are gone.
  1. ElDoorO's Avatar
    I wonder if Destiny 2 for PC will require a monthly fee or not.
  1. omfgreally's Avatar
    Destiny 2? I never even played Destiny 1. and never will. I HATE first person e-sport/cashshop/F2P shooters, I think there are way to many of them in the world as it is.

    oh and overwatch added to that list as well, I'm 34 not 12, those are games for kids.

    When I was 12 we only had the original DOOM.

    First person shooters for adults, Fallout!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you don't need to be fast and get all headshots boom! headshot pew pew loser!
    your old bones, slow timing and arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome will thank you.
  1. mjhyde13's Avatar
    Im guessing becuse Activision / Blizzard have such a "good" track record dealinf with cheating and bots, while Steam totaly sucks in that regard try playing any MMO on Steam most of the the people but not all use some sort of cheat or bot program
  1. Wet Red Sword's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ElDoorO View Post
    I wonder if Destiny 2 for PC will require a monthly fee or not.
    Nah, but when they come up with DLC, they'll remove stuff from the regular version and only allow it for DLC like Destiny 1. Ugh. They should've picked a better game to team up with.
  1. egeszsegere's Avatar
    so this random shit game, that i never heard of and never will play, has increased the monthly price i pay for the game ive played and loved for 10 years with 20%?
    o-ok..
  1. EternalBany's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by egeszsegere View Post
    so this random shit game, that inever heard of and never will play, has inreased the monthly price i pay for the game ive played and loved for 10 years with 20%?
    o-ok..
    wait what !??!?!
    where does it say that!?!
  1. omfgreally's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by EternalBany View Post
    wait what !??!?!
    where does it say that!?!
    holy shit, please don't tell me he means the $15 a month is going up???????????!!!!!!!!!!!!
  1. egeszsegere's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by EternalBany View Post
    wait what !??!?!
    where does it say that!?!
    i pay for my monthly sub with gold.
    yesterday, before the news about destiny 2 could be bought via bnet balance, the wow token cost 200k. Now they cost 240k
  1. omfgreally's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by egeszsegere View Post
    i pay for my monthly sub with gold.
    yesterday, before the news about destiny 2 could be bought via bnet balance, the wow token cost 200k. Now they cost 240k
    oh! nah that's just greed, but good for me as I sale them but hardly topped 100k for my last one sold.

    Keep in mind this is velen which is like the backwater server.
  1. egeszsegere's Avatar
    @omfgreally im on EU, i predict that the US tokens will increase to 120k within 24 hrs
  1. Archon14's Avatar
    As someone who never had a console, I was always sad that I wouldn't get the chance to play games like Heavy Rain, Vanquish and Destiny.

    Finding out that Destiny 2 is coming to pc, and on battle.net of all things, is a huge surprise for me. I must say I'm really excited. I'm not saying that the game being on battle.net automatically makes the game "better" (it's not Blizzard who's making the game after all), and I understand the skepticism about what that means for the future of the launcher itself, but I think this is good news.

    And complaints about extra icon on the launcher, seriously? It's not wow launcher people, let the rest of us who enjoy playing multiple Blizzard games enjoy playing something different while still chatting with our friends. I also welcome potential cross-game events (doubtful since it's not an actual Blizzard game) like the nexus challenge, for example.
  1. Onikaroshi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Myrok View Post
    Activision doesn't own Blizzard anymore than Blizzard owns Activision.
    Blizzard Entertainment as a company from Mike Morhaime down is a Subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, while not entirely ownership, all activision execs reside in positions over Blizzard Entertainment execs. Mike Morhaime and Robert Kotick are not equals within the company.

    And in case you don't know the definition to the word Subsidiary:

    a company controlled by a holding company.
  1. Chromu's Avatar
    Well, explains the Battle.net name change (http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/09/...cuses-on-brand). It will become another "Origin" platform for cashgrab games made by the Activision part of Blizzard.

    RIP Blizzard and the old AAA games they made.
  1. vkpush's Avatar
    Imagine you're Blizzard and you get approached by a company (even if sister) to post their huge upcoming title on your social platform. Oh and all of Blizzards games are also on this platform. I mean this is something they could even pay for. It's huge for Blizzard, players that play Destiny 2 might not be entirely familiar with their games. Now they will all be exposed to them, and this is crazy amounts of marketing earnings for Blizzard. Mad props to them for pulling this one off.

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