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. Nudle's Avatar
    I've played WoW for 8 years, since 2006, Diablo, Heroes of The Storm, and Hearthstone (love this game) and recently (6-7 months ago) I went to PS4 for Destiny and as a big fan of MMO I must tell you I fell in love with this game. It`s a combination of MMO and FPS that captivates you in every way. I still have the CD in since I bought my Play Station, never played any other game. Now this news....I need to get back to PC
  1. nmityosaurus's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kapaya View Post
    Best fucking news ever. Instantly stocked up on tokens for this!
    Yeah this is the most exciting news I've heard in a long time. My child/toonhood favorite companies are integrating here and I couldn't be happier
  1. moremana's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Santti View Post
    Oh? That's a bit surprising. Didn't expect Blizzard to host other games with their app.
    Blizzard and Activision are one in the same. Im shocked it took Activision this long to muscle in on the Blizzard app with their published games.
  1. Fynnlagh's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kaiser499 View Post
    Blizzard is slowing getting corrupted by Activision, if you haven't noticed everything is getting microtransactions now.
    Can you guys finally stop that ridiculous bs? Blizzard is equal in their connection to Activision. It's not forced upon them. It's Blizzards decision. It was Blizzards decision to make WoW the way it is, to create Overwatch and Hots and to cooperate with Bungie.
    Just because people don't like the way Blizzard works these days doesn't mean you need to find an excuse for Blizzard by blaming Activision.
  1. Tehterokkar's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Corydon View Post
    Still looking for that "appear offline" feature...
    And why is this relevant in any form? If you don't want friends to see you are online, them delete the friends that you don't want to know you are playing.
  1. Hugh Wattmate's Avatar
    My only hope is they don't offer rewards for the blizzard games for playing it. Don't mind it being on launcher ill never play it its just an icon to ignore.
  1. Protean's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Lorath View Post
    I see it as a good thing. Blizzard right now says this is just for Destiny 2, but who knows. Perhaps they will expand Battle.net into a platform that can deliver games similar to Steam, Uplay, Origin, etc. I read recently about people saying Steam is too close to being a monopoly on online game delivery so Blizzard could become a competitor. I would trust Blizzard to make B.net into be a better alternative than some of the other choices I listed, and right now the Microsoft Store does not really seem to cater to gaming.



    I suspect the answer would be no. It would be very awkward if you could farm one game's currency to buy real money tokens that can trade in for other games. This is not possible even between Blizzard's own games (can't trade Diablo gold for WoW game time, for example). However, B.net does have the infrastructure for in-game purchases so it's very likely Destiny 2 might have DLC that can be bought through B.net.
    Except you used to be able to, so kind of a moot point.
  1. Stop Pretending's Avatar
    Does this mean when B-net is getting DDOS, we'll be unable to play?
  1. Wries's Avatar
    Why oh why did they change the application name to "blizzard launcher" if they were going to bring in third party (and even keeps battle.net as the name in the announcement) into it? :P

    I have a feeling that they might reverse the name change.
  1. Liftbrul's Avatar
    It's ok, I didn't want to buy any tokens anyway.
  1. Adlian's Avatar
    WoW token prices going back to normal. Its too early to stockpile bnet balance anyway, also they will delay the PC version by unknown amount of time.
  1. Trumpcat's Avatar
    Nothing against Destiny 2 there, maybe it isn't even that far from their Titan vision that became Overwatch. Just with the name change of the launcher from battle.net to Blizzard makes less sense to me considering Destiny is not a Blizzard game. But it is obviously marketing and I am more likely to try the game than if it wasn't on the launcher.
  1. Kul Tiras's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by SexyManipulator View Post
    You have some high standards for a pathetic life. Well done you.
    And what makes your life so worthwhile worm? Do you actively protest in front of city hall for people's rights? Do you save people's lives? Do you help people in need for free at your local community centers?

    Oh that's right, you probably have political wars on facebook and twitter, and cast judgment on people you've never met online. Fitting name for a weak SJW mind.
  1. Yggdrasil's Avatar
    How long until we get garbage like CoD. Don't get me wrong Destiny is great. But it's only a matter of time until this becomes Origin style software EA uses.
  1. zrankfappa's Avatar
    Blizzard now has so many surplus resources, presumably due to loss of WoW subscribers and Realm consolidation, that they can now colocate other developers games. That is impressive.
  1. ElDoorO's Avatar
    And why is this relevant in any form? If you don't want friends to see you are online, them delete the friends that you don't want to know you are playing.
    I guess because that person feels that feature is more important than other actions. Kind of an odd opinions for them to throw in, sure. Deleting friends isn't the answer for a normal person. For a tactless socially inept person (I know a few IRL but they live very lonely lives because people don't cater to them 100% of the time) it is though but for a person who doesn't want drama and wants a little alone time it's ideal.
    But yeah, I'll agree that it doesn't

    Quote Originally Posted by SexyManipulator View Post
    You have some high standards for a pathetic life. Well done you.
    You seem incredibly angry at that person to the point of being quite rude and tacky. Seems they got the best of you, huh?
    Google: ATVI
    Look at their stock. It's gone up considerably since January.
    Now their response was equally trashy... it's like you two are bitter enemies or something.

    Quote Originally Posted by Corydon View Post
    Still looking for that "appear offline" feature...
    It's not coming. They couldn't implemented it a while back and the odds of them figuring it out any time soon is nil. They let us down and we might as well get over it. They quite simply lack the talent to pull it off at the current time.
  1. SexyManipulator's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kul Tiras View Post
    And what makes your life so worthwhile worm? Do you actively protest in front of city hall for people's rights? Do you save people's lives? Do you help people in need for free at your local community centers?

    Oh that's right, you probably have political wars on facebook and twitter, and cast judgment on people you've never met online. Fitting name for a weak SJW mind.
    No I don't. I simply have basic standards and yes, I can't believe such other people that all they aspire to is to earn money and f*** hookers.

    It's so tragic it's not even fit for a joke.

    So, I'm sorry if I hurt your little feelings, but I don't care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElDoorO View Post
    ou seem incredibly angry at that person to the point of being quite rude and tacky. Seems they got the best of you, huh?
    Google: ATVI
    Look at their stock. It's gone up considerably since January.
    Now their response was equally trashy... it's like you two are bitter enemies or something.
    Angry? How come?

    Trash be trash. I'm always for the motto live and let live, but this particular instance is such a failure on one's part, I don't even care about going against my life motto.

    Don't feel like I need to explain it tbh.
  1. babyback's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Yggdrasil View Post
    How long until we get garbage like CoD. Don't get me wrong Destiny is great. But it's only a matter of time until this becomes Origin style software EA uses.
    Why does it bother you if that happens? Technically it already is like Origin anyway. I don't play Hots or Hearthstone and it doesn't really affect me in any way that those games are in the launcher.
  1. Slashnox's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by zrankfappa View Post
    Blizzard now has so many surplus resources, presumably due to loss of WoW subscribers and Realm consolidation, that they can now colocate other developers games. That is impressive.
    Also now everything in WoW is zoned, you can't go far in the open world before it zones you into another "instance" of the world. Back in wotlk they had 10 milion+ players without this feature. That with the subscribers loss I agree their server load "resourses spent" is drastically decreased
  1. Theonus's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Wattmate View Post
    My only hope is they don't offer rewards for the blizzard games for playing it. Don't mind it being on launcher ill never play it its just an icon to ignore.
    Oh you can be damn sure there's gonna be mounts and pets in WoW and Diablo and HotS for playing Destiny 2 during some sort of celebratory event, like they did with Diablo's 20th Anniversary or that Flamesaber mount for playing HotS.

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