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
Comments 361 Comments
  1. endersblade's Avatar
    While everyone is still complaining about everything they can, I still can't find an answer to my question: Does anyone know if D2 will have access to all the content from D1? Because if not, picking up in the middle of the series going to be stupid.
  1. Darknessvamp's Avatar
    So why are they bringing the hot garbage that is destiny related onto something Blizzard runs? I mean it directly competes with both WoW and Overwatch, is likely to be an even worse grind than both those games and it's predecessor as well as have a crap story that'll need to be to patched up again later. I understand that Activision is publishing it but I'm pretty sure that there was something somewhere said by the Blizzard people that although it is ActiBlizz, they were set up so that their work was separated/unaffected by the others.
  1. Yggdrasil's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by babyback View Post
    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.
    Well it doesn't bother me. You're the only person saying that. I am just pointing out RIP Blizzard battle.net and hello Activision.net.
  1. Hugh Wattmate's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Theonus View Post
    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.
    I hope not, its not a blizzard game so i can't see them doing it. But activation clearly has some say here to even get the game on the launcher so who knows what else they might influence.
  1. voskopoula's Avatar
    Wasn't there a gossip about the abandoned Titan game content becoming Destiny? How weird is this was true and destiny 2 appearing in battlenet :P
  1. TheDeeGee's Avatar
    Why bother buying it, wont even have Dedicated Servers on PC.

    Typical Console left over given to PC Gamers.
  1. cuafpr's Avatar
    sad but a quick google shows that saves / progress wont be shared cross platform, i knew it was a long shot but was hoping. means i'll be buying on Xbone and PC for sure then....

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    Quote Originally Posted by endersblade View Post
    While everyone is still complaining about everything they can, I still can't find an answer to my question: Does anyone know if D2 will have access to all the content from D1? Because if not, picking up in the middle of the series going to be stupid.
    i would say likely not... if you want to play D1, you have time b4 D2 comes out.
  1. CoastGrowler's Avatar
    < This space for rent > Sums it all up.
  1. tuesday the paladin's Avatar
    No dedicated servers, potentially only 10 Hz tickrate, and they outsourced the pc port to a company that only makes nintendo DS games. Suffice to say my expectations are quite low.
  1. endersblade's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by cuafpr View Post
    sad but a quick google shows that saves / progress wont be shared cross platform, i knew it was a long shot but was hoping. means i'll be buying on Xbone and PC for sure then....

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    i would say likely not... if you want to play D1, you have time b4 D2 comes out.
    I played PS3 D1 up until the first DLC, but I never finished the main story. I find it absolutely silly that they are just going to pick up in the middle of the story like this. It's going to turn away a lot of potential players. I see no reason at all they can't port the first one over as well.
  1. Tupolew519's Avatar
    well. that's interesting news. activision game for the first time available on blizzard up? sounds cool.
  1. Ukon's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by KevinD View Post
    Nah, it is a modern tripple A game.. those are all mediocre. Casualfied, consolified, simplified, dumbed down for the masses mediocre.
    I don't think you can say that without having tried them all. Else it's just assumptions. And even if you have tried them all, it's subjective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeta333 View Post
    Well so far it doesnt have a great legacy, The last one promised the world but delivered a barren rock.
    Still many people who play Destiny. I can't exactly say that I have in a long time. But still, we do not know how good or bad a game is until we have tried it our selves.

    It might be worse, and it might be better than the first one. It does not matter if we have a bad impression of the first one; but it will affect our impression of it. It's also for the most part a subjective matter.
  1. oplawlz's Avatar
    As usual with triple a games I'll wait until a few major reviewers i trust put out vids on it before i guy - it being on the blizzard launcher doesn't impact me in any way.
  1. cuafpr's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by endersblade View Post
    I played PS3 D1 up until the first DLC, but I never finished the main story. I find it absolutely silly that they are just going to pick up in the middle of the story like this. It's going to turn away a lot of potential players. I see no reason at all they can't port the first one over as well.
    most game sequels don't come with the previous games though? It would be nice and its why i never got into fallout or mass effect, i never played the first few so pass on the current ones.
  1. The Oblivion's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by endersblade View Post
    While everyone is still complaining about everything they can, I still can't find an answer to my question: Does anyone know if D2 will have access to all the content from D1? Because if not, picking up in the middle of the series going to be stupid.
    does halo 3 have access to all of halo 2? does mass effect andromeda have access to mass effect 3? does diablo 3 have access to diablo 2?

    its a pretty dumb question. its a new game. nothing from d2 other then the char design you made is coming over.
  1. Ukon's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Noomz View Post
    Far smaller companies, with much smaller populations for their games, have their own clients. Tera, Wildstar come to mind. The notion that Bungie, backed by Activision/Blizzard money can't afford the money or the time to make their own is laughable.
    [...]
    Activision has the money and the capacity to make their own client if they wanted to, but they don't, because a place like Blizzards app has as you said all the work already done. And they don't want to be involved with Steam, because that'd add an extra hand into the process that they can't control or manage.
    I did not mean that I did not think they could afford it, but that it would be better for them to focus on the game development and testing instead of making something that already exists.

    Quote Originally Posted by Noomz View Post
    Blizzard isn't owned by Activision. Blizzard and Activision are the same company.
    Yeah, I was probably incorrect in that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Noomz View Post
    They can of course do as they please. I just see this as a breach of consistency and breaking their own words, by saying that the app is a platform for Blizzard games. So if they want to change that, they should go all out with it, and not be dishonest about it.
    [...]
    My gripe with this is that it's clearly against what Blizzard has always said, that Blizzard is Blizzard and that's all it's gonna be. I don't buy this corporate talk of "helping out". Bungie completely capable of doing it on their own.
    Bungie is gonna handle everything except for log-ins, authentication and social functions. That's what makes this such meaningless "help".
    Companies and people change over time and evolve. It would be odd if they stuck with the same opinions forever. You don't have to agree with me of course.. I have not really paid much attention to any previous comments on such things by Blizzard; So I don't know what they have said and have not said previously.

    Quote Originally Posted by Noomz View Post
    I know my complaint is probably ridiculous if you don't care for principles and coherency. But I'm a real fanatic about that. Bungie doesn't need this help. They really don't. THe reasoning is complete bullshit.
    Well consistency is nice, but I don't find it realistic to expect that their opinions on everything will stay the same forever. There are too many people involved, and too many people who start and quit their jobs in a company. I don't think it was necessary to mention anything about "helping

    Quote Originally Posted by Noomz View Post
    They want to publish this game as fast as possible and cut corners doing so, so sayeth the investors.
    [...]
    But this story of generosity is bullshit and completely dishonest.
    I do like the use of "cutting" corners here. I would rather look at it as hopefully less waste of time. They, as most other projects have likely do a deadline, and investors to please. That's just how it is. They need to make a profit, in order for their investors to get a return on their investment. And spending time, on making something they don't need to make, seems like a waste of time to me.

    I "cut" corners often at work, as it makes us not need to develop functionality that already exists in a package or API somewhere. That would cost our customers more money than necessary, and would give us less time to work on other profitable projects as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by Noomz View Post
    I would have zero issue with them putting more Activision/Blizzard games on the app, at all. I welcome it. Competition to Steam is needed.
    Indeed, it's almost a monopoly.
  1. KevinD's Avatar
    I don't need this crap on my launcher, they better add a "hide non blizzard games" option.. and not just try and shove crap down my throat..
  1. Kul Tiras's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by SexyManipulator View Post
    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..
    If you don't care, why bother replying?
    If you aspire to things, why bother fighting people on online forums?
    If you're so above me, why do you care what my aspirations are?

    Small minds always enjoy making others feel smaller.

    By the way, that was a joke. With truth in it. It's called satire, or sarcasm, or mature humor, or something, I don't know the term. The joke was referring to success, because if you get to a point in your life where you can fuck 1000$/night hookers every night, or buy lambos, or travel the world every week and stay in the most expensive hotels, it means you've achieved financial success on a higher level than most, except mentioning hookers made it funny because no one aims to reach that kind of financial success just to fuck hookers...it's just something you can afford, because that's how obscenely rich you become.
  1. JaoStar's Avatar
    Unless it's ported to the switch then no. I just don't want two systems. I'm not sure if it's available on Mac OS so really no.
  1. Isotopes's Avatar
    Well this is a really shitty move by Blizzard to be honest, the one true thing we could always trust in is the quality of the games provided on the battle net and now it's just reduced to been another EA Origin platform full of potentially awful games such as this rather low end PC port. Disgusted.

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