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 363 Comments
  1. finchna's Avatar
    really? why would that trailer encourage me to play a game that seems like wow -- and perhaps many other such games? there doesn't seem to be anything new or inspiring based on that trailer.
  1. Igzorn's Avatar
    well titan got scrapt but hey they get destiny II now to fill the gap......... is it me or is this sound somewaht fishy?
  1. Jotunhammer's Avatar
    REALLY??? REALLY??? No, for real.... REALLY???
    You gone downhill so much you now becoming nothing but a steam game copy, where other games non-blizzard gets to get in on the launcher.
    REALLY???
    Is Activision that hard up on selling their games they now abuse Blizzard name and good launcher by adding crappy non-blizzard games
    Then truly... battle.net is nothing but a steam copy and a bad one at that.
  1. reemi's Avatar
    This is a GOOD news seriously!!

    I'm very happy!
  1. Jinpachi's Avatar
    This is genius. what better way to build a MASSIVE player base than to use blizzard's system! This will be huge for the game
  1. Mormolyce's Avatar
    ...Wait what?
  1. Feel The Power's Avatar
    "I'm so fucking pissed at you now Blizz!!! I don't really know why, but I am going to pretend that I am and grasp at any straw like usual!! (while I still secretly love WoW and continue financially supporting the company and games I supposedly dislike)" - vast majority of people commenting.
  1. vkpush's Avatar
    Always facepalm the comments about Blizzard being FORCED by Activision to put this up. Seriously. This is good for both Activision AND Blizzard, and they're technically the same company but different divisions. Like how stupid can you be.
  1. Zephyr Storm's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Feel The Power View Post
    "I'm so fucking pissed at you now Blizz!!! I don't really know why, but I am going to pretend that I am and grasp at any straw like usual!! (while I still secretly love WoW and continue financially supporting the company and games I supposedly dislike)" - vast majority of people commenting.
    Pretty much, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isotopes View Post
    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.
    Oh, so you've played the PC version of Destiny 2 from start to finish and have experienced everything it has to offer? Surely you have, otherwise you wouldn't be making such claims, right? Right?
  1. huldu's Avatar
    Money. Anything else we need to cover? I don't think so.
  1. Derah's Avatar
    I'm pretty unfamiliar with the first Destiny. Does it have a subscription fee? if not, then I'll likely give this one a try eventually (not crazy enough to go there "early access" or fresh launch, I bet there'll be a billion bugs and inbalance issues at launch). If it does have a sub, then meh, pass.
  1. Maconi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Zephyr Storm View Post
    Oh, so you've played the PC version of Destiny 2 from start to finish and have experienced everything it has to offer? Surely you have, otherwise you wouldn't be making such claims, right? Right?
    To be fair...

    https://youtu.be/7FcfEU1FLy0?t=4254

    So they couldn't justify the investment for dedicated servers, even though D1 made plenty of $$$ and D2 will likely rake in plenty as well, and every other game in the Blizzard/Battle.net launcher has dedicated servers?

    Yeah, sounds like a quality game already. P2P networking hasn't been a massive issue with other games like For Honor at all.
  1. Zephyr Storm's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Maconi View Post
    To be fair...

    https://youtu.be/7FcfEU1FLy0?t=4254

    So they couldn't justify the investment for dedicated servers, even though D1 made plenty of $$$ and D2 will likely rake in plenty as well, and every other game in the Blizzard/Battle.net launcher has dedicated servers?

    Yeah, sounds like a quality game already. P2P networking hasn't been a massive issue with other games like For Honor at all.
    While I can't argue the fact that it's absolutely retarded that they don't have dedicated servers for PvP in this day and age..........no dedicated servers =/= bad game. Especially when PvE is such a huge part of Destiny (and that's what the vast majority of its playerbase does most of the time) and generally doesn't have any issues in this regard.

    I see what you're trying to do here though. But you're gonna have to do better than that for it to stick.
  1. Maconi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Zephyr Storm View Post
    While I can't argue the fact that it's absolutely retarded that they don't have dedicated servers for PvP in this day and age..........no dedicated servers =/= bad game. Especially when PvE is such a huge part of Destiny (and that's what the vast majority of its playerbase does most of the time) and generally doesn't have any issues in this regard.

    I see what you're trying to do here though. But you're gonna have to do better than that for it to stick.
    I actually haven't played D1. I was just looking forward to D2 (I'm primarily a PC gamer). Researching Destiny's P2P implementation reveals a lot of videos that look scarily similar to my experience with For Honor. It's just disappointing is all. From what I've read it seems like a lot of the changes for D2 are mainly about slowing the action down to help compensate for the P2P issues (also not a good sign).

    I was excited to try D2 out but the P2P news has certainly tempered that excitement. I'm also not sure why there isn't better matchmaking or cross-platform play (at least for PvE).
  1. Triginhil's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Derah View Post
    I'm pretty unfamiliar with the first Destiny. Does it have a subscription fee? if not, then I'll likely give this one a try eventually (not crazy enough to go there "early access" or fresh launch, I bet there'll be a billion bugs and inbalance issues at launch). If it does have a sub, then meh, pass.
    Destiny 1 was console only and didn't require subscription to play on single player mode. Although to play and group up with friends for dungeons/raids u needed to have PSN or Xbox Live subscription. Idk how they'll handle it being a PC port, most likely the same way Overwatch is... just a 1 time fee with micro transactions in-game for cosmetics
  1. Nairesha's Avatar
    After watching a few videos on Destiny 2 - after having played D1 for a while, especially after it got revamped and better via Expacs - I'm probably out.
    It looks the same, "feels" the same, sounds teh same - even dungeons are the same. It should have been a DLC I guess, but marketing wise it's a good move. A lot of app users will at least try it out and that's what they'd want.

    Now the P2P move is cheap, ofc. But seeing how D1 is usually just single player PvE with some minor grouping (when doing strikes, pvp or later mini "raids"), it should be okay-ish. Still a cheap move, but hey.
  1. Corydon's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by shade3891 View Post
    Is destiny not similar to overwatch??
    In no way. The only thing they share is that you point at things and shoot them.
  1. americandavey's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by KevinD View Post
    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..
    First of all IT IS NOT YOUR LAUNCHER. It is Blizzard's Launcher. They will and can put anything on it. You are complaining about 1 game. Let me up you one.

    I dont play, HoTs, HS, SC, Diablo or OW. However I never went into a forum whether official or unofficial and complain about I see games on THEIR Launcher that I have no Effing interest to play.

    "Oh they better not have a cross promotion." So what if they did, it is not a big effing deal.

    Lastly, it is a smart move on Activision to put their game only on Blizzard's App, they are not sharing profits with other online stores.
  1. PenguinChan's Avatar
    If this is not a move to inherently, and eventually, turn Battle.net (Which is called the 'Blizzard App') into Activision's choice or go-to for any future release I would be partially surprised. Honestly, the Blizzard App is an alright client and definitely a conduit for any kind of game because of it. To be quite honest, it was either this or a Steam release -- and I think Activision is MORE than happy to allow Blizzard to host the front end of re-directing things for Destiny 2.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ukon View Post
    Indeed, it's almost a monopoly.
    Anyone who tries to compete with Steam will almost always fail.
  1. SexyManipulator's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kul Tiras View Post
    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.
    Bla bla bla...

    The highlighted part is enough. And I really have already wasted too much time on this crap.

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