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. Santti's Avatar
    Oh? That's a bit surprising. Didn't expect Blizzard to host other games with their app.
  1. Wyshbonez's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by effs View Post
    Same, I don't see much of a difference between the two games.
    But it gives them a chance to sell you a game for 60 and charge you another 60 for all the dlc
  1. EverDash's Avatar
    Why are you adding a non-Blizzard game to Blizzard's platform?
    We loved Destiny and
    Stop right there.
  1. Spacewalrus2010's Avatar
    Don't see this as a bad thing really....just a really really strange move I guess.
  1. Onikaroshi'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.
    Actually it says right in the post that you can buy it with B.net balance
  1. Ser Arthur Dayne's Avatar
    This is the end of Blizzard...
  1. Prince Oberyn Martell's Avatar
    Good luck trying to compete with Steam.

    Everyone: "Why are you adding a non-Blizzard game to Battle.net?"
    Blizzard: "Because we love Destiny!"
    Everyone: *blank stare* "... right"
  1. The One Percent's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Lorath View Post
    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.
    They already do that... You can buy Overwatch with WoW tokens, you can even buy all the bullshit slot machine shit in Overwatch, HotS and HS.
  1. Theprejudice's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ser Arthur Dayne View Post
    This is the end of Blizzard...
    Yeah i'm sure it is /s
  1. Gorthezar's Avatar
    Can't wait to buy this with some WoW Tokens.
  1. Mewhywhy's Avatar
    Very good news, good job blizzard landing this insane game for your platform. Also tbf this is a PVE FPS with loot and shit it's nearly as if blizzard themselves made this game.
  1. DesoPL's Avatar
    This is seriously middle finger toward Valve and EA. I said... Good riddiance for once!
  1. Aeluron Lightsong's Avatar
    Probably wouldn't of done this if Blizzard wasn't connected to Activision at all.
  1. alanium's Avatar
    I don't know why they are trying to sugar coat the reason why they are adding it. Blizzard is activision. Destiny is an activision game.
  1. Guyon's Avatar
    What you don't do for money.......
  1. salnjoffy's Avatar
    "This is the end of Blizzard..."

    Why on Earth would you think that?
  1. Master Guns's Avatar
    [email protected] people saying

    DESTINY TWO IS JUST LIKE DESTINY ONE LOL

    Yeah..cuz you played it? Idiots.
  1. alanium's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by kaintk View Post
    well saying that coming to battlenet, clearly activision own them
    Can't get one past you.......
  1. Easo's Avatar
    Totally unexpected, but I can go with it.
  1. Master Guns's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Prince Oberyn Martell View Post
    Good luck trying to compete with Steam.

    Everyone: "Why are you adding a non-Blizzard game to Battle.net?"
    Blizzard: "Because we love Destiny!"
    Everyone: *blank stare* "... right"
    Lol? Destiny isn't available for Steam. ONLY Blizzard.

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