Destiny 2 Cross-Play Accidentally Enabled Early By Bungie (UPDATED)
UPDATE: After accidentally going live in a recent update, cross-play functionality has now been removed in Destiny 2. The newly-published Hotfix 22.214.171.124 “fixed” the issue alongside another problem that caused “some players to crash when signing in.” The original story is as follows.
“Patch notes for Destiny 2 Hotfix 126.96.36.199 are now available: https://t.co/oZfmo1aijH
Stay tuned for updates on the status of server maintenance.”
— Bungie Help (@BungieHelp) May 13, 2021
While the feature is not set to debut until later in 2021, it looks like cross-play functionality has accidentally gone live in Destiny 2. Bungie’s lead community manager Chris “Cozmo” Shannon addressed reports that cross-play was live in a recent Twitter post, confirming the decision was not meant to happen yet and assuring the current iteration of the feature “not representative of the full experience” Bungie was working on. “We will be implementing a fix to remove public access later this week, but in the meantime feel free to partake,” Cozmo’s post concluded.
We are seeing reports that some players are able to get a sneak peek at Crossplay.
This isn’t meant to be live yet and is not representative of the full experience. We will be implementing a fix to remove public access later this week, but in the meantime feel free to partake. https://t.co/CKOfg1Fpq6
— Cozmo (@Cozmo23) May 12, 2021
Reports of cross-play availability arrived earlier this week when numerous Destiny 2 players proclaimed they were suddenly able to play with one another across platforms, with zero explanation from Bungie at the time. The Verge’s Tom Warren was even able to load up a round of Crucible and participate alongside players on Google Stadia and PC, showing off the experience in an accompanying video. It was only later that day when Bungie officially marked the cross-play update as unofficial, with plans to remove the feature set to carry out later this week.
I can confirm Destiny 2 crossplay has been enabled. This is a crucible game between Google Stadia and PC players 👍 pic.twitter.com/muspTba7Aw
— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) May 12, 2021
As the feature is not in a 100% state, it’s understandable that Bungie would want to remove cross-play before it is completely ready. Still, it’ll be nice for Destiny 2 players to enjoy the multi-platfrom fun in the short time that will be available. Announced back in December, the ability to squad up regardless of console or PC has been in the works for months at this point, with little official indication of when the feature might finally start rolling out. For now, attention is likely squared on the game’s newly-launched Season of the Splicer content.
We’re in. pic.twitter.com/nztrNRk1hf
— Destiny 2 (@DestinyTheGame) May 12, 2021
Destiny 2 is available now for PC, Google Stadia, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
What do you think? Are you going to check out Destiny 2 cross-play while it’s still available, or are you willing to wait for the real thing? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more online multiplayer headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:
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