Ever since the announcement of Destiny 2, fans have wondered if they can continue playing on their Destiny 1 Guardians in the sequel. Now, finally, Bungie have given us an answer: no.
Bungie released a post on their website, answering some of the important questions that fans have about the sequel. They said that it is for both the game’s and the player’s best interests, that we will start the new adventure with a new character. And since the Guardian won’t carry forward to Destiny 2, neither will our equipment, light levels or our reputation progresses. Bungie however promised to notice the fans’ dedication with preserving the opportunity to keep our character’s personalization in the sequel. They are also planning to award Destiny 1 veterans with “honors that reflect your Destiny 1 achievements.”
“Sequels represent the start of a new adventure for every player, with new worlds to explore, new stories to tell, new powers to acquire, new loot to earn, and much more. This led us to a decision that would enable us to serve both the game and the player’s best interests: Destiny 1 power, possessions, and Eververse-related items and currency will not carry forward. They will, however, remain accessible to you in Destiny 1.
We know that, just like us, you have grown fond of the Guardians you’ve created, so we do plan to preserve your character personalization. We are going to recognize the dedication and passion you’ve shown for this world. Specifically, the class, race, gender, face, hair, and marking selections for all characters that have achieved Level 20 and completed the Black Garden story mission will carry forward. We also plan to award those veteran accounts with honors that reflect your Destiny 1 accomplishments.
We believe this is the best path forward. It allows us to introduce the major advancements and improvements that all of us expect from a sequel, ensuring it will be the best game we can create, unencumbered by the past. We’re looking forward to sharing more details with you later this year for how we will honor your legacy in the future.”
Destiny 2 is scheduled to be released later this year.