The fact remains: With the start of the new Season 15 on August 24th, the shooter will finally get cross-play between all platforms. Bungie has now commented on further details for the introduction.
Destiny 2 has had cross-save for a long time. On August 24th there will finally be the option to play with players from other platforms. This obviously requires some changes, including a new naming system. The Bungie Name System is intended to ensure that the players have a uniform ID on all platforms so that there are no complications during cross-play, for example if players are already playing on different platforms.
The new ID should consist of the player name combined with a hash and an ID number. A one-time changeover is required at the start of cross-play in order to generate this new ID, which is then set in the player profile regardless of the platform. At the same time, all player names are filtered to see whether they can be displayed correctly or contain offensive terms. If someone fails, they have to continue with a generic name a la “Guardian # 0815” until further notice.
A system for changing the name or ID will not be available at short notice. Players are called upon to make any name changes before the start of the new season on August 24th. Ultimately, the new system should make it possible for you to easily invite friends, game invitations and everything you need in-game, but also via the website and companion app.
There will be no restrictions on cross-play in terms of PvE content. You can experience this content with players of all platforms. When it comes to PvP, however, Bungie goes the hard way – PC players will only be able to compete against other PC players. Console players stay among themselves, whereby the Stadia players are also included there. Mixed PvP teams of PC and console players go straight to the PC matchmaking pool.
It is regrettable, however, that some features will only follow at a later date. The in-game voice chat is to be submitted between the platforms, as well as text chat ads.