While Destiny 2 is offline for an hour as Bungie get things ready for today’s big next-gen version they have dropped news of what is to come next year and the big ticket item is that cross-platform play is confirmed for 2021. There’s no details on how that would work but I would assume it would be PlayStation, Xbox and PC, and possibly those on Google Stadia as well. However, most other games restrict matchmaking against with PC players who are not using a controller, so I expect in game events like The Crucible to be restricted in some way.
Bungie are also going to add DDOS protection for Destiny 2 players on all consoles during Season 13, along with two new strikes, Fallen S.A.B.E.R. and Devil’s Lair. Legendary and Master Lost Sector rotation will be also e expanded during that season to include Lost Sectors on the moon, and there will be three new pieces of Exotic armour to collect.
The Vault of Glass raid will also be returning but no date has been give, and Transmog will arrive in Season 14. This is a new feature that will allow you to customise any piece of existing armour so it looks like another piece, but retains the stats. Basically it’s a nicer version of the Armour 2.0 system that is already in place.
Bungie have also detailed how weapons drops will work in Season 13.
In Season 13 we will continue to allow all players to gain Season 11 and Season 12 weapons in the world drop pool while Season 10 weapons will be obtainable through a more prescriptive source. This means that Legendary engrams will no longer reward these soon-to-expire weapons. If you want to chase a specific piece of soon-to-be-capped loot, you’ll find it with the Gunsmith. This is all part of our larger commitment to making sure that players can always earn anything they might need to take on challenging activities. That said, this will require a few exceptions and some updates to the live game.As far as exceptions, we don’t plan on adding methods for players to acquire holiday weapons like the Braytech Werewolf outside of participating in those yearly celebrations. For updates, this does mean in Season 13 we will be adding limited time quest weapons like Felwinter’s Lie, Whisper of the Worm, and Outbreak Perfected to the Exotic Kiosk in the Tower.
There’s also some good news for those who like new guns…
Even as Season 12, the Deep Stone Crypt, and the full breadth of Europa weapons came online, the total count of weapons in Beyond Light is lower than we want. So, we’re making the commitment now that our future annual releases will have more weapon rewards than Beyond Light or Shadowkeep.