Destiny 2 has a massive player base, but it’s spread out across multiple platforms. The game is available on PC, Stadia, Xbox consoles, and PlayStation consoles. Bungie has already shared that it wants to link up the various bases for Destiny 2 with cross-play, and it looks like the developer is ready to get started. To that end, Bungie has begun preparing a beta for Destiny 2 cross-play, set to launch early next week.
According to a post from Bungie, the Destiny 2 cross-play beta will be open to anyone playing the game. It will only last a couple of days though and be exclusive to a small number of playlists. Starting on May 25 and ending on May 27, players across platforms will be able to queue up for a new Vanguard Strikes cross-play beta playlist. This playlist will pair players up with other players on different platforms. While they fight off waves of enemies, Bungie will be collecting some sweet, sweet data.
Bungie will also reward anyone that completes three strikes in the cross-play beta playlist with a unique emblem. Cross-play for Destiny 2 is still very much in development. However, Bungie is trying to have the feature added to the game by its fifteenth season. In other words, later this year.
The Vault of Glass returns
If playing with people on console doesn’t interest you, there’s still some new content coming to Destiny 2 very soon to check out. Notably, the Vault of Glass is making a return to the game. According to Bungie, the Vault of Glass will launch with Contest Mode enabled for 24 hours, starting at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET on May 22. Players that clear the raid while it’s in Contest Mode will be one step closer to accessing the Vault’s new Challenge Mode in the Director. Players that complete every encounter in the Challenge Mode and finish a list of Triumphs will get them across the World First finish line.
This week at Bungie, we crack open the Vault of Glass.
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