Destiny 2 Steam transfer: How to bring your account to Steam

The Destiny 2 Steam version is now available, which means the version is done and dusted. So if you want to continue playing on PC, you'll need to bring your account to the game's new home. Fortunately, setting up your Destiny 2 Steam account is pretty easy. 

Firstly, head to Bungie's official Destiny 2 Steam page and click "Get Started". You'll need to sign in if you haven't already. From there, confirm your email and your account, then accept the transfer agreement. There are a few important things to note here. Firstly, this transfer is one-time and non-reversible - obviously, seeing as how Destiny 2 is leaving after Bungie's split with Activision, AKA owner Activision Blizzard. Secondly, the account linked at the time of the transfer is the one that will be moved, so if you happen to use multiple or Steam accounts for whatever reason, make sure they're in order before October 1. 

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Once you accept the transfer agreement, you'll be prompted to link your Steam account. You'll just need to sign into Steam for this step, but again, make sure it's the account you plan to use to play Destiny 2. From there, you just need to review and finish the setup. Before you finalize it, make sure all of your Guardians and DLCs are showing up correctly, as some players have reported missing licenses. These issues seem to have been resolved after some day-one troubles, but it's worth checking. 

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If everything's in order, finalize the account transfer. Voila! You're good to go. Log into Steam, redownload Destiny 2, and you should be able to log into your account like normal. Note that you will need to re-add your friends on Steam, which is a bit of a drag, but what can you do? At least we can join fireteams through chat commands now (try /id and /join with the number you get). Give and take, as they say.  

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Austin Wood

Austin freelanced for the likes of PC Gamer, Eurogamer, IGN, Sports Illustrated, and more while finishing his journalism degree, and he's been with GamesRadar+ since 2019. They've yet to realize that his position as a staff writer is just a cover up for his career-spanning Destiny column, and he's kept the ruse going with a focus on news and the occasional feature.