Back in June, Bungie announced they would be ending their partnership with Activision and moving the PC version of Destiny 2 to Steam, coinciding with the release of Shadowkeep which has been moved to October 1, 2019. To help prepare PC players for the move, and given Destiny will no longer be available on Blizzard’s Battle.net as of October 1, Bungie will be enabling you to move your PC account over to Steam on August 20, 2019. From the main Bungie page:
“As the PC version of Destiny moves to its new home, we’ll be enabling you to move your current characters, gear, collections, and game purchases from Blizzard’s Battle.net to Steam. The process of linking your accounts will begin on August 20. This will give our PC Community plenty of time to get their Guardians sorted and ready for the new launch on October 1.”
You can register on their website to receive notification of when this becomes available, and Bungie reminds players that this must be done prior to October 1, otherwise you’ll lose access once Destiny 2 is removed from Battle.net. Below are the FAQ’s from the official website:
Which Destiny 2 purchases will transfer over from Battle.net to Steam?
The move from Battle.net to Steam will include a one-time transfer of ALL Destiny 2 content that a player already owns. These will include Player Accounts, Destiny 2, Expansions, Silver, Annual Pass, etc.
Can players pre-order Shadowkeep on Steam now and link accounts to accommodate the move later?
Yes. Players may purchase Shadowkeep from Steam’s product page right now. On August 20, we’ll welcome PC players back to this page to begin the process of linking their accounts on Blizzard’s Battle.net and Steam to facilitate the transfer of content on October 1.
What will we find on Steam on October 1?
Current players of Destiny 2 on PC will be welcome to continue their adventure in Destiny 2: Shadowkeep, the next chapter in the story. New players will be able to take their first steps into that world in Destiny 2: New Light.
What happens if I don’t sign up to move my Guardians to Steam?
Unfortunately, Destiny will no longer be available on Blizzard’s Battle.net after October 1. We hope you’ll follow us to our new home to continue your journey. It just wouldn’t be the same without you.