Destiny 2 is getting a crossplay beta from May 25-27

Destiny 2
Destiny 2 (Image credit: Bungie)

What you need to know

  • Destiny 2 developer Bungie is holding a crossplay beta test in the game from May 25 to May 27.
  • The test will allow players from Xbox, PlayStation, PC, and Stadia to matchmake with one another in a special strike playlist.
  • Participating in the test will net you a special exclusive player emblem called Stars Crossed.
  • Crossplay is expected to launch in Season 15 of Destiny 2, which is expected to begin on August 24, 2021.

Bungie has announced in a new blog post that from May 25, 2021 to May 27, 2021, there will be a special crossplay beta test live in Destiny 2. Specifically, there will be a new Vanguard Strikes Cross Play Beta playlist that players on Xbox, PlayStation, PC, and Stadia can participate in. This playlist will match players with people who are playing on other platforms, giving Bungie's engineers an opportunity to test out crossplay and identify potential issues. Notably, you won't be able to form fireteams with your friends in this test since Bungie is specifically testing the crossplay matchmaking.

Notably, players who choose to participate in this test will be able to earn a unique exclusive emblem called Stars Crossed. This emblem is colorful and has a cool design, and since it's extremely easy to get, there's no reason not to hop into the beta playlist to get it. You can check it out below. Crossplay is expected to come to Destiny 2 in full in Season 15, which is expected to start on August 24, 2021.

Source: Bungie (Image credit: Source: Bungie)

Are you excited for crossplay to come to Destiny 2? Will you be participating in the crossplay beta test? Let me know. Destiny 2's latest expansion, Destiny 2: Beyond Light, is available for $40. If you haven't tried out Destiny 2 yet, I highly recommend doing so as it's one of the best Xbox One shooters out there. Make sure you check out my beginner's guide on how to get into Destiny 2 in 2021 for helpful tips, tricks, and more if you do.

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.

1 Comment
  • I'm definitely going to check it out, but I really want to be able to eliminate mouse and keyboard players from my groupings. In PvP it is a must, but it would also be annoying in PvE, where they will absolutely dominate kills in strikes. Not trying to sound whiny, but this is definitely proven that crit shots (and therefore kills) are easier to accomplish for m&k players.