When it comes to sequels, especially ones that have grand scale like RPGs or certain adventure titles, transferring data from the previous game to the new one is often beneficial, as it can give you a deeper experience, a better stat base, or even help flesh out the lore more. Destiny 2 gives you the option to bring in your data from your original Destiny account, and in doing so you’ll be given certain perks, as well as keeping a lot of what you did in the original. However, given certain concerns with the title, many players are wondering how “rooted” they’ll be if they do that.
By “rooted” we mean whether the data will tie to the Champion they created in the original game, and thus if they create a new Champion for Destiny 2 (which many are considering) they’ll lose the data. Well, as found out on Reddit (via an interview with IGN), the team at Bungie have confirmed that the data transfer will be “account based” not character based. Meaning, as long as you transfer the data, you can create a new champion and have no data loss.
This is a big relief to many players, as they wanted to try out some of the new classes that the Champions can be, but didn’t want to lose their achievements or story/lore aspects that they got during their journey in the original game, as many of them put a lot of time and energy into fleshing out the universe of Destiny.
It also shows that Bungie themselves want players to have the freedom to make the choices that many other games allow them to do, such as the original Mass Effect Trilogy, which let you transfer your data AND complete remake Shepherd if you wanted.
So, will you be making a new character now that you have the choice? Let us know in the comments below.