Bungie Teases Age of Triumph Event; Notes Destiny 2 Won’t Transfer Over Progression

Bungie announced yesterday that an announcement was incoming for their game Destiny. Today, the company took to their blog to talk about some things, including a new event and Destiny 2.

First off, Bungie announced that Destiny era 1 is coming to a close, and to send off the game properly, they will hold one last event for the game. Being titled as Age of Triumph, it is intended to be a fun and memorable celebration that will bring the first major chapter of our Destiny adventures to a close.

The Age of Triumph event is set to release by the end of the month, however, the full reveal will take place on Wednesday, March 8. Bungie will showcase the event via a series of streams.

After talking a bit about the event, Bungie then shifted gears and started to talk about what everyone was questioning for a long time. Will Destiny 2 carry over your player’s progressions? Well, today Bungie has confirmed that Destiny 1 power, possessions, and Eververse-related items and currency will not carry forward:

Sequels represent the start of a new adventure for every player, with new worlds to explore, new stories to tell, new powers to acquire, new loot to earn, and much more. This led us to a decision that would enable us to serve both the game and the player’s best interests: Destiny 1 power, possessions, and Eververse-related items and currency will not carry forward. They will, however, remain accessible to you in Destiny 1.

We know that, just like us, you have grown fond of the Guardians you’ve created, so we do plan to preserve your character personalization. We are going to recognize the dedication and passion you’ve shown for this world. Specifically, the class, race, gender, face, hair, and marking selections for all characters that have achieved Level 20 and completed the Black Garden story mission will carry forward. We also plan to award those veteran accounts with honors that reflect your Destiny 1 accomplishments.

We believe this is the best path forward. It allows us to introduce the major advancements and improvements that all of us expect from a sequel, ensuring it will be the best game we can create, unencumbered by the past. We’re looking forward to sharing more details with you later this year for how we will honor your legacy in the future.

Last year we learned that Bungie was still “on schedule” for 2017. Eric Hirshberg from Activision noted that the demand for content from the community has been overwhelming, but the team has put together a new strategy for Destiny 2; allowing a more steady flow of content to keep players engaged.

Destiny 2 is still on track to release in 2017; the Age of Triumph reveal will take place next week on March 8.