Update August 31, 2017: The Destiny 2 companion app is finished.
Ahead of Destiny 2’s console launch next week, Bungie have lifted the lid on the game’s refurbished companion app.
Get up to speed with the big picture in our Destiny 2: everything we know guide.
The Destiny 2 companion app, for both mobile and web, will help you find people to play with, customise your character loadouts, and review the world of Destiny from outside the game. If it sounds superfluous, it was actually a really useful tool in the original game, so it’s worth checking out if you’re planning on jumping into the sequel.
Here are the new tabs within the app:
Exploreis where you’ll land when you launch the app or the website. It’s a digest that will help you discover what’s going on in the world of Destiny, both inside and outside the game. It includes news articles, patch notes, community highlights, and a view on current in-game live events.
Clanswill connect you with your community and give a window on your collective efforts. If you’re not in a clan, you’ll be able to find or create one here. You’ll have access to your clan progress and clan chat. Incidentally, if you’d like to join a clan ahead of Destiny 2’s PC launch, you’re welcome in ours.
Progressis where you can review where you’ve been so far, and plan what to do next. This will consist of your milestone (quest-tracker) information, but is planned to evolve to incorporate further tidbits.
Gearis where you can review and adjust your character equipment loadouts.
Find a Fireteam iswhere you can find and talk to other players to form Fireteams for different activities.
Original story August 18, 2017:Destiny has a companion app for tablets and smartphones. Many players use it, chiefly to manage their inventory and find raid teams (y’know, since there isn’t any automatic matchmaking). The app is now set to “evolve” to its Destiny 2 iteration – without the need for any Stardust or Candy.
The companion app is set to evolve on August 23, less than a week before the PC open beta goes live, but Bungie community manager David ‘DeeJ’ Dague says it won’t work until after the game’s console launch on September 6. That means it won’t be useful to us until October 24, when Destiny 2 comes to our towers.
Here’s a breakdown of the app’s features in the meantime:
New to Destiny 2:
Explore – all about what’s happening in the world of Destiny:
- Stay up to date with the latest news and updates
- Discover new events and activities
- Browse the latest community creations
- Find community and help with forums and groups
Clans – Stay connected with your teammates wherever you are:
- Create or join a Clan and invite others to join you
- Manage your Clan roster and see who is playing
- Create a shared identity with a unique banner
- Track your Clan progression and shared rewards
- Communicate with your teammates through Clan text chat
Returning from Destiny 1:
Gear – Manage all your weapons, armour, and inventory:
- Inspect all your favorite weapons and armor
- View item stats, perks, and inventory configuration
- Manage and equip items on your characters
Recruit – Search for other players looking for Fireteams for any activity:
- Search an available list of requests and choose a team to join
- Create a new Fireteam, approve/deny requests, and communicate with your teammates
Your profile – Manage your experience with account information and settings:
- Configure your identity and what others can see/know about you
- Choose your notification and communication preferences
- Communicate and interact with friends and new Guardians
- Redeem Bungie codes and view your redemption history
Support – Talk to your Mentors and Player Support Specialists:
- Report issues that keep you out of the game
- Read articles with answers to common questions
- Talk to other Guardians who are there to help you
You can grab the current version of the Destiny companion for iOS or Android here. If you’ve been playing Destiny on console, you should know that it’s about to get overwritten by the new version, so you’ll have to rely on community tools like Destiny Item Manager instead.
Finally, DeeJ also confirms that we can expect “some new details” about Destiny 2 to come out of Gamescom next week. Here’s the weekly update on Bungie.net.