Destiny 2 will add a slew of new features in a dedicated PS5 and Xbox patch

Destiny 2 PS5, Xbox Series X Guide: All updates coming to Destiny next-gen

Destiny 2's next-gen patch will introduce a plethora of new features to the game when it lands in December – here's what you need to know
By Dom Peppiatt
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Bungie is very close to rolling out the highly-anticipated next-gen version of Destiny 2 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S this December. The incoming update will practically renew the game for modern platforms, taking advantage of the hardware to bring the solar system to life like you've never seen if before.
The next-gen upgrade will be free to all players (as is the rest of the base game) and anyone eager to put their new console through its paces would be wise to at least download the game to see what all the fuss is about. Read on below to learn everything you need to know about Destiny 2 on PS5 and Xbox Series S/X.

Destiny 2 PS5 and Xbox Series update – Release Date

Destiny 2 is set to arrive on the PS5 and Xbox Series S/X on December 8th, 2020.
The game's update will, in all likelihood, arrive alongside the game's Weekly Update. Usually, when we see big new updates get patched into Destiny 2, the game suffers some instability, and players will suffer connection issues for a little while afterward – bear that in mind if you want to jump into the online-only game straight away.

Destiny 2 PS5 and Xbox Series update – What will change?

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There are a few notable changes coming to Destiny 2 once it lands – properly – on the new generation of consoles.
The table below covers some of the top-line changes that'll be coming to the game, and outlines which consoles will support which features. Note that all other modes remain 4K/60fps, even if your monitor supports 120hz for Crucible matches.
FeatureXbox Series XPlayStation 5Xbox Series S
120hz Crucible SupportSupported*Supported*Not Supported
Field of View SliderYesYesYes
Faster Load TimesYesYesYes
Cross-Generation PlayYesYesYes
Next-Generation Upgrade FreeXbox Smart DeliveryYesXbox Smart Delivery
Here's a little more information on some of those features.

Loading Times

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Anyone that's already played Destiny 2 via backwards compatibility on the PS5 or Xbox Series consoles will know that the loading times have already been affected – it now takes seconds to head to a location or the Tower, not minutes. You will also notice menus open quicker, general performance increases and generally improved responsiveness in all areas. It remains to be seen whether this takes yet another step up once the next-gen patch is out in the wild.

Field of View Slider

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Players will be able to alter their FoV on consoles for the first time, and the studio's goal is to enable a FOV range similar to that on PC. This – hopefully – will become the norm on the new hardware, since PC players have had the option to use it for years.

Cross Save

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It should be noted that if you are playing on any platform, you can move your saved data over and carry on playing – no matter where you choose to play next. That is to say, a PS4 player that buys an Xbox Series X will not have to start again. Bungie has a whole page dedicated to Cross Save to help you out.