A couple hours ago, Bungie’s official twitter account published this:

 

Yes, fellow guardians — what we’ve known for months has finally been confirmed by the legends themselves. I understand that it may not mean a whole lot to those who have been following the rumors, but to see them finally becoming a reality is extremely exciting.

A few weeks ago, the Dev team published this on Bungie.net:

 

“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.”

 

An important thing to note here is that Bungie will still allow people to play Destiny 1, meaning servers will still be live — in what sense, I’m not all too sure. However, the quote does reinforce the fact that all gear from the first game will NOT carry into the second.

They continue,

“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.”

This is something that I didn’t realize was going to happen. I was under the impression that our basic accounts would transfer to the sequel, but thankfully, Destiny 2 will be accepting all characters that have completed the campaign! No restarting for me!

 

Want some more information about Destiny 2? Check out Arrekkz Gaming‘s brand new video detailing the Xbox One Beta, the PC version of Destiny 2, and even more!!