Even though Destiny 2 players won’t be able to import their previous character into the game world, Bungie is letting fans show off the work they’ve put into this franchise through items called Memorialization Emblems. Essentially, these veteran emblem awards are unlocked for completing specific objectives during the first three years. In its latest news post, Bungie confirms that legacy players can also earn their Memorialization Emblems in Destiny 2, though it won’t be as simple as the process for current generation owners.
At the very minimum, legacy players need to perform an account import which brings their data from a legacy system like Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3, to a current gen console within the same family. In order for the emblems to properly appear, legacy players must finish the import and log in on the new system before accessing Destiny 2.
The process remains the same as it was when the account import became available during the launch of Rise of Iron, Destiny’s last major expansion pack which also did not arrive for legacy system players. The one-time import is relatively simple as long as players continue to use the same PSN ID or Xbox Gamertag and that they stay within the same console family. Unfortunately, Destiny will need to be purchased again on the new system as well as any expansions need to access specific content.
Players hoping to unlock all seven emblems still have a little time left, as certain events and statistics will no longer be tracked by August 1. Trials of Osiris and Iron Banner, two very popular PvP modes are also wrapping up shortly as well. The Iron Banner goes offline for good on August 1, while Trials of Osiris follows suit 10 days later on August 11. While Bungie has no plans to shut down Destiny for those who don’t wish to make the move, it’s clear that the experience just won’t be the same once August rolls around.
Destiny 2 launches on September 6, 2017 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and then October 24 for Windows PC.