You might get a new name when Destiny 2 cross-play goes live

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We’ve known that Destiny 2 is getting cross-play for some time, and today the developers at Bungie have provided a load of details on exactly how the feature will work. As part of the unification of platforms, everyone’s getting a ‘Bungie name’ to ensure names are consistent – and that means there’s a chance you won’t get the name you really want.

“We’re converting everyone’s name over to an identity that will remain consistent across all platforms you play from,” the devs say in the blog post. “We’re calling this your Bungie name. While this will cause a one-time naming reshuffle, we feel this is better for everyone in the long run.”

These names will follow the format of ‘PlayerName#1234’, but just the bit before the hash will display to other players. Because of various platform restrictions, certain characters may be removed from your name, which could cause players to “end up with empty names, or names that result in offensive terms”, Bungie says.

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