Yes, Destiny 2 does have crossplay. Crossplay is enabled automatically, so you can play with people on different platforms from the moment you begin the game. Bungie has also implemented a few features to support crossplay.
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Unique Bungie Name for Cross-Platform Play
Your name appears slightly different during crossplay than during normal gameplay. When crossplay is enabled, the name of the platform you’re playing on appears in your name. It is alongside your chosen player name and a four-digit ID number.
However, if your name violates Bungie’s code of conduct or activates the profanity filter, your name will change to “Guardian” and you’ll be given a new four-digit ID number.
How Crossplay Affects Matchmaking
In competitive game modes, like Gambit and Crucible, players get divided into teams based on what platform they are playing on. All console players get put on one side while all PC players are put on the other side. Also, the Trials of Osiris require players to have crossplay enabled in order to join.
However, if you disabled crossplay, you can only join matches with players on the platform you’re playing on. What’s more, you’ll only be matched with other players who have disabled crossplay.
Conversely, in parts of the game that don’t involve competitive play, players aren’t separated based on their platform. This includes game modes like Strikes and when players are in social spaces.
How Crossplay Affects Invites
In a similar manner to how competitive matchmaking works, crossplay being enabled lets you invite friends into games regardless of their platform. Although, if crossplay is disabled, you can only send invitations to friends on the same platform as you.
Can You Disable Destiny 2 Crossplay?
Apparently, only gamers on PlayStation and Xbox brand consoles (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S) can disable crossplay. This is according to the information given on Bungie’s official website.
On PlayStation consoles, you can disable crossplay from the in-game settings menu. Although, for Xbox gamers, things are more complicated (thanks, Microsoft).
How to Disable Destiny 2 Crossplay on Xbox
- Navigate to Settings and then to General
- Got to Online Safety & Family
- Then select Privacy & Online Safety
- Afterward, go to Xbox Privacy
- Click on View Details and Customize
- Enter the Communication and Multiplayer menu
- Set “You can join cross-network play” to “Block”
- Then, set “You can communicate outside of Xbox with voice & text” to “Block”
To enable crossplay again, follow the same steps as above up to step #6. At step #7, set “You can join cross-network play” to “Allow”. Afterward, at step #8, set “You can communicate outside of Xbox with voice & text” to “Everybody”.
What is Error Code CHICKPEA?
This error code appears if you disable crossplay while in a fireteam with those on different platforms than you. To get rid of this error code, enable crossplay as directed above.
Moreover, this error has nothing to do with whether or not you have a Bungie account. Thankfully, you don’t need a Bungie account to use crossplay in Destiny 2.