Finally the expected ability to move your progress in Destiny 2 across multiple platforms. Creating a Destiny 2 cross-rescue starts a few hours later than originally planned, but it's here – and it really works as promised, provided you can first go through the setup process.
Starting Cross Saves coincided with support for Bungie.net.
As detailed in the Bungie Cross Conservation Guide, you'll need to link each of your accounts and then authenticate them as yours. This seems to be the stage where most people are attacked. Several of us at GameSpot have found that authentication on one platform has led to the cancellation of another. Repeated authentication eventually worked for me and allowed me to continue ̵
Today's support has been expanded as we investigate an account authentication issue at https://t.co/4ucwiEYycJ, leading to "500" errors for some players. Wait for updates.
If you have other problems, please report to the Help Forum: https://t.co/cOAIctERNC records19459003] – Bungie Help (@BungieHelp) August 21, 2019  Bungie said that aware of these errors and therefore the maintenance period continues. There is no word on how soon this can be resolved, but more and more players keep coming in and it is probably a temporary tease that will soon be forgotten.
And that's good news, because cross-saving looks really great. While it might be nice to get a cross game (which means you can play on other platforms regardless of whether you're on a PS4, Xbox One or PC), this is the next best thing. And that may be a superb option, eliminating the need to own content on any platform. As a long-time console player, switching to the PC version almost feels like playing a whole new game. As great as the Xbox One X game may seem, the 60+ FPS computer frame is noticeable, and the speed at which screens and other menu screens are haunted is a huge improvement in quality of life. And fortunately, from what I've been able to live through so far, progress seems to be seamless. I won some gear and completed a bonus on a computer, and then I was able to load my Xbox One and earn some money in this prize and dismantle the gear without any apparent delay.
One of the key drawbacks of cross-rescue is that it requires that you have the game on every platform you want to be able to play on – and that makes things quite complicated. Things will change a little later this year as Bungie will release Destiny 2: New Light, a free game that includes the base game and its early DLC extension. Additionally, Destiny 2: Shadowkeep will launch as a standalone extension, so in theory you could just buy this on your secondary platforms and play this new content. But walking with New Light or Shadowkeep would prevent you from accessing, say, Foriden's Raid or Black Armory's Forges – though the equipment you gain from these activities on your main platform (s) ( i) is still usable. Further complicating matters are that Destiny's PC version moves from Blizzard's Battle.net to Steam later this year. If you want to dive into Cross Destination 2 without restriction right now, your only option is to buy a bundle of all currently available Battle.net content and then upgrade to Steam later. In addition, you can only spend Silver – the original currency of the game – on the system where you purchased it.
Confusion about what you can access, there are certainly some oddities that arise. For example, a friend of mine discovered that he was able to claim some bonuses on the Xbox One before switching to a PC where he did not own a Forsaken, and also to ask for replacement tips. This is unlikely to increase the balance of the game, though it remains to be seen if players find more impactful gates.