Bungie announced on their website today that your Destiny 1 character personalization will likely transfer over to Destiny 2, but your power, possessions, Eververse-related items, and currency will not.
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.
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. We also plan to award those veteran accounts with honors that reflect your Destiny 1 accomplishments.
Bungie believes this is the best path forward, as it allows them “to introduce the major advancements and improvements that all of us expect from a sequel, ensuring it will be the best game we can create, unencumbered by the past.”
Destiny 2 releases in fall 2017. Expect more details on the sequel later this year.
For those still playing Destiny 1, Bungie will host the final live event, Age of Triumph, beginning later this month. They intend for it to be a “fun and memorable celebration that will bring the first major chapter of our Destiny adventures to a fitting close.”
Age of Triumph will be revealed during a livestream on March 8, with two more livestreams on March 15 and 22 giving out more information on the event.