In their reveal schedule for the final event in Destiny, Age of Triumph, Bungie shared some details about Destiny 2 today.
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.
We believe this is the best path forward. It allows us 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. We’re looking forward to sharing more details with you later this year for how we will honor your legacy in the future.
So your characters will carry over, but not their power or possessions. Possessions would seemingly also include emblems, which I know a lot of folks wanted carried over even if nothing else did.
I’m fine with this, it makes sense. I hope there is at least the option to import your character but make some changes to him (like my Hunter is the exact same one I’ve had since the alpha, but I would like to change his hair, take off the marking, and hopefully give him a beard).
At this point, I’m happy that possessions and power won’t carry over. There was a time where I would’ve been like “I want to bring forth my weapons and continue to use them,” but not anymore. There’s a lot of broken stuff in Destiny right now, and a clean break from all of it is for the best. Here’s hoping they learn from their mistakes and don’t introduce weapons in Destiny 2 that regenerate ammo or make a special weapon a primary weapon, and so forth.