The Destiny Companion App for iOS and Android devices has long allowed players to manage their progression in Destiny. Bungie will release an update for the app on August 23rd to bring support for Destiny 2. It’s worth noting that as soon as you upgrade your app, you will lose support for Destiny 1.
To hold these upgrades in the palm of your hand, you’ll need to update your app. This will overwrite the Destiny 1 version of the companion and the Destiny 2 services will not be online until after the launch of the game on September 6.
The Destiny 1 API will remain online, meaning that third-party management tools, such as Destiny Item Manager, will continue to function. While I understand that dropping support in the app for Destiny 1 makes sense, releasing the update two weeks prior to it becoming functional, seems odd. So if you’re still playing Destiny 1 and use the Destiny Companion App, you may want to hold off on updating it until you make the switch to Destiny 2.
Bungie is adding some new Destiny 2 specific features to the app with this update:
- EXPLORE – All about what’s happening in the world of Destiny:
Stay up to date with the latest news and updates
Discover new events and activities
See the latest amazing creations from our community
Find community and help with forums and groups
- CLANS – Stay connected with your teammates wherever you are:
Create or join a Clan and invite others to join you
Manage your Clan roster and see who is playing
Create a shared identity with a unique banner
Track your Clan progression and shared rewards
Communicate with your teammates through Clan text chat
The core features already present in the Destiny Companion App that will return are:
- GEAR – Manage all your weapons, armor, and inventory
- RECRUIT – Search for other players looking for Fireteams for any activity
- YOUR PROFILE – Manage your experience with account information and settings
- SUPPORT – Talk to your Mentors and Player Support Specialists
The update to the Destiny Companion App will be available on August 23rd, but its Destiny 2 features won’t activate until the game’s launch date on September 6th.