There were whispers that you won’t able to carry forward your Destiny 1 characters into Destiny 2, and Bungie has confirmed them to be true today.
The studio confirmed that Destiny 2 will be a total rest and no Destiny 1 characters would carry over. This means you won’t be able to carry over any of your weapons or in-game items (which you potentially spent hours collecting). However, you’ll be able to retain your character’s appearance.
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.
This goes against the studio’s initial promise of Destiny ‘being a ten year game” but some fans might appreciate this move since Destiny 1 has been severely criticized for being broken. However, others might still feel cheated as a result.
Bungie made it clear that your character’s appearance and few other traits would be carried forward if you’ve achieved Level 20.
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.
Destiny 2 is rumored to be announced very soon and Bungie has promised it’ll reveal more details about the upcoming mega Destiny 1 spring update over the next couple of weeks.