The existing companion mobile application for Destiny is being updated in a major way to support the upcoming sequel next month.
Posting on the official website, Bungie announced two new features that were missing for the original installment. First is an “Explore” tab that will contain details on the “happening in the world of Destiny.” Consider it is a primary source for news and updates for the game. The developer will also be publishing information regarding upcoming events and activities, as well as sharing works from the community.
The second new feature is support for clans. The companion mobile application for Destiny 2 will allow players to create or join a clan, and even invite others for raids. In addition, players will be able to manage their members, send and receive messages through text, track progression and rewards, and also create “unique banners” for the clan.
The companion mobile application for Destiny already functions as a management tool for profiles, gear, and recruitment for Fireteams. It also includes several support services. However, comparing it to similar applications for other games, it does have its limitations.
According to the developer, the companion mobile application will be updated next week on August 22. It will “overwrite the Destiny 1 version of the Companion.” The Destiny 1 API is staying online, but players will need to use a third-party application for access.
Destiny 2 is scheduled to launch for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One next month. It will arrive for PC after a short delay. Those who placed pre-orders will be able to begin pre-loading from next week.
A day-one update has been confirmed for the upcoming sequel. However, the developer has refrained from mentioning any details. There is no word on how large the update will be and what changes it will introduce.