Destiny 2 Is Going to Memorialize Destiny 1 Players Through Emblems

Destiny 2 Is Going to Memorialize Destiny 1 Players Through Emblems

Plus the final dates for access to some of Destiny 1's Crucible content.

Destiny 2 won't let players carry over their stuff. After all, it all got destroyed by the Red Legion in that debut trailer for the sequel. But Destiny veterans won't have to go completely unrecognized. In fact in a recent blog, Bungie detailed the ways they're going to allow Destiny players from way back in the day retain their bragging rights: by emblazoning them with special emblems.

Some of the emblems are directly tied to the game's first two years—meaning they're literally impossible to achieve now (unless you have a time travel machine). Others though, you still have time to get, until August 1 that is. Destiny will still be playable past that date, but "after that, the data will be frozen in time so we can begin the migration process for the launch of Destiny 2," writes Bungie. Below you can find a listing of all the special emblems, and their requirements.

  • Laurel Triumphant: You completed a Moment of Triumph during Destiny’s first year.
  • Laurea Prima II: You completed all 10 Moments of Triumph during Destiny’s first year.
  • Slayer of Oryx: You owned The Taken King and completed a Moment of Triumph during Destiny’s second year.
  • Heard the Call: You owned The Taken King and completed all 8 Moments of Triumph during Destiny’s second year.
  • Young Wolf: You owned Rise of Iron and reached Rank 2 in the Age of Triumph record book.
  • Saladin’s Pride: You owned Rise of Iron and reached Rank 7 in the Age of Triumph record book.
  • Lore Scholar: Your achieved a Grimoire score of over 5,000 in Destiny 1.

In addition, this will be the last chance players have to complete the Age of Triumph Record Book, Destiny's final update before Destiny 2. The Age of Triumph is a series of activities—including the return of prior raids, new quests, achievements, etcetera—across the original Destiny.

For reaching Rank 7, players unlock the ability to purchase the seemingly-devilishly pricey Age of Triumph shirt. After August 1, the discounted offer for Rank 7 players for the Age of Triumph t-shirt will evaporate. Think of the shirt as sort of a final keepsake for the rocky road that was Destiny 1. A tangible one, not just a digital emblem to show off against combatants in the upcoming sequel.

The Crucible is also slowly wrapping up its PvP mode for the Destiny 1-era. Bungie announced that the final Iron Banner for the Crucible will commence on August 1, while the final Trials of Osiris will take place on August 11. After that, the "two competitive end game experiences will be going into hibernation before reemerging to spread their beautiful wings in unexpected ways in Destiny 2."

All is not dead in Destiny though—it's not like they're shutting down its servers or anything. Just if you want the new stuff, you'll have to migrate over to Destiny 2 when it launches on September 6 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and PC on October 24.

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Caty McCarthy

Features Editor

Caty McCarthy is a former freelance writer whose work has appeared in Kill Screen, VICE, The AV Club, Kotaku, Polygon, and IGN. When she's not blathering into a podcast mic, reading a book, or playing a billion video games at once, she's probably watching Terrace House or something. She is currently USgamer's official altgame enthusiast.

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