One year after the events of Destiny: Rise of Iron, the Red Legion faction of the Cabal, a military-industrial empire of massive amphibians, have attacked The Last City with overwhelming forces, led by their commander, Ghaul. The Guardians have been stripped of their powers and forced to flee the Tower. The Guardians must acquire new powers to face Ghaul and the Red Legion, and venture to new worlds in the Destiny universe.
Players will be able to transfer their characters from Destiny to the sequel, at least on a visual level. Destiny characters will carry over to Destiny 2 as long as they meet certain criteria, Bungie said in a March, 2017 blog post. Your character must be at least level 20 and have completed the Black Garden mission — the final mission of the base game — to make the jump.
However, only character personalization traits such as class, race, and physical appearance will transfer, from Destiny to the sequel. Besides a familiar looking hero, expect to start from scratch.
“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,” Bungie said. “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.”