Destiny 2 – Can we change the server region on Steam

Destiny 2 recently shifted from Battle.net launcher to Steam. Now it is obvious that different launchers have different features. Though Destiny 2 players on PC surely have new features to explore now, they did lose a notable and important feature that was available in Battle.net.

The setting on the Battle.net that allowed us to change the server regions was very useful. The setting allowed us to have friends from different regions and join them at our will. But, now that Destiny 2 is no more on Battle.net. Can we change the server region?

Destiny 2 – Can we change the server region on Steam

If you are here only for a straightforward answer then sorry to say, no, you cannot choose servers anymore. You have to play on the one assigned by the game. But if you want to know more then continue reading.

I think what Bungie did is, they merged the servers from different regions. So you might now find people from a lot of regions during matchmaking. For example, If you are on EU then you might come across people from the US or Germany (At least that is what players over the forums are saying).

Another example, despite having Asian servers, the Battle.net used to recommend Americas for the people playing from India where they would mostly find players from NA. But now it looks like they have been shifted to the Asian servers where they would find people from Singapore, Indonesia, Middle East, etc.

I think the best way to check whether the server you are playing in is good for you not, check the signal bar beside your name on the in-game Roster. If the bar is full then you shouldn’t have any problem.

We did try testing the Download Region setting on Steam and see whether that affects the game in any way or not. Looks like it doesn’t. In case if you want to know how to access that setting, here is how to do it:

  • Launch Steam
  • Click on the Steam option on the top left of the app
  • Click on Settings
  • Select Downloads
  • There you will notice the Download Region option

Unfortunately, this is all we have regarding this topic as of now. We are not sure if Bungie has any future plans to add a server changer. But for now we don’t have any option to do so.

We know that this guide might not appear very useful to a lot of you but we had to put this up as a lot of players are asking this question all over the forums.

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