Destiny 2 Going Free to Play in September, At Least Partially

Big changes are coming to Destiny 2 in the near future. A new expansion has been announced during a livestream last night, along with cross saving, a launch on Stadia and Steam. One of the changes that was mentioned is the game going partly free to play when Shadowkeep launches. Read on to discover what exactly is going to be included in the deal.

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Destiny 2 Going Free to Play in September, At Least Partially

The free to play version of the game is going to be called Destiny 2: New Light, and it’s going to be released on September 17th. According to yesterday’s stream, it’s going to include all Year 1 content. This means that whoever decides to try it out will be getting the base game, along with the Curse of Osiris and Warmind DLCs. Basically, everything up to Forsaken will be freely available.

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Ignoring the Curse of Osiris, since it was a piece of crap, this means you’ll get five planets to explore, one hefty story campaign and two smaller ones, as well as access to the Escalation Protocol activity. If you want more, you’ll have to reach for your wallet.

A lot of players think Forsaken is where Destiny 2 actually reached its full potential, and that playing without it is a lesser experience. Be that as it may, the New Light is definitely a meaty offering. You’ll be able to sink a lot of time into it if you like it, and more importantly, it will allow you to dip your toes into the water without having to pay. If you end up liking it, you’ll have the option of paying. If not, nothing will be lost. Aside from a few hours of precious time you’ll never be able to get back as long as you live, but that’s par for the course.

If you need further help with Destiny 2 Shadowkeep, check out our guides on Dead Ghost Locations, Jade Rabbit Locations, and Eyes on the Moon - How to Start Vex Invasion. If it's Exotic Weapons that you're after, we've got you covered with our Pain And Gain Exotic Quest and Deathbringer Exotic Rocket Launcher - Symphony of Death guides. Going back in time for new players, we can offer you guides like Ikelos Weapons - How to Get SMG, Sniper Rifle, Shotgun, or, if you're playing Forsaken content, guides like Corsair Down & Badge - Dead Body Locations.

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    Bethany K Alexander

    Oi, Osiris is awesome! Ppl give Curse a bad rap cuz of Brother Vance LOL XD good article tho. I can see why ppl would think it’s a lesser experience without forsaken, but at the same time. SO many of us (me included) were given copies of the base game at blizzcon 2018, and went on to spend TONS on the game (I had forsaken paid for within a week, most of my friends were sooner), the PVE player count doubled I’m pretty sure. and thats retained players. Plus, I mean, yeah forsaken has been baller (minus cayde, still not over it) But thats not what skyrocketed the quality, breaking from activition pulled that one. Season of the drifter blew everyone away, and season of opulence? One week in, and it’s OFF THE CHAIN. They’ve revamped everything.
    aBut seriously tho, I’m just ecstatic that this is happening. It’s going to show SO many ppl a game that is AMAZING. I mean, I would give anything to be able to go through the starting area for the first time again. I was so blown away. I hope many others have the same reaction……………………. and then a few months later I’ll ditch em all for Night City. But thats another story :3

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