Upgrade to next-gen Destiny for free

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Happy Destiny day! Sure it might not be the 9th just yet, but Destiny’s servers go live a little later today, meaning you and your Fireteam can jump into this year’s most anticipated shooter a little early. If you’re playing on an older console, Destiny’s world might not look as beautiful, but Activision want to help you with that.

A number of games that are spread over two generations offer, or at least used to offer, an upgrade program which subsidized the next-gen version of the game. Hardly any gave away their PS4 and Xbox One versions for free, but Destiny isn’t every other game. And, apparently, Activision is in the spirit of giving early this year.

If you happen to pick up Destiny on Xbox 360 or PS3 (digital copies only), you’ll be able to download the Xbox One and PS4 versions respectively absolutely free as part of a timed upgrade promotion. All you have to do is register the older version of the game to your Xbox Live or PSN account, and you’ll have a destiny download waiting for you on your new console. At least, if you manage to get a new console in the next few months.

This offer is rather limited, and you’ll have until the 15th of January next year to redeem and queue up your download. You also won’t be able to hop between console families, since the game is linked to your account. At least you can choose this family, unlike your real one.

Read  DOOM leaps over to Nintendo Switch early next month

I think this is a particularly awesome promotion from Activision, and one they really aren’t obligated to provide with no costs attached. Sure it’s timed, but there’re a few months until it expires and one particularly big holiday to extort loved ones on before then. Don’t be afraid to use that.

Last Updated: September 8, 2014

Alessandro Barbosa

You can all call me Sandy until I figure out how to edit this thing, which is probably never. Sandy not good enough? Call me xXx_J0k3R_360degreeN0Sc0pe_xXx. Also, Geoff’s a bastard.

  • hairyknees

    Such edit, very blend, 10/10 best header

    • jaction10

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    • Thats_how_I_Troll

      You see, if you troll too much you will get contaminated with the H-Jaction10-No virus!

      • hairyknees


    • tut tut…

    • Alessandro Barbosa


    • Sageville

      Photoshop level: OVER 9000!

  • PERSONA 5!!!! (Umar)

    I just want to say, that while this news is awesome. It is completely overshadowed by that header. Like did you print that pic , and just like Pritt those faces together and re-scanned them? I mean not even Paint will produce such a header…Wow. This is by far the best header this year

    • hairyknees


    • Kensei Seraph

      It’s like the one face is looking forward while the other is looking right.
      I fear the mind that conceived this abomination.

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    “or at leafs used to offer”

    So if you get it on your PS-tree you can at leafs get it on your PS-forest for a few months?

    • Alessandro Barbosa

      My Macbook loves correcting my sentences like a ninja sometimes. Tis fixed 🙂

      • Thats_how_I_Troll

        Blown like a leaf under the carpet!

  • GooseZA

    That. Is. AWESOME!

  • Gareth L (That eXCheez Guy)

    This is going to ruin the big money grabbing plans of future “remastered” releases. Well done. Bravo!

  • Bob

    I really wanna know if Advance Warfare will have a similar option, or at least a upgrade option for a R100 or so bucks.

  • Rags

    Such a PC thing to do.

    • Admiral Chief Assassin


  • Kensei Seraph

    That’s actually a pretty impressive idea.

  • Hammersteyn


  • Riaan Van Wyk

    I think this is only valid for the digital versions. So if you picked up Destiny on a disc, this wont apply.

    • Kensei Seraph

      Usually getting a game like this on disc also gives you the digital version, or at least it does on PC.

    • Alessandro Barbosa

      Correct, I somehow missed that 🙁 However, you are able to redeem expansion content from physical copies of the game for the next-gen versions.

    • Matthew Holliday

      its logged to your PSN account, upgrading to next gen should just install without a disk.
      i bought disk versions of bf3 and bf4, but still downloaded them through origin (disk install for bf4 was as buggy as the rest of the game on the release date.)
      surely the same concept would work for the PSN?

  • GooseZA

    Does anyone know if the digital version will be available tomorrow on the ZA marketplace?

  • Chris Jarvis

    I’ve just made a Youtube video about how I lost money doing this Destiny upgrade thing. Check it out http://youtu.be/RR5d1t7HKJY


    My buddy licensed transfered destiny on xbox 360, and I just recently got an xbox one, and everytime I go try to download it it still needs my credit card, and Im afraid to proceed because it might bill my debit card. any help

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