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Destiny 2 is going free to play, cross save coming to all platforms

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The year ahead is a massive one for Bungie. The studio is going independent, they’re bringing Destiny along for the ride and the next chapter kicks in September with Shadowkeep as Guardians return to the Moon so that they can give the Hive a proper reminder as to just who’s in charge of the solar system.

In many ways, it’s business as usual for Bungie then. Same game, new expansion and plenty of promises. It’s not a bad strategy, but it’s a plan that needs to change and adapt with the times. Gamers have an aversion to spending money lately, Fortnite is still a juggernaut and the idea of there being boundaries between consoles is an idea that drives players away.

Time for a change. Once Shadowkeep launches on September 17, Destiny 2 will go free to play and will be renamed Destiny 2: New Light. This free to play version of the game will include the Destiny 2 base game, Curse of Osiris and Warmind as “all year one content, including “foundational modes, activities and rewards,” will be made available to players.

Destiny 2: New Light will also shift on PC from Battle.Net to Steam, with cross-save support between Xbox One, PS4, PC and Google Stadia. Overall, expect all platforms to have access to all content when made available, with exclusivity deals being a thing of the past.

Last Updated: June 6, 2019


  1. I’m actually very excited about Destiny 2 going F2P. I’ve always wanted to play the game but was apprehensive about whether I would enjoy the MP aspect. Now I get a chance to decide through playing the base game, and then deciding from there whether to pay for the additions. Now, if only the Division 2 would go F2P.


    • The D

      June 7, 2019 at 07:33

      I’m still a big fan of the Crucible for some quick deathmatches. Especially when the Mayhem mode is on rotation for the week 🙂


    • ItsThisGuy

      June 7, 2019 at 17:49

      It’s incredibly worth it. If you have any reservations about spending the money (which is understandable) September is the ideal time to join in. You can buy Destiny 2: Forsaken, which will get you all of this Y1 content, plus Forsaken, for like $30. I’m sure they’ll release another version which will include all the Y1 and Y2 content after this new drop for a similar price, so you can basically get every expansion and DLC for relatively cheap.

      Bungo is also super active in the community, passionate about their game, and drops new content, free events, new items, quests, and little fun activities like every month.


  2. Yahtzee

    June 7, 2019 at 09:13

    Can we now download the game on Steam and then continue our save we had on Blizz.net?


    • Allykhat

      June 10, 2019 at 08:38

      Not yet, cross save only coming in September


  3. Llama In The Rift

    June 7, 2019 at 07:33

    Started downloading last night, free copy i got when Blizzard made the game free that time but never got to downloading.

    93 GB download size holly %#$%….don’t know if i’m gonna enjoy it but lets try.


  4. CrAiGiSh

    June 7, 2019 at 08:27

    So many mixed feelings about this …


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