Destiny 2 is expected to be free to play sooner than it was expected
A now deleted tweet and news post revealed that the base game- Destiny- along with all the Year One content will be made available at no price across PC and console this year.
The news details are on Resetera.com. Apparently, the free to play version of Destiny 2 has been dubbed to Destiny 2: New Light. It is expected to be released around 17th September, this year, almost the same when the Shadowkeep expansion is expected to be released. Surprisingly, Bungie has now decided to lose it’s exclusivity ties with Sony’s PlayStation and is moving from Battle.net to Steam on PC. The cross saving feature will be on all platforms except PS4.
From the look of it, Bungie seems to have the same approach to their decision of making Destiny 2 free to play like the one World of Warcraft did. It’s obviously good news for new players that would hesitate in paying for it. Though after a certain amount of gametime, the player will most likely hit a paywall, probably after the Warmind Campaign. After that, you’ll have to pay to play the rest of the game and keep the campaign going.
Destiny 2’s next chapter, the Shadowkeep expansion, was made public recently. According to a report by Kotaku, the game will always be made available for Google Stadia.
Interestingly enough, fans found a Destiny 2 data mine that would help support cross saving feature. This would help save your Guardian ‘s progress across all platforms whenever the feature is made available. More on this news will surely be made public soon by Bungie and Google in announcements and of course in the live stream.