Earlier today, we ran a story about Destiny 2 going free-to-play based on a leak. Well, now, it’s confirmed! Announced during Bungie’s Destiny 2 livestream, the Destiny 2 free to play release date is set for September 17, but that’s not all you need to know.
Destiny 2 will be renamed as Destiny 2: New Light when it enters the F2P arena. In case you’re wondering which part of Destiny 2 will be part of the F2P initiative, look no further. ResetEra user LukarWuff has posted a summary of what was announced at Bungie’s livestream.
- Beginning September 17th, the game will be renamed to Destiny 2: New Light. Alongside this, it will be made free to play, and will include the following content for free:
- The base Destiny 2 game
- The Curse of Osiris expansion
- The Warmind expansion
- Crucible (the PvP mode)
- Gambit (the PvPvE mode originally introduced as part of Forsaken)
- Patrol areas from later expansions, including Forsaken and Shadowkeep (the Tangled Shore, the Dreaming City, the Moon, etc.)
- The Forsaken and Shadowkeep expansions, as well as Forsaken‘s Annual Pass, will still be paid purchases. Additionally, there will be a Shadowkeep Annual Pass; however, you will also be able to just buy the Shadowkeep seasons individually if you would prefer.
- You will be able to purchase Forsaken and the Forsaken Annual Pass for $40 USD.
- Shadowkeep will cost $35. There is also a $60 version that includes Shadowkeep and its Annual Pass. The cost of the pass’s individual seasons is not currently known.
- Shadowkeep does not require you to own Forsaken or the Forsaken Annual Pass.
- Beginning September 17th, PlayStation will no longer receive exclusive new content (weapons, strikes, etc.). All new content will be made available for all players on all platforms at the same time.
- Cross-saving is being added to the game for allplatforms (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Google Stadia, PC). Original reporting/rumors/leaks suggested that PS4 would be excluded from this, but that is not the case.
- Expansion purchases do not carry over between platforms. Purchases from the Eververse (including silver) will. Your purchased seasons will as well.
- In September, by the time Shadowkeep releases, the PC version of the game will migrate from Battle.net to Steam.
- Your purchases (including expansions, Eververse transactions, etc.) will carry over via transfer on Bungie.net.
Aside from Destiny 2 going the F2P route, there’s a ton more news about the game today. We now know that it’ll hit Google Stadia, and there’s also the game’s latest expansion called Shadowkeep. Oh, cross-save is also confirmed and it’ll include PS4 as well.