Just yesterday, we reported that cross-save was coming to Destiny 2, which will be revealed in a livestream set to happen later today. Well, thanks to tech site Engadget, we now know the majority — if not all — the announcements set to come later today, with the big one that a Destiny 2 F2P version is indeed coming.
While the article has been pulled, Reddit and ResetEra members have managed to get a summary of what’s sett to be announced. First off, Destiny 2 is going free-to-play! Not only that, but there won’t be any platform-exclusive content moving forward. Here’s a quick summary of what’s going to happen to Destiny 2 moving forward.
- The game is being renamed to Destiny 2: New Light
- Once Shadowkeep launches on September 17th, the base game will go free-to-play and include “all year one content, including “foundational modes, activities and rewards.”” So you’ll be able to play the base game, as well as the content added as part of the Curse of Osiris and Warmind expansions, for free
- “This represents a change for the Destiny franchise as it seeks to lure gamers away from popular free titles like Fortnite. Previously, players paid upfront for the game and bought big expansions to gain access to new raids, missions and in-game items, either separately or as an annual pass subscription. Now, the core game will stay free, while additional content will be made available in the form of paid “à la carte” offerings like Shadowkeep.”
- Going forward, no more content will be made exclusive to one platform over others. All platforms will have the same access to all new content at the same time
- Cross-save will be added for Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia. No PS4 support for now
- Soon, the game will move from Battle.net to Steam on PC. Existing Battle.net players will be able to migrate all characters and purchases over to the Steam version once this happens
Man, that’s a ton of stuff planned for Destiny 2! Will this kickstart the player base? I assume it will. Stay tuned for the Bungie livestream set to happen later today at 1 p.m. EST.