Destiny 2 is now free-to-play, including year-one expansion
Now that Destiny 2’s developer Bungie has split from Activision there are some significant changes on there way.
First off they are going free-to-play when there new expansion lands on the 17th September 2019, and they will take on the model of selling there new content as it becomes available. So you will play for free but have to buy each expansion.
Also they have announced there next expansion called Shadowkeep. details are scarce as yet but the leaks out there seem to suggest that Guardians will return to the moon and journey keep into a mysterious enemy citadel, where they will become a “Slayer of Nightmares” .
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.
The update will also bring more comprehensive cross-platform support to the game. A new cross-save feature allows players to access the same characters from their primary account on different platforms, though for now this is only for Xbox and PC, not PS4. In addition, Bungie says there will be no more platform-exclusive weapons, armor, maps or activities.
Destiny 2 will now also become available on Steam for PC gamers.