Destiny 2, new expansion, free-to-play and cross-save revealed

Ed Willey

After a week of leaks, Bungie has officially lifted the lid on its first significant content update since parting ways with publisher Activision.

This September, players will return to the Moon and enter the Shadowkeep (after which the expansion is named) where they will face “nightmares”, aided by an “old ally” that looks very much like fan favourite character Eris Morn.

But the announcements didn’t end there.

Much requested cross-save is coming to Destiny 2, finally allowing players to transfer character progress between platforms. A feature that the community has been waiting for since the launch of D2 on PC, PS4 and Xbox. With the game confirmed to be leaving the Blizzard launcher on PC, it will find a new home on Steam (account transfer details TBC), and will also be joining Googles new game streaming service, Stadia, when that launches in November. Cross-play between platforms, on the other hand, is a very different badger and there was no info to share in that direction.

As if that wasn’t enough Destiny 2 and it’s Year 1 content is becoming free-to-play, with Bungie opting to fund the development via cosmetic micro-transactions and yearly content expansions/annual passes. So just maybe we won’t be seeing Destiny 3 anytime soon, if at all?

It’s good to see big changes coming now Bungie has been cut loose. And if you haven’t logged in to the game in a while, there’s tons of stuff to do since Forsaken shook up the game last autumn. All in all, It’s a good time to be a guardian.

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