Game news Is Destiny 2 still a free game?
In 2019, Bungie split from Activision and offered the free transition of its flagship online cooperative, FPS Destiny 2. But almost two years later, we can really say that it is a game that is freely accessible to anyone who wants to enjoy the universe and its features? In more ways than one, the answer is far from obvious.
First available against hard currency and offers an economic model based on DLC and expansions (once a year). Destiny 2 has since evolved into something more accessible. In addition to being available in Xbox Game Pass (where we can find the expansions, but not the seasons), the Bungie title is therefore available for free from any platform with cross-save.
Free of charge, it has its price
More Since the start of the free-to-play offer, the gaming experience has changed significantly.
Bungie had had too The good idea to offer a lot of content from the second year onwards (and the Renegades expansion) in free-to-play. Clear, The headroom was great for players who just wanted to get involved in Destiny 2 without really fully integrating and keeping up with updates.
But that was before. Since November 2020 and the release of the Beyond the Light expansion Bungie has reviewed the available content. Whatever the player is (free or not), Much of the original Destiny 2 content has disappearedas part of the main story. All this little world has joined the content field, a safe that also contains all of First Fate re-injected through rotation in Destiny 2. If the studio promised to bring this content back over the months (the original episode as a sequel), We have therefore seen the disappearance of everything that made up the qualities of the free-to-play offer.
A real free demo
Not much remains of the very generous first experiences from 2019if not a discovery offer that now serves more as a demo. You can certainly always try to achieve the maximum level of performance, but the playing time required for this exceeds the limit of what is reasonable. Because to occupy those who don’t want to pay Bungie now offers particularly weak content. Fewer planets, eliminating the three previously free campaigns, as well as the attacks and PvP maps associated with them … We certainly have full access to all of the remaining areas, but most of them require the purchase of one or more extensions.or even the Season Pass to take full advantage of it.
During some seasons, a free script mission or two will be offered for free for players to check out. Part of the season pass is also free. There are 100 levels to complete, and seasonal activities such as Christmas and Halloween events, as well as summer, are open to all. But for the rest The experience is very poor and does not generally make you want to get started. Over the months and since Destiny 2’s old planets disappeared, Bungie appears to be more of a victim than an actor of his development choices, at best passable under the guise of a scenario justification. At the time of writing, the new introduction does nothing to compensate for anything that has been deleted so far. for free players (let alone those who have paid for Destiny 2 and its DLC since 2017).
Destiny 2 just offers a weak free experience that acts as a demo more than anything. A big demo, of course, where check out quickly becomes mandatory, and not just for the script – great as it is. We’ll have to see how Bungie plans to change that in the coming months, especially with three expansions planned by 2023. For example, the community’s idea would be to make the oldest expansions free (like Forsaken or Bastion of Shadows) The ball is in Bungie’s playing field, who refused to speak when we reached out to them while writing this article.
By saw the wine, iGamesNews administrator