The release of Destiny 2: Shadowkeep, the game’s next DLC expansion, is fast approaching, and if you’re considering a pre-order, so you’re ready for all of the new content, then good news: we’ve put together this little guide for everything you need to know before making a decision.
First thing you need to know is Destiny 2 is going free-to-play with the release of Shadowkeep on October 1. This new version of Destiny 2 is called New Light and includes everything but the annual pass and Forsaken expansion. Thankfully, you don’t have to own Forsaken to access any content from Shadowkeep. Unlike all previous Destiny 2 expansions, there is no physical edition for Shadowkeep, so your choices are limited to your respective platform’s digital storefronts.
In addition to the expansion, you’ll also get the Season of the Undying’s season pass. Of course, the Season of the Undying will only be active for three months, so if you pass on pre-ordering and pick up Shadowkeep in the future, then it’s important to know that you’ll get the season pass for whichever season is currently active at the time.
In addition to the new expansion, October 1 marks the day Destiny 2 on PC migrates from Battle.net to Steam. Please check out the links below to learn how to set this up, so your account is ready on day one. We’ve also provided a link that teaches you how to set up cross-save, allowing you to play on multiple platforms. Unfortunately, however, you will need to own the expansions on every platform you wish to play on.
- Get your Destiny 2 Battle.net account ready for the Steam migration
- Set up Destiny 2 cross-save for multi-platform play
Destiny 2 pre-order bonuses
All pre-orders of Shadowkeep come with the Two-Tailed Fox Exotic Rocket Launcher and the Chasing Kitsune Hive-themed Ornament.
Destiny 2: Shadowkeep
The $35 base version of Destiny 2: Shadowkeep comes with the Shadowkeep expansion, Season of the Undying, and pre-order bonuses. If you buy the base version after the Season of the Undying ends, you’ll get the current, active season’s pass. Additional season passes will cost 1,000 Silver (around $10 USD).
Destiny 2: Shadowkeep Digital Deluxe edition
The $60 Digital Deluxe edition comes with everything from the base version, in addition to the Digital Deluxe Pack, which includes four season passes, the Hearing Whispers Exotic Emote, an Eris Morn Exotic Ghost Shell, and the Benighted Omen Emblem.
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