What Destiny 2 Edition Should You Buy?

Compare each Destiny 2 edition to see which one fits your interest and budget.


The Destiny 2 beta for the PS4 and Xbox One was good. We all got to see what the game would look and feel like, and generally players were happy. The Destiny 2 beta on PC, however, is phenomenal. Many players are claiming that this is what Destiny should have been all along and, with such high praise, there’s been a bump in people looking to pre-order Destiny 2. But, which Destiny 2 edition should you buy?

Destiny 2 Editions

There are quite a few options when it comes to picking up Destiny 2, but finding the right one for your interest level and income could be a challenge. For that reason, we’ll break it all down for you right here so that you make the right buying choice when it comes to picking up what is likely to be this year’s biggest game.

Destiny 2: Digital Deluxe - $100 USD

The Destiny 2 Digital Deluxe version is for those who are all in on Destiny 2 and need to have all that things. It’s going to run players about $100 USD regardless of where they buy it. If you’re in a region other than the US, you might have to pay a bit more to make up for exchange rates. You can find out what $100 USD works out to in your country’s currency with a simple Google search. You can also buy Destiny 2 directly from Bungie, where the conversion will be done for you.

  • Destiny 2 Base Game
  • Destiny 2 Expansion Pass (DLC 1 and DLC 2)
  • Destiny 2 Legendary Sword
  • Destiny 2 Legendary Player Emote
  • Destiny 2 Cabal Empire Themed Emblem
  • Destiny 2 Bonus Content First (PS4 Only)

Destiny 2: Digital Standard Edition - $60 USD

The Destiny 2 Digital Standard Edition is the version that comes with only the essentials. If you know you want the game, but don’t know if you’ll invest beyond the initial release and into the DLC, this is probably the version for you. You’re saving about $40 from the Digital Deluxe, but not getting the Expansion Pass and all that fancy digital loot. The Digital Standard Edition and the Standard Edition are the same, except one has a physical disc and one is download only.

  • Destiny 2 Base Game
  • Destiny 2 Bonus Content Fire (PS4 Only)

Destiny 2: Game + Expansion Pass - $90 USD

The Destiny 2 Game + Expansion Pass version is for the Guardian that knows they’re going to play Destiny 2 for months to come, long after the DLC has been released. However, this Destiny 2 player won’t care about digital toys like Legendary Swords. If I’m being honest, I don’t know this player exists. This version might sell zero copies only because a Destiny 2 player that wants all the DLC but doesn’t want a Legendary Sword for $10 more is non-existent. Maybe someone chooses this version accidentally.

  • Destiny 2 Base Game
  • Destiny 2 Expansion Pass (DLC 1 and DLC 2)
  • Destiny 2 Bonus Content First (PS4 Only)

It should also be noted that all pre-orders of Destiny 2 come with the Coldheart Exotic Rifle. It’s one more thing to shoot Ghaul in his stupid face with when the Leviathan raid kicks off, so there’s that.

Now that you have a good idea of the Destiny 2 editions and which one is likely to work best for your budget and interest, be sure to read more Destiny 2 content on Shacknews.

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